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Unread 10-09-2014, 06:54 PM   #1
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How did you run your light bar wiring?

I did a quick search but found nothing..

how did you run your wire from overhead light bar?
My wire is on the left side of bar...
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Unread 10-09-2014, 08:01 PM   #2
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I am going to follow this because I have always wondered if people are drilling a hole in their windshield frame and running the wires up the inside, or what?
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Unread 10-10-2014, 06:41 AM   #3
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I never thought about it either. Subd for responses too.
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Unread 10-13-2014, 05:23 PM   #4
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Still searching,
I have heard folks drilling also, I'm not fond of that...

I've been out of town since Thursday, Hopefully I can try a few things later this week..
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Unread 10-13-2014, 05:27 PM   #5
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I am not a fan of drilling either
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Unread 10-13-2014, 05:43 PM   #6
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Drilled and snaked the wires through the windshield. Sealed with black silicone.
I don't like drilling either, but wires have to go somewhere.
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Unread 10-13-2014, 07:21 PM   #7
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You can drill the bottom of the windshield frame and fish the wires thru the top front face and use rubber grommets with a bit of sealer for good measure. The important part here is to make sure that there is no opportunity for the wires to short to ground thus the grommets.
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Unread 10-13-2014, 07:30 PM   #8
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You can drill the bottom of the windshield frame and fish the wires thru the top front face and use rubber grommets with a bit of sealer for good measure. The important part here is to make sure that there is no opportunity for the wires to short to ground thus the grommets.
Last year a friends wiring shorted. The grommet actually wore through. So I now use both. The silicone keeps the wire from rubbing through the grommet and locks everything in place.
I snaked the wires through with that automotive grade sheathing. It was a pain. But think there are bolts protruding into the inside of the frame
Bolts from the rollbar extensions, windshield channel, sun visors ect.
Didn't want wire insulation rubbing on those either.
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Unread 10-13-2014, 07:42 PM   #9
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Good call on the sheathing, Chris. You can use heat shrink on the pass throughs too. Makes multiple wire bundles a bit more round for sealing as well as offering a smidge more insulating protection.
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Unread 10-13-2014, 08:22 PM   #10
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Well, I'm surprised we haven't seen more answers..... My Jeep had it in the wire sheathing stuff (can't remember what it's called at the moment....) and just tucked into the channel on the side. The windshield mounts help hide and keep things in place, though. It sneaks out from the bottom corner of the hood, does a lazy loop to the windshield mount by way of the antenna, just ziptied where available. The black doesn't stand out too much on the dark green of the jeep, and it's the passenger side so I don't see it much.

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Unread 10-13-2014, 10:54 PM   #11
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Sub'd up to see some pictures of the drilling into the windshield frame. Im planing on a light bar soon and I hate looking at wires.
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Unread 10-13-2014, 11:53 PM   #12
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This worked for me... did not want to get the drill out or pinch it under the hood. I used 10 gauge wire just in case I go with more than the 240 watt light bar (10w x 24) 50" oal ( 300 watt was bar 52" oal). The lip edge of the half door was slightly bent down just to make me feel better. even though it cleared perfectly.
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Unread 10-14-2014, 01:02 AM   #13
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I was thinking of drilling and using water tight pass troughs.

some thing like this...
http://www.westmarine.com/buy/ancor-...09_275_003_512

However getting the inside piece set could be a challenge.
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Unread 10-14-2014, 06:39 AM   #14
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It is always better to seal it. The cowl leaks are bad enough.
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Unread 10-14-2014, 08:45 AM   #15
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I'm on the road a couple more days, I'll send photos when I'm home. My wire comes out the driver side light bar, I tucked the wire under the soft top snap and behind the plastic door molding, there is a channel behind the molding so no crimping, I then ran the wire from the inside bottom molding above the speaker grates and behind the dash. There is no wire visible except for the short run from door to dash, I put black gorilla tape over that so it really doesn't show up. If I felt like extra work I could have ran it from the inside door molding to behind the dash, but that would have required pulling the dash.
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