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Old 07-30-2019, 01:33 PM
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I have been asked to put a fuel tank , lighted headache rrack with tail lights and brake lights and a lift gate on a 2011 Ford F150 and I have no idea where to start Where does one go after the wiring???????????
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Old 07-30-2019, 02:14 PM
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I have been asked to put a fuel tank , lighted headache rrack with tail lights and brake lights and a lift gate on a 2011 Ford F150 and I have no idea where to start Where does one go after the wiring???????????


But a connection that plugs into the rear light where trailer lights would come out? But might have to splice into existing trailer light wire if it has it already.


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For a lift gate, I would run a separate hot wire to an unused spot of the fuse box. Other than that, I would just tie in to rear existing wiring for the lights.
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If it has the round trailer connector you have all you need for a custom harness.
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If it has the round trailer connector you have all you need for a custom harness.
How do we do that?
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Just go shopping at your local trailer supply and get a tee that goes between the plugs. Most of the crap I see they just scotchlock into the light wires.
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Go to etrailer.com and buy one of the trailer wire junction boxes (they were about $15 last time I needed one), weather proof plastic box with 7 screw posts inside.
Cut the trailer light wire in front of the connector on the rear bumper, and put the box in, and then run wire from that up to the headache rack. You can buy a roll of 4-wire color coded trailer wire cheaper than you can buy regular primary wire. All you need are crimp on ring connectors to use in the box. Its very clean and simple this way. On a ford this gives you easy access to running light, turn signals and reverse lamps without doing anything fancy.


For the fuel tank and lift gate I would run my own wire, from the battery with switches and relays as necessary.
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Most of the lift gates I’ve dealt with have had 12v hydraulic pump packs. If this is similar you’re into some heavy current.

I hope when they say fuel tank it’s a diesel slip tank, and not gas?


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Most of the lift gates I’ve dealt with have had 12v hydraulic pump packs. If this is similar you’re into some heavy current.

I hope when they say fuel tank it’s a diesel slip tank, and not gas?


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In a "2011 F-150" ???
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