Originally Posted by Country Boy Ford
Just bought this light bar! I an VERY excited to get it in. I think I am gonna see about putting in behind my grille. If it cant fit there I have another place to install it. How difficult was it to wire up also where did you get your switch and wires?
I took my time (several hours) as i like to and do things right to save hassle in the long run. Always start with an inline fuse before anything (I used a 5A) It's not necessary but I used a relay in case I want to add more lights and use the same switch. The relay also let me use smaller gauge (20ga) to run in the cab for the switch. I used 12ga wire for the light. After making and testing the harness i used some good quality 3M electrical tape to wrap up all the wires to protect them from abrasion. zip tied everything along the way. Hardest part I had was getting wires through the grommet in the firewall. I ended up using a skewer and taped my wires to it and punched it right on through. I installed a small toggle switch with an LED indicator on it. I mounted it underneath my pedal adjustment switch in the large blank space. I found it easy to reach in behind there from the access panel by the door. Everything I used can be purchased at an advanced auto, auto zone, etc. Just always remember that metal contact on wire can cause abrasion after a long period of time so try to avoid it whenever possible.
another helpful tip is to coat all electrical connectors with dielectric grease to prevent corrosion.
I apologize for not taking pictures along the way as I went, I just get caught up in the project and forget about all that! Hope you are able to follow along with my rambling instructions.