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Wiring up lights on roof

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cr500taco, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Sep 22, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    cr500taco

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    I have a Yakima basket on the roof of my '97 extra cab and have a couple of pairs of lights that I want to put on it, front and rear.

    What's your suggestions on how to run the wires from the cab to the lights?
     
  2. Sep 22, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    pippen

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    If you made holes to mount the rack I'd make one more...but that might be a hassle seeing you would have to remove the headliner right? :(
     
  3. Sep 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    Didn't make any holes to mount the rack. It is clipped on the door frames. And yeah, trying to avoid removing the headliner and drilling a hole in the roof if there's other options.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    Run the wires through the rear window seal.
    Just take a flathead and pull the seal back a little bit. Once you shove the wires in you can push the seal back in.
    I did this with the wire for my XM antenna. Never leaked.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    I ran my wires up the seal of my driver side door. There's a gap/hole that you can run wiring under the hood, through the fender, and right up to the seal behind the door. Worked perfect for me.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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    I might just do it that way, thanks.
     
  7. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    what basket and mounts did you use
     
  8. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    It's a Yakima Loadwarrior on top of a Yakima rack. Don't have the basket on the rack right now, as I only put it on when I need it.
     
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