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Need to know where to find wires & wire colors for puddle lights

I am installing a set of streetglow runningboard lights with puddle lights. I need to know where to find the wires in order to tap into them for the parking lights and the puddle lights. Where is the best location to tap them and what color are they?

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Personally I'd run my own fused power source to them on a separate wire, and install a switch inside, just in case the extra load, or a short down the road from dirt etc, causes all my running lights to go out, but that's up to you. You can probe into wire harness running back to tail lights, find the one with power only when running lights are on, and splice into that, but like I said, if not done proper & sealed up good after, you could create problems down the road.

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You wil be best to tap right into the battery and give them their own fuse and an iluminated flick switch near the drivers position, yes this will mean drilling a fresh hold for the switch but will make it easier if you extend you light show or add a "remote light controler" later, also they can be a huge drain on the main driving lights when tapped into the factory installed ones, causing them to dim out.

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