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Wire light bar to fog lights?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by benrichardson87, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Nov 10, 2015 at 4:50 AM
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    benrichardson87

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    image.jpg I'm looking at at 40 inch light bar to put in the slot of the plastic bumper. I want to wire the bar to the fog lights. I hardly ever use my fog lights except on backroad without a lot of traffic anyway. My question is, is the factory wiring/fuse big enough to support/not mess up anything if I do so?
     
  2. Nov 10, 2015 at 7:13 AM
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  3. Nov 10, 2015 at 8:48 AM
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  4. Nov 10, 2015 at 11:17 AM
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    That's a great looking set up on the light bar. Wonder how hard of an install it is? I know you would have to cut the grill part out of the slot. Any info on how it was done?
     
  5. Nov 10, 2015 at 12:04 PM
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    Did mine
    You can either cut the slots from tag valance or mount it with them there.
     
  6. Nov 10, 2015 at 12:33 PM
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    If you were to leave the grill part in, I wonder how much it would cut out the light? Any thoughts? I'm not real excited about cutting the plastic grill part out.
     
  7. Nov 10, 2015 at 12:57 PM
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    It's very easy to cut if so...

    image.jpg
     
  8. Nov 10, 2015 at 2:08 PM
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    Thank you, sir!
     
  9. Nov 13, 2015 at 4:17 AM
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    I saw this done on Tundra talk and said that's how I'm doing it. They guy I saw just bought a 40inch bar and said some of the light was cut out by the plastic. It wanted a clean look and it looks awesome.
     
  10. Nov 13, 2015 at 4:17 AM
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    Did you just put it on another switch?
     
  11. Nov 13, 2015 at 9:48 AM
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    Yep
     
  12. Nov 13, 2015 at 10:31 AM
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  13. Nov 13, 2015 at 10:39 AM
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    I want to do this so bad but I have absolutely no need for an LED bar haha
     
  14. Nov 13, 2015 at 3:06 PM
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    Exactly my thoughts. They are so cool but I can't justify $500-$1000 (for a good one) for it.
     
  15. Nov 13, 2015 at 6:14 PM
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    I know, plus that grill is the perfect home for one! Hopefully someday. I think I may do a retrofit first to help with lighting, then maybe down the road one of these bad boys in the grill, seems like a fun DIY install too.
     
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    You can get some for cheap if you know who to get it from. I bought mine off eBay. One's shit and keeps getting moisture but my 30" and flush mount pods are great. I paid $90 for my 30" bc like you I don't have a whole lot of need for it but time to time I use it so I didn't wanna spend too much.

    Ask matluth, he and I talked about his once. He didn't pay an arm and a leg but the quality is supposed to be great. Have to see if that still stands now that he's had it a while.
    But if it does he's got the hook up for decently priced LED light bars
     
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  17. Nov 13, 2015 at 8:55 PM
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    To sum up lightbars, u get what u pay for. If u want a crap throw pattern, less light, non-warrantied, and less life of one go with an Amazon bad. If you want one that puts out what it says it will based on the copper wire system, a true warranty, great throw pattern, water resistant, etc go with Rigid or @Baja Designs. You won't regret it.
     
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