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Unread 08-19-2009, 09:45 PM   #1
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Help Installing Windshield Bracket Lights!!

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I am trying to install a set of lights mounted to the new windshield light brackets I just installed and I can not figure out where to run the wiring for the lights. If any one has done this please tell me where you ran your wires. I do not want to have to drill any holes but it looks like that is the only way. Please help before I do something stupid.

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Unread 08-19-2009, 10:06 PM   #2
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Go from the light nnder the wiper cowl. Thats how i did my TJ You do have to remove the cowl to do this. You may also have to notch the cowl so you dont crush the wire. The notch is not seen once it's put back together. Under the cowl on the TJ there is a gromet where the wiper motor wires run into the Jeep. Thats where i brought my wires in also. Hope this helps.
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Unread 08-19-2009, 10:51 PM   #3
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Mine are under the windshield cowl as well... they run into the jeep but go under the speaker panel and behind the dash where the switch is mounted....
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Unread 08-20-2009, 12:24 AM   #4
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Go from the light nnder the wiper cowl. Thats how i did my TJ You do have to remove the cowl to do this. You may also have to notch the cowl so you dont crush the wire. The notch is not seen once it's put back together. Under the cowl on the TJ there is a gromet where the wiper motor wires run into the Jeep. Thats where i brought my wires in also. Hope this helps.
the YJs dont have a removable panel like the TJ does. You have to fold the windshield down and run the wires under the cowl seal and you can run them over and through the hole that the whiper motor uses to run its wiring through the dash - no drilling required.
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Unread 08-20-2009, 12:51 AM   #5
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Just like TRW said. Fold the windshield down and run the wires under the cowl seal. I was planning on geting some windshield hinge lights but I have a snorkel that mounts there now and am not sure if it wil fit.
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Unread 08-20-2009, 08:06 AM   #6
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I was afraid you were going to say that I would need to lower my windshield. The previous owner striped out the three screws that conect the windshield support to the windshield. What woud be the best way to remove these striped out screws?
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Unread 08-20-2009, 10:50 AM   #7
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I had the same issue, the torx were stripped out on my windshield. I just said F*k it and drilled the windshield pillar, and then put grommets into the holes. Havent had any water leakage so far.
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Unread 08-20-2009, 10:53 AM   #8
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They also sell a screw extractor kit at the hardware store...home depot $8.99, ACE $12.98, and Kmart had it too
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Unread 08-20-2009, 11:40 AM   #9
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thanks for the info.
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Unread 08-20-2009, 11:46 AM   #10
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Luckily you really only need to gte the bottom one on each side out to drop the windshield. But, geting them all out and replacing them woulden't be a bad idea.
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Unread 08-20-2009, 01:16 PM   #11
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Where did you get the grommets that you used?
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Unread 08-20-2009, 03:00 PM   #12
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Where is a good place to get a relay for my lights?
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Unread 08-20-2009, 11:12 PM   #13
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Where is a good place to get a relay for my lights?
I just bought the KC driving lights they come complete with a wiring harness and relay, I put the relay on my frame....what type of lights did you buy?
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Unread 08-20-2009, 11:33 PM   #14
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Where did you get the grommets that you used?
Grommets were in the Light wiring, and tv cable section of Home Depot. Buchanan makes them. they never show them on the damn HD website either. They have them where they have the wire connector end cap twistie things. (god i sound like my wife...twistie things??)
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