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DIY Running Board Lights / Ground Lights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by larryde09, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. May 5, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    spence1991

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    i thought the same and did it, now my fuse blows the instant it gets power, any ideas?
     
  2. May 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    You said you are grounding to the frame.

    You can not ground to the frame.

    Hot comes from the white wire.
    Ground comes from the blue wire.

    Do not connect anything to the frame. The dome light uses a switched ground, not a switched hot.
     
  3. May 29, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    if those lights go out and you want new ones....i got these from RECON trucking.
    they are amber running/turn signal lights.
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    the second pic is off my phone. but they are bright at night and saved other drivers from having a F'ed up car! sorry if it seems like a thread jack, I'm not trying to. just figured id show them out there for you.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    So i got the driver ones installed in great! but whats the best way to connect the passanger side ones? just use the wire taps again on the wires from the lights on the drivers side?

    Or should i of put both sets of wires into the wire taps that i tapped into the white and blue wires?
     
  5. Dec 17, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    just installed this today, I just tapped the passenger side into the driver's side

    got a few questions though....

    I ran the 12v power from my switch to the white wire in the a pillar
    I ran the switched power out from my switch to the power (red) on my lights
    I ran the black negative to the blue wire in the a pillar
    I grounded the switch

    everything works as it should, HOWEVER, the switch is always lit, I know I can take off the ground, and it won't be lit, but did I do this correctly?
     
  6. Jan 7, 2014 at 8:01 PM
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    looks good. Wanting to do the same thing
     
  7. Apr 9, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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    sub'd. Wanted to install these lights via dome light.
     
  8. Sep 12, 2014 at 6:37 PM
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    Subd Ive been looking for this info for a while now .
    Now a few questions I have these lights under my truck and wanted to hook them up so when I hit my unlock butten on my key fob that the dome lights come on. [​IMG]
    I have them grounded to the frame . And the power wire ran to a relay under my seat. Now correct me if Im wrong . I can hook that blue wire in the A piller to the power wire to that realy and it will turn my lights on right ?
     
  9. Jan 29, 2015 at 9:06 AM
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  10. Jan 29, 2015 at 9:56 AM
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    i realize this post is a little old...

    How are you controlling the relay? are you sending 12volts to it from a switch or are you controling the relay by the ground side?

    This will dictate if you need a second relay.
     
  11. Feb 3, 2016 at 5:20 PM
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    I want to know how to install this like the dome light. On off door. If I am going to do this I want to be able to turn them on and off whenever. But I am going to need taco world to teach me how to do this.
     
  12. Feb 4, 2016 at 10:38 PM
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    Use a 3 way switch. One solid ground(on), middle is off, one lead from dome ground(door)
     
  13. Feb 7, 2016 at 7:42 PM
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    Where would I put that 1amp fuse. Before or after the switch?
     
  14. Feb 7, 2016 at 8:11 PM
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    No, Generally not on the ground side of the circuit. Put it as close to where you're getting you're power from as you can.
     
  15. Feb 7, 2016 at 8:18 PM
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    That would be on the white grey. I am getting and eduction. Thank you.

    Now I need to get my supplies and then I can have some fun.
     
  16. Feb 7, 2016 at 8:34 PM
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    White-Grey? You don't have to use both the Pos and Neg from the dome light. Preferably not the Dome Pos because the circuit wasn't designed for much more load. Just get your positive from the battery of fusebox.
     
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    Did a successful install yesterday, thanks for the excellent write up!
     

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