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Not sure if this goes in "exterior" or "interior", but is it possible, and how would it be done if it is?

I have an 03 silverado ecsb
 

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pretty simple imo. just mount the lights where ever you want then run the wires from the bed under the cab to the battery and then thru the firewall with a switch
 

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it an options i have to get off my ass and do. any ideas on a relatively cheap light to use? just a basic neon?
 

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I heard that... damn can't remember the company name right now but it was a big name company that was making a led light for spots just like the bed. It was suppose to be bright too, I haven't seen them for sale locally though. I think it was either a tap light or slide switch type of deal. No wiring just batteries.
 

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Personally I wouldnt use a halogen bulb (for safety(assuming the tonneau is carpeted underneath)). I dont know if it is even all that dangerous, but i've seen what the halogen under my hood has been doing.
 

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I was thinking one of those rope lights under the top rim of the bed would look good, but i dont know if it would be possible to wire that
 

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When I first bought my cover it came with a little battery operate light and then I found 4 more to add some light under there.....they all sucked. :evil:



I found some cold cathodes for about 7 bucks each and put them under there. I wired them to a switch in the cab(you could do a switch in the bed) and they add a nice touch. If you wanted you could get white ones and you would be able to see better IMO.

check out newegg.com, xoxide.com, or oznium.com.

I can't find the full bed shot but I will keep looking for it


 

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I bought a Street glow kit and used all four light bars. Night pics are not that good but you get the idea.

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Switch inside the cab. I thought about using the external cab light switch but this was easier.
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Not sure if this goes in "exterior" or "interior", but is it possible, and how would it be done if it is?

I have an 03 silverado ecsb
I thought I read somewhere that you had a remote powered tonneau cover like mine. If you do, you already have power back there. You can easily tap into that. As for light, anything 12V with a cover will work. When I had my tonneau cover installed, I had them hard wire the light under my cover.
 

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I thought I read somewhere that you had a remote powered tonneau cover like mine. If you do, you already have power back there. You can easily tap into that. As for light, anything 12V with a cover will work. When I had my tonneau cover installed, I had them hard wire the light under my cover.
No, I dont have a remote tonneau cover. Its just a regular snuglid. I think i might just look for sometime of battery light. That seems easiest. I'm not too smart when it comes to electrical.
 

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When I first bought my cover it came with a little battery operate light and then I found 4 more to add some light under there.....they all sucked. :evil:



I found some cold cathodes for about 7 bucks each and put them under there. I wired them to a switch in the cab(you could do a switch in the bed) and they add a nice touch. If you wanted you could get white ones and you would be able to see better IMO.

check out newegg.com, xoxide.com, or oznium.com.

I can't find the full bed shot but I will keep looking for it


I like that idea. I would just put a couple more to really light it up.
 
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