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Help attaching solar panel wires

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by andrwoo, May 23, 2020.

  1. May 23, 2020 at 7:31 AM
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    andrwoo

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    I'm running my wires from solar panel on top of topper to inside for battery. I used the little gap at front of bed, will be redoing the putty.

    What would you guys suggest using to hold wires in place? Some kind of stick on clip. Could you link to it or provide picture? Would rather not drill into cap.

     
  2. May 23, 2020 at 7:43 AM
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    mhshark

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    Use zip ties and sticky backs (tie wrap mount). Should be able to find at any hardware store
     
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  3. May 23, 2020 at 8:02 AM
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    Has a Quicksand colormatched A.R.E. cap that I have mixed feelings about Painted the grill truck liner black Modified gen 2 dc running boards to fit ac Scratches and dents indicative of age and use
  4. May 23, 2020 at 8:26 AM
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    EvenSlow

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    Found these mounts at Lowes. Zip tie is not included. Works great. Found on the zip tie isle.

    image.jpg
     
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  5. May 23, 2020 at 8:34 AM
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    andrwoo

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    YES! These are exactly what I need! Didn't know something like this existed. Thank you!
     
  6. May 23, 2020 at 8:36 AM
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    Excellent! I believe you are talking about what EvenSlow showed a picture of. They will work great. Didn't know something like that existed.
     
  7. May 23, 2020 at 1:16 PM
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  8. May 23, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    Used those on the Airstream when I put panels on it. I also used 3M VHB primer.
    When I tested the difference between primer and no primer, the one without primer peeled off and the one with primer required me to use a razor blade to get the tape off.
     
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  9. May 23, 2020 at 1:27 PM
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    golfindia

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    I use nothing. I ran wires under the bed and up through existing drain hole in the front passenger side.

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  10. May 23, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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    fatfurious2

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  11. May 23, 2020 at 2:39 PM
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    Got it done. Looks so much better. Thank you guys.

     
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  12. May 23, 2020 at 3:29 PM
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    Bam! Looks good to go man. Carry on, peace out.
     
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  13. May 23, 2020 at 3:44 PM
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    DAS Taco

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    I love your canopy or topper as you guys in the US call it. Is it aluminium?
     
  14. May 23, 2020 at 5:14 PM
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    Yes. All aluminium.
     
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  15. May 23, 2020 at 6:28 PM
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    Even exposed wires can look great when they are dressed well.
     
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