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aftermarket reverse lights??

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by bhtyler10, May 11, 2009.

  1. May 11, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    bhtyler10

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    I am wanting to install some aftermarket reverse lights and was wondering what some were that I could install that would come on automatic when I put it in Reverse. How would I wire that up?
     
  2. May 11, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    If you only want them on when you're in reverse than you'd tap into the line for your stock reverse lights....

    Mine are just wired a switch on the dash... Great for hitching stuff up and launching the boat at night:cool:
     
  3. May 11, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    Are those anything special or just those circle ones you see at wal-mart?
     
  4. May 11, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    walmart special....
    I didn't want to fork over a lot of cash for how often they end up in the water. If you go this route i recomend sealing the lens cover on with some epoxy or something similar. I learned that lesson :eek:
     
  5. May 11, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    oh thanks for the tip. Mine will definately see water quite often. And I'm also not looking for more than 25 bucks or so for them.
     
  6. May 11, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    mine were 15 I think

    plus the extra 15 to get new covers
     
  7. May 16, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    I have the same ones Taconut has. Walmart for $15! :D

    I did a relay behind the driver side tail light with 12v coming straight from the battery since I've had too many fog/driving lights melt wires so I didn't want to splice them straight into the factory reverse light wires.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. May 16, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    hmmm I like the square ones better
     
  9. May 16, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    Yeah, I just realized you have the round ones. lol I was looking for the smallest, least likely to be ripped off ones. So far I've only had to replace one bulb. Probably due to the rubber cap failing so I cover the back side with liquid electrical tape to seal it up. So far so good about a month later.
     
  10. May 16, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    Have em switched manually so I can use them as "Get off my ass" lights if need be.
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  11. May 16, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    I had figured that since they're level w/ the bottom of my hitch my tow ball will hit 2" or so before they do.... and even if they do, they were $15
     
  12. May 16, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    Well that was my thought too, but no point in tempting fate. :D

    I wanna get them switched as well so I can turn them on as work lights (or get off my ass lights sometimes), but I want to do a dual battery setup first. No point in draining the battery or wasting gas when I'm at my buddy's house trying to work in the dark.
     
  13. May 16, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    You've been talking about the 2nd battery forever..... DO IT ALREADYYY :D:D
     
  14. May 16, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    Need time and money... Neither of which seem to want to come over to play. :(
     
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    aint it the truth
     
  16. May 16, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    Yeah. :( $200+ for the Odyssey battery I want, or 2 Optima's and an isolator. Lack of funding and time to do it has put research and final plans on the back burner for a while.
     
  17. May 18, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    I like the "get off my ass" idea :)
     
  18. May 18, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    I have the same square looking lights as piercedtiger, but mine are a little closer together and kinda pointed outwards.

    I found them in the garage so I used them. :D
     
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    I had a pair of the 15$ ones from wal mart, they lasted a decent while for being only 15 bucks, but the housing was plastic and they both broke.
    I just picked up another pair to replace them and these ones has a metal housing!
    both from wal mart and cost the same as the last pair! I did buy some silicon to completely waterproof them. Hopefully these will last alot longer:D
     
  20. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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    Sorry to bring up an old thread but I saw some where in either here or TN that they can be hooked up with a switch and come on automatically when in reverse. Can someone point in the same direction or tell me what I'll need? I have the 15 dollar lights from wally world.
     
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