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John Powell, Coulterville, California
Turn Signal Arrow For Jacks
2004 Dodge 3500
2009 Eagle Cap 950
I installed LED turn signal arrows on the front camper jack locations for lane change safety. Some newer vehicles have internal mirror arrows, but the LED signal arrows are much brighter and allow me to use them on other trucks that are prepared.
I used a piece of 3/4-inch PVC board to mount an amber LED arrow to the jack post. The LED arrows are wired to the truck’s front turn signals.
If you look closely at the photos, you will see that I cut the PVC board to the width of the jack tube and grooved it so that the clamp could pass through. Then, using stainless steel screws, I re-attached the piece to provide enough width.
I put a slight notch in the factory jack electric entrance and sealed it with caulk. Some extra caulk was added as a wire strain relief in certain places.
I ran the wires through the 7-wire plug since the trailer brake is unused. The 12-volt power is unused on my camper because I have a separate relay-controlled 50-amp plug.
You need to connect to the front turn signals so the LED turn signal arrows don’t activate with the brakes.
The parts are 18-inches of 3/4-inch PVC board, four hose clamps, sized as needed, two LED turn signal arrows and 20-feet of wire. The LED turn signal arrows were purchased on eBay.
It took me two hours to complete this modification and cost me $25. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.
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