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Old 09-17-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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windshield hinge light mount question

How did you run the wires? I'm looking at it and see a few ways. Just want some good ideas. Thanks everyone.

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Old 09-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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When I had mine I ran them into the cowl cover. Going under the windshield pinches the wires and will cause issues over time.




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Hey Jason, I just folded the windshield down enough to run them in between the two pieces of rubber and down behind the dash.


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The picture Chris posted is what I was saying to avoid due to pinching the wire and causing issues.
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The picture Chris posted is what I was saying to avoid due to pinching the wire and causing issues.
I've had mine like this for over five years now with no problems with the wires or leaks, only two small wires going through, I stopped the wire loom at the windshield frame.
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I've had mine like this for over five years now with no problems with the wires or leaks, only two small wires going through, I stopped the wire loom at the windshield frame.
I've repaired 3 different jeeps that had ran the wires that way. One actually shorted the 2 wires together causing some serious issues because the kid didn't have a fuse installed. Each his own, its your jeep.
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I've repaired 3 different jeeps that had ran the wires that way. One actually shorted the 2 wires together causing some serious issues because the kid didn't have a fuse installed. Each his own, its your jeep.
Key word in your comment is KID.
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Key word in your comment is KID.
The wires cut, that has nothing to do with age. The other 2 jeeps both had to redo the lights because the wire was cut from that routing.
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The wires cut, that has nothing to do with age. The other 2 jeeps both had to redo the lights because the wire was cut from that routing.
Maybe those guys should have inspected the rubber around their windshield, cause I'm definitely not worried about wires getting cut being in between two pieces of rubber.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:47 PM   #10
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I've got mine going through the door opening and running the wires down behind the dash.
There are connectors immediately behind the dash, I can pull the wire out from behind the dash and easily disconnect them if need be.
This was very useful on the occasions the lights have been busted off on the trail.

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I drilled mine, and put in rubber grommets

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Hmmmm, idk how I want to do them yet.
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Hmmmm, idk how I want to do them yet.
Start off by running them under the cowl. Easy, quick way. Then if you decide later to wire another way, just do it. Easy enough
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Start off by running them under the cowl. Easy, quick way. Then if you decide later to wire another way, just do it. Easy enough
Agreed. Plus with the cowl method there is no visible holes in the jeep that you have to fix later on when/if you decide to move the lights.
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X3 fiance's tj has them under windshield and it leaks and lights don't work. Thanks po. Mine run out and under cowling.

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