Best/Easiest Ground for Auxiliary Back Up Lights?

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Where is the best/easiest place to attach a ground for auxiliary back up lights. Run a ground wire up into body for ground near OEM rear light? Is there a ground wire in the OEM Tow Harness? There are several bolts holding up reflective panels just rear of muffler? Drilling a hole into the OEM receiver tube and using a self-tapping screw?





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I haven't wired rear lights yet, but I will within the next few months when I pick a rear bumper that will have LED cubes. What I plan to do is ground the lights to one of the bolts that attached the tow package plug harness to the frame. I saw a video somewhere that said that the tow plug covers have a diagram or something similar that tells you which wire is ground. Not sure...haven't checked it out yet. I know that if you have your wire set up tapped into the tow plug white wire with orange stripe, you can run your ground wire to the 7 pin mounting bracket bolt. Just make sure that whatever bolt you use for ground, that its not painted. You need the ground to strike metal.
 

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Where is the best/easiest place to attach a ground for auxiliary back up lights. Run a ground wire up into body for ground near OEM rear light? Is there a ground wire in the OEM Tow Harness? There are several bolts holding up reflective panels just rear of muffler? Drilling a hole into the OEM receiver tube and using a self-tapping screw?
I'd just look for the most accessible sheet metal section and use a self tapping screw if there aren't bolts that are close. Just make sure you scrap away any paint to get good metal contact.
 

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I just tapped everything into my factory tow package when I did mine, was a quick simple job.
 

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I used the ground on the trailer wiring, works perfectly.

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