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Old August 31st, 2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed cab lights before? It does not look that difficult but just thought I would try to get some opinions.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 01:04 PM   #2
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ive seen a lot of the aftermarket ones leak rain in to the cab/headliner. i haven't installed them myself though.
if i were really determined to have them i would add extra gasket or silicone or something to make sure they do not leak.
if i was just toying with the idea, i would probably stay away from them.
just an opinion though. good luck.
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x2 on aftermarket ones leaking...if they are available from the manufacturer, get those, they will fit the shape of the roof much better...pretty straightforward though...remove headliner, align lights, mark and drill holes, run wires...
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Has anyone installed cab lights before? It does not look that difficult but just thought I would try to get some opinions.
I put some on a Ford 2001 f250 I bought the lights and harness from Ford I think I had $150 or so into it and it worked great never leaked could not tell they weren't factory, was a but nervous drilling hole in my new truck at the time but everything went good would do it agian if I had to, but the truck I have now I ordered them was a $75 option
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I have read where alot of people have went with the Recon's but at this point I am pretty sure that I am going to go ahead and order the OEM set and wire harness. I just was not sure that the OEM set from Ford came with a good template. I planned on using a whole bunch of silicone under each light as well.
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I don't remenber using any silicone but it was in 2001 when I did it the lights came with a nice foam gasket maybe I did silicone to wire and screw hole don't remember. I didn't have any template I had a buddys truck in the garage next to mine to measure off of. Also you need to put support on the roof so you can get up on it to drill holes. I didn't buy a kit I bought lights and harness from Ford they didn't have a kit at the time but lights did not come with screws so check that out before you start to install.
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Thanks, I appretiate the good information!
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I went ahead and with alittle help from a friend installed the cab lights on my truck yesterday. They turned out awesome and it really was not that bad of a job. We used pallet racking and parked the truck under so we could work on it from above. I will post up pictures just for Shitz and Grins.
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Cool real truck have cab lights and no spark plugs
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Cool real truck have cab lights and no spark plugs
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