How to Install LED Bed Lights (Fun DIY Project)
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Learn how to install LED strip lights in the bed of your truck or under the hood of your car for less than $30. I show you how to wire the white LED strip lights with a push button switch and a magnetic switch so when you open the tailgate the lights come on automatically and illuminate the inside of the truck bed.
You can also install the LED lights under the hood of your car so when you open your hood, the lights turn on automatically or with the push of a button. In this case we are working on a Ford Raptor pickup truck but the LED light installation process is the same on any vehicle.
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  • Tori Leonard
    Tori Leonard

    Hey @ChrisFix! I just want to say thanks SO MUCH for your videos! I'm an 18 year old girl who knows absolutely nothing about cars and I've always been too scared to buy one, but with your videos I just got an amazing deal on my first car and it's in great shape! You also helped me prove my boyfriend wrong haha because I changed some brake pads, rotors, and did an oil change all by myself which was the coolest thing ever! So keep doing what you do because it's helping millions!! :)

    • James Godwin
      James Godwin

      its nice to see a girl that wants to learn how to work on there on car. good job

    • Cbofalia Ofalia
      Cbofalia Ofalia

      Wow u have Nos

    • Ionatan Marta
      Ionatan Marta

      I am a 15 year old that thinks about startig working on a car, this has helped me too, very much .

    • Ma. Femar KYLE Lacang
      Ma. Femar KYLE Lacang

      @ChrisFix DAD

    • Peyton Fix
      Peyton Fix

      Chris fix I was station live on for Mercury County Park and I just want to say that you’ve inspired me for doing that car really well and I am a eight-year-old kid and I just want to say you’re the best Chris fix you are and you can always help me with my car and if I ever come when I’m 16 or 18 I will I will have you fix that car because right now I am trying to fix it and I watched so much videos of you trying just doing the driftJust doing the drifts thing and it’s so cool to see that then just drift and it’s just so nice because I just want to fix my car so much and I just love you Chris fix you are the best you tuber I’ve ever known and you can be extraordinary kind and be respectful to help people with their car is not working that well and my car has two different types of oil and it one point a SAELLoyal and I and SS oil in it and normal oil and I don’t know how to fix that I don’t know how to do oil changes and I am subscribed and I hit the notification bell and you should see my log because I do a lot of amazing things but I haven’t done anything with my car yet but I will get to that soon but you are the best IRbin or that I’ve ever known and I just want to say I’m giving you a comment because you’re the best Chris fix I’ve ever known and you are so kind and and showing pride to help me fix my old car

  • K C
    K C

    Step 1) don't

  • Ce G
    Ce G

    I learn so much whenever I see a video of yours. Thank you, there's so many cars setting on fire where I lives, mostly cabs, probably because they don't use the same security measures you do.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix

      That's not good! And I'm glad you're learning from the videos!

  • Luis Aldana
    Luis Aldana

    always is better to use the fuse box, for a new 12v conection, i think.

  • Let me Drive first
    Let me Drive first

    N.o.s!!!!! That was a fast and furious quote

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix

      ;)

  • Julius Brown
    Julius Brown

    hi i am a big fan

  • cvelestiaIs
    cvelestiaIs

    Heck ya the Ford raptor baby

  • Eduardo Alarcon
    Eduardo Alarcon

    Can you recommend a fog light bar? yellow light

  • Shotokan07
    Shotokan07

    @ChrisFix thank you for the awesome vid! Makes DIY so much fun to do! I have a request, can you make a side vid on adding in a secondary power source to us other than the car battery? I only ask because my car battery died and needed to look under hood and the light won't work if the battery is dead. 😅 Something as an emergency backup. Maybe something next to the fuse by the red battery post? Thanks again.

  • Enrique Garcia Jr
    Enrique Garcia Jr

    I’m guessing the Tesla truck came from the design of that wiring diagram huh 🧐😂

  • daytraitors
    daytraitors

    Never switch the ground! Ground should be always connected for safety. Put the switch on the power rail. When it’s off there’s no power.

  • Red aka Minekloc
    Red aka Minekloc

    Aaaah, you should've painted the magnet switch red

  • dragoljub sarmić
    dragoljub sarmić

    ur gay

  • Abdullah Alrhil
    Abdullah Alrhil

    No one can explain the steps like this fella 😍😍😍

  • Turk
    Turk

    I see you have a hoodie for sale but You should do some merch like Blinker fluid stickers. Bet you will make a lot of money. Bunker Branding works with youtubers

  • Luke Bev
    Luke Bev

    That’s the straight pipes car!!

  • Joe D
    Joe D

    Hey Chris, I installed these in the Spring, the exact same lights the exact way you described and the LED lights are now barely working. Have you had this problem? I think it's the cheap Chinese LED lights. Any suggestions?

  • Hunor k
    Hunor k

    How to set up led lights under the car? under a sport car or something like that

  • Eriberto T. Roblero Alvarado
    Eriberto T. Roblero Alvarado

    The wire u used all the way to the back

  • Edijs Bergs
    Edijs Bergs

    Just the weirdest thing happened when Chris said "let us turn off our lights" my laptop just randomly shut down with no warning.

  • Tor Oxenham
    Tor Oxenham

    Can you do any coler

  • Cesar Leal
    Cesar Leal

    Hey @ChrisFix great video! I have a question about LEDs, so I installed LED headlights all around my 05 silverado and changed the flasher relay but now when my headlights turn on my turn signals won't work. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

    • Cesar Leal
      Cesar Leal

      @ChrisFix thank you sir!!! And God bless!!!!! You should do a video on that no one explains a process better than you!!! YOU DA MAN!!!

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix

      Sounds like the relay isn't working properly, see if you can get it replaced and try that out!

  • infected knight
    infected knight

    Chris is that a fuckin nos tank in your ranger

  • Jame Andy
    Jame Andy

    Life lessons with ChrisFix “Work with the holes you have. Never go out of your way to get new holes if you don’t need to.”

    • Pig roseete
      Pig roseete

      stealing comments, smh

  • HAYDEN TIMMERMAN
    HAYDEN TIMMERMAN

    Chris : this is Definitely not coming off Me : I did every thing you said and it keeps coming off Chris : well maybe redo the video Me : but I have Also me : Noooooooooooooooooooooo

  • My Cat's Balls
    My Cat's Balls

    Couldn’t you just take power from the tail light?

  • Ilde Martinez
    Ilde Martinez

    The only thing you forget to put in the detail was the links for the wire that you connect the fuse and long was that wire

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix

      Like this? : amzn.to/2O8V5Nh

  • Mark Lance
    Mark Lance

    What kind of bed protector is that?

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix

      Not sure, I can ask them!

  • tiger Z
    tiger Z

    cried out, love raptor soooomuch!

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix

      They're pretty cool!

  • Joshua Baughn
    Joshua Baughn

    I call wire protectors, "Conduit." But Wire protector is fine.

  • John Carter
    John Carter

    At most of the present cars there is a trunk light switch so you dont have to wire additional one :)

  • Harleykenn
    Harleykenn

    He talks too fast, it's just annoying, i want ro watch but, he needs to calm down.

  • Sammy 650
    Sammy 650

    Thank you! I am not very confident dealing with electrical but after watching this video I feel much better. I learn a lot especially safe side doing it.

  • Akhilesh Cheetamun
    Akhilesh Cheetamun

    Hello @ChrisFix, please make a video for car ambient light

  • Will Vanco
    Will Vanco

    For everyone else doing this, ik that led draw nothing but you should always return a voltage to it's source, GND is a safety precaution not a negative

  • Aaron Simms
    Aaron Simms

    Am I the only man that seen NOS in the back of his truck

  • forrest
    forrest

    +100hp

  • MuricanSilveradoZ71
    MuricanSilveradoZ71

    I'm assuming the truck has a 7 pin trailer hookup, an easier way to run that power wire would be to tap that power wire that's already behind the rear bumper in that built in 7 pin trailer adapter. Just my .02 to help save time in the wiring process.

  • Javier Salazar
    Javier Salazar

    so in my dads truck their was a light that wasn’t working and we bought a new lightbulb and set it, and when we tried turning it on it wouldn’t so we switch the old bulb to the other side and tried making sure it wasnt the bulb but when when put it wouldn’t turn on so we put the new one in on both sides and now both don’t want to turn on and we are wondering why

  • DAWOOD OP GAMING CZ IM OP AND CZ GAMING IS OP
    DAWOOD OP GAMING CZ IM OP AND CZ GAMING IS OP

    SOLDERING STEPS THAT YOU U SHOULD KEEP IN MIND: 1•SOLDER IT 2•SILICONE IT 3•HEAT SHRINK IT 4•BEEEUTIFUL

    • DAWOOD OP GAMING CZ IM OP AND CZ GAMING IS OP
      DAWOOD OP GAMING CZ IM OP AND CZ GAMING IS OP

      @Jordan Lim like ur reply but “Sopy Wooder” Is for cleaning not for soldering ;)

    • Jordan Lim
      Jordan Lim

      And soapy wooder

  • The Architect
    The Architect

    Could I run a line from the battery to a fuse and then to my dashboard and multiple switches so I could hook up 3 or 4 lights with only one line and fuse from the battery? or should I have a fuse behind each switch and for every accessory. I imagine that.

  • Barry Gardner
    Barry Gardner

    Today is November 11, 2020. As a subscriber, I have no idea how I missed this video back in January! I just replaced my old vinyl tonneau cover with a hard, Bak Flip MX4 cover. Once that was done, I couldn't wait to tackle this project! I have a 2011 Toyota Tundra with the OEM bed rail system. I also have a sprayed in factory bedliner. I decided to run the led strip under the rails. I used 99% isopropyl alcohol to clean the surfaces but also ran the 3M high bonding tape all the way around, just to make sure the LED's would stay stuck. The more difficult part was figuring out the wiring on the switch as the wires are different colors than yours, Chris. It didn't take long to figure that out and I felt tremendous satisfaction when the whole install was complete! It looks amazing and works perfectly! The only issue I have is the LED strips were beginning to sag on the ends of the rails I attached them to so to solve that, I wrapped each of the rail ends with a black zip tie. So far, nothing seems to be sagging! Thanks again Chris for another educational, fun project!

  • BLAL NOOR
    BLAL NOOR

    hey chrisfix here you how my dad fixes car

  • tarmizi ahmad
    tarmizi ahmad

    cool video i’m a 7 years old kid watching this i love your video keep up the good work.

  • Stain
    Stain

    It's No Nut November Put on your safety glasses

  • Denis Patenaude
    Denis Patenaude

    Hi, I like very much your video. I want to install LED running light signal and White Courtesy Light. I look on the passage side access plate why to many wire for me. the LED light have 4 wire Black, Red, Yellow and white. Can you help me or someone....

  • worxharder
    worxharder

    Don't forget, that wire size directly dictates how many amps can travel through the wire itself. Oversizing a fuse is dangerous. Oversizing leads to the fuse, a over current protection device, to be utterly useless if it exceeds the amp limit on the wiring leading to and away from it. You can get away with a few extra amps when sizing up, but always be cautious when doing so. If it's an old circuit it may have already been stepped up...and now your entering a danger zone. For more clarification on amp to wire size always reference the National Electric Code. Also know as the NEC. A quick Google search can save you your ride and possibly your life. Great video Chris!

  • Jacqueline Tan
    Jacqueline Tan

    S

  • levi levi
    levi levi

    Hi Chris! Your videos are amazing! Thank you! Daytime running lights are very helpful for vehicle visibility and safety. There are many types of DRL kits. Can you please create a video on how to install DRL kit? Thank you very much!

  • CJC
    CJC

    WHEN HE SAID FORD RANGER BUT NOT ANY FORD RANGER I KNEW IT WAS THE TRAIGHT PIPES

  • Harrison Robbins
    Harrison Robbins

    Not the blinker fluid in the beginning😭

  • Hugh Wynn
    Hugh Wynn

    This guy should have been a good salesman like those on the TV commercials

  • Vasil Grigorov
    Vasil Grigorov

    I bet everyone, who watch the truck trick bed see the nitro bottle

  • Andrew Berg
    Andrew Berg

    Your "how to" videos are the best on IRbin! Thank you very much for helping out so many people!

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix

      Thanks a lot!

  • Ma. Femar KYLE Lacang
    Ma. Femar KYLE Lacang

    YUUUUY

  • Ma. Femar KYLE Lacang
    Ma. Femar KYLE Lacang

    NOI AND AVA

  • Ma. Femar KYLE Lacang
    Ma. Femar KYLE Lacang

    CHRISFIX

  • Rob edwards
    Rob edwards

    Hi, Chris Is the installation, such as the placement of the switch, the same in the Ranger as this Raptor? I ask because I have a Ranger.

  • Luckett Coronado
    Luckett Coronado

    “So let’s make it night time!” clap New Galaxy Phone ad plays advertising their night mode feature

  • DrAdamX_power Gameplay
    DrAdamX_power Gameplay

    Oh I see Blinker Fluid is still actual where can I get mine.

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix

      ;)

  • Football_kind717 :
    Football_kind717 :

    Why do u have NOS

  • otakuオタク 畏凹パ
    otakuオタク 畏凹パ

    We need a tutorial on how to make a remote control so when someone steals your car ( how d they bypass the kill switch? ) all lights in the car turns off

  • Luis Serrano
    Luis Serrano

    What everyone else sees: How to Install LED Bed Lights What I see: How to Install Underglow

  • Alfredo Vazquez
    Alfredo Vazquez

    So does this increase performance like in a PC?

  • Smoke ْ
    Smoke ْ

    17:00

  • 2017 Subaru Wrx
    2017 Subaru Wrx

    Idk bro that strip by the cab looks like poop! It’s an eyesore! Ugly install sorry man

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix

      Thanks for sharing

  • Gabe Vlogs
    Gabe Vlogs

    This dude has nos in his truck

  • Kkk Ttt
    Kkk Ttt

    chrisfix

  • ṨpacedΛce Sa
    ṨpacedΛce Sa

    There is few thing i dont get i hope someone will explain it for me a little more. Is there some resistor for the led light stripe in it since there was no resistors instaled? And will this work if i take positive from another electric powered device like from back light or something thats closer to the bed, or is there another way to get power except straight from the battery? Our carelectrican highschool is closed so this helps a lot

  • Roco Kiefa
    Roco Kiefa

    Hawara, du bist so a Pfuscher!

  • William Gates
    William Gates

    It is not a butt connector, it is a wire splice. Butt connectors are to terminate the end of wires.

  • Ricardo Valdivia
    Ricardo Valdivia

    Whats if you dont want a magnetic switch and you just want to use a on and off switch what is it that you have to connect to the button?

  • Kathlene Buskirk Mcartor
    Kathlene Buskirk Mcartor

    Hey @ChrisFix! I just want to say thanks SO MUCH for your videos! I'm an 18 year old girl who knows absolutely nothing about cars and I've always been too scared to buy one, but with your videos I just got an amazing deal on my first car and it's in great shape! You also helped me prove my boyfriend wrong haha because I changed some brake pads, rotors, and did an oil change all by myself which was the coolest thing ever! So keep doing what you do because it's helping millions!! :)

  • Yuri Thorpe
    Yuri Thorpe

    How did they cross the border??

  • Tarus 1402
    Tarus 1402

    Guten Tag aus Deutschland

  • carlos deleon
    carlos deleon

    Your "how to" videos are the best on IRbin! Thank you very much for helping out so many people!

  • Yup Dup
    Yup Dup

    Ask for forgiveness Christians and try not to go to hell

  • slogman_jr JR
    slogman_jr JR

    Came here from straight pipes, I respect the grind and I’m subscribing

  • Derek Thomas
    Derek Thomas

    Awesome vid....im absolutely electrically inept!! This makes it easy to maybe do with my rv

  • jeffeverde1
    jeffeverde1

    Not up to par with your usual work, Chris. - The LED strip stuck to the front of the bed is gives "hack job" a bad name. Running the lights thru LED plastic channel would protect the light from weather exposure, and black channel with a smoked lens would blend in with the black bed. Alternatively - only run the lights up the two sides and wire the sides together under the bed. - And stuffing the excess strip lights inside the body? Really? Why not trim the LED strip and do a proper job? - The manual switch doesn't bring much to the party. A smart install would use an on-off-on switch. Combined with a magnet switch this would give you - auto-on when gate open; manual always on (gate open or closed); manual always off.

  • Donovan Rauhala
    Donovan Rauhala

    Im curious on what happens if I dont have enough light length, am I able to wire more on or what. Btw I'm wondering cause I have an 8 foot bed.

  • Isaiah Garcia
    Isaiah Garcia

    My magnetic switch is getting hot for some reason, anyone know why?

  • Alan C
    Alan C

    Where did you get the blinker fluid? I've been looking everwhere.

  • Luozhu Jiangyang
    Luozhu Jiangyang

    牛逼

  • DEADPOOL Hack
    DEADPOOL Hack

    I like you videos Love from MALAYSIA🇲🇾

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix

      Thanks for the support from Malaysia!

  • Tristan Johnson
    Tristan Johnson

    What everyone else sees: How to Install LED Bed Lights What I see: How to Install Underglow

  • Bluesidian
    Bluesidian

    blinker fuild hahaha

  • Worldwide
    Worldwide

    The nos

  • GavAttack OfficialB
    GavAttack OfficialB

    Did anybody else notice the NOS bottle at 0:48

  • Johnny
    Johnny

    Nice video! The thumbnail is sick ! 👍

  • Chuck Langham
    Chuck Langham

    You always make everything look so easy. Thanks.

  • Ciara Kish
    Ciara Kish

    Hey could u also use different colored lights? And also I really wanna do this to my truck

  • Peyton Fix
    Peyton Fix

    Z name is Peyton

  • Peyton Fix
    Peyton Fix

    Chris fix you are the best thing I’ve ever known and I am an eight-year-old kid and I have a 1987 Ford Mercury colony park station wagon and you’ve made your Vlog skills best and make me know how to fix my car because you’ve extraordinarily taught me this stuff and it’s just made my heart puffer explode of happiness you are the best IRbin or I’ve ever known on this earth and you’ve been teaching me so much things I am Anna I am subscribed And I hit the notification bell and I just love you with all my heart all my hearts been loving you since I first met you on IRbin I hope I get my solenoid fixed can you do a video on how to fix a solenoid that breaks just try to break it and just do a video because I was so annoyed that I’ve already ordered and I have it at my house I don’t know how to put it back in there so if you can you could put it in there so by

  • TheArmuxLTU
    TheArmuxLTU

    But why no RGB?

  • ExultantEseioZeke
    ExultantEseioZeke

    Yuri and Jakob drives from Ontario to New Jersey which is pretty interesting.

  • никола бар цг
    никола бар цг

    For that job u have aluminium profile with plastik cover, protecting of mechanik stress.

  • efrzd
    efrzd

    It would be a lot easier to splice into the 7pin trailer harness. It was a pin that is always hot.

    • Edouard Gluck
      Edouard Gluck

      Totally- nice to see someone said this. Another option is to just run the magnet switch to the LEDs and then connect to the trailer power. This should totally work.

  • HenriqueRacing
    HenriqueRacing

    Hey Chris, great video! I have made my truck bed lights (2007 Ford Ranger Crew Cab) after seeing your video. Worked G-R-E-A-T!!!! Greetings from Brazil.

  • Crash Co.
    Crash Co.

    “So let’s make it night time!” *clap* *New Galaxy Phone ad plays advertising their night mode feature*

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