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DIY 32" LED bar install.

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by dcsleeper408, May 9, 2016.

  1. May 9, 2016 at 11:34 AM
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    dcsleeper408

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    Made this a while back for my friends at HID extra.

    2015 Tundra TRDPro 32" Light bar install

    DIY 32” LED Light bar Install – 2015 Toyota Tundra
    Tools Needed:
    3/8 Ratchet
    3/8 Small Extension
    10mm Deep Socket
    12mm Deep Socket
    Allen wrench (Provided w/Light bar)
    Drill
    Step drill bit
    Tape measure
    Masking Tape
    Marker
    Flat head
    Razor Blade
    Zip Ties
    Wire Cutter

    LED BAR:
    The kit will come with:
    2 mounting brackets
    2 small allen screws
    2 crush washers
    2 long allen screws
    2 rubber mount protectors
    Install mounting brackets on LED bar.
    Place the 2 crush washers into the 2 allen screws and tighten down the brackets onto the bar.
    Be sure to adjust the brackets to the angle you like (whether you want to point down/straight/up)

    INSTALL:
    First remove upper grille:
    Remove top 6 10mm bolts on grille.
    grille%20upper%20screws_zpsnlqihi6f_a0e559aa53263d05f02c3771d75c7685f0d5b6f8.jpg

    To remove lower part of grill, hold and pull away (lift up) from lower headlight pieces.
    lower%20grille%20remove_zpsjfzh2svm_32ea6bf42057e1148df4247147640106240f3540.jpg

    Then remove grille to expose your mounting point (Upper grille support)
    Using the tape measure extend it from end to end on the upper support.
    Place the LED bar on the upper support and find where you would want/prefer to mount/center your LED bar. (Try to push the bar as far back away from the grille)
    Now mark the holes where you choose to drill
    bracket%20and%20mount%202_zpsbcu4g1e8_9333c97f7039acffe3b97d703c2d47fa7a6a9eab.jpg
    bracket%20and%20mount_zpsuex79dae_98adcce0153ec7905beedb153f08bb5967550483.jpg

    Mount your LED Bar and angle it to your liking
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    mount%20center_zpsv1j9ws1u_b9c46b95089cf9cf65d5ab0491e84df786564ee7.jpg

    Route your connector wire (Connector wire will be long enough to for a nice tucked route)

    WIRE CONNECTION/ROUTE:
    Connect the plugs and route it to your liking.
    Disconnect the battery
    Connect the Positive from the LED Bar harness to the battery (Refer to website for diagram)
    Connect the Negative from the LED Bar harness to the battery (Refer to website for diagram)
    Mount the Relay onto the chassis
    Run the rest of the wire along the fender and run it through the cabin harness grommet
    harness%20route_zps94vk15rs_f4f0b7b3d231f9e0fe2ca925c5f2ea0c009884cf.jpg

    The wire will come from under the dash towards the top
    Now connect the switch sub harness to the main LED Bar harness
    Mounting the switch is to your preference
    Remove OEM Switch plate/Drill a hole and notch
    Place the Switch in and Test for power.
    switch%20install_zps3yf7rcpv_0ca5cd1ca8456dd21a63f1ca0244bb144fc0bbaf.jpg

    Once complete zip tie the harness in place/Hide excess in a concealed area for a cleaner look



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Omuv0dxIE
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2016
  2. May 9, 2016 at 12:02 PM
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    Very nice. Added here.
     
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  3. May 9, 2016 at 12:15 PM
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    Another thing to add to the list! Great write up, thanks!
     
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  4. May 9, 2016 at 1:43 PM
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    Very nice....
     
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  5. May 9, 2016 at 7:33 PM
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    I'll do that on my next truck. Thanks for the write up.
     
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  6. May 9, 2016 at 7:38 PM
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    o_O
     
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  7. May 9, 2016 at 8:50 PM
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  8. May 9, 2016 at 8:51 PM
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    You said on your next truck...any plans? :popcorn:
     
  9. May 9, 2016 at 8:54 PM
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    Don't tempt me...
    But not this year. I do have some cool plans for the current ride though.
    :thumbsup:
     
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  10. May 10, 2016 at 7:02 AM
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    Will this same set up work on a 2nd gen ?
     
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  11. May 10, 2016 at 8:21 AM
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    Hey bud. I don't see why it wouldn't work. It depends on where you would like to mount.
    If you choose this upper grille support mounting spot, You would have to check if you have that upper crossbeam. If you don't have that you can have custom brackets made or find a different area to mount.
    Everything is all the same concept.. Just really depends on your personal preference.
    Feel free to upload some photos of what it looks like behind the grille.
    I'll do as much as I can to help ya out!
    -Mark
     
  12. Aug 30, 2016 at 5:31 PM
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    I see the power cord to light bar is on left side what if you flip bar so that the power cord is on right side will that affect beam of light bar??? Only ask cause I bought a bar of Craigslist and the cord was short so mine runs on right side
     
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  13. Aug 30, 2016 at 7:49 PM
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    You are fine. It doesn't matter which side cord runs.
     
  14. Nov 22, 2016 at 1:38 PM
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    Very nice write up, ill be doing this.

    Thanks,
     
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  15. Nov 22, 2016 at 1:43 PM
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    Isn't a 3/4" ratchet a little overkill for 10mm and 12mm nuts and bolts?

    lol Nice write up though
     
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  16. Nov 22, 2016 at 1:47 PM
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  17. Nov 22, 2016 at 1:57 PM
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    I mean I use 3/8" all day every day but I don't even own any 3/4" tools. 1/2" is the largest I use. ;)
     
  18. Nov 22, 2016 at 2:07 PM
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    oops. yes 3/8 ** and not 3/4 :facepalm:
     
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    Great write up but I did notice one thing that makes me uneasy. The routing of your harness would have probably been beeter through the grommet instead of around it since water just like power take the least path of resistance.

    harness route.jpg
     
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    Very true. I have yet to re route and update everything. Once I get a blue sea fuse box I will re route and clean everything up with maybe a new light bar and other lighting options.

    That nsv light is really nice!
     
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    I researched the ASV auto company and they are located out of Dubai. This light was just premiered at sema this year. I can't find this light for sale yet. It's nice to see a light that is molded to fit into the stock hood bulge opening!
     
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    http://dirtydeedsindustries.com/product/knightrider-lightbar/
     
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    I just got a 2001 Tacoma and I am wanting to have an LED light bar installed. Any suggestions?
     
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