Also added pics of the blinkers and the corner led running lights. I have the white led hooked up to the puddle, but Iím thinking of wiring them to cargo lights to turn on at anytime. These are super bright and might work for tailgaters with their high beams on.
Those little backup LED's aren't going to do anything for tailgaters. They hardly light up the side of the truck let alone anything behind or to the side of the truck. They are bright but they really don't throw any useful light anywhere. I wired mine up to my reverse light switch, I really don't need them for anything other than a "warning" to others when I'm backing up.
Now the OEM Chevy mirrors if you can get ahold of them, those are said to actually do their job (the little reverse light LED's)...
I'm one of the original 3rd genners that did this mod. Still one of the best things I've done to my truck. I wired the running/puddle light to also be a blinker. The way the third gens are at least, there are 2 separate wires for running and blinker. I tied both of them to the puddle light power and put a resistor in-line with the running light power so it's a bit more dim than "normal". Then, when the blinker supplies power to that light, it will flash brighter each blink since the blinker power is at full force (no resistor). Works out pretty slick to have the running lights double as the blinker.
Glad to see this mod has taken off for the 4th gen, back when we did this there were a few who were thinking about it but worried the door card was too shallow and too much material would have to be removed from the mount for it to still be structural.
I laughed at "This is what Ram should have done from the factory...". Ha I don't think Dodge is going to start doing OEM Chevy parts anytime soon.
If you look at the brand new Chevy's though, their mirrors are hideous. Glad we'll have plenty of options up through '17 at least for mirror parts if we need them.