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Have you ever started a project and have it grow into different directions? It has happened to me more than once. A while back, I started a project to add more light to the now all famous one backup light. After doing a lot of drawings, mockups, I finnally a finished product that works. That being said, I had the front door glass tinted (35%). Now the light that I augmented is now not bright enough. So I bought some flood lights from Oznium (~1.25" dia.) and am going to mount them 2 ea. on each side of the rear license. That requires that I run a wire from the b/u lite to the rear hatch. I took off the cover on the hatch,removed the plate,located and drilled the hole,and ran the wire towards the flex grommet located near the left hinge. There is a harness that runs up the frame of the hatch glass. It is not very roomy and I couldn't get through this channel to run the wire. So this norning, I went over to the local install shop to ask how much they would charge to run ~30 in. of wire up the frame. The guy looked at it and went back inside the shop. I closed the hatch and went inside to talk to the counter man.He said that it would be 1hour of labor ($75), I said no thanks. Lets see 30" of wire ~10mins. work-I'll take my chances and do it myself. Went to the local Harbor frieght and got a non conductive elect. fishing tape for $8, and my labor is free, to me.
 

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Update:Back up lights

Friday was a perfect day. Got out all the stuff I thought I'd need to finish the newer back up lites. Took off the tail gate cover, and slipped the fish tape into the channel. After ~15 mins. it came thru the end of the frame, where I hooked the wire to it and pulled it thru. Connected all the hanging ends and closed up that area. Next, hooking up to the red wire on the b/u lite. I took the advice found here on the site, and removed the lower storage cubbies to expose the feed wires. Used a "tee" tap to the red wire, and reassembled everything. Last night, I put the xB into reverse,and there was light,lots of it. I'm going to show it to some friends tonight. I think they will be suprised, but today it is supposed to get close to 70 deg. so I'll get to wash and clean up the box.
 

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Put all the stuff in the car that I use to wash, went over to my bro's and wouldn't you know it- the clouds started to roll in. In past experiences, when I'm halfway thru washing, it rains. So I didn't get to do the wash job. For some reason I'm having a mental block on getting pic's up to the forum. Phobic tried to help me, but I'm still struggling. I'll get it some day. I don't give up. Must be the OCD or that I'm just hardheaded.
 
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