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Help hiding wires from roof

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Jsimp, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Mar 21, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    Jsimp

    Jsimp [OP] WV, VA, NC places i roam in the Yota

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    need help hiding the wire better for my KC lights on my roof. iv tried through the back side windows, didnt like it. im thinking about moving to to the first rack connection thing into the door and not the second.. any ideas? please help

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  2. Mar 21, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    Should be rubber grommets on the B pillars near the bottom. I would imagine you could bring it up through there somewhere, keeping it outside the cab tucked into the weather stripping all the way up. I'm not keen on running high current wires through the cab unless you have to. Just my take. I'm sure theres better methods. Eventually your insulation will break down in that method as well, and could possibly cause a short and a fire. Last thing you want is those wires going through your cab. Don't trust fuses.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    Jsimp

    Jsimp [OP] WV, VA, NC places i roam in the Yota

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    yeah i agree, i dont like the wires running threw the cab. i was thinking about making some sort of tubing (or rubber) on the back where i drew a yellow line so that i can just run all wires from the lights and other lights i plan on putting on later threw that and under the cab to the battery.

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  4. Mar 22, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    massive fire hazard.
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    I've had to sacrafice my truck a few times now and either do some long a$$ wire extending to make it safe...er. and drill some holes to hide the wiring for a decent install and just use some liquid silicone and properly seal the hole from outside conditions and the bare metal from rust and sharp edges cutting into wires...

    If it where me, I'd run the wires in some wire dressing down the middle down into the 3rd brake light on your cab, drill a tiny hole and try and hide the wires through the cab, its a lot of work but will look a lot cleaner because the wires are hidden and you can seal and weather proof the tiny hole in the brake and worse case scenario if you sell the truck, that brake light can easily be replace for cheap if the buyer thinks it degrades the value of the vehicle.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    Jsimp

    Jsimp [OP] WV, VA, NC places i roam in the Yota

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    ^ that sounds like a good idea. iv got to get more wire. im gona get thicker wire too, to prevent over powering the wire. i use the lights A LOT and would not be happy to have them catch fire... had it happen before v:(

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  6. Mar 23, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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    *insert the most possibly shocked face you can imagine*... *with a slight hint of disghust*
     
  7. Mar 24, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    Jsimp

    Jsimp [OP] WV, VA, NC places i roam in the Yota

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    that was about 4 days after too. the wires caught fire cause of my stupid friend was trying to help. he put the main power to the sswitch and the switch power to the lights.. all wires caught fire my first reaction was the grab the wire to pull the power.. not a very good idea.
     
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