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Unread 12-25-2003, 04:03 PM   #1
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Cheap Walmart lights pics...

Hey 2000sportjeep if you need any more help let me know..

Switch: (pull the bezel off that surrounds the Stereo and everything, It just pops off........






Ran wire through:






Back of lights:







Inside of Jeep: (I loosened the grab bar bolts to get the wire behind the trim)







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Unread 12-25-2003, 04:54 PM   #2
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Hey, nice pics.. I have a few questions. What did you wire it to? The fuse box thats already there? What size fixe did you use?

Can you post a pic of the wiring showing where it gets power from and where you grouded it. Thanks. Sorry if it sounds dumb.. kinda knew at this and wanna learn and get it right.
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Unread 12-25-2003, 05:17 PM   #3
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Hey, nice pics.. I have a few questions. What did you wire it to? The fuse box thats already there? What size fixe did you use?

Can you post a pic of the wiring showing where it gets power from and where you grouded it. Thanks. Sorry if it sounds dumb.. kinda knew at this and wanna learn and get it right.

I grounded them to the Jeep. If you look at the Second picture you can see the ground wire behind the screw.
I have it wired straight to the battery. I already had a 10 gauge wire running straight to the battery that runs to the back of the Jeep, So I just tapped into that. I'll get some better pics up tomorrow. Time to finish making my x-mas ham! Later
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Unread 12-25-2003, 05:41 PM   #4
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Looks nice,
please show us the light pattern
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Looks nice


How come you ran the wires over the trim on the inside
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Do you have any fuses on the lines? Or are they on that big fat line with a fuse?

What guage wire did you use for the battery to the back (I thought that was a great Idea...) What guage did you use for the lights themselves?

Can you give me a basic wiring diagram or just explain a little more what wire goes where?

Thanks, you have been great about all the questions. Pics can help too!
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Unread 12-26-2003, 12:40 AM   #7
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hey i got u beat, i have those same lights on my light bar but i made it look pro. all the wireing going to the lights is insdie of the roofrack instead of being ziptied to it. the bar is hollow and i was able to run all the wires inside it. it turned out so good that i actually thought of making these and selling them on ebay or something but i dont have enough ambition.
it just looks like a stock roof rack bar with lights on it. u can always ,modify ur setup later on to do the same thing.
the lights themselves are pretty bright at 55w each plus i have 2 100w on the bumper.
presonally i cant see why people pay $200 for a set of lights, walmart is the way to go.
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Looks nice


How come you ran the wires over the trim on the inside

Good question! I guess sometimes while in a hurry I over look the little things like that.. I did the same thing when I installed my CB antenna...








2000sportjeep: Yes I have 1 fuse at the battery for the 10 gauge power wire, and I used the (2) 15 amp fuses that came with the light kit one for each pair of lights.The (2) 15 amp fuses are installed after the switch.

I used the wires that came with the light kit, as long as you keep the stock 55 watt bulbs in that will be fine. If you plan on running a higher watt bulb I would run a thicker gauge wire up to the lights.

Basically (from the lights) I ran the (2) + wires down to the fuse panel where I used the (2) 15 amp fuses that came with the lights. (I didn't use the fuse panel itself that's just where they are)

From the fuses I ran the (2) wires to the 50 amp switch.

From the 2nd pole on the switch I ran my power wire to the 10 gauge wire coming from the battery. (which runs by the fuse panel) So the wires kinda run under the glove box.

I ran the - wire over the rain gutter and grounded it to the screw like in the 1st pic. I made the ground - wire in a circle for the screw to go through and then tinned it with the solder gun.


OK now for some pics! BTW: I sawk bad with graphics and drawing so this is the best I can come up with!! Oh ya, and if anyone else wants to chime in with some good advice go ahead, you aint gonna hurt my feelings at all.







































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Oh ya! one more thing. When drilling the holes for the lights in the roof rack, lay a small piece of plywood down under the area where you are drilling. So when the drill bit goes through the rack it doesn't hit your roof! later
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You wanna come over to my place and wire in all my stuff too?? That looks really good, and I'll bet you don't have to worry about something coming lose down there.

Nice looking pics too.

My only question is:
Did you drill through the body for the wires to go through, or is there a hole there already? I assume you drilled, did you reprime/paint the hole afterwords?

It looks really good though. I'll bet there bright too!
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You wanna come over to my place and wire in all my stuff too?? That looks really good, and I'll bet you don't have to worry about something coming lose down there.

Nice looking pics too.

My only question is:
Did you drill through the body for the wires to go through, or is there a hole there already? I assume you drilled, did you reprime/paint the hole afterwords?

It looks really good though. I'll bet there bright too!

There is already a hole where the rubber grommet is. I had to drill behind the grommet into the cab ...

Thanks for the compliments on the pictures, I actually thought the pic with the fues box looked messy.

BTW: Colorado is a little too far for me to drive, I bet your getting some killer snow though!
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Those pictures are great. I think I might actually be able to figure out whats going on! Thanks for all the help. Any more advice that you can think of?
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Those pictures are great. I think I might actually be able to figure out whats going on! Thanks for all the help. Any more advice that you can think of?
Wait until your finished before you hook up the power wire.
IE: if you are going to run a power wire to the battery go ahead and run the wire just don't energize it until your finished. That's about all I can think of for now. Take plenty of pictures with your new digi cam!
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Wait until your finished before you hook up the power wire.
IE: if you are going to run a power wire to the battery go ahead and run the wire just don't energize it until your finished. That's about all I can think of for now. Take plenty of pictures with your new digi cam!
Is it absolutely neccesary to run straight from the battery? Can I just run from a fuse in the fuse box? Or will it overload the ircuit there?
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Is it absolutely neccesary to run straight from the battery? Can I just run from a fuse in the fuse box? Or will it overload the ircuit there?
Well with 4 lights each set has a 15 amp fuse. So total your going to have an extra 30 amps to take on. You may be able to tap into the + wire for the stock fog lights but I'm really not sure on that. If you can I would go directly to the battery with a heavy gauge wire that way if you decide to mount anything else you will already have the power..
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