0-sick tails are in! and reverse lights

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by SalRanger2, May 9, 2012.

  1. SalRanger2

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    thats right, theyre finally in and i got my reverse lights to actually work off tripping it when you put it in reverse. it has to do with my switch and im all confused with it since i switched it around and now it works on reverse trip but not totally on (3 way switch). oh well ill just have to mess with it i guess. anyways heres a nice pic.

    and as soon as i went to take another pic the damn camera dies lol it was getting dark so this is the only one ive got, gonna take a video of them in a bit tonight!
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  3. ob269

    ob269 New Member

    Tails look good on your truck! I love single cab steppies too :yes:
  4. OP

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    thanks man!! :D i really like these alot, great mod eventhough it was alot of work lol
  5. OP

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

  6. Dcrymes99ranger

    Dcrymes99ranger Riding low and broke!!!

    Cody those look horrible. Take them off put them back in the box and send them directly to me :)
  7. OP

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    :D lol sure, just send me your wheels and we'll be even! :D
  8. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

    They look great. I kinda wanna get new tails soon as well
  9. Dcrymes99ranger

    Dcrymes99ranger Riding low and broke!!!

    bwahhhh you made a funny!!:thumbup:
  10. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    Truck looks good.

    What are you trying to do with the reverse lights and a "Switch" ?

    Should be easy to make work.
  11. I really need to get 06 tails lol
  12. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

    looks alot better
  13. seriouscoin1

    seriouscoin1 New Member

    Looks awesome! I must have '06 tails too and I didnt even know! haha
  14. OP

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    :D lol well they do call me silly sal lol
  15. OP

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    well have it so its (TOTALLY ON/OFF/REVERSE) so if i want them on for a work light or whatever i have the option.

    thanks alot guys i really love them, im so glad i did it. i got this pair for under $60!! check out 'ol ebay
  16. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    What have you done so far ?

    Do you use a single plow double throw (SPDT) on-on with three poles ?
  17. OP

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    its got 3 poles and three positions on the switch
  18. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    That sw will work but a two position will work better, On-On, that way the Lights will be either on or work with the trans sw.

    I don't want to try and tell you how I would do it if you have something working BUT !

    The wire that goes to the lights from the trans, cut it, mark it and extend both wire to where the dash sw is.

    The load side or the one going to the lights goes to the center pole or common.

    The trans sw side goes to either of the other two poles and the 12 volts goes to the other pole.

    It should work...

    Also, I would:
    1) Run a relay in the load/light wire just in case you upgrade the lighting. (Not totally necessary)
    2) Add a fuse to the 12 volt wire, near the power source.
    3) Solder all connections
    4) Use heat shrink with adhesive in it on any connection under or outside of the cab.
    Option: Add an indicator light on the full on/ 12 volt side so they won't be left on.
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  19. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    Ok got your PM and the wiring needs to be a little different.

    Thinking on it !
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  20. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    First Pass, I am rereading it now and will EDIT anything that I think is incorrect so pls if you see something let me know.
    Also, if you do not understand something, tell me, not only what you don’t understand but how I can word it so it will be less confusing.

    This is wordy so I hope it is not too confusing.

    I believe I would do the following:

    Make this up as two circuits, one as an Off/On Switch for the OEM Trans Switch and the other for an Aux Light Circuit.

    Instead of using a SPDT, I would go with a DPDT, (double pole double throw - On/On and two rows of three posts).
    Make sure there is no connections between rows of Poles.

    1) Locate the wire from the Trans Switch to the Lights
    2) Cut the wire, extend them to the Dash Switch and attach as follows:
    2a) The wire going to the lights, this should be connected to the center pole on one of the rows of poles.
    2b) The trans side of the existing wire should be connected to either of the other two poles on the same row as the lights.
    2c) Put some heat shrink over the extra pole.

    From this point the row of poles that you have the trans switch connected to will be Row #1 and the second set or row of poles will be row #2.

    What you now have is a switch with two rows of three poles with wires connected to two of the three pins in row #1.
    Test #1: When you put the truck in reverse you should be able to turn the light on and off with the switch.

    Now you will need to set up a standard aux light circuit and run the light wire through the sw in #2 above but connected to the pole in Row #2.

    3) Setup a relay in the engine compartment.
    4) Run a fused line (any interior source) to the switch and attach the wire to the pin opposite to the Trans Switch wire but in row #2.
    5) Run a wire from the center pole in row #2 to pin 86 on the relay, then a wire from relay pin 85 to ground. (Get a good ground)

    Another test point: Test #1: Put the truck in reverse with the key on, as you take the truck in and out of reverse, the relay should NOT click and the Reverse Light are on when in reverse. So you know the OEM reverse setup is working and that it is not actuating the relay under the hood.
    Test 2: Shut the truck off, flip the switch and you should hear the relay clicking, if you don’t reverse the pole position for the power wire going to the switch #4 above; it should be on the opposite end of the sw from the trans wire row #1.

    If the relay is clicking with the sw in that position you are ready to go the next step.

    6) Run a fused wire from the battery to pin 30 on the relay.

    7) From pin 87 on the relay, run a wire to the load/light wire and splice it in after the new dash switch; could even be under the truck but it has to be the load/light wire.

    Test AGAIN !:
    Test out all of the positions, flip the switch and see if it works the way you want, if the reverse lights are on all the time the wiring for the manual and auto modes are on the same end of the switch, check for it.
    The center connection, row #1 need to be the light wire. and 2) the other center position row #2, needs to go to the relay.

    GOD I hope this works for my sake… the switch should act as the diodes, allowing power to the lights from only one source (not that it matters) and my writing and explanations are POOR at best.

    Good Luck and if you try this let me know if it works because I have done no testing, just some LOUD thinking.
    Last edited: May 15, 2012
  21. OP

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    thanks a bunch for the help. tonight they dont work at all now which is making me mad.

    ok so ill need an aditional relay or basically re wiring my existing one? idk if ive seen a switch like that. err im just so confused and mad because when i ask the guy who made the diagram about it, insists that it should all work..... errrr.

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