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Old 11-22-2010, 08:22 AM
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Default install snow plow mini light bar, where to feed wires in cab

bascailly installing a service light for snow plowing mounting it on the roof.

Just wondering if there was any specific location between the cab and the bx of the truck i could feed the wires from the light into the cab .
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:24 AM
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Default Re: install snow plow mini light bar, where to feed wires in cab

I ran mine thru the back window, then tucked in in along the plastic over to the passanger door and down the inside of the pillar. Drilled a hole in the side of the dash and snaked it thru to the bezel were I hooked it up to the switch
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:26 AM
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that means ur back window stays open?
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:29 AM
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Default Re: install snow plow mini light bar, where to feed wires in cab

just a fuzz, I use exterior romex so only about 1/2 inch. I dont have any problems with any weather getting in tho.

Besides, when you start plowing you'll have you windows down and the A/C on anyhow! LOL
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:34 AM
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Here is a pic of the wiring and the window.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:38 AM
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Default Re: install snow plow mini light bar, where to feed wires in cab

You can also run just run it down between the cab and box and poke it thru one of the rubber groments in the floor.

I guess I opted the easy way out just becuase I really don't care, the truck is my winter beater anyhow.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:40 AM
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Default Re: install snow plow mini light bar, where to feed wires in cab

nice i have the same truck same colour too. I d rather run it between the cab and the box find the grommet on the floor cleaner install.

ANYONE KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THIS GROMMET IN THE FLOOR IS ?
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:00 AM
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Default Re: install snow plow mini light bar, where to feed wires in cab

Mine has quite a few grommets.

Easier thing to do is slide under truck and look for them, they're Black.

I know for sure I had one on the floor, between drivers seat and dash. Think I had some more behind seats, smaller, probably good for speakers.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:06 AM
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thanks big guy
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:13 AM
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Default Re: install snow plow mini light bar, where to feed wires in cab

Well do you have the light that you plug into lighter ?If you do cut it near you back slider and add female conectors on one end then male on other ends .And just plug in when you use it.So you dont have to do all that .Unless you want to install permint then do the other way.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:13 AM
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Default Re: install snow plow mini light bar, where to feed wires in cab

no its not a 12v lighter connection just power and ground using a toggle switch.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:17 AM
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Default Re: install snow plow mini light bar, where to feed wires in cab

Here is the one that I would use, its easy to get to. Check this out it shows how to run wires into the cab.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/exter...up-lights.html

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Old 11-22-2010, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: install snow plow mini light bar, where to feed wires in cab

Depending on how it's set up you could do what i did with my CB antenna, same thing as my dad's lightbar on the astro van to, wire is run to the passenger door, then there is a little cut out on the seal, tucked it in there and ran it down then b piller behind the trim, runs under the carpet and up behind the dash. I'll try and get some pics if you think that might work for you situation
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:29 PM
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Default Re: install snow plow mini light bar, where to feed wires in cab

the wires are all runned i just gotta hook up the toggle switch switch. Its a 3 prong power, ground, and 12v switched cause its illuminated.
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