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Old 02-23-2015, 02:26 PM   #1
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Anyone have any idea for bedlights? Since I have a hard teneau cover it makes it difficult to see anything at night. I've been thinking of led strip lights but also thinking of finding a reg car door dome light switch to turn the light off and on when the tailgate is opened and closed. Any ideas or has anybody installed bedlights

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Old 02-23-2015, 02:40 PM   #2
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I am about to. I installed a new LED third brake lite which doesn't use the cargo light circuit. i am going to re-route that circuit to run into my bed and power some New LED strip lights that will be going into the bed.

i will post some pictures whenever I get the project started.
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:35 PM   #3
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I am about to. I installed a new LED third brake lite which doesn't use the cargo light circuit. i am going to re-route that circuit to run into my bed and power some New LED strip lights that will be going into the bed.

i will post some pictures whenever I get the project started.
Nice!
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I am about to. I installed a new LED third brake lite which doesn't use the cargo light circuit. i am going to re-route that circuit to run into my bed and power some New LED strip lights that will be going into the bed.

i will post some pictures whenever I get the project started.
Nice! I ready don't want a separate switch for the lights and I don't want to turn them on from the cab. Hence the desire for a switch that operates either when I drop the tailgate or lift the cover.

Very interested in the progress of your project
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:39 PM   #5
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Maybe just leave it on like in a refrigerator?
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Maybe just leave it on like in a refrigerator?
It is on EVERY time I open the door! Like it knows I'm there......
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Several have done this and it does look cool. You only need the light's at night so just wire them into the running light's. (leave'em on like Greg said)
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I found a fridge light switch and mounted it by the latch for the cover, ran a separate hot wire to the back. then I used some cheep WalMart fog lights mounted them in the back corners facing forward works great but im going to change them to led this spring maybe under the inside rails
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I found a fridge light switch and mounted it by the latch for the cover, ran a separate hot wire to the back. then I used some cheep WalMart fog lights mounted them in the back corners facing forward works great but im going to change them to led this spring maybe under the inside rails
Nice idea. I bet I could mount that on the tailgate somewhere
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