That's a good question, I don't know the answer but I'd like to know it myself. In the past I have seen a wire hookup from the rear-brake light that enters the cover. There's got to be a "best practices" way of getting it done.
Hi Kent. Did you ever figure out how to hook up the brake and dome light on your truck? I just bought a Raider cap today and need to hook up my electrics (brake and dome lights) and I'm not sure how. Any advice?What is the best way to hook up the brake and interier lights on my raider truck cap.
04 Silverado,, not sure if there is a plug in hookup or if you need to tap into the harness.
You know, for $35 I agree, that's not a bad way to go.Hey Redrider. I couldn't wait to hook up the electrics to my Raider cap as I've been told that it's illegal to cover up your 3rd brake llight as I did when I installed the cap. Last week I took my 2002 Sierra to "Truck Toppers" in Fonthill to have them do the wiring as it was only about $35.00 plus tax. It was a lot less hassle letting them do it as it was done right and it's guaranteed. Now the brake and dome light work perfectly!
Good luck, John
I would suggest looking at the auto store for some of those weatherproof connectors if available. One tip in using a piggy back splice/crimp connector is to add some light bulb grease where the exposed wire would be before closing/smushing it closed. That'll keep moisture out.Hi,
There is a 3rd light waterproof connector in the wiring harness at the back for toppers, but my local dealer says the pigtail to plug into it is 70 bucks! (at least here in canada).
I hate to cut into the wiring and use a crimp connector as it will corrode pretty fast in the salt used on the roads in the winter. I've got some but connectors that self solder and shrink seal so I guess I'll try those.