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How To Hook Up Lights On a Flat-Bed Without Splicing

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Hello, I am currently building a flatbed for my 1999 f250 7.3L Super Duty XLT and I am adding lights to the headache rack and tail lights but i do not want to cut/splice into the factory harness for the flat bed lights in the event that i go back to a factory type bed. I am looking for something i can use as the starter plug to get things going with. Any advice and product suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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In order to achieve your goal of not splicing into the factory trailer wiring harness we are basically going to create a wiring harness for the flatbed which would plug into the factory trailer connector. In order to do this we are first going to want a junction box, part # 3430001-JBK. Once we have the junction box we can then run the wires from the headache rack and tail lights to this with part # 16-4B-1 (per foot). After this is completed the only other thing we need to do is attach a trailer connector, part # W787268.

If you don't have a 4-way trailer connector on your 1999 Ford F-250 to attach to the above then you will also need part # HM40155.

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