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PIAA 510s on the rear TJM bumper

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by macneill, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. macneill

    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

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    Nice and warm out today, and dry. Finally got around to mounting these.

    Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of a garage or driveway like some of ya bastids. So I have to do it on the street... "Brooklyn Style!" :flipoff2:

    I don't plan on installing the spare tire carrier anytime in the near future, so I pulled the caps for the pivot holes and mounted the lights to them.
     
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  2. macneill

    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

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    Had to mount the bolts upside down. The clearance in the hole was too tight for the washer, lock washer and nut, so I put an acorn nut on the top.

    Hole came in handy for running the wire through.

    And the clearance for the tailgate worked out good too.
     
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    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

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    What do you know, they actually work!

    No more tailgaters!
     
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    spressomon glutton Moderator

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    How did you switch 'em?
     
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    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

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    I used the switch from my IPFs up front since I have those switched to the factory fogs.
     
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    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

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    Last two.
     
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    That looks sweet!! I admire your work, electricity and wiring scares me!!!!
     
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    Awwww man, i was all siked till i saw the switch.....WEAAAK! :p I used to have foglights mounted upside down on the bottom of my OEM bumper...people didnt even tailgate when they were off.


    Anyways, is that a fused relay that is bolted to the fender? I didnt notice any fuse coming off the battery, just have to ask. And one last question, where did you run the 12v+ for the lights? Inside the cabin or along the framerail?
     
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    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    you sure they don't give tickets for lights positioned like that (sorry) ?
     
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    I guess they could, unless it was soley wired to the reverse lights via a relay. I donno, i flipped mine on @ a cop who was following me once, he got pissssed, but said they looked nice.
     
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    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

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    Is that switch lame? :confused: Maybe an old school toggle perhaps? That was what came with my IPFs and they were just kicking around, so I used it.

    The relay is on the fender. The fuse is inline in the yellow wire. Hard to see in the pix. I ran the wires along the frame rail.

     
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    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

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    Never even considered that... :eek:

    I guess time will tell...

     
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    Just bustin chops, i guess ill get around to wiring up my lights in my bumper tommorrow since u did those today. You have inspired me, hah.

     
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    I have had mine mounted for a year without having run the switch yet. I am going to use the rear heater fan switch (mine is blank...got the switch plate from Christo) through the relay that is near the steering column. Mac: You motivated me! Going to get this done within the next couple weeks.
     
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    one last question, you ran the wire along the frame rail...where did you come into the engine bay?
     
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    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

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    I'll take a pix next weekend when I use it again... ;)

    But I brought the wires in and around the flap over the wheel well area. Not sure how to describe it best without pix. Sorta near the exhaust manifold..., but not really.

     
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    i know what flap you are talking about...thats where i ran my 12v+ for my bumper lights back in the day.