Jump to content
  • Backup Lighting / Reverse Lighting

       (0 reviews)

    Mopar1973Man

    Backup lighting / Reverse Lighting

    backup-light-mounting.jpg.5cdbc4c2d93711

    The reason why I mounted the backup lights on my rear axle is to protect them from general on and off road debris. The rear axle guards the light when rolling forward and the sway bar guards them when backing up. So far I've only burned up 1 bulb for my backup lights. I've never crushed or damaged any of the backup lights yet.

    The bulbs used in the backup lights are 100 watt aircraft landing lights. These lights are hooked to a relay, which is triggered by the reverse light lead. This lead is found in the trailer harness and is powered by the trailer power lead.

    bulb-and-box.jpg.521e3668db1b7cf520f3ae3

    bulb-marking.jpg.59c5116c099e0076cde2f8b

    One main reason for the aircraft lights are they are known to be long lasting. My bulbs have lasted over 100K miles thus far without any major problems.

    These bulbs can be purchased at most local NAPA stores for about $15 to $18 bucks. NAPA# 4509

    Now with the toggle switch added I can back up to a trailer and hitch up in the dark of the night without having to shift into reverse and shut the engine down. I can just flip the switch and I've got 200 watts of light right there at the hitch from the backup lights. So this makes hitching up in the dark easy.

     

    backup-light-wiring.jpg.c4bde51cc28c2b3f


    User Feedback

    There are no reviews to display.


×
×
  • Create New...

Advertisements and Ad Blockers

Mopar1973Man.Com uses the income from advertisers to pay the bills on the website. Please whitelist your ad blockers for Mopar1973Man.Com this will allow advertisements to display on our pages but allows you to still block ads on the other websites you visit. 

 

image.png

I will whitelist Mopar1973Man.Com