New York City, NY (PressExposure) January 01, 2010 -- So you thinking about getting a led light bar for the back of you truck?
It looks cool on the back and adds some more lighting for the drivers behind you.
But you are wondering how complicated is it to install your led light bar on your truck? You need some idea because you are not sure you want get into something very complicated.
We here at Edgeolite sellers of led truck lights, we came out with this simple installation article to help you in your decision making process for putting a led light bar on the back of your truck. The article is just to give you an idea of the basic installation process for the rear led light bar , but the installation can vary from truck to truck. You should go by the manufactures installation guide for installing your led light.
Here are they basics for installing a rear LED light bar mounted underneath the tailgate on the rear of your truck. This light bar is used as an addition to the rear tail lights in all functions: parking lamp illumination, stop lamps, turn signals lights. The average weekend mechanic can wire an LED light bar into the trucks towing adapter plug in about Â½ hour-1hr..
Look under the truck to find the towing adapter harness usually to the left under the rear bumper, up on the rear frame rail. If you truck is equipped with a tow plug, or at least the wires tucked up into the frame or body for this use, as the standard wiring harness from the manufacturer. Cut back the wire loom to see the color wire then strip them the wires to expose about an inch of core copper for each wire.
Then attach the led light to the truck on the back of the bed floor below the tail gate. Using what ever the manufacturer instructs you to use to attach to the truck. Make sure the led wires are in the same area the truck wiring harness that you previously striped.
Now using butt connectors attach the same color wire form the led light to the same color on the truck harness. (Note I like to use shrink tube on all my connection to make sure there is no moisture in my connections) Then wrap each connection with electrical tape one at time as each connection is made. Remember to follow the wiring direction from the manufacturer of the light, but this information here should be close again to give you a good idea of the work involved in installing a led light bar.
Then run a test and make sure all led light is working with the rest of your vehicles lights. If everything is fine. Now go a head and attach the new wires and wiring harness up to the truck frame in a neat fashion using plastic wire ties. Make sure there is nothing that will rub through the wiring
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