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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by piercedtiger, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Jul 1, 2014 at 7:37 PM
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    Ricks2013

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    Great thread!
     
  2. Jul 8, 2014 at 2:29 AM
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    Is there locker anytime mod writeup for 2012? I wanted to do it with DPDT relay, but wire colors are different on my 2012.
     
  3. Jul 9, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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  4. Jul 11, 2014 at 4:22 PM
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    So I did the cheap version of dtrl lighting by splicing into the little ones like piercedtiger showed... My lights are only half lit if that makes sense. They're not full brightness like when they blink. Is this supposed to happen or should they be as bright as running lights as they are when blinking?
     
  5. Jul 11, 2014 at 4:24 PM
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    They're suppose to be like that. I did the same mod also a year ago and they utilize the lower portion of the bulb rather than the high. I couldn't figure out a way to utilize the high portion without having the inside recognize that the blinkers were on.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2014 at 4:58 PM
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    Okay. I just wanted to make sure mine were working correctly. Great to know and I appreciate it
     
  7. Jul 11, 2014 at 8:04 PM
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    JRGMann

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    Alright I tried the fog light anytime mod... and it isn't working. I followed the instructions to the letter and my fog lights won't turn on at all unless the tab is bent down properly. What is going wrong?
     
  8. Jul 12, 2014 at 3:56 AM
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    Show a pic of what you did. Should be pretty simple to help you out. Does it look like this?
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Jul 12, 2014 at 9:51 AM
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    JRGMann

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    I did it just like piercedtiger said. Fixed my problem.. The wire I was using was too thick of a rubber coating and my splice wasn't piercing it. Used a different wire and now it all works perfect.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2014 at 10:05 AM
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    OK cool. Glad you got it sorted out.:wave:
     
  11. Aug 7, 2014 at 10:19 AM
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    That was simple. :D Thanks for the great write up.
    This was my first attempt with anything electrical in the truck. Glad I did this one first.
    Just to add my 2/100:
    - Used a 14 ga. wire from an autoparts shop.
    - 1/8" drill bit worked perfectly to put the hole in that "wall".

    On to the next mod. :plane:
     
  12. Aug 7, 2014 at 7:51 PM
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    Great stuff!!!
     
  13. Aug 9, 2014 at 6:26 PM
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  14. Aug 25, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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    simple yet cool, the idea really keeps the tips from getting broken. I use an even less "high tech" device I just use the foam pipe insulation with the slit down the side,done it for years no broken poles yet.
     
  15. Aug 25, 2014 at 6:58 PM
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    Thule sells one...Thule is Swedish for "expensive"...I know, I have a Thule rack system.

    I put my kayaks on top of my rig and can use an extra step.

    Note: I have 17" wheels...adjust as necessary.

    Ingredients:
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    just shy of 8' good rope. should not have much stretch.

    Drill two holes approximatly 3" in from each end, thread rope and tie a knot.

    Put over wheel and feel tall...

    [​IMG]

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  16. Aug 25, 2014 at 7:44 PM
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    Nice Idea, I just step on top of the tire, but for those that can't reach so high due to disability or age, that is a great cheap idea that works just right !!
     
  17. Aug 26, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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    Same - I climb all over my tires, bed, tailgate and bumper setting up our RTT.
     
  18. Aug 29, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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    Question?? Do I need to disconnect the battery to install intermitted wipers? Thanks
     
  19. Aug 29, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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    Wouldn't be a bad idea. Keeps you from accidentally touching any wires and blowing a fuse. (And then swearing at the truck later when you can't figure out why it's not working. ;) )
     
  20. Aug 30, 2014 at 10:23 AM
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    No. It's a simple "unplug the old, plug in the new" operation. You won't even have the chance to crack open a beer.
     
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