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post #1 of 55 Old 08-07-2010, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Recessed rear bumper light install

Well to be honest, I've been putting this off for awhile.

Fernjack got me kickstarted with his rear light install.(Thanks Bro..)

I also took the time to paint bedliner behind the bumper, it's hard to wash and road tar is always getting in there. Pics below.

Here's the stuff I used..



Couple of pics showing the crap that gets behind bumper



This is the stuff I used to cleam the tar and other stuff off the area to be bedlined



Bedlining complete..



Continued......


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For Cutting the holes, I used a 4 1/2" hole saw. It wasn't big enough, so the dremel came in handy





This took some time and some trimming on the backside.



Before re-installing...



All done......



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REWARD TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Took about 5 hours to do everything, minus the beer breaks!

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Well to be honest, I've been putting this off for awhile.

Fernjack got me kickstarted with his rear light install.(Thanks Bro..)

I also took the time to paint bedliner behind the bumper, it's hard to wash and road tar is always getting in there. Pics below.

Here's the stuff I used..



Couple of pics showing the crap that gets behind bumper



This is the stuff I used to cleam the tar and other stuff off the area to be bedlined



Bedlining complete..



Continued......
Damn ! Now I gotta take the bumper off again and paint there ! LOL !.........Coulda told me you were going to do that ! LOL ....

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You did an Awesome job Bro ! Looks sweet ..... like OEM

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You did an Awesome job Bro ! Looks sweet ..... like OEM
Thanks bro, I'm still envious of your electrical connector supply......

Painting the area behind the bumper took no time at all, compared to the rest....lol

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LOL ..... I get lots from the Sparkys on job sites and we have an evil store up here (Princess Auto) which always has stuff on sale (they do mail order) . I've got boxes of LED lights and heatshirnk , all kinds of stuff .....I go mental in there LOL . My ex pretty much banned me from going there on my own LOL ...

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how are the lights mounted? are they just shoved into the bumper?
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Krutj did you use the OEM back-up wiring to trigger a relay or just used a switch ?

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how are the lights mounted? are they just shoved into the bumper?
These are light weight, all in one, bulbs, housing, etc. in a sealed unit, held in place by the rubber grommet. To remove them, the bumper will need removed and the lights pushed out from the back. They are very secure.

These are the same lights used on heavy duty trucks. I used these on my tanker trucks when I was in the truckin' business.

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awesome, got a link to them?
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Krutj did you use the OEM back-up wiring to trigger a relay or just used a switch ?
I went with a switch, my reasoning was that there's no light back there, and I thought it would be nice to flip a switch and see what I'm doing(and back-up) Most of my "stucks" have required pulling out rearward, so I thought " why not ".

Plus it was a fun project and when dildo drivers have high beams behind me....well, now I'm armed...lol

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Looks great
Also gave me an idea to take some factory fogs and use them in the same place. I don't know if they would be too deep though.
I added your link to the F.A.Q.
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Looks great
Also gave me an idea to take some factory fogs and use them in the same place. I don't know if they would be too deep though.
I added your link to the F.A.Q.
Thanks...

The sealed units that I used were 2" deep, this is one reason that the job took some time. It matters where you put them as far as clearance goes. Outside the bumpout has more room, but you're dealing with a curve.
I pretty much laid under it, re-measuring for awhile. Can't move a 4 1/2" hole once you make it....lol

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awesome, got a link to them?
I bought these at a NAPA.

Here's the info That I have for them:

LMP-B/U,SEALED CLEAR #50-40204-3

GRMT-MDL-40 #50-40700-3

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY #50-94993-3

You can see the individual parts and put together in the first pic.....

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