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30" Light Bar Install - Easier Than You Might Think

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by rysingsun, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Apr 18, 2018 at 9:29 AM
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    thumpper

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    In past vehicles I've usually tapped the relay into the 'running' lights.

    If you have it to the 'fog' lights it will only turn on when the fogs are on. (if I'm reading your diagram and understanding it correctly) If so when you click on the high beams the fogs turn off there for the light bar would turn off too. Just a thought.

    I guess what is Fog #15 and when is that 'hot'?
     
  2. Apr 18, 2018 at 9:51 AM
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    Thanks for pointing that out. When i was looking at the engine bay fuse box the fog fuse is what stood out to me, and I believe its hot once the ignition is on but I could be wrong. I typically always run with my fogs on but forgot they turned off when the high beams are on (but I think that might be the issue if I tapped into the under dash fuse box for the constant power). I'll have to double check when I get home.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2018 at 10:53 AM
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    curved I assume?
     
  4. Apr 18, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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    So I double checked when I got off of work, and the light bar still comes on when the high beams are on.
     
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  5. Apr 18, 2018 at 7:54 PM
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    Its a straight 32"
    Fits well, close to no gaps
     
  6. Apr 19, 2018 at 4:20 AM
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    What was the reasoning for running the Red 2 from the switch to a fuse? I just put both red's together into the white and works great. Used the same switch. Watched CaliRaisedLED install video and that is what they are telling people to do with the switch wires. Just curious.
     
  7. Apr 19, 2018 at 5:41 AM
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    I always have my lights set to auto with the DRL lights on, so I wanted to switch to turn off and on depending on how I have the lights set. If I have DRL's off, the switch illumination also turns off, if on auto, on, or drl's on, the switch will illuminate with the rest of the switches.

    Of course, I just checked my lightbar again, and without the ignition on I was still able to turn the light bar on. I had the under hood fuse tapped into #15 fogs and thought it would only get power with the ignition on, but I was wrong. Initially I only wanted the lightbar to have power when the ignition is on, so I may change it to another location such as the #20 Radio fuse or may just leave it. haha
     
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    Anyone have a picture of the light throw on the caliraised light bar installed?
     
  9. Apr 25, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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    What kind of Create-a-fuse did you get for the engine fuse box? Looking for power for a front camera so don't need a bunch of amps.
     
  10. Apr 25, 2018 at 10:46 AM
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  11. Apr 25, 2018 at 2:36 PM
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    Heres our 30" combo beam. It really shows how theres a concentreated spot beam while also having floods shooting to the side.

    20161024_200634.jpg
     
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    Combo beam as well.
     
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    Updated my previous light bar wiring write-up in this thread to link to my new LED write-up page here which includes write-ups on front light bars, rock lights, and reverse lights. Footwell lights coming soon. Thanks!

     
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    That is the light which I installed about 4 months ago, I love it and have had no issues with it yet. All the LEDs still work and there has been no water damage or condensation. An I clean it just by soaking it down with the hose. I have also driven in in some cold weather down to single digits and still have no issues. I don't usually have it on for an extended time (typically about 20 minutes or so) but it has never over heated either (although I live in upstate NY and the warmest its been is about 70-75 at the hottest point of the day. I will keep you updated if any issues ever arise
     
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  17. May 18, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    Outstanding!! Exactly what i was hoping to hear... I also bought the Randy Ellis mounting brackets, i believe just like yours..
    Question: Did you have to move, trim, remove the air dams (black plastics on the side) seem like they maybe on the way of the brackets?
    Thank you for your feed back. Sir,
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  18. May 18, 2018 at 8:05 PM
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    I recently installed this light bar with the same brackets. I had to trim the bottom of the air dams to fit around the light bar. There wasn't a lot of material removed but it is required if you want to leave them air dams installed. Just use tin snips and adjust the cut to your liking. It is a really nice setup and has impressive output for the price.
     
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  19. May 18, 2018 at 8:53 PM
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    Awesome.. doesn't sound that difficult to do..
    Thank you. Sir,
    :cheers:
     
  20. May 19, 2018 at 5:43 AM
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