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Light Bar Wiring Routing?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LEEREED123, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. LEEREED123

    LEEREED123 1/2 ton status

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    I Am Putting A Light Bar And Lights On My Jimmy Today And I Have A Soft Top. How Should I Route The Wiring Into The Cap Without Creating A Leak In My Non-leaking Top?
     
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    anyone?
     
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    go to a boat supply store and you will find fittings made to pass wires through that seal up when they are tightened.I had a light bar on my old Cherokee and what I used was a 5/8 inch bolt with a hole drilled through the middle I then drilled the hole on the roof of the truck and put the bolt in from the bottum and then put the nut on top and cut off the excess.I used silicon around the wires and never had a leak. I also used the bolt as the ground for the light bar so all that was coming through the roof was a power wire.I hope you get the idea of what im talking about if not shoot me a pm .I may have pics.
     
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    why don't you just post some pics here anyway? :D
     
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    will do let me see if I can find em
     
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    Gotta be a member to view those pics over there.
     
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    Jeep forum...........:eek1: :doah:
    and orange Mustangs..............:crazy: :eek1: :doah:


















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    haha! I found the light!
     
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    here ya go

    lightbarnut.jpg

    light6.jpg
     
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    did you drill that bolt yourself, or is that something you can buy, like a banjo bolt?
     
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    Just buy a gutter mount light bar then drill a hole big enough for the wire to go through toward the rear area near dome light. then using a fish stick run the stick down the side post (behind door). attach the wire on to it and pull it back up. Once you have the wires there use silicone and fill the opening and a little over the top of wire.

    This is how police light bars are done. I had a light bar on my Blazer but it was a cop truck. I will try and get you a picture if not raining in morning.
     
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    I drilled it myself.I would imagine you can buy something close to it.
     
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    i tried using a fish stick.... but the breading keeps falling off.....

    just kidding, thanks for the advice, but i dont want to drill a hole in my roof...
    just want to runs through between the top and cab.
     

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