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Arizona Desert Rat 10-16-2011 06:53 AM

Wiring your Windshield Mounted Lights
 
I like the Lights I saw in another thread that were mounted up next to the windshield, but cant fig. out are the wiring for the lights ran through a hole drilled or through a crack in the hinge area, Can some one explain it or post a pick showing it?

cu in oz 10-16-2011 07:13 AM

I'm no wiring genius but its simple. I loosened up the panel in front of the windshield and ran the wiring under it to either side next to the light mounts that simply screw into the windshield provided points. There is a tiny 'lip'/indentation in the panel that allows the wires to easily pass. Its really easy......

Rogerg 10-16-2011 09:07 AM

^ hes refering to the cowl which is the part that goes under the windshield.Loosen up a few screws and you can tuck in the wires behind it.

Yella 10-16-2011 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Arizona Desert Rat (Post 1662132)

Can some one explain it or post a pick showing it?

Here is how I did it.

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snobnk 07-22-2012 06:00 AM

I know this is old..but it say to wire the white wire to an ignition source near the battery..is there a switched ignition source near the battery I can put the white wire to or can it go right to the battery..mike

Dmactampa 07-22-2012 09:34 AM

I did mine to the battery so it wasn't dependent on having other lights on. I'm not an electrician but I did a lot of research first and no problems after three weeks.

kbwwolf 07-22-2012 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Arizona Desert Rat (Post 1662132)
I like the Lights I saw in another thread that were mounted up next to the windshield, but cant fig. out are the wiring for the lights ran through a hole drilled or through a crack in the hinge area, Can some one explain it or post a pick showing it?

Are you talking about how to run the wires into the cab? If so, it's simple. There are a number of holes through the firewall. Easiest would be to remove one of the side panels on your dash (see last photo in Yella's post...that's one of the side panels).

With the panel off you'll see a quarter-sized hole with foam in it. Remove the rubber filler cap from the engine bay side, straighten out a coathanger, tape the wires to it, and fish em through to the cab.

snobnk 07-22-2012 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Dmactampa (Post 2610606)
I did mine to the battery so it wasn't dependent on having other lights on. I'm not an electrician but I did a lot of research first and no problems after three weeks.

so you wired the yellow and the white to the battery directly.....
I was thinking that but the wanted it to be only able to come on when the ignition is on but need a spot near the battery...........

stans1stjeep 07-22-2012 07:25 PM

Make sure you fuse any circuit you attach to your battery.


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