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Does anyone know where I can find a constant 12v source near the bed? I'm trying to wire up some LEDs in my tool box and I don't want to have to run wires from the cab or under the hood. Thanks!!


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I ran from under the hood, I don't think there's anything back there.
 

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Use wire loom and go along the top of the framerail on the driver side. There's a harness there you can run your cabling along. Then it can come up right by the battery.
 

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Use wire loom and go along the top of the framerail on the driver side. There's a harness there you can run your cabling along. Then it can come up right by the battery.
Good advice, this is really your only option.
Don't fail to include a fuse at the battery.
 

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I would advise running heavier gauge wire than you think you need, once you have power back in the bed you'll come up with more ideas on how to use it.

I installed a fuse box under the bedrail and it has worked great for two years (I do have a folding tonneau, but it has been fine in the rain).


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Thanks for the tips guys! I ended up running power wire inside the factory wire loom along the top of the frame rail. I put 1 18" led strip shining into the bed and 1 inside the toolbox, with a momentary push button so when I open the toolbox, the lights come on, and close it to turn them off.


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Thanks for the tips guys! I ended up running power wire inside the factory wire loom along the top of the frame rail. I put 1 18" led strip shining into the bed and 1 inside the toolbox, with a momentary push button so when I open the toolbox, the lights come on, and close it to turn them off.


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Neat thinking !!! :salute:
 
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