Some people run them through the windshield right below the brackets and to the side but that can cause leaks, but not all the time. Some people havent had any problems there but most of the people I know have had problems. I ran mine through the door on the side and through the dash. The bolt that isnt flush with the bracket, you can put a loop bracket thing that holds the wire to the body of the car so it doesnt flop around. It isnt bulky either. It has worked perfect for me. I dont have a diagram though. If you are looking for lights, i would recommend IPF's if you have the money.
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I have 4" KC's on my windshield and they didnt have the metal shroud around the wires, which made it easier to hide the wires. I pushed my wires in the crevice at the windshield fold-down bracket and then ran them into the jeep through the door joint. no leaks, no drilling, no problem.
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i ran mine down the cracks to the bottom of the hood then across to the battery side in the engine compartment that way i could run the wires inside through a whole in the firewall which led rite intot he glove box and then the switch panel. A little more wire but saved taking a chance on leaks and on a plus side the wires hide nicely
I ran my wire along the groove under the bracket to the door, then behind the dash after that. What I did, however, was attach a very small black zip-strip to the wire every couple of inches and left the ends long and intact. These ends I put behind the light mounting bracket (between the bracket and the body) before I tightened it up completely, and it holds the wires very securely!
I also wrapped the wires with waterproof electrical tape first, so there's just a single neat strand. Since I bed-lined the brackets black, it blends well and can hardly be seen.
Could you give me some info on how you ran your lights like that? I have mine going thru a relay under the dash so it will be a mid size job I'm sure!
Worked out rather well so far.
- mount the light bracket (I used the KC light brackets but sanded 'em and painted 'em red to match)
- pull of the panel where the windshield wipers are. If I remember right, there are 7 screws holding it
- doing one side at a time, unbolt the windshield hinge from the bottom (and the black bolt on the top 1/2) and swing the hinge up. Had to push up on the roof a bit to let the hinge separate a little and allow it to swing up.
- run the wire directly under the hinge. It is a little snug, but there is just enough room. Put the hinge back in place before doing the other side.
- Ran the wires into the engine compartment via the air vent hole under the panel. It enters above the engine just below where the hood's grounding strap is.
- From there, just ran the rest of the relays, fuses, and switch as needed for the rest of the kit.