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post #46 of 243 Old 01-02-2004, 02:07 PM
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I guess I was in too big of a hurry to do that. How does it come off for future reference? Do you just undo the 2 little phillips screws on the bottom side of the rack on each side? Thanks!

no...what i did is open the doors, stand on the inside and look at the front of the luggage rack. at the very front, you see where the little black plastic "end" pieces are on either side of the rail (the one going front to back, not the actual slider). those have a little clip in there that hold them on. there is also a torx head screw if you look at it from the top...just loosen those up a bit, then pop the clip for the end pieces. once those are off, just slide the sliders forward and they come right out! took all of 3 or 4 minutes.


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no...what i did is open the doors, stand on the inside and look at the front of the luggage rack. at the very front, you see where the little black plastic "end" pieces are on either side of the rail (the one going front to back, not the actual slider). those have a little clip in there that hold them on. there is also a torx head screw if you look at it from the top...just loosen those up a bit, then pop the clip for the end pieces. once those are off, just slide the sliders forward and they come right out! took all of 3 or 4 minutes.

Yes now I see. As for the 4 bolts I was talking about the're actually torx. Thanks man.

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Yes now I see. As for the 4 bolts I was talking about the're actually torx. Thanks man.

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Hey, I pulled of the panel where the factory fog light switch is, and there was a harness plug into a dummy plug right where the factory switch should be.. does that mean there is already wiring down there for the fogs? that would be cool if there is!

Anyway, just thought I would check..

Does anyone know?

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post #50 of 243 Old 01-03-2004, 02:58 AM
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I got mine today. I was gonna put them on while I was at work tonight..... but now seeing that I'm the only one working I won't be able to. So I guess I have a project waiting for me when I get off tommorow.

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Hey, I pulled of the panel where the factory fog light switch is, and there was a harness plug into a dummy plug right where the factory switch should be.. does that mean there is already wiring down there for the fogs? that would be cool if there is!

Anyway, just thought I would check..

Does anyone know?

I saw that too. I think xcmbike said he tapped into those wires for power. I don't remember you might want to PM xcmbike and ask him if he used those wires. I just pulled the harness off and dremmeled out the plastic so I could mount the switch.

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ok like I said I sawk at graphics!!!!

But I found the fog lamp switch connector. I tried to draw it in paint. Here ya go!

BTW. is there anyway to save a PDF page to a JPG?




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My advice is to go ahead and just run the wires into the engine compartment. YOu did all the hard work buy tucking and hiding the wire behind the interior, the easy stuff is connecting it. By using your own wire, you can ensure that the guage wire is heavy enough to run the power without worry of melting factory wiring.

Use the blank spot that yall found and just put a nice cool switch with a built in light and run your wiring in conveluted tubing in the engine comparment and at the same time, run you a few extra wires for future accessories. Its a little bit of a pain but in the end its the way to go. YOu never know when you might add a musical air horn or more lighst one day

And word on cheapo wal mart lights I have 4 of the KC knock offs on my roof rack and 2 on the front AJs bumper and they kick arse!

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My advice is to go ahead and just run the wires into the engine compartment. YOu did all the hard work buy tucking and hiding the wire behind the interior, the easy stuff is connecting it. By using your own wire, you can ensure that the guage wire is heavy enough to run the power without worry of melting factory wiring.

Use the blank spot that yall found and just put a nice cool switch with a built in light and run your wiring in conveluted tubing in the engine comparment and at the same time, run you a few extra wires for future accessories. Its a little bit of a pain but in the end its the way to go. YOu never know when you might add a musical air horn or more lighst one day

And word on cheapo wal mart lights I have 4 of the KC knock offs on my roof rack and 2 on the front AJs bumper and they kick arse!

Ya that's what I did. I went with a 10 gauge wire from the Battery to the rear of the Jeep. Mainly I did it for a small amp, power inverter, extra 12-volt plug in the rear, but it's good to have a hot wire so any time you need power you know where to go. I went with a 60 amp Fuse at the battery just incase it shorts out. Everything running on that power wire is separately fused as well.













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well i just finished mounting my lights 6 of em they look great and i think they look pro. i used real 14 guage wiring from west marine it is much better quality than anything that came with the kit and it is better than anything at home depot too it took me a while to re-wire every light but i feel better knowing that the wires will not light my jeep on fire. (always a plus)

lights during the day


lights at night


Switches inside


thru roof fitting


following the hood release cable through the firewall


beefed up wiring

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well i just finished mounting my lights 6 of em they look great and i think they look pro. Now i don't want to change but how do i post pics on the board i want to put some up of my lights and wiring. thanx

You have to host them on a seperate server. Unless you are a paying member. Alot of people here use imagestation I hear it's free. I use picturetrail it costs 19.99 a year. Once you get them on the net just copy the address of the picture by using the insert image button.

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Here's some pics of my finished product... on the el cheapo lights......




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Very impressive guys. bj-666, I'm particularly impressed with your installation - looks very clean and I like the look of 6 lights. They fit perfectly. Where did you go after you went through the roof and how did you get the wires from the headliner down to the switches etc. . .?

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Here's some pics of my finished product... on the el cheapo lights......





Looks sweet man! snow ........ ..... .... .. .

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well i just finished mounting my lights 6 of em they look great and i think they look pro. i used real 14 guage wiring from west marine it is much better quality than anything that came with the kit and it is better than anything at home depot too it took me a while to re-wire every light but i feel better knowing that the wires will not light my jeep on fire. (always a plus)

lights during the day


lights at night


Switches inside


thru roof fitting


following the hood release cable through the firewall


beefed up wiring

Also very sweet. This has got to be one of the cheapest mods that looks very cool.

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