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Old 04-01-2013, 03:09 PM   #31
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Here is the write-up I promised.

1. Order a set of led's of your choosing, I used a modular light string form superbrightleds.com. They come wired in a string in the amount you order, to go all the way around the grille you need to order 16.
LBM-x2 series LED Module String | LED Module Strings | LED Light Strips & Bars | Super Bright LEDs

2. The led's I ordered came with double-sided tape which made attaching the led's very easy, just cleaned the mud off and stuck em on where you can't see them (for sides and bottom I attached them to the metal grille facing in and on top facing down).

3. Everyone's favorite...wiring, run the negative of the led strip to a suitable ground (I used the pre existing for the drivers headlight for simplicity)


4. Next run the positive wire through the firewall. I used a rubber grommet when I originally wired my amp for my sub, since then I've used the same hole for all of my wiring. I think it's the simplest and easiest place to get through the firewall.



5. After you're through the firewall run the wire up out of the way and behind the dashboard (if using factory rocker switch location).


6. Run the positive wire to a switch of your choosing, I'm waiting on a backorder for some new OTRATTW switches so I just used one I have laying around for now (looks terrible). Run the other end of the switch to the fuse box behind the glove box. You can add a fuse by putting the wire in the right side of a fuse slot and shoving a fuse in pinching the wire, since the PO had already tapped the fuse block I added my led's to that fuse because they have a very small draw.




That's all it takes, mine doesn't look very clean or professional because I rushed it and did it at night with only a flashlight. None of my wires show but with a little more time you can do a much better job tucking all the wires up and making it look cleaner.

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Old 04-01-2013, 03:17 PM   #32
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sir if you are willing I will accept your picture offer! What did you use for a toggle switch and where did you mount it? Not to be a pain but I have yet to see something like this here in Idaho..and due to our laws the toggle is a must!
I ordered 3 different switches from OTRATTW, these switches require some modification to the existing switch holes but I think its worth it. And I'm just going to put them in place of the factory rockers/blank.

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Old 04-01-2013, 05:03 PM   #33
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Here is my set up.
They're obviously not in the grill, but I didn't want mine in the grill.
I was doing a Knight Rider style of mod.
One strip inbetween the grill and hood, and one strip above the window in the cargo area.

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #34
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2000jk thanks for the write up! Much appreciated. Blacktoothgrin...great band! Curious how you got the lights to do the nightrider move ^^ pretty sweet idea you got there!
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2000jk thanks for the write up! Much appreciated. Blacktoothgrin...great band! Curious how you got the lights to do the nightrider move ^^ pretty sweet idea you got there!
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:11 PM   #36
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2000jk thanks for the write up! Much appreciated. Blacktoothgrin...great band! Curious how you got the lights to do the nightrider move ^^ pretty sweet idea you got there!
The strips that I'm using come pre-programmed with a bunch of different
lighting pattern effects and 7 colors. The classic Knight Rider scanner is one of them.

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Old 11-14-2013, 02:39 AM   #37
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Resurrecting an old thread here. I had a question for anyone who can answer this. What kind of wires should I use to wire the LED strip? What gauge?
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:56 PM   #38
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22 gage is more than sufficient for low power leds they draw next to no power
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:57 PM   #39
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My led rock lights came with 26 gage

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