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LED Pod Lights Under Rear Bumper on a 2017 Silverado

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LED Pod Lights Under Rear Bumper on a 2017 Silverado

Postby 68Camaro1751 [OP] » Jan 21 2020, 7:13am

Just installed two LED Pod lights in my Silverado. They are Spot/flood lights and are wired to the reverse lights.

1- pulled out both tail light assemblies to access the reverse bulb and socket. There are three wires for the reverse bulb socket (green, black, black). Use the outer most wires (green is the positive and the outer black is the negative).
2- I welded two angle iron pieces of steel, with a hole for the pod light bolt to attach to, on the left and right of the tow hitch assembly (square tubing). Then spray painted it flat black as it was originally painted.
3- I rain Red/Black 12gauge wires down from the tail housings over to each pod light. The left pod light is wired to the left reverse tail light and the right pod light is wired to the right reverse light. There are many other ways to bring power down to the led pod lights but this was the way I chose for my set up.
4- On the reverse tail light socket strip the wires mentioned previously about 1-2 inches down from the socket itself. Strip away about a half inch or less of wire. Then solder the wires going down to the the pod light to the wires that you just stripped from the reverse socket (green to red) and (black to black). Do this for the left and right reverse light sockets.
5- then pull your wires through the back of the tail light house and through the bumper bracing over to where the pod light will be mounted.
6- leave about 6-12 inches of wire and cut the excess.
7- strip and solder the wire to the led pod light wires (red to red) and (black to black).
8- make sure your positive and negative wires are separated and try them out by simply clicking the unlock button on your key fob. The taillights and reverse lights will flash and come on and your led pod lights will come on as well. This will work whenever you unlock your truck and exit the vehicle at night and also when the truck is in reverse.

Attached is pictures of the look and reverse bulb wiring that you will see.
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Re: LED Pod Lights Under Rear Bumper on a 2017 Silverado

Postby GBSierraSLE » Jan 21 2020, 3:14pm

Thanks for posting. Some pics of how you actually mounted the pods under the bumper would be very helpful. We'd also love to see night shots of the pods lit-up.
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Re: LED Pod Lights Under Rear Bumper on a 2017 Silverado

Postby 68Camaro1751 [OP] » Jan 21 2020, 6:34pm

Will do.
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Re: LED Pod Lights Under Rear Bumper on a 2017 Silverado

Postby 68Camaro1751 [OP] » Jan 22 2020, 4:50am

Here’s some pictures of how and where I mounted the bracket for the lights. And before and after shots.
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Re: LED Pod Lights Under Rear Bumper on a 2017 Silverado

Postby GBSierraSLE » Jan 22 2020, 5:21pm

Nice!!
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