2013 F150 FX4 SCAB
I was little on the fence buying this, but very glad I did. Budget be damned! By the time I found my Phillips head, unpackaged the light, and a new package of silicon, oh, and had to find some scissors to cut the silicon applicator, I had about 30 minutes total for the install. As most have said, you have to cut, splice, tape, crimp, solder, yada yada. I used three of these little gems on Amazon:
They don't allow links on here, so go to Amazon and search "Non-stripped Wire Connectors for Cable, Wire Joint without Stripping and Soldering, Suitable for Various Wires, Splitting T Type 1 Pin, Pack of 10"
Cost about $6 for a 10 pack with Prime shipping. These let you tee off right before the light socket and joins to the wires of your new light. Just put in the wires and squeeze. That's it! If you are feeling a little weak that day and your squeezing power is low, grab some pliers like I did! If you love these as much as I do, you'll name your next child after me! Seriously, they should offer these at Stage 3, or Recon should put some in the box. If you ever need to go back to stock, you'll still have your stock light sockets fully functional, and re-coupe your expensive light to sell, or move to another F150. Now my opinion on the light itself. I looooooove it! As some have said, the cargo lighting isn't great. Well, that is true, but in the dark it's better than nothing. The stock one wasn't that stupendous anyway. If you really want your bed lit up, invest in a LED bed lighting kit. It's on my truck todo list. Most of us that bought this light, bought it mainly because it looks badass! It does just that, especially on my black truck. I even got a friendly "toot toot" of a train horn from a lifted Chevy on the road. I'm sure that was train-speak for "Hey man, badass truck!". Man, now I need a train horn.....
Reviewed by: George H. from Tulsa, OK on 6/13/2017