Chicken lights

Discussion in 'Peterbilt Forum' started by Alotajs, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Alotajs

    Alotajs Bobtail Member

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    Where is the best place to grab power from to wire up chicken lights down the side cowls of my cab and sleeper. I have both an '07 and '18 379 and 389 that I'm adding markers to both sides of. I have factory plugs on both for breather lights that are already installed that I could probably tap, but I as wondering if there's a better option.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. strollinruss

    strollinruss Road Train Member

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    I have an extra switch in the dash for my chicken, and breather lights. One for each side. It's whatever you want. You could tie in to your breather lights if you don't mind them all coming on at once. It's kind of good for them to be on a separate switch in case of a short.
     
  4. Roberts450

    Roberts450 Road Train Member

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    You might be surprised to find that there might be a pigtail already hanging around under the front edge of the cab by the breathers for cab/sleeper lights. They are very popular factory options so Im pretty sure the wires are already there as well as behind the dash for a switch. I think my 386 has wires for lighs and its just a cheap spec'd company truck. A quick call to the pete dealer parts department would give you the best answer and they could even tell you the wire color, how it's labeled, and loacation.
     
  5. dumptruck89

    dumptruck89 Light Load Member

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    Chances are pretty good there's already wires under there. On the 2013 388 I drive the wires are under there with white stickers saying what they are for.
     
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