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Recon Cab Roof Light Install on 2011 F250 (Questions)

When I was searching for the perfect truck to buy I found it, it just didn't have one of the many things I wanted-cab roof lights. I did some research and found Recon makes a full kit (wiring and everything) for the Super Duty. I've seen posts about it on OBS' but wasn't sure if it was close to even being the same.

My truck does not have a sunroof so I figured it'd be easy enough to do on my own, just wondering if anyone has put the kit in before (#264143AM). Also tips on headliner and pillar removal would be greatly appreciated as well as the best place to wire too. It may say in the kit instructions but I'd rather have personal opinions before I go out and buy them for good.

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Re: Recon Cab Roof Light Install on 2011 F250 (Questions)

I bought smoked cab lights from recon and they are great! I did not want to put them in myself, i had them done at the ford dealer and the only charged $150. The lights cost $120 themselves including shipping so I paid under $300 and personally if you don't 1000% trust yourself drilling holes in your roof I would have them do it. I mean its a newer nice truck so i wouldnt want to take the chance not spacing them right or somethin like that I would just pay the couple hundred dollars. Just my thoughts

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I bought smoked cab lights from recon and they are great! I did not want to put them in myself, i had them done at the ford dealer and the only charged $150. The lights cost $120 themselves including shipping so I paid under $300 and personally if you don't 1000% trust yourself drilling holes in your roof I would have them do it. I mean its a newer nice truck so i wouldnt want to take the chance not spacing them right or somethin like that I would just pay the couple hundred dollars. Just my thoughts
That's a good point, I guess I should have mentioned the fact that I already asked the dealer, they said $1200...labour mostly for the headliner removal and wiring etc plus purchase of the lights which up here is $150...so I'm still keeping my options open. I've also heard the Recon harnesses are cheaply made and to just wire the lights directly to a Ford harness and install it that way.

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no way would I put Recons on a nice new truck

I was sorry I did mine leaky lenses peeling paint ( painted black over shiny chrome )

i would go oem and if u want smoked lenses and LED just buy those aftermarket

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Purchase the correct harness from Ford. It is super easy to install. It will just plug in and then there are clips that will just line up with existing holes. You don't have to remove the headliner completely. You just need to remove enough trim to get it to drop far enough up front to get your hands up there. The lights are $18.05 each and the harness should be $40-50 depending on which one you need.

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no way would I put Recons on a nice new truck

I was sorry I did mine leaky lenses peeling paint ( painted black over shiny chrome )

i would go oem and if u want smoked lenses and LED just buy those aftermarket
Yeah that's what I was worried about;drilling holes in a nice new truck...got me to thinking if it was worth it. The OEM ones are $1200 installed...not sure on the price of me purchasing them myself, I will look into that.

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Purchase the correct harness from Ford. It is super easy to install. It will just plug in and then there are clips that will just line up with existing holes. You don't have to remove the headliner completely. You just need to remove enough trim to get it to drop far enough up front to get your hands up there. The lights are $18.05 each and the harness should be $40-50 depending on which one you need.
I'm gonna remember this post for sure...thanks! I would rather do OEM and do it right then cheaper aftermarket crap!

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yup grab the OEM from ebay or one of the ford dealers on this site ( cheaper than most dealers ) and go for it

like mentioned some with the older trucks Me included didn't need to drop the headliner just the visors /handles and overhead console no clue if yours is the same without seeing it

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Re: Recon Cab Roof Light Install on 2011 F250 (Questions)

For those interested its pretty easy to do. Buy oem lights. The recon look nice at first but when the cheap LEDs go out your going to have to drop the headliner again to replace the entire light assembly. Dropping the head liner isn't hard unless you have the moonroof, and roof console thing. Remove the a pillars by unbolting the grab handles and pulli straight out. Once your done with that undo the visors and the headliner will drop enough for you to get to the roof to install cab lights. Here is a good link for you to follow. I put a little but of clear silicone around the holes I cut to make sure no water got in and to protect the bare metal from rusting. I installed my 2010 cab lights back in early 2010 and a few weeks ago I installed the atomic led cab lights that strobe and when I pulled the oem lights I installed a few years ago there was zero rust!

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Re: Recon Cab Roof Light Install on 2011 F250 (Questions)

This is a good write up for installing cab lights also. I plan on putting a set on my truck soon.

http://www.thedieselstop.com/forums/...8-f250-278593/
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