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Old 06-05-2023, 09:15 AM   #1
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VTDP / DSDP - Rear Cap Docking Lights Wiring

I had posted a while back about adding docking lights to my 2020 VTDP on K2 Chassis. I did not locate factory wiring near the rear fender wells, however, I have managed to find factory wiring labeled "Rear Cap Docking Light" near the hitch receiver. I was hoping someone might know if there is corresponding wiring in the dash (and general location or where it penetrates at and/or color) so I could install a toggle switch in the factory wiring. I have already installed additional LED lighting and tied into the reverse lights circuit and enjoy the additional visibility; it would be awesome, however, to be able to independently enable these lights. Many thanks in advance!
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Old 06-05-2023, 10:35 AM   #2
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It might be worth your time to get a tone meter if someone can't specifically identify the wiring. Here is a reasonable on Amazon that can test pairs of wires. Or maybe borrow one from a friend.
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Old 06-05-2023, 01:55 PM   #3
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I cannot specifically answer your question but can provide some outside the box input.

Iíve spent quite a bit of time under the dash in my VTDP searching for other wires and I mist say, what a rats nest. Very difficult to find and identify wires.

With that said and when I added lighting to my rig, I went with wireless switches operated by remote. I have one of these in my rear chassis battery bay for the rear lights. Itís water proof and works like a charm. So instead of a dash toggle, perhaps a key fob remote.
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Old 06-06-2023, 07:39 AM   #4
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Thank you, both for the suggestions! I will attempt with the toner and if I swing and miss, I will certainly check out the wireless relay!

Thanks again for the outside the box ideas!!!
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