I would like to add some bed lights to my truck. I am going with LED strip lights, I get how to do that and I can wire them up easy enough. But I had a complicated idea for a simple look.
I would like to wire the lights so they can be turned on from the cab or the bed. Simple 3-way wiring, no prob...
I would also like to have the lights auto on with the cab lights and auto on with the tail gate down, still not a big issue. Two circuits to run on light, relays, etc not to big of a problem.
The problem is that sometimes I take my tail gate off and would need to disable this circuit so the lights aren't on all the time, and sometime i have crap in the canopy and i might not always want the lights auto on. Is there a way to incorporate the (auto on with cab and tailgate)/off with the 3-way switch required for the regular on-off function with the cab without having two switches? I also want the indicator light on the switch to illuminate any time the bed lights are on, regardless of switch position.
I know i will need some kind of switch for the circuit to know when the tailgate is open.