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Originally Posted by WhatExit? If you use that CURT plug your Raptor will think there's a trailer connected. Did you ...


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Old 11-29-2017, 04:48 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by WhatExit? View Post
If you use that CURT plug your Raptor will think there's a trailer connected.





Did you just tap into the backup light itself then?


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Originally Posted by lottp View Post
Not if you follow all the other directions in the PUTCO instructions (e.g. cutting the red wire in their harness and adding the jumper under the dash for power).

I've had mine this way since the spring with no issues at all.
So, rather than tapping into the factory harness (as described above by the OP) you purchased a PUTCO harness and tapped into it and ran a jumper under the dash?



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Originally Posted by WhatExit? View Post
So, rather than tapping into the factory harness (as described above by the OP) you purchased a PUTCO harness and tapped into it and ran a jumper under the dash?




If I’m reading it correctly the putco directions are just for bypassing 12v current to the trailer connection so you don’t need to make the truck think you have a trailer connected to get power


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---------- Post added at 12:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:10 PM ----------

I suppose a simple t-tap on the reverse lights to a relay instead of the trailer connection is probably easier than this harness + jumper setup


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Originally Posted by K1llD4shN1n3 View Post
I suppose a simple t-tap on the reverse lights to a relay instead of the trailer connection is probably easier than this harness + jumper setup

Yes! Glad to get this thread back on track until it's not


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Originally Posted by WhatExit? View Post
So, rather than tapping into the factory harness (as described above by the OP) you purchased a PUTCO harness and tapped into it and ran a jumper under the dash?

Per the instructions on the 92009-60 model, you have to cut a red wire on it's harness and insulate it to remove the load that the truck would sense. You then have to add a jumper under the dash to get an alternate power source back to the tailor.

I still did everything in instructions. The only difference is that I also bought that CURT harness for all the connections to the LED bar instead of tapping into the tail light or other factory wiring locations.

You can't just plug into the CURT harness without doing everything else.
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Getting the lights physically installed was pretty easy. Did like the OP. Great mounting location.

I have the Ford Performance exhaust and had to adjust the tail pipe hanger a little to more perfectly align the tail pipes where they belonged.....otherwise the driver's side only had like 1/8" clearance. I should have done this when I installed the exhaust, but the small amount the driver's side pipe was off was not obvious until I installed the BD lights.

I tested the lights before I decided how to wire them up. They are bright and definitely a major plus when backing into dark areas. I decided they were too bright to have them come on each time I shifted into reverse. So ran a lead wire to the aux switches. This took the longest amount of time. Ran up over the spare tire, then through the frame up to the front of the truck....metal fish tape proved really helpful. Ran the wire in 3/8 in. split loom for extra protection. Came out nice and clean....and did I say these lights are bright? Real nice!
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Originally Posted by hamster View Post
Getting the lights physically installed was pretty easy. Did like the OP. Great mounting location.

I have the Ford Performance exhaust and had to adjust the tail pipe hanger a little to more perfectly align the tail pipes where they belonged.....otherwise the driver's side only had like 1/8" clearance. I should have done this when I installed the exhaust, but the small amount the driver's side pipe was off was not obvious until I installed the BD lights.

I tested the lights before I decided how to wire them up. They are bright and definitely a major plus when backing into dark areas. I decided they were too bright to have them come on each time I shifted into reverse. So ran a lead wire to the aux switches. This took the longest amount of time. Ran up over the spare tire, then through the frame up to the front of the truck....metal fish tape proved really helpful. Ran the wire in 3/8 in. split loom for extra protection. Came out nice and clean....and did I say these lights are bright? Real nice!
Did you get the Work/Scene version?
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Did you get the Work/Scene version?
Not completely following your question.....but the lights I installed were these:

https://fordraptorlights.com/collect...-b-br-hardware

The BD included hardware and harnesses made it lot less work.


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Originally Posted by JeremyFXDWG View Post
Did you get the Work/Scene version?
These are the Wide Cornering pattern. The Wide Cornering pattern provides more usable light over the Work/Scene in this location. If it was mounted higher on the vehicle on a bedrack the Work/Scene would provide more usable light.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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Originally Posted by Baja Designs View Post
These are the Wide Cornering pattern. The Wide Cornering pattern provides more usable light over the Work/Scene in this location. If it was mounted higher on the vehicle on a bedrack the Work/Scene would provide more usable light.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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Thanks for the response. Your response is somewhat confusing in that I have a pair of work/scene lights on order for this exact install. I ordered based upon your website where it says the wide cornering is for lighting zones 1&2 while the work/scene is for zone 7. Can I swap lenses or is it a whole different light?
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