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cargo light fuse location.

Postby Contra [OP] » May 24 2020, 12:59am

I installed a Hard Solid Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover today and discovered the previous owner had under the rail lights tied in. Unless this is standard?
I am wondering where the fuse is located, I would rather they be tied into my second battery as I may leave them on all night at some point as I fish at night mostly and don't want my main crank battery to drain.
The reasons I went with this over more expensive options is because :

Pros:
1. I will hardly remove it
2. It was a fast 15 minute install.
3. It was MUCH less expensive.
4. It is thicker and presumably stronger.
5. And that savings equals more money for other accessories (like new fishing pole).
6. The re-install is much faster after the rare removal.
7. If it gets damaged it wont hurt the pocket book as much.

Cons:
1. It is not the updated look of the more flush panels
2. It uses latches that operate independently as opposed to on a cable to open both side at the same time (like the BAK Systems covers do).
3. It is slightly heavier than the "NEW" all aluminum panels (that are much thinner).

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Re: cargo light fuse location.

Postby 19trax95 » May 24 2020, 1:12am

If they are the GM bed lights they are controlled by the cargo light switch.

They plug into the junction box under the bed, same spot the taillights and tailgate get plugged into.

It is just a 2 wire plug so it would honestly be easiest to just remove the plug at the junction box and wire it the way you want to. Can add a switch in the bed as well.

If you go that route, I would seal the old connector and then plug it back into the blank spot so it doesnt corrode.
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Re: cargo light fuse location.

Postby Contra [OP] » May 24 2020, 1:32am

That is exactly the information I was looking for I will probably get that done next weekend thank you very much.

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Re: cargo light fuse location.

Postby 19trax95 » May 24 2020, 1:45am

No problem.

Its kind of dumb how they have it setup only through the one switch from the factory. They definitely should have also added a switch in the bed.

But besides that, with a bed cover on the lights work much better. Really lights up the bed pretty nicely.
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Re: cargo light fuse location.

Postby Contra [OP] » May 24 2020, 5:51am

I look forward to doing the switch.
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