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Best way to route wires from roof?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mmmooretx, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Nov 17, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    mmmooretx

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    I have a 2011 4D Tacoma 4X4 TRD with the factory roof rack, the one that pivots across the roof when in the use position. At some point I want to get the Surco roof rack and permanently attach it. This means I would add the Surco lighting option, 2 lights, to the rack and I am a ham radio operator and will need to route these wires/cables to the inside. I might route them down the center pillion so I can place the radio under the drivers seat and light switches on the console.
    Any advice on how to do this without causing leak or rust issues would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Nov 20, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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    Rocketball

    Rocketball If The World Didn't Suck, We'd All Fall Off

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    Route the wires from the roof into the cab thru the third tail light at the back of the cab.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    JKD

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    If it was just an antenna, I'd say install an NMO mount.

    Be careful when routing wires up there now--you have airbags in the roof. You don't want to run wires near or over those bags, especially antenna wires that could cause RFI.
     
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