Roof Mounted Rear Leds

Zack. Feb 7, 2020

  1. Zack.

    Zack. Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Livermore, CA
    Where’s everyone running the wires for this kind of setup? Can you just slip it between the roof and hatch or will that allow rain to come in and/or break the wires? And if wiring to reverse lights are you using a relay or wiring directly to the reverse circuit?
     
  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    I have a stub out ran through the roof rails. It runs under the air dam and penetrates the roof through custom wiring. I haven't put any lights up there yet, but the groundwork is there.
     
  3. FishCannon

    FishCannon Test Drive

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    Tacoma, WA
    Following, as I'd like to run LED's on both sides and the rear.
     
  4. kryter

    kryter First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    colorado
    put in a switch with a relay that way you have the control
     
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  5. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    Check out my build thread. I have full scene lights on the sides and lots of wiring up top.
     
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  6. CHUG

    CHUG Wheeling

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    Location:
    McMinnville, Orygun
    Ran my LED pods To Rear Roof Rails, Ran the wire down on the hatch Via through the Rubber boot.. Feed wires under head board, to dash. With Rocker switch.
    Great for those dark Logging roads, Or searching ditches. an Rotate Light to side.. OR just straight back for Trailer hook up.. Handy in parking lots when Yea get some Dweeb that fails to see you backing up.. POOF Flash lights.. Message Received!
    sorry no photos.. Dark outside.. raining Plus, Beer time. ;-)
     
  7. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    I didn't want to risk compromising the rear hatch seal or existing wiring boot so I kept mine external for most of the route, the wire is inside a black plastic sheathing and the ground for the light terminates at the mounting bolts for the hatch.

    The way I ran mine (from the light) along the crossbar to the roof rail, and from there runs down the outside edge of the rear hatch rubber seal to behind the brake light housing, under the truck from there, over to the hole under the cargo area where it enters the truck. From there up to the front where the switch is located.

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