Diode Dynamics Ditch Lights Install

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I took the plunge today and installed a set of Diode Dynamics SS3 Sport Combo lights. They are mounted on Putco brackets and I utilized the GM/Baja Designs wiring harness that includes a wireless remote. I was able to install these without any drilling or permanent modifications to the truck. Part list:

-Diode Dynamics SS3 combo yellow pod lights
- Putco pod light mounting brackets
- GM/Baja Designs remote capable wiring harness
- Larsen Lights Deutsch to Weatherpak conversion kit (x2)

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Hey, can you confirm the Putco bracket model. is it the part #2220? does it affect in any way the windshield wipers, or hit the hood when you open the hood? tnx.
 
Hey, can you confirm the Putco bracket model. is it the part #2220? does it affect in any way the windshield wipers, or hit the hood when you open the hood? tnx.
Yes, 2220 looks like the correct part number.

I did not have any contact with the bracket and wiper blade or hood. I did have to secure the wiring from the lights to the bracket.
 
Thank you for the reply. And do you get alot of hood glare as another member stated?
 
I took the plunge today and installed a set of Diode Dynamics SS3 Sport Combo lights. They are mounted on Putco brackets and I utilized the GM/Baja Designs wiring harness that includes a wireless remote. I was able to install these without any drilling or permanent modifications to the truck. Part list:

-Diode Dynamics SS3 combo yellow pod lights
- Putco pod light mounting brackets
- GM/Baja Designs remote capable wiring harness
- Larsen Lights Deutsch to Weatherpak conversion kit (x2)

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You're cutting all of those wire tie ends off...right?
 
Thank you for the reply. And do you get alot of hood glare as another member stated?
With the placement of these brackets, it positions the lights over the hood. It does light the hood up, but I wouldn’t call it glare.
 
Those ends are little razors. In the scuba repair world we cut them even with a razor blade. When I used to be a mechanic I would get bloody arms from them, LOL.
I'm a diver, and I use fingernail clippers. Smoooth, better than razor blades.
 
@OP - can you tell me more about the - GM/Baja Designs remote capable wiring harness?

I googled it and didn't see a clear result of what that was.
 
@OP - can you tell me more about the - GM/Baja Designs remote capable wiring harness?

I googled it and didn't see a clear result of what that was.

The above shows a decent picture. The harness doesn’t require a cable run to the cab. There is a remote relay mounted under the hood to activate the lights. I am able to turn on and off by remote control provided with the kit.
 
I took the plunge today and installed a set of Diode Dynamics SS3 Sport Combo lights. They are mounted on Putco brackets and I utilized the GM/Baja Designs wiring harness that includes a wireless remote. I was able to install these without any drilling or permanent modifications to the truck. Part list:

-Diode Dynamics SS3 combo yellow pod lights
- Putco pod light mounting brackets
- GM/Baja Designs remote capable wiring harness
- Larsen Lights Deutsch to Weatherpak conversion kit (x2)

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Nice! Can you please take close ups of the Putco mounts and how they attach to your truck? Thanks.
 

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