How Do You Wire the Brake Lights on a Truck Camper Shell?

Wiring brake lights on a truck camper shell can be an easy and inexpensive task. A truck camper shell is an accessory that covers the bed of a pickup truck to provide additional storage space or shelter when camping or hauling items.

It is important to have working brake lights on the camper shell so passing motorists can see when you are slowing down or stopping. The following instructions will guide you through the process of wiring the brake lights on a truck camper shell.

Step 1:

Gather all necessary materials, including electrical tape, wire connectors, and a pair of pliers. You will also need the wiring harness for the camper shell, which may be purchased from your local auto parts store.

Step 2:

Disconnect the battery from your vehicle before beginning any work on electrical components. This will prevent any possible damage to your vehicle’s electrical system.

Step 3:

Begin by connecting one end of the wiring harness to the existing wiring in your truck bed. This should include access to the brake light switch, which will activate when the brakes are applied.

Step 4:

Run the wiring harness up through one of the holes in your camper shell and secure it with electrical tape or wire connectors as needed. Make sure that no wires are exposed to reduce risk of fire or electric shock.

Step 5:

Once you have secured all wires inside your camper shell, connect them directly to their corresponding outlets inside the cab of your vehicle. This should include access to power for both tail lamps and brake lights.

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James Gardner