Well I have another thing off my list of things to do. I have wanted to install auxiliary backup lights for sometime now and finally got around to doing it. I ordered the lights from Jcwhitney.com; they are the Navigator (NV-534). They were 46.99 for the set. They are actually fog lights but there low profile design was just what I was looking for. Each light is 55 watts a piece; they come with the wiring, fuse, switch, mounting brackets, and hardware.
I opted to buy a new fuse holder that was more heavy duty with a lid along with a new switch, and the wiring since I needed much more then they gave me. I also ran 14G wire over the 16G they supplied since I was more then tripling the length. I am also using a relay so they will come on only when the switch activated with the key in the ON/RUN position. I also did NOT tap into the reverse wire was I did not want them on every time I backed up, only to be activated with the switch.
Here are some pictures along with a little how to.
The parts List
-100ft 14G wire
-3/8in x 10ft slit tubing (2 packs)
-8in zip ties
-14/16g disconnect crimps
-Heavy duty fuse holder with lid
-3/16 heat shrink
-Red L.E.D toggle Switch
-10-32 x 3/4 machine screws
-Electrical tape (2 rolls)
For the Relay
30-From fused battery
3-12v Ignition (under steering column Dk. blue/Lt. green)
When everything is connected tape/ zip tie it up nicely under the dash out of the way.
Here are the lights in the box
Here’s the fuse holder, crimped an eyelet on one end and connected to the positive battery bolt. I ran the wire behind the battery, takes a little work to get it through.
I ran the wire into the cab using the same grommet as the power feed for the fuse box uses since I was already on top of it, I used a coat hanger to pull the wire through. You need the take the glove box out and reach to the firewall and find the wire coming out. Once it is pulled through follow the existing wiring looms across the dash to the switch location, taping the wire down every 6-8”. It is a very tight reach to the fire wall from inside so you will need to bend your arm in ways you never thought were possible.