How Do You Put Lights on a Truck Bed Switch?

Adding lights to a truck bed switch is one of the most convenient ways to improve visibility when you’re driving in dark or low-light conditions. Not only do these lights provide additional illumination for the driver, but they also help to make your truck more visible to other drivers on the road.

The process of installing a light switch in your truck bed is relatively straightforward, but it does require some basic knowledge of electrical wiring and components. Before you begin, it’s important to make sure that you have all the necessary materials and tools on hand. You’ll need wire cutters, electrical tape, a soldering iron and solder, and an appropriate switch for your vehicle.

Once you have all the materials ready, it’s time to start installing the light switch. Begin by removing any existing wiring from the area where you plan on placing the switch.

Then, use wire cutters to trim any exposed wires so that they are flush with their respective terminals. Next, re-attach all wires using electrical tape or solder—whichever is appropriate for your particular vehicle.

The next step is to attach the switch itself. Most switches will come with two screws that need to be screwed into place in order to secure it in place. After this is done, connect the positive (+) wire from the battery directly to one of the screws on the back of the light switch and then connect it to one of its terminals.

Finally, connect a negative (-) wire from your battery directly to one of its terminals and then attach a ground wire from this terminal back onto one of its screws. At this point, your light switch should be properly installed and ready for use!


Installing a light switch in your truck bed can be an easy way to add extra visibility when driving at night or during bad weather conditions. With just some basic knowledge of electrical wiring and components as well as some simple tools like wire cutters and an appropriate switch for your car model, you can easily install a light switch in no time!

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Karen Watkins