I had originally replaced the outer two sockets with two-wire sockets and installed dual-filament bulbs so they'd light up with the others but also act as turn signals. That got annoying at night reflecting on the hood so I installed the original sockets back in and wired accordingly. I use a switch in the Chrysler overhead console I installed to operate them separately from the parking lights and the center console taps power from the mounting flange of the original, mostly useless interior light that the console covers.
Hey Frederic, have a comment and question. I'm going to do an install of the lights and had also planned on doing the turn signal flash as you initially did. So you got enough reflection on the hood that you went back original non-flash? I hadn't thought of that. What Chrysler overhead console is that you're using? It may be too long for my regular cab but I thought I'd find one and measure it and see, unless you'd give me the length on yours. May be better if I just add a short Explorer console.
Great write up, I should send it to the PO of my truck as he hacked up my truck to install the cheapo ones that take in water and blow bulbs all the time. I would change them out but don't want more holes in my roof.
I just installed mine this past weekend and they look great! thanks for the plans Brad. And ya, drilling the first hole is definenatly the scariest thing. I installed mine in such a way that to turn them on you pull the light lever half way out for the front running lights, and then you flip a switch that installed beside my overdrive button. very impressed with the look.