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Back up lights, install question?

I just put on a new rear bumper that has cut outs for the factory fog lights. Trying to decide best way to wire them in?


1. I have a pillar spod with 3 spots on it, so I could wire to it and have to flip the switch to turn them on.

2. Wire into the reverse lights so its automatic every time I go into reverse.
3. Wire into the factor fog light harness and use the factory fog light switch to turn them on.

Pros and cons of each way?

The pros of 1 and 2 is if someone is being a dbag and tailgating I can turn them on while in drive
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I wired mine to a switch because I prefer to choose when they are on/off, independent of anything else.

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Speaking from personal experience with the 4 LEDs I have on the rear bumper wired in as additional backup lights: I would recommend wiring them into the switch pod you have so you can turn them on and off when you need them.

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I have mine wire so that I can either flip a switch or when I shift into reverse. Both 1 & 2. There a write on here somewhere on how to do it.


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I just wired mine into the reverse lights. Switch later when it warms up. It's not that bright to fool with IMHO. it is bright, but dealable.
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I used a relay and 2 switches. I have one that will turn them on when reverse is selected & the other is just on at any time.

Switch 1 goes from reversing lights to relay trigger, switch 2 is from permanent power to relay trigger. Then just permanent power to relay main for the rear floods. I put the relay just under the carpet in the back corner near where the cage comes down.

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I wired mine to a switch where that useless bag clip was.


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I have mine wired to a switch so I can turn them on as needed.
(i.e. hooking up the trailer at night, camping, d'bag tailgating, etc..)

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