UNDERCOVER LIGHTS INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS; PRODUCT WARNING;
Undercover Lights--Auxiliary Lighting Kit
Warning and Important Safety Reminder
STOP. If you do not have a thorough understanding of automobiles and their electrical
procedures and are not proficient in the installation and use of auxiliary and other lighting
in vehicles, seek the assistance of someone proficient with such procedures and systems
when installing this product.
To properly and safely install Undercover Lights, it is important to read and thoroughly
understand the instructions, including all diagrams and/or pictures.
Do not install the product in hazardous conditions or situations.
Read the owner’s manual of the vehicle in which the product is being installed and
investigate the local and any other applicable traffic rules to determine whether there are
any restrictions or warnings on or regarding the use of this auxiliary light which may
impact your use. It is the owner’s responsibility to investigate these issues.
These instructions are intended to assist with easy installation and to help you avoid
injury. Stratus Industries and its affiliates and related entities are not liable for any
injury or damages caused by improper installation or improper use of the product.
Failure to follow these instructions and all related safety precautions set forth in this
document may result in property damage, serious injury or death.
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Installation Tools: Wire cutters/crimper; Wire strippers; Clean cloth; Household degreaser.
-2-conductor wire: the + is the positive and the - wire with the lettering/markings is to
mark the negative/ground side.
-Following the guidelines regarding positive and negative connections is important.
-Remember: fuse the positive and switch the positive.
Installation of Main Line
Disconnect the negative terminal of the vehicle’s battery. (Note: you may have to reset the radio and other
accessories in the truck).
Route main line (25’ wire) from the battery to the truck bed. Make sure routing does not obstruct normal
function of the vehicle.
Run the wire into the bed. Most installers do this by running the wire inside the stake bed pocket. Next,
run the wire into the truck bed extending to where you will install the switch, which can be near the very
rear of the truck, near the gate, for maximum convenience.
Installation of LED PODS
Select the mounting location in the vehicle’s truck bed. Most installers place the lights under the bed rail,
centered between the cab and the tailgate, in order to obtain maximum light.
Clean the area thoroughly with a household degreaser, wipe the area with alcohol pad included in the kit,
and then dry it with a clean towel.
Peel the paper off of the double faced tape on the LED POD and apply the POD. Stretch the wire out and
apply the next POD. Continue this process and apply all of the PODs.
Reapply pressure to each POD for proper adhesion.
Follow the same procedure for the other side of the truck bed.
Installation of Additional POD Light Wire
Route additional POD light wire (12’ wire) from the switch to second strand of POD lights. Make sure
the route chosen does not obstruct with the vehicle’s normal functions.
Use the butt connectors to connect the wire to POD light strand. Note: white to white; white w/red tracer
to white w/red tracer
Connect the wire as shown in the diagram.
Route the wire down the stake pocket, under the bed of the truck, and then back up the stake pocket on
the other side in the location where you will install the switch.
Installation of Switch
Select a mounting location for switch, which most likely at the very rear of the truck, near the gate.
Mount the switch so that it is easily accessed.
Clean area where the switch will be mounted with a household degreaser. Then wipe that area with the
alcohol pad supplied with the kit, dry it with a clean towel.
Peel the paper off the tape and mount the switch.
Use tyrap base to secure switch wire, as is necessary.
Connect switch wire as shown in the wire diagram, below. As shown in the diagram, the positive of the
battery is connected to the positive of the switch.
Connect the negative wire from both sides of lights with the yellow butt connector, to the negative of the
Installation of Fuse Link
Disconnect the negative terminal of the vehicles battery.
Cut the supplied fuse link, crimp 1 blue butt connector to one end, and crimp a ring terminal on the other.
Crimp fuse link assembly to Main line (white wire) and connect ring terminal to Positive side of battery.
Crimp ring terminal to the Main line (white w/ black lettering) and Connect to Negative side of battery.
Make sure all connections are secure and all bare wires are covered before proceeding any further.
Reconnect the negative terminal to the battery, insert 10 amp fuse, and turn on the switch to test.
To troubleshoot, inspect the system in the following order: ground wire; battery connection; switch
connection; LED connection; and wire polarity.