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So how did you wire your roof light? Pic's added!

I just wired up my rear lights. I haven't received the front and I most likely won't have them before my trip but the rears came out sweet. :buttrock:

Ok so I took the pictures today. Here they are, and just keep in mind I wasn't using a tri-pod so they could have been a little clearer, but here they are:
From the front:


From the back:


The lights themselves:



I made the custom brackets out of Aluminum so I would have to worry about rush but I forgot to use primer them in a hurry to mount them so I need to repaint them but I'll do that once I get back from my trip and get the front lights:




As for wiring I ran all the wiring though the rack itself, for 2 reasons: 1) to protect the wiring, and 2) Because I need the wiring to be clean... OCD ya know ;) As for the power for them I installed a secondary fuse block under the hood for all my accessory add-on's I'll be doing over the next few months. Its wire with a relay so that the truck must be on for the to work but the power isn't coming from the underdash fuse block. I made the bracket from 1/4inch black plexiglass to keep it from rusting under the hood, plus its just easier to work with compared to the aluminum:




For the switch I had to use a cheap POS switch dremelled into the stock blank but I'll be installing a LR stock AUX switch later on. I placed an order but they where on back order so I hope to have that once I get back from vacation too...

Its a work in progress... :clap:

But I would love to see how you guys/girls have wired your lights and how you got the wiring into your trucks.
So post them pictures :clap: :drink1:
 

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cellulararrest said:
just out of curiosity, how did you get the wires from the rack to under the hood? Did I miss that in the pictures. It looks so clean! I love it.
All the wiring, the splicing and soldering is inside the rack itself ;)

Then I have 1 set of wire exit the rack right above the drivers door, here's a pic:


I hate loose wires hanging from racks or having the wiring just zip-tied to the rack itself. Its to messy for me and my OCD ;)

I was thinking about buying a rack and retrofitting it with wiring for front and rear lights. Is anyone interested in that?
 

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hehe It runs down the outside of the A-piller under the windshield side cover(super pain in the ass to take that cover off). From there it run down under the hood through a grommet into the engine by under the master brake cylinder through another grommet in the firewall and into the dash.
I heat shunk all the wiring to protect it from the weather. From the lights in the back to the firewall inside the cabin. I also sealed the holes I drilled into the rack with black sealant.
 

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Very Very!!! Nice!! I like your attention to detail John! You and I would be a terrible terrible team to work on our trucks..lol..I too am anal about small stuff, like loose wiring for example. Very nice set up...if you could please take a picture, without flash, of those things on in the dark I'd really appreciate it. I too will be buying a rack soon and would need some rear work lamps. Wouldn't want to be blinded..lol.
 

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I'll run out side and take a couple of quick pic's for ya.
 

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Not exactly sure where the tripod is so a few aren't as clear as I would like ;)






I used them on our trip for setting up camp at night. They worked great!

Oh ya they also work great for tailgaters...if I don't have the lens protectors on... :D
 

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I mounted them this way so I could have two lights and not have them be mounted directly in the way of the ladder. With them mounted like this keeps them low and out of the way.
 

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I thought I bought them for about $35-40 bucks off ebay.
 

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I love an yet hate Ebay... I can't even by the stuff that cheap through my company... kinda crazy but hey, its 2005 you can find everything on the internet...
 

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That was an awsome job.... great detail. it's always nice seeing someone respect their vehicle
 

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Those look great! Your install is very clean! I'm the same way with wires...hate em'

Great job! :drink1: thanks for sharing the info

Are you going to add some to the front as well?

Thanks guys!

Yeah I'll be getting some for the front. I can't decide if I want to use the same style or get something like the 4000 series. I kinda like the low profile look of these... plus if I break one its cheap to replace. ;)

Winter is coming and I want them before the snow flies though so I'll most likely end up with the same ones for the front because I need to save the cash because my wife has been hunting for a new house :confused ...great... moving again... oh goodie :dunno:
 
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