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Old 01-16-2019, 12:24 PM #1
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Rear Roof Rack Light Wiring

For those of you that have chase lights I was wondering how you routed the wiring. if through the rear hatch area or if it was down the "A" pillar?
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From the engine compartment, then wedged between the windshield and A pillar, then under the plastic cover in the rain gutter, then along the rack rail to the light.
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I went in at the rear hatch, and was able to wedge the positive and degative wires between the weather stripping. I had just done that temporarily, but it actually works pretty well. I will try to get some photos.
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i just purchased two amber floods from BD for the rear of the rack and i wanted to wire them thru the back hatch but I feel that will just create more work.
I will probably just silicone the wiring down the passenger side of the 'gutter' and then down the passenger side of the windshield.
my driver side is allready silicone'd up with my front light bar
its not too bad if you just rip out the whole side weatherstripping from the windshield. it gives you a large channel to put your wires into
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For those of you that have chase lights I was wondering how you routed the wiring. if through the rear hatch area or if it was down the "A" pillar?
I went through the rear hatch (see the left side of the photo with the wire protector). Then inside & under the plastic cover between the back & side windows to the floor. Then along the floor (under the carpet) to the fuse box. Placed a switch in one of the open switch spaces.
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I used a grommet that they use on ships and yahts to run cables thru a deck and be waterproof. Aftermarket stereo system so didn't need the factory XM radio antenna anyway.
Ran a large multiple wire cable thru it and now I have several pairs of wires for different lights front and back of the rack.
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I used a grommet that they use on ships and yahts to run cables thru a deck and be waterproof. Aftermarket stereo system so didn't need the factory XM radio antenna anyway.
Ran a large multiple wire cable thru it and now I have several pairs of wires for different lights front and back of the rack.
Something like this?

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I happen to have some large cables laying around from a forklift that I used so I have extra wires up there already to add more lights later.
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We put the wiring through the rear hatch and squeezed the wires under the weather stripping. So far so good, the connectors and wires are fine.







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I used a grommet that they use on ships and yahts to run cables thru a deck and be waterproof. Aftermarket stereo system so didn't need the factory XM radio antenna anyway.
Ran a large multiple wire cable thru it and now I have several pairs of wires for different lights front and back of the rack.
Did that bolt right on to the screw holes and cover the XM antenna area completely?
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Did that bolt right on to the screw holes and cover the XM antenna area completely?
It covers the area completely but you have to drill 4 tiny holes for the 4 screws on the grommet around the existing hole
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Front light bar: goes down driver side windshield (6 16g wires)
rear light bars: goes tucked under wire mesh of the roof rack floor, but tucked in against the lower passenger side bar. (2 14g wires)
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Thanks guys! I ended up going down the hatch weatherstripping then along the frame to my Switch Pros
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We put the wiring through the rear hatch and squeezed the wires under the weather stripping. So far so good, the connectors and wires are fine.







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It looks like your wiring connector is right next to your hatch hinge? Did you use a supplied wiring harness or just wire yourself?

Did you bring the wiring into the cab? Then did you route along the floor to get to the dash switch then to the engine bay?

I'd like to get a single 6 inch amber chase light and trying to figure out best way to wire it. Extreme LED has a nice 6 inch option and they have a nice wiring harness. I've already brought in my solar panel wire through the rear hatch grommet. Just trying to figure out my options here....

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