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Old 03-13-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
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New Aux/ Back up light idea

Back in feb my girlfriend got me a hitch mounted aux lights, and a tailgate lights strip. since the light strip brun out for the second time i was thinking how i can't get the aux lights the point exactly where i wanted them so i had the great idea of mounting a set of fog lights to my hitch so i could have alittle more control. so below is first what i started with and the bottom two is what im going to try. hopefully tomorrow the rain will let up and i can mount and wire it up. Let me know what you guys and girls think if i can figure out how i will put up a poll.












I can't win i have two different cheap fog lights sitting around that i bought for other projects in the above pictures i have the big one on. the picture below shows the light output of both the small one is to the right (seems to be more of a fog light ) the one to the left seems to be more of a driving beam i can't decide what the best option is.
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Do you have any pics of it attached to your truck??
not yet just did it about an hour ago hoping to wire it up tomorrow morning.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:47 PM   #7
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Hitch lights

I saw a similar product at either a PEP Boys auto parts, or a Lowes. But it mounted to the receiver on the truck, so it's always there. It should be easy to fab a bracket that clamps/ bolts around the receiver with flat extensions on the sides to mount lights to. It's on my growing "Taco to do" list.
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You can power them up from the four wire harness, that will give all the light needed for hooking up a trailer. Without a trailer, there is plenty of additional back-up light
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great idea, i've been thinking abotu how to hook up aux backup lights withough killing my ground clearance too much....good work
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Looks really nice, plus it actually looks like it works well in that location! I say keep it!
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Can i Still your Idea ? I will do that !!! Thank Man !!!
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I saw a similar product at either a PEP Boys auto parts, or a Lowes. But it mounted to the receiver on the truck, so it's always there. It should be easy to fab a bracket that clamps/ bolts around the receiver with flat extensions on the sides to mount lights to. It's on my growing "Taco to do" list.
the picture at the top is the pepboys one its ok but i cracked it when i first put it on cuz its all plastic and it points alittle too high so i am trying to build something that uses the same concept but is a little better.
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im guessing you meant Steal my idea and hell yea steal away. its great if u live in a area where you can pass inspection with rear facing foglights, like i do.
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looks like a good idea so you can take them off for wheeling so you don't break them.

I picked up a Light Buster from amazon & it's pretty bright (50w) for the same reason. Just yank it out after hitched up and put it away. It works either when your parking/headlights lights are on or switch it over then just when your in reverse.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...0FGVSX8Z2J1AF5

im amazed that little thing puts out that much light
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It still wasn't enough so.....put these on a bar that w8n4mud is selling. Mounting my CB antennas to the bar and wiring the cheap Harbor freight lights tomorrow.


check out this guys set up it's sweat
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ml#post1539001
if not enough light is a big deal to you then you will get a kick out of this. i was think how both the cheap lights i have, have two different beam patters that would be nice to have both so for shits and giggles i put both on. Now i just loosely fit them just to see what it would look like idk if i will even try it on the truck this way but looks crazy.
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My question is are you drilling in to hitch receiver because there might be a issue with weakening the hitch?
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