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NSV Light Bar Install Tips

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by cook2kill, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Feb 10, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    cook2kill

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    Just finished installing the NSV Hood Bulge Light Bar.

    I researched extensively and watched @Headlight Revolution install videos at length, several times.

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    Update**** After driving it for a day I noticed a few things I’m trying to get worked out with @Headlight Revolution

    1)With my headlights in the off position both of the lightbar’s DRLs flash when I use either blinker

    2)With my headlights in the Auto position during the day both DRLs flash when I use either blinker

    3)With Headlights on the bar seems to operate as designed with the exception of the headlight DRLs not being illuminated. Full disclosure I guess I never looked to see if the headlight DRLs were on when the headlights were on. Maybe someone could answer that?

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    A few things that may help the next person looking to install this light bar:

    1) Put pin 8 in the pin 3 slot and you’ve got strobe on the DRL Switch (maybe this is why I’m having the above issues?)

    2) (huge!)When running the interior harness go through the firewall first so you can pull all the slack through and have ample space to pin the 6 pin connector. Then pull it back from the interior to finish running the harness. Trying to pin the connector 6” from the firewall was a pain in the ass.

    3) 2018+ Getting to the headlight motor plug was a huge pain. Ended up taking the headlight out to do this. If someone knows a better way to remove that plug and tap the purple wire. Please share.

    Numbers 2 and 3 had I done them right off the bat would have saved me at least 30 minutes.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
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  2. Feb 10, 2019 at 8:32 PM
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  3. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:02 AM
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  4. Feb 11, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    @cook2kill Did your light bar come with the connector that goes on the cut blue wire, and also the blue T-tap for the purple wire? My kit doesn’t have either item.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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    Yes it came with two red T-taps and a jumper wire with connectors.
     
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    I will say I discovered today that when I turn on my blinker both DRLs on the light bar flash. Seems like it would be confusing for oncoming drivers and mostly illegal.

    I do believe I have wired it correctly but who knows. Waiting on an answer from @Headlight Revolution in his thread.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    Pictures? :/
     
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    Thanks for all the tips. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Feb 11, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    Did you cut the blue wire on the headlight T harness like what the instructions said? Also what did you connect the headlight T harness to? Since I have a '18 platinum the video was different with connecting the headlight to the split on the harness. I pretty much got everything done besides connecting the headlight harness part and using the t-tap since the purple wire is a pain to get to like you said. Didn't want to start snipping wires before I mess something up.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    Cut the blue and jumped to the purple as per the ‘18 instructions. Talking with @Headlight Revolution now. I’ll update when we get it figured out.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    Can somebody who’s wired an ‘18 help me with this part?
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    Step 2: “Using the blue wire junction populate connector on the ends as shown in step 2.”

    I’m not sure I did this step correct because my lightbar DRL’s are not working. What I did was cut the blue wire between the plugs, T-tap the other end of the blue wire, and connect that T-tap to the T-tapped purple wire. The picture in the instructions in step 2 is confusing...what’s the second blue wire coming out of the connector?
     
  13. Feb 12, 2019 at 7:14 PM
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    https://youtu.be/Y1wEQAX0oPM

    ^^^watch from 13:00. He explains it. Sounds like maybe you tapped the wrong part of the harness but I don’t know without seeing it.
     
  14. Feb 13, 2019 at 10:50 AM
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    Please check your PMs, my good sir!
     
  15. Apr 19, 2019 at 12:10 AM
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    @Headlight Revolution ...
    I purchased the lightbar from you and have been working with Jensen of NSV Auto for about 8 weeks to get this fully functional on a 2019 with LED headlights. After all said and done, all features are now working EXCEPT for the swipe effect when arming and disarming the alarm. Jensen says this is no longer available on the 2nd gen bars. This is the cool effect of the light bar and referred to as the “Knight Rider” effect. Hope there’s a solution to this. Thanks.
     
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  16. Apr 19, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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    @rmvcard0303 I know exactly what you are referring to. So Jensen said to remove pin 2 and pin 9 I believe. Pin 2 is the swipe function when disarming/arming. Just repinn post 2 and you’ll be good. The only one I left unpinned was number 9 which caused the drls to always be on.

    Just as an FYI it uses the drivers side turn signal to function so if you are on the high way and give a quick turn signal (2 or less clicks on a turn signal) it will trigger the swipe function like its arming or disarming. That’s the one downside to having the arm/disarm function.
     
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  17. Apr 19, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    Thanks! I’ll repin 2 and let’s see what happens. I’ll report back.
     

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