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30” BD Stealth LED Light Bar, Upper Grille ’12 SR5 – Installed!

One of my goals from the beginning when purchasing my 4Runner was to keep all mods low key or hidden whenever possible. When researching aftermarket lighting (yes I’m a light fanatic), HID’s wouldn’t serve my purpose, next I checked out LED light bars. There are tons of companies producing anywhere from cheap to expensive light bars, 3 stood out for my needs, Rigid, VisionX, and Baja Designs. After reviewing each (which were all great), I choose BD for my mod, as it would produce maximum output without sacrificing light quality. Oh, and almost forgot to mention, as a bonus, they have a third wire that runs to light, it’s a momentary ground trigger (light has an internal controller) that will dim output light 50% for dusty conditions, or press for three seconds and they turn into a strobe. Actually didn’t know about those features until after I bought the 20”.

After completing the installation, I was talking to my neighbor (has ’14 Trail that we lifted last month) and asked him to checkout my latest mod in the front, he looked but didn’t see anything, so I hit the high beams which turned the light bar on, to which he replied holy sh!t that’s bright. He stated he didn’t even notice it…………so I guess I accomplished my goal……..lol.

Difficulty: Moderate - 7 out of 10
Trimming grille is more difficult

Start to finish time – bout 4 hrs. I’m sure it can be done in less time (was figuring it out as I went along).

Required Tools: Tape, Panel tool, Screw Driver
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Wrenches – 9/16” & 10 MM
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Ordered a Stealth Driving/Combo part #47-3003 from @TotalAutomotiveLV . Thanks to Chas and Mike for cutting me a smokin’ deal, fast shipping, and outstanding customer service. Box arrived in perfect condition; light bar was securely packaged to prevent damage. Contents of package were light bar, stainless steel mounting hardware, 3 pin Delphi Weather Pack Male Connector, and basic instructions. No wire harness or pigtails are included. Not a big deal since I already had a harness installed from the 20” light bar installation.

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Remove Radiator/Grille panel – Remove 13 push pins by pushing down on center portion of pin until you hear a click, then remove by hand.

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Remove two push pins, one driver, and one passenger. Remove grille support bolt (10 MM socket)

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Add masking tape to bumper cover where center grille meets bumper cover. This will protect cover from scratches while disassembling.

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To remove grille there is a great write-up by @TOYSTRY How-To-Guide (Grillcraft Upper/Lower Grill), remove grille.
Remove left and right air deflectors. Note there is one push pin (per deflector) located just under metal bracket, use the brail method and remove. Pull deflector straight forward (toward front bumper) to unclip from radiator support, angle back towards back of headlight assembly and remove. They are a PIA to remove, just take your time. Pieces will need to be trimmed once light has been installed.

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Now for the fun, need to find to find center opening (where lower grille set in bumper cover), measure distance, divide in half, mark metal bracket. Loosely assemble light mounting brackets to light bar (mounting hole should be under light bar). Measure from left to right mounting holes for total length (should be roughly 30 3/8”). Half of that should be 15 3/16”, transfer that measurement from center of metal bracket mark left and right (green arrows), make mark. Now measure from edge of bumper cover (by red arrows) toward radiator 1-1/16”, make mark. Drill 3/8” hole in metal bracket. Next, trim bumper cover (red arrows), this will allow light bracket to extend forward about Ό”. Trimming can easily be done with a sharp razor knife.

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Since metal bumper support is lower than bumper cover where holes were drilled, need to make two Ό” spacer plates with a 3/8” hole.

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Notice mounting hole is located close to a raised portion of metal bumper plate, bevel end of spacer so it sits flush with metal plate and mounting hole. Repaint spacer.

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Take passenger side light mounting bracket, install mounting SS bolt through bracket, spacer block, and metal bumper bracket (would recommend adding a 3/8” flat washer under metal bumper bracket, not included in kit), and start nut, do not tighten. Next, take driver side light mounting bracket and insert SS mounting bolt, insert 10MM lock washer onto light bar stud, start nut. Insert remaining 10MM lock washer on opposite end, slide mounting stud through passenger bracket already mounted, start nut. Inset driver SS mounting bolt through driver side spacer and metal bumper plate, insert 3/8” washer and start nut. Snug 10MM nuts so they are tight, but not so tight that the light can’t pivot up/down. Completely tighten Driver/Passenger SS mounting bolts using 9/16” wrench and socket.

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With light bar mounted, plug into harness and verify operation before reassembly starts.

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Trim left and right air deflectors to clear light, re-install. Light bar should pivot up/down without hitting.

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At this point adjusted light bar to proper height for light output (follow headlight alignment recommendations). This step is important so grille can be accurately cut. Take grille assembly and slide it into place (until it hits light bar), mark the edges of light bar on the outside of grille with grease pencil, suggest leaving a 1/8”-1/4” larger gap top/bottom to allow future light adjustment. Remove from vehicle, carefully start cutting plastic Grille, and take your time! Test fit, trim, test fit, trim until it fits, and then file all edges for a clean look. You might be asking why I listed a Micro Torch or Heat Gun in tool list when we haven’t used it yet. Well, here’s a tip; after filing or grinding plastic, it changes color, by taking a torch and heating the plastic it will case the plastic to return almost to the same color as before cutting/filing. Do not allow flame to contact plastic, don’t want to burn it. Just wave the flame back and forth until desired color returns…….if done properly it’ll look factory. Once fit is complete, reinstall grille with push pins and bolt, remove tape, and reassemble.

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Wiring harness was routed from relay (mounted driver side of engine compartment) to battery and light bar following factory harnesses, wire tied nice and neat. Battery has been coated with an anti corrosion spray, positive (+) and negative (-) wires from relay at battery are waterproof connectors. Factory positive battery cable protective cover still snaps on. Switch harness is routed through firewall through factory grommet, sealed with silicone to prevent moisture from entering cabin. Harness is then routed to Factory style switch in dash.

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BEFORE

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AFTER

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My current harness allows for only one light bar to be lit, but a Baja Designs “Y” harness is on order so both light bars will illuminate at the same time. For additional wire harness/switches information, check out Factory (style) Fog Light Switch- Fits knock-out!

Update: Been traveling, but installed Baja "Y" adapter part #61-3608 yesterday.............

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Nice write up. Well done.
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I call your 20, and raise with a 30.................................

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I call your 20, and raise with a 30.................................

OMG......
Really nice what you have done....

I will have to forfeit my hand for now!
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Great job and awesome write up. Very detailed, and helpful. Thanks for taking the time. Install looks clean.
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Nice job and looks great
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Really nice what you have done....
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One of my goals from the beginning when purchasing my 4Runner was to keep all mods low key or hidden whenever possible. When researching aftermarket lighting (yes I’m a light fanatic), HID’s wouldn’t serve my purpose, next I checked out LED light bars. There are tons of companies producing anywhere from cheap to expensive light bars, 3 stood out for my needs, Rigid, VisionX, and Baja Designs. After reviewing each (which were all great), I choose BD for my mod, as it would produce maximum output without sacrificing light quality. Oh, and almost forgot to mention, as a bonus, they have a third wire that runs to light, it’s a momentary ground trigger (light has an internal controller) that will dim output light 50% for dusty conditions, or press for three seconds and they turn into a strobe. Actually didn’t know about those features until after I bought the 20”.

After completing the installation, I was talking to my neighbor (has ’14 Trail that we lifted last month) and asked him to checkout my latest mod in the front, he looked but didn’t see anything, so I hit the high beams which turned the light bar on, to which he replied holy sh!t that’s bright. He stated he didn’t even notice it…………so I guess I accomplished my goal……..lol.

Difficulty: Moderate - 7 out of 10
Trimming grille is more difficult

Start to finish time – bout 4 hrs. I’m sure it can be done in less time (was figuring it out as I went along).

Required Tools: Tape, Panel tool, Screw Driver
Tape Measure, Angle Grinder, Drill Bits
Air Saw, Micro Torch or Heat Gun, Razor Knife
Wrenches – 9/16” & 10 MM
Sockets – 9/16” & 10 MM
File, Ratchet, Drill, White Grease Pencil

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Ordered a Stealth Driving/Combo part #47-3003 from @TotalAutomotiveLV . Thanks to Chas and Mike for cutting me a smokin’ deal, fast shipping, and outstanding customer service. Box arrived in perfect condition; light bar was securely packaged to prevent damage. Contents of package were light bar, stainless steel mounting hardware, 3 pin Delphi Weather Pack Male Connector, and basic instructions. No wire harness or pigtails are included. Not a big deal since I already had a harness installed from the 20” light bar installation.

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Remove Radiator/Grille panel – Remove 13 push pins by pushing down on center portion of pin until you hear a click, then remove by hand.

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Remove two push pins, one driver, and one passenger. Remove grille support bolt (10 MM socket)

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Add masking tape to bumper cover where center grille meets bumper cover. This will protect cover from scratches while disassembling.

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Awesome Write up and thanks for the Support!!!


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