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Interesting project for sure. Our trucks are aluminum so his trick of catching metal shavings with a magnet wouldn't work for us, minor point.

I went a different way, I just added the 3 "Raptor" lights behind the grille. Some people have added 4, but there were already 3 holes for mounting on my truck so I just used those. That was a lot easier than removing the headliner.
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Video explains that these lights are a factory option on the SuperDutys = you can order the lights (and more importantly) the wiring harness with the five (5) 2-wire pigtails to power the lights.

I've been thru the F150 Ordering Guide with a fine-tooth comb, and I pretty sure that no such option exists on the F150 platform, so you would need to add the Power & Ground wires to your existing wiring harness and you can probably bet that there are not the 2 open slots in that 10-pin wiring harness connector, so you'll need to find the right power wire connected to the mirror lights to tap into.

I would also be concerned with drilling five (5) holes thru the roof into the cab to install these... I had a recall on my 2010 F150 Platinum for the Sirius/XM antenna "pod" that my local dealership performed, which required their removing/replacing the seals. It was only when I was trading my 2010 in for my 2015 Platinum that I noticed the grey carpeting along the passengers side door jamb was soaked with rusty water due to their faulty recall install -- the seals on the pod were leaking and the water leaked down the "A" pillar and was accumulating at the passenger door jamb. Besides the sunroof, the antenna pod was the only other hole in the roof and it leaked past those seals. Multiply that possibility by 5 and I think you're asking for problems...

Not saying it couldn't be done but question whether what would be involved is worth the effort...
 

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Thanks for the advise, i am looking at lights from this place Wireless Cab Running Lights Kit - Cab Over America
no leaking and no taking the cab apart. i am still looking for the next couple of days , my sons friend was here today and he has a shop that does vinyl wrap, detailing etc. and he said he can do the install for me.. so i am thinking of what i am going to do,
 

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has any one installed cab light, i am thinking i might want them,
Thanks for this video. I enjoyed watching it. Seems pretty easy to do, but I think I'll have someone do it for me. That's how a DIY factory install should be done.
 

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Thanks for the advise, i am looking at lights from this place Wireless Cab Running Lights Kit - Cab Over America
no leaking and no taking the cab apart. i am still looking for the next couple of days , my sons friend was here today and he has a shop that does vinyl wrap, detailing etc. and he said he can do the install for me.. so i am thinking of what i am going to do,
Did you end up with the wireless lights? Adding running lights is something I have been interested in for some time now. I am not sure about having solar and if they would be bright enough to serve a real purpose especially in fog conditions.
 

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I purchased the correct set of lights from Recon to match the Superduty platform. Then I bought a rivet nut gun with aluminum rivnuts and aluminum machine screws to avoid dissimilar metal issues. I plan to install o-rings under the rivnuts before I set them in the roof to prevent leaks. Then I’ll caulk under the light base for good measure. I just need to find the time this summer.
 

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Interesting project for sure. Our trucks are aluminum so his trick of catching metal shavings with a magnet wouldn't work for us, minor point.

I went a different way, I just added the 3 "Raptor" lights behind the grille. Some people have added 4, but there were already 3 holes for mounting on my truck so I just used those. That was a lot easier than removing the headliner. View attachment 1841
May I ask where you purchased your grill lights? After your purchase do you feel you made the best choice? Feel free to private message me as I don't wish for this to go off topic. Thank you.
 

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May I ask where you purchased your grill lights? After your purchase do you feel you made the best choice? Feel free to private message me as I don't wish for this to go off topic. Thank you.
@Chad1903 I just bought 6 of these on eBay. I can’t find the auction right now but I will look later. They seem to be waterproof and very sturdy. I used another one on my motorhome and one on my lawnmower.

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ETA: Here is the ebay add: 3/4" Amber LED Clearance Marker Bullet Lights DOT Semi Truck Turn Signals 5pk | eBay I put mine on in June of last year. I just went to Lowes and found some eye bolts that these fit fine:


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I had to fish the eyebolts up into the grille as the 2018 Platinum has no room for hands- other models are probably easier. Tied them into the parking lights.
 

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May I ask where you purchased your grill lights? After your purchase do you feel you made the best choice? Feel free to private message me as I don't wish for this to go off topic. Thank you.
I bought a real nice set from F150LEDS.com. Complete set with wiring and mounting. I just haven’t installed them yet. I bought the four light kit to be different. I’m not a Raptor, so I changed it up.
 
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