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installation instructions for n-fab light bar

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by j1999t, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Dec 3, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    hey all, i got my n-fab off craigslist last night, and i dont have instructions on how to install it, can someone get me a link or scan the instructions or post pictures?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    what part do you need help with... I have done a couple...
     
  3. Dec 3, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    just to install it, i have the bar, the mounts and bolts, just need a little help installing it...
     
  4. Dec 3, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    brackets should look like that looking up from the bottom with the four holes at the top of each bracket. once the brackets are mounted (two bolts each side using the factory bolts holding on the aluminum cross bar) slide the light bar through the lower grill and tighten 4 bolts each side.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    alright, sounds simple enough, should i take off the grille to make it easier? and what wrenches and sockets will i need? thanks
     
  6. Dec 3, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    and is there any chance of an actual picture installed (picture from the bottom and top?)
     
  7. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    not sure of the size... if you have the nuts/bolts in hand go check with your tool box and see the size you need. :cheers:
    dont have any pics looking up from the bottom. You do not need to remove the bumper.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    i dont mean removing the bumper, i mean the upper chrome grille , so that its easier to access the bolts... and wire everything up
     
  9. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    ohh yea that is almost a must... two bolts on top of the grill then grab at the bottom on each side at the headlights and forcefully pull up.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    yeap, ive removed it before-to replace my horn... where can i mount the ballasts that ill get from ddmtuning 55w 4500k H3 bulbs
     
  11. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    im gonna have 4 ballasts
     
  12. Dec 4, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    I never removed the grille or anything on my truck to install the bar. Only the four bolts on the frame rail had to come off and then later re-attached to the brackets. There are pics on this site somewhere but I'm having trouble finding them
     
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    I was able to install my n-fab without taking anypart of my grille/bumper apart. I have small hands though, that probably helped.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    got it all installed and wired up with 2 hella 700ff's the wiring was a bitch, but i only used crimp butt connectors, i plan to solder everything i can...
     
  15. Dec 5, 2009 at 3:21 AM
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    Yeah I never bothered with crimpping the wires at all. I stuck with soldering them and then wrapping them in black electricial tape around the solder points.
    now time to show off your work. Post some pics and brag! :)
     
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