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Recon 3 piece cab lights...

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by Gordinho80 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:38 pm

I picked up a Recon 3 piece cab light set from Craigslist for $35... Unfortuneately, the bulbs were all shot and I didn't know until I got them home to test. So I opted to wire everything up and install them for now. I intend on smoking out the lenses anyway, so they will be coming off for that as well as new bulbs. Going with amber LED 194 bulbs...

I've always thought the TB would look bad ass with some cab lights, so I was excited when I found this kit for so cheap.

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by irishboy02 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:40 pm

Looks good! I wanted to try and find the NorthFace edition roofrail lights and fab up something like that. Im just not to comfortable with the idea of drilling through the roof with the risk of leakage from snow / rain. Although looks great!
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by Gordinho80 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:50 pm

irishboy02 wrote:Looks good! I wanted to try and find the NorthFace edition roofrail lights and fab up something like that. Im just not to comfortable with the idea of drilling through the roof with the risk of leakage from snow / rain. Although looks great!

That's what sealant is for...
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by MrSmithsTB » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:25 pm

Cool mod. Definitely on my maybe to do list.
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by DJones » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:49 pm

Looks cool, but I thought that a windshield visor with built in lights would be better, but I don't know if they make them for us.
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by janesy86 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:04 pm

I like it! Looks great Mario. :thumleft:
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by djthumper » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:08 pm

Those look great!!! :thumleft:
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by Zero » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:04 am

I love it!
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by Hatchet669 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:09 am

DJones wrote:Looks cool, but I thought that a windshield visor with built in lights would be better, but I don't know if they make them for us.

saw 1 tb with that and it looks great...


the recon light i think would look better with the older style 5 separate lights.. .not to crazy bout this mod... but still looks alright...
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by teamred250ex » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:37 pm

looks awesome man!
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by Philberto » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:40 pm

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by HARDTRAILZ » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:06 pm

I like them. Those are a nice set. I keep thinking of them as well.
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by KE7WOX » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:29 pm

Are those OEM replacements for the Silverado 3500? look just like them
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by Trail X » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:16 am

Looks sweet Mario.

Also looks like the end lights could have been spaced out a bit further... I figure there's a reason you didn't though... support structure or something?
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by Gordinho80 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:22 am

I could have put the side lights a little further out. That would put them in line with the roof rails. There is a bit of a bump along that line where they could have gone. Had nothing to do with support structure... I just prefered the look of them not as close to the ends.
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by Blask3 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:27 pm

Looks bad ass. I may have to borrow that idea. How did you wire it up? A walk through would be great.
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by Gordinho80 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:51 pm

I used a tap-a-fuse from the rear fuse box to activate a relay which is drawing power from the (+) pole at the rear fuse box. I used the fuse for the trailer parking lights. I ran the feed from the relay along the driver door jam and up the dash/pillar into the headliner area. I connected the (+) from each light to this feed. I tapped a ground that was already ran from factory up in the headliner. Pretty straightforward install if you have any wiring experience....

Already have my amber LEDs on order... Once I get those, I will tint the lenses a little and put the new bulbs in. I will also be using the same bulbs in my mirror blinkers, as they do not match the front lights too well.
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by Blask3 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:29 pm

Awesome. I will have to take a look into it. Im sure it isnt that hard to figure out.

I think once you match all the bulbs, it will look great. Also those LEDs are cool lights.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:07 am

Any issue after all these years?

How did you seal em up? Any special sealant? Ever leak?
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by v7guy » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:24 pm

I would assume with ample silicone it was a non issue. I used it to seal up the wiring for the roof lights. Never seen an issue over the past year.
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