Dodge 1500 TRX4 Pickup - Backup Lights That WorkPosted in How To: Electrical on July 1, 2007
We've all wanted better backup lights on new trucks, whether it be for trail, road, trailering, or even parking-lot use. The silly white doodads that come on the back of most rigs seem to make better decorations than true reverse lights. Heck, we've been able to lightly touch the brakes on most trucks for better light output from the brake lights than the reverse lights themselves! Luckily we found a manufacturer that specifically targets this market, with the emphasis on towing trailers, a pastime we've been enjoying far too much of with our Dodge 1500 TRX4 pickup.
White Night rear-lighting systems are specifically tailored to be used with the rear hitch, since that is about the only area you can install aftermarket lights without drilling, cutting, or gluing stuff on to your 4x4. The plastic housing holds two 55-watt halogen lamps aimed slightly outward for great light distribution. Depending on your bumper, hitch, hitch pin, locking pin, and/or hitch insert, the unit is installed so the hitch insert goes through the center, or the unit can be installed under the hitch. We tried it out on our Dodge both ways, and like the looks of the through-the-unit mounting.