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Old June 19th, 2014, 04:21 PM
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Rear LED light install question

I'm finishing up my rear LED light install and when I pulled off the reverse light, the wires were dangling and not connected to anything. I believe I found the correct wire on the loom ( green//brown stripe) but it's not showing any voltage.

My question is, does the truck need to be running and in reverse for the light to work or will it work with the engine off and lights on?

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Old June 19th, 2014, 04:26 PM
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Old June 20th, 2014, 05:39 AM
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To clarify I imagine the +12v would be on with the lights and the transmission switch would open the circuit (I.e) on. I would presume it's the +12v feeding through the transmission case switch (but it could also be the ground)
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 09:01 PM
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Appreciate it. Looking forward to fixing it.
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Did you put resistors in? When I installed the kit from RN the lights don't work right. The only light that is fine is the reverse light. I added a relay when installing the front driving lights and signals. I'm giving them a call Monday to see.
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Old July 5th, 2014, 03:29 PM
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LED's need to be wired correctly. If you mixed the positive and the negative for each lamp the are not going to work. Drag out your multimeter and check the polarity.
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Old July 5th, 2014, 04:27 PM
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Ignition in on position and gear stick in reverse to supply power to the light.

The other lights have nothing to do with the reverse light.
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Old July 7th, 2014, 06:36 PM
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To answer the other questions, I installed the wipac relay and wired the led's up without any resistors. Straight forward install with no issues. Bought the lights through Lucky8llc. Thanks for the help on the reverse.
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I used the Wipac relay for the front signals, but after installing the rear lights, the resistors from RN did the trick perfectly. I bolted them to the inside of the rear bumper.

It turns out my brake lights did indeed have wires in the wrong places. Once I switched them around all works perfectly. I ended up with white/red/black from left to right.
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