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Old 01-02-2023, 06:37 PM   #1
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Let's see your Aux/Fog/Driving Lights

Added a 12" Amber light bar in the front bumper of my 37K and not sure I am liking the look or limited use since it will blind everyone. I am thinking of going with some halogen fog or driving lights that I can leave on all the time.
Just curious to see what others have done..
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Added a 12" Amber light bar in the front bumper of my 37K and not sure I am liking the look or limited use since it will blind everyone. I am thinking of going with some halogen fog or driving lights that I can leave on all the time.
Just curious to see what others have done..
Added Freightliner fog lights equipped with OPT7 LED bulbs. Also got the Freightliner wiring harness and integrated it into the chassis module. Controlled by a Freightliner fog lamp switch added to dash panel, did have to take it to Freightliner for a 5 minute programming to integrate the lights into the Freightliner multiplex system.

I also added the Freightliner Truck-Lite OEM LED headlights which work great. The headlights are phenomenal on the road, especially compared to the very weak stock headlights. And then these fog lights absolutely light up down low in front of the rig, great when navigating back roads into and out of many campgrounds.
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I realized my switch layout was an early version. Here is the current with the fog lamps switch.
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I realized my switch layout was an early version. Here is the current with the fog lamps switch.
Where did you get the switch. That looks more like the factory switches than the ones I have seen on Amazon.

I am thinking about a LED bar down below the bumper. The center part of the plastic trim down there pops off and you can fit it under there.
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Where did you get the switch. That looks more like the factory switches than the ones I have seen on Amazon.

I am thinking about a LED bar down below the bumper. The center part of the plastic trim down there pops off and you can fit it under there.
What I installed was a genuine Freightliner "Smart" switch, part number A06-37217-005. Various suppliers online like FinditParts, Wheeler Fleet, etc. Google search will give you many options. Or a Freightliner dealer can get it for you. But be advised this switch is a very low current switch designed to plug directly into the Freightliner multiplexed electrical system and (when enabled) will turn on or off the lights via the chassis module. M2 Senecas have unused smart switch connections in the dash so no extra "wiring" was necessary. Not sure if S2RV chassis still have "extra" Smart Switch connections like the M2 chassis did. I just cut out a new opening in the center dash panel and connected the switch to the smart switch connection. Then Freightliner did their magic with a laptop plugged into my rig and the switch was functional.

But there is another switch that is a "high current" model. It is Freightliner part A06-30769-092. It is not designed to interface with the Freightliner multiplexed wiring, in a factory installation it would have a dedicated wiring harness. But it could likely be adapted to power accessory lights.
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I mounted a 32Ē single row LED lightbar in the valance below the bumper, it fit in there perfectly. I usually only use it on rural highways and backroads and it sure makes it nice
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I mounted a 32Ē single row LED lightbar in the valance below the bumper, it fit in there perfectly. I usually only use it on rural highways and backroads and it sure makes it nice
That looks awesome! Do you have any pictures of how you mounted it? Is the valance still relatively solid?
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That looks awesome! Do you have any pictures of how you mounted it? Is the valance still relatively solid?
The valance is cut pretty much with the bottom of it, so it was flimsy. I used two of the factory holes, marked with green arrows to mount the light bar and valance back up. I did have to use a few washers on the end of the light bar mounting brackets to space them out to match the factory bumper holes. To stiffen the bottom of the valance, I screwed angle aluminum behind the light bar and made the aluminum long enough to overlap the corner valance pieces and the last screw, red arrows, tie the aluminum, center and corner pieces all back together. With the light bar bolting directly to the bumper, it is very solid and I donít see any vibration of the light when driving.
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Very nice work! Did you toy around with the idea of just putting it in the slot above? It seems like the easy path, but could cause some interference with the cooling system.
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Very nice work! Did you toy around with the idea of just putting it in the slot above? It seems like the easy path, but could cause some interference with the cooling system.
Since I regularly pull a stacker weighing 11.5k, I didnít want to block any air flow to the transmission oil cooler located there. Plus this is a little more stealthy
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It's certainly stealth and very cool. It wreaks of effort though, and my trailer is small. I may just shoot for the gap and hope for the best. I certainly know which direction I'll go if I notice an increase in tranny temps.
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Thats dope!!!!!
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I am thinking about pulling the bottom middle valance completely off and place a 42" bar down there.

Still tempted to try these cheaper LED headlights... https://www.raneystruckparts.com/fre...ight-bar-pair/
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I am thinking about pulling the bottom middle valance completely off and place a 42" bar down there.

Still tempted to try these cheaper LED headlights... https://www.raneystruckparts.com/fre...ight-bar-pair/
In the description of those lights I believe they still have just halogen bulbs in projector assemblies. The LED portions are the daytime running lights and the turn signals.
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Well, that must be why they are so much cheaper. Good catch!
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Rusty,

I heard there's a wiring harness near that location can you show me some pictures of how you wired it up and your controls on the inside
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I heard there's a wiring harness near that location can you show me some pictures of how you wired it up and your controls on the inside
I am, not aware of any wiring harness, I didnít find any. Even if there was, it would be tired into the Freightliner CANBUS system and you would have to have the switch programmed by Freightliner. Early on I installed a Blue Sea accessory fuse panel on the drivers kickplate supplied with power from a solenoid next to the steering column. One side of the solenoid is hot all the time and one side is keyed power. I mounted a toggle switch on the column cover and oriented it so I could quickly turn the lightbar off with my knee. The switch and power is wired through a standard automotive relay.
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Man you do stuff right I think your skills are a little bit better than mine LOL
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