Greets everyone. I'm new to the forum and new to jeep ownership. I have a 2010 Wrangler Unlimited soft-top that I LOVE. What I'm going to love even more is slowly modding this jeep over the coming years.
That leads me to my first mod project:
Installing three 6" Rugged Ridge HID lights on the Rugged Ridge light-bar for the stock bumper.
Now, there's tons of information on wiring and such, and I think I understand that part of the project (I've never touched wires before, so it's an adventure :0 )
My question is this:
After I mount the lights on the bar, how do I bundle or route the wires from the lights along the bar? is there some sort of sleeve I should use? Do I need to drill a holes in the light bar and route wires down through it?
This is the part of the project that befuddles me.
3) drill a small hole under the tab for each light and feed the wire through from the light to the end of the bar. This will only work if the end is open so you can get the wires out. You might also have to drill an additional hole at one end so as not to pinch the wires where they come out of the bar. Once the wires are run you can put a small dab of silicone where the wires go into the bar to seal out moisture.
What have we got?
We have one heavily armed Recreational Vehicle
__________________ 2010 Dark Charcoal Pearl Jeep Wrangler Sport S Automatic
4.88 Yukon w/Trac-Lok rear and Eaton ELocker Front - Synergy Gussets - B&M 70264 Trans Cooler
BDS 3" lift - BDS Fox 2.0 Racing Shocks
XHD front Bumper - Trektop NX - Goodyear MT/R w/Kevlar 35X12.5X15 on MB Chaos 5 Wheels - Thrush Turbo Muffler
I used a chain-saw sharpening file to get into the hole and it worked like a charm.
Now, I need advice on a couple of things...
There is a red wire from the switch that is supposed to be linked to the "lamp". I suppose it's to light the switch when the lights are turned on. I'm befuddled.
I believe the "to lamp" wire is the power to the lights themselves. The relay will have a power input from the battery (fused), a ground (usually black), power out to the lights, and a power from the switch to "trip" the relay to turn the lights on.
Essentially, the relay is a switch that is activated by the switch. This keeps the higher amperage wiring out of the cabin and in the ngine compartment.
__________________ Determination: the feeling you get right before you do something incredibly stupid.