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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Cargo Light

Can anyone tell me how this works. I did look in the manual but I could not find the switch.
Sorry to ask but this is my first Ford Truck.
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If you're talking about the cargo light for the bed, it comes on with the interior light. There is a rocker switch by the light switch that controls the brightness/dimness of the dash lights, and also turns on the interior/cargo lights. You press and hold the top to turn it on, bottom to turn it off.

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Yes I was talking about the Cargo Light.
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Besides turning on the interior lights is there another way to turn on the bed light?

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Open a door or hit the unlock button on your remote. It will only come on temporarily though when doing this and will time out with the rest of the lights. This and whats mentioned above is your only control of this light.
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Open a door or hit the unlock button on your remote. It will only come on temporarily though when doing this and will time out with the rest of the lights. This and whats mentioned above is your only control of this light.
That's too bad.

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I'm sure you can rig it to an upfitter switch if you need isolated control of that light, separate from the others.
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Thanks but the problem with that is the upfitters don't work when the ignition is off.

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Fair point. You could get around that with more creative wiring (i.e. bypass the upfitter relay and wire the light to the switch directly), just depends on how deep in you want to get.
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Yeah, I thought about that too, but hate hacking into the wiring. I'll either have to do it or deal with it.

I did just receive the battery operated single LED TonnoTorch and it's actually pretty good. Not incredible and it's not replacing in bed hardwired lighting, but it's still not bad for something I can hid in the bed.

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Santa brought me these sweet lights ($60) with 8 lights (4 lights for each side of the bed):

8pc Truck Bed LED Lighting Kit

I already hardwired 2 LED dome lights from SuperBright in my topper and a switch in the bedside next to the tailgate but wanted lights for when I take the topper off and pull the 5th wheel. I didn't like having a key on for the lifters or using the interior light step up switch.

If I did it again I might run a 7-wire trailer cable for future toys and consider a marina switch box big enough for a 12v lighter outlet as well for a 12V Cooler, air comp...

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