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Unread 04-05-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I will be installing a 10' ridge industries LED light bar. I have never installed one before. Do you just have a switch mounted inside or can they be wired into my wiring harness for my fog lights. Btw the bar is being mounted on an after market bumper and I will not be using the OEM fog lights. Any suggestions?

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Unread 04-05-2014, 08:20 AM   #2
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1. A 10 foot bar will not fit. Not even sure if they exist.
2. What vehichle do you have?
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Install is pretty straight forward. They can be wired up any combination of ways.
Direct off the battery to a switch
spliced into the harness to run with the parking lights, low beams, or high beams
spliced into the harness to run with aforementioned lights but also switched to turn on or off as more or less light is desired but only when the other lights are already on.

Do you have factory fogs??? If you're not using them splice in there and you're good to go. Although the bar won't work with the high beams on.
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Unread 04-05-2014, 08:24 AM   #3
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If you are not going to use the OEM fog lights just take them off and splice your bar into the factory fog light harness. Then it 'a already fused and you have the factory switch. Simple as that.
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Unread 04-05-2014, 08:26 AM   #4
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Oh,I know what you meant on the bar but I have to say this anyway. 10' bar would be pretty awesome but may be a little wide for the trails. Lol
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Unread 04-05-2014, 08:41 AM   #5
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Sorry lol yes a 10 inch bar
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Unread 04-05-2014, 08:48 AM   #6
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Thank guys for the advice. I'll have to look up how to splice them into the factory fog lights. I have never done anything like that. Thank again.
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Unread 04-05-2014, 08:49 AM   #7
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Get a test light turn on the switch. Touch the test light to the wire, should only be two wires, and when it lights up that the power wire, simple as that!
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Assuming this is a TJ, yes it's a piece of cake.
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Unread 04-05-2014, 09:04 AM   #9
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Thank guys for the advice. I'll have to look up how to splice them into the factory fog lights. I have never done anything like that. Thank again.
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I have a 2013 jeep wrangler
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Unread 04-05-2014, 09:06 AM   #11
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Thanks Ray for the help! Didn't realize it was that simple
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On the new JKs the lights are controlled by the computer. If the loads for the lights differ from stock they may not work.
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Unread 04-05-2014, 09:32 AM   #13
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Did not know that TJ, I'm old school don't like all that computer controlled crap! Lol. Still it's worth it to try though.
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Quote:
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1. A 10 foot bar will not fit. Not even sure if they exist.
2. What vehichle do you have?
3. Fill out your profile information.


Install is pretty straight forward. They can be wired up any combination of ways.
Direct off the battery to a switch
spliced into the harness to run with the parking lights, low beams, or high beams
spliced into the harness to run with aforementioned lights but also switched to turn on or off as more or less light is desired but only when the other lights are already on.

Do you have factory fogs??? If you're not using them splice in there and you're good to go. Although the bar won't work with the high beams on.
I just went back and read this and you need to keep in mind what was said here about the lightbar not working with the high beams on.
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Unread 04-06-2014, 11:35 AM   #15
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I just went back and read this and you need to keep in mind what was said here about the lightbar not working with the high beams on.
Since I said this and then cleared up the matter in a later post it stands.

IF the OP would have addressed 2. and 3. prior to posting his question the issue would've been resolved faster.
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