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Flush mounted LED Floods to my stock 2014 3500HD rear bumper

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Re: Flush mounted LED Floods to my stock 2014 3500HD rear bu

Postby QNman » Nov 09 2020, 10:37pm

jjs405 wrote:
QNman wrote:Great mod! I'd like to do something similar to my 2016 1500. The mechanics of it, no problem. But electricity stumps me. How could I wire it without a splice where they come on with my reverse lights? I don't know what a fuse tap is.



Probably the easiest way is to use a fuse tap - https://tinyurl.com/y3s9zjwb - that taps into the electrical signal for the reverse lights in the fuse panel. You would find the fuse for the reverse lights, pull it, plug in the fuse tap and re-insert the fuse. You now have an additional slot for another fused circuit to power the lights. For my truck it was Fuse # 14.

When the truck is put into reverse there is 12V available at that fuse. I used that 12V to power a relay to carry the current for the LED's. I did not want to take the chance to overload the factory wiring by having that same circuit power the LED's.

Here's a simplified schematic that should help.

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That is extremely helpful. Thank you!
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Re: Flush mounted LED Floods to my stock 2014 3500HD rear bu

Postby CapeBretonSierra » Feb 15 2021, 8:08pm

Looks great I’ve literally done this same mod last week . I used the black series flush mount pod lights from rough country what a difference in reversing! Changed my life lol where I’m lifted quite a bit . Great article!
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Re: Flush mounted LED Floods to my stock 2014 3500HD rear bu

Postby jjs405 [OP] » Feb 15 2021, 8:48pm

Excellent - you will love them every time you put the rig in reverse!

***I knew I needed a change when I had to back down a mountain road in the dark for about a mile or so ....had to stop several times to check out where I was going ... No More, plenty of light to see everything!***
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Re: Flush mounted LED Floods to my stock 2014 3500HD rear bu

Postby CapeBretonSierra » Feb 15 2021, 9:15pm

Lights are a bit of a fetish of mine lol Wife tells me I have a problem ! I have a 50 inch dual row light bar on the roof it’s curved, I also have a 20 inch dual row light bar inside the front bumper , Hid fog lights as well as a excellent set of led headlight bulbs . Had to adjust those down as to not bother oncoming drivers .
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Re: Flush mounted LED Floods to my stock 2014 3500HD rear bu

Postby roorancher » Feb 15 2021, 9:41pm

I trust you're using those light bars off road, when there's nobody around or when you're working in front of the truck.
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Re: Flush mounted LED Floods to my stock 2014 3500HD rear bu

Postby CapeBretonSierra » Feb 15 2021, 10:13pm

Huge fines in my area for improper use of them , I use them on back roads or rural roads where I’m at I use them for pro caution of deer coming out of the woods and onto the roadway . In the rare event of an oncoming driver they are shut off just as a high beam would be , Nobody wants to be ( That Guy )
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Re: Flush mounted LED Floods to my stock 2014 3500HD rear bu

Postby spike0358 » Feb 16 2021, 3:25pm

I just put my square Amazon 40.00 lights on a toggle switch. They are super bright for the money!
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