Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Baytown, Tx
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Re: How should I wire my camper shell dome lights?
If you're going to do that, you may as well wire a toggle switch on the inside of the hatch opening that you can easily reach to turn the lights on and off.
I don't have a bed cover (just a tonneau cover), but I put 2 lights along the left side of the bed railing, out of the way, and I wired them in sequence so that the pushbutton switch on the light closest to the back of the bed turns on both lights. I wired them hot, so I can use the lights whether the parking lights are on or not, and I don't have to rely on the outside Cab light to light things up. I love the lights because I can look for things at night with my tonneau cover pulled tight. And I don't accidentally leave them on during the daytime. just my .02 cents worth.
On edit: if you're ever out in Baytown, give me a shout. I'll show you my very inexpensive setup.
Y2K F250 CC PSD Auto, Short-bed Lariat, Woodland Green/Gold, ordered 07/10/99, born 09/12/99, delivered 10/08/99, Bed mat, Zoodad mod, Viper Remote Start Alarm, Fumoto valve, undercoated, 170k somewhat trouble-free miles (so far), Edge Evolution (60 HP setting), Pioneer DVD/CD/iPod/XM satellite, backup camera, aluminum camper shell to replace the ROLLX that I had on the bed
Repairs: CPS, Water Separator Valve assembly, rear axle bearings, VSS, batteries, brakes, alternator, serpentine belt (x2) and tension pullies, all 4 power lock actuators, water pump, air conditioning lines and compressor, battery cables, replaced the leather oem seat covers with very good leather replacements (found a great price from a place in Dallas that custom makes them)
2016 Subaru Outback (Wife's commuter car)
2016 Starcraft Autumn Ridge 29ft TT
1993 MonArk Sun/Spa 20 ft pontoon boat