It is easy peasy, just takes a little time. I tap for power from the side Lights inside the bed, fished the power wire under the bed fender side and came in thru factory grommet inside bed trunk, hid the wires in the oem wire loom tubing, grounded at one of the oem bolts and done. Don't have to worry about batteries and since the bed lights have a timer, I won't have to worry about killing/draining battery either.Is it easy to splice or hard wire a light to the Bed lights? I think I prefer the light to be on the lid like most have, but if I could put a light on the side or front end and splice it to one of the bed one's it should work. But I don't know if it is easy to do. I know, why spend all this time when you can just use a portable one. I just like to do small projects like this.
Same setup I use. Discussed here:I just ordered these. They will fit nearly perfectly in the two angled indentions under the trunk lid (assuming the provided measurements are correct). I will take photos when I get them installed. Motion sensor and rechargeable.
I just read your entire thread. Looks like I made a great decision. I looked at probably 50 different ones before I decided on these. I like the wired method, but I am not going to take the time to do all that. These should work perfectly and will arrive Friday, with my interior LED lamp replacements as well. I already changed out the reverse lamps to LED, now also looking into headlight swaps.Same setup I use. Discussed here:
Hey guys, I have the Paragon bed cover and as most people that have it know, when I open the trunk with the cover closed, it blocks the bed lights to see into the trunk itself. I have been looking around for a decent LED setup so I could see into the trunk when making store trips or of course...www.ridgelineownersclub.com
I also used 3M tape just because I already had some. You can try it with the original tape. The lights have never fallen off so far. I like the convenience of removing them at night if I have a break down or flat to repair.Why did you use the 3M tape to install the magnetic strip? Did you find the included tape was not good enough? I was also wondering if slamming the trunk would drop them off.
Yes, they would appear to be handy in many situations! Tomorrow is suppose to be warm and sunny so should be a great day to install them once they arrive.I also used 3M tape just because I already had some. You can try it with the original tape. The lights have never fallen off so far. I like the convenience of removing them at night if I have a break down or flat to repair.