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Cab Lights

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Irishtornado, May 10, 2008.

  1. Irishtornado

    Irishtornado Diesel Fanatic

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    Anyone know if the new style cab lights on GMC/Chevy are a direct replacement for the older ones? I don't want to get into a bunch of mods to do it, but I like the looks of them alot better if its a easy swap.
     
  2. mojoe01

    mojoe01 Duramax Geek

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    I know they are not a direct replacement. In order to install these, you will need to cut holes in your roof, because the new lights are sunk down in a little. Thats why they have a lower profile (in addition to the LEDs being smaller). Also, these new lights require a plug-in harness, which you would have to figure out. I checked into them at one time, but someone told me that if you had the old lights already, the new ones would not cover all the old holes. :( Not sure if this is true or not...
     
  3. TIM Z

    TIM Z Tie Rod Bender

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    The new style Will NOT cover the all of the old holes. Sorry bro, i wanted to do the same. But Pacer is selling some sweet LED smoked lights for us!
     
  4. busdriver75

    busdriver75 Busier than hell...

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    speaking of new style cab lights....

    anybody know the cheapest place to get the NBS cab lights. i'd like to stick a set on my 03
     
  5. Irishtornado

    Irishtornado Diesel Fanatic

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    Guys I happen to be hauling one of these and which is what gave me the idea...They look almost like a direct replacement..What are your thoughts.
     

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  6. HDpullingpower

    HDpullingpower Hellion

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    The classic body style uses different mounting holes than the new style...they won't work. Now it you don't have cab lights and want to use the new style it will work...I have them on mine.:thumbsup:
     
  7. schulte

    schulte ACCELLERANT!!!

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    Negative. But if you want to unscrew a couple of those lights so we can see the bottom/mating surface part, that'd help ):h.
     
  8. busdriver75

    busdriver75 Busier than hell...

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    hwere'd you get 'em HD??
     
  9. blizzardplowman

    blizzardplowman Crowd Control Staff Member Moderator

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    The dealer missed my marker lights on the 08 I am picking up this week, looks like a $250 dollar fix. The lights aren't bad it's the wire harness.....:incazzato:
     
  10. HDpullingpower

    HDpullingpower Hellion

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    From the dealer..
     
  11. HDpullingpower

    HDpullingpower Hellion

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    The harness wasn't so bad to install on mine.
     
  12. Cheyenne19

    Cheyenne19 Special agent C19 A(ACLU)

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    How bad do you cringe when you cut the hole? I've had a sawzall to my fenders, so I guess it might not be too bad. I've been thinking about a set of smoked cab lights.
     
  13. ROCKYMTN

    ROCKYMTN Pain in the arse

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    It took me about 10 minutes to drill the first hole!:D
     
  14. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    what about the ... www.gorecon.com ...product? will those work for what you are trying to do?
     
  15. busdriver75

    busdriver75 Busier than hell...

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    recon does have the new style lights, but i've heard nothing but horror stories about them. the OEM cab lights are only about $30 more from gm parts direct i think.
     
  16. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    what horror stories? Everyone I've talked to had nothing but great news about them...Im about to buy some for my rigs and I want to know what's going wrong with them?
     
  17. ROCKYMTN

    ROCKYMTN Pain in the arse

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    I had the smoke cab lights the first time around, and they faded to a nasty brown within 6 months, after a few calls and emails, they sent out the hyperwhite, had them on for a few years now and they still look ok.
     
  18. I'm pretty sure it was recon that was being boycotted over on our old home. For lack of a better way of saying it, they copied a very well written install by a customer and labeled it as their instructions without recognizing the guy that actually wrote them.

    Most stories have nothing to do with their quality, just that they screwed that guy.
     
  19. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    oh I see...thats pretty shitty
     
  20. HDpullingpower

    HDpullingpower Hellion

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    A couple of beers and I had nerves of steel.:sifone:
     

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