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Old 02-25-2010, 01:41 PM   #1
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windshield lights

I just ordered a set of hella black magic fog lights. I'm debating whether I should mount them on the windshield or replace the stock fogs with them. I kinda like the look with windshield lights but I'm not all about drilling extra holes in my jeep lol. Any advice would be awesome!

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Old 02-25-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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You can get light bars for windshield that use existing bolt holes. However they are kinda Ugly IMO.

I too like the look of overhead lighting. some will say its silly as branches etc will catch on them, but around here we don't have any trees as tall as a stock jeep. so not an issue

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Old 02-25-2010, 03:11 PM   #3
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Since they're fog lights, I'd want them on the bumper due to the beam pattern. If they were driving lights, I'd put them on brackets on each side of the windsheild.
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Here's mine with the windshield lights. They're mounted on KC windshield mounts. No drilling.

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Old 02-25-2010, 06:20 PM   #5
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How did you end up running the wires with the windshield mounts
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:02 AM   #6
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I drilled a hole underneath the windshield on each side and put the wires threw, it was easy and no problems
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:16 AM   #7
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Me to, and you can go thru (either side) in the 1" foam filled hole at the base of the "A" pillar

I've got a 7-lead trailer cable thru both sides for sw's/relays/battery

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The passenger side goes right to the battery

Use a coathanger to push right thru, it's a clear hole, except for the foam

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Old 02-26-2010, 09:24 AM   #8
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1. open the drivers side door
2. pop plastic panel off the end of the dashboard with your finger
3. look at firewall - there is a hole there filled with expanding foam
4. run a long screwdriver through it, making a channel to the engine compartment
5. fish your wires from the engine area (actually it's the fender) to the interior
6. when done, squeeze a little sealent in to fill the void
7. pop the plastic panel back on

DONE

So easy, even *I* can do it ...
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What are some lights that are really bright to put on winshield mounts? I want the mounts but i too do not want to drill any! holes in my brand new jeep....lol
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I have KC Daylighters and they are uber bright. I didn't want to drill either, the KC Highlights mounts use exsisting screws in the windshield hinges and I just routed the wires this way.

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Sorry about the bad picture but you can still see these LED floods, very bright white light. I like them, nice and compact and very little draw on the battery
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I have KC Daylighters and they are uber bright. I didn't want to drill either, the KC Highlights mounts use exsisting screws in the windshield hinges and I just routed the wires this way.


Are those flood lights or driving lights or what? they look freakin awesome! Although i would like mine to stick a little farther out (as in twoards the mirrors) but idk these exact lights look awesome can you give me the specs?
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First off, I agree with the first response. If you have a fol light pattern then mount them low on the bumper.

Secondly you need to specify which Jeep you have to get more accurate answers on mounting. I for one never had a TJ so I couldn't give you any no drill options. I've only owned a YJ and a JK. I know for a JK you can install the lights with out using a drill to the exterior of your rig.
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The KC Daylighters put out all the light that you'll need-





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Are those flood lights or driving lights or what? they look freakin awesome! Although i would like mine to stick a little farther out (as in twoards the mirrors) but idk these exact lights look awesome can you give me the specs?
Yup, what JIMBOX said.
More info here: Lights « Daylighter « KC HiLiTES: Auxiliary Lighting, Off Road Lights, HID Off Road Lights, Fog Lights, LED Light Bars, Driving Lights, Light Bars, Wiring Accessories, Flashlights, Torches

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