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Ugly wire left from camper shell what to do

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by Sabre, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Oct 17, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    I have this ugly wire in the bed of my truck now because i sold my camper shell

    what do i do with it!?
    does the black peice that lines the bed lift up and throw it in there?

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  2. Oct 17, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    cut it?..or find the source and un-splice it. I would imagine it is probably spliced in behind that side tail light.
     
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    Those rails on the sides of the bed do pop right up, there s a tab to the immediate right of that wire in your picture that you have to remove (with a flathead screwdriver) and then the rail will be free to be pulled up.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    ok sweet yea i sold my shell yesterday im like damn look at this ugly wire just chillen ill go try that right now

    should i just tuck the wire under the bed rail?
     
  5. Oct 17, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    so i just went out and poped it out like u said i the wire actually goes through this tiny opening on the side so i guess im just gonna have to cut and cap it
     
  6. Oct 17, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    Before you just cut it you might want to pull the tail light off on that side and see if there isn't a splice, or maybe even a custom connecter inline with the tail lights. Many caps are wired this way. If it's there you could just take the splice or connector out right there and pull the wires through the little hole. Should clean up easily, might want to pop a dollup of silicon sealant on the hole and you're all set.
     
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    This.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    thanks

    how do u pop the light out?
     
  9. Oct 17, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    The 2 10mm bolts on the inside and then pull straight out toward the rear not the side.Then pull the connectors apart and then pull wires out. put the light back on. I did mine a month ago less than 10 min. GOOD LUCK
     
  10. Oct 17, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    Thanks ima do it this week
     
  11. Oct 19, 2010 at 5:55 AM
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    I just went thru this. Pull the light as said, it's a couple of bolts and clips. Don't use any tools to try and pry it out. You'll probably find a few "vampire taps" which you should remove and then tape the factory wires.
     
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