Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fairfield, CT and Oxford, OH
Wiring Into Reverse Lights
Got a great deal today on two more 100w driving lights. I figure I'm going to wire one more into circuit on the roof and I plan on mounting the other one underneath the bumper somewhere in the rear.
My objective is to have the 100w light operate on the same circuit as the reverse lights, meaning power will flow to the light only with the truck in reverse. I'd prefer not to route the light through its own circuit and switch, as wiring 11 feet of 12v wire would get messy and look terrible.
So my question stands, how should I locate the correct wire to tap into? Should I simply solder the power wire from the new light to the existing rear light? Will such a modification trigger the notorious "Rear Lamp Failure" light on the VIC? And finally, do you think it is safe to put one more 100w light in that circuit?
Old: '96 ZJ 4.0, 32" MT/R's, 4.5" Lift, Mickey Thompsons, JKS Disco's
New: '02 WJ Limited 4.7L, Stock for now