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Agent_Outside: Adventures in a 4Runner Limited

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Agent_Outside, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Apr 4, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    wmdtech

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    I'm sure!
     
  2. Apr 4, 2019 at 10:12 PM
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    So the rack is predrilled for the side lights, but SSO drills them for Baja S2 lights or some Rigid flush mounts. I don't see the value in buying Baja Designs or Rigid for camping lights so I went with some Aurora LED flush mounted scene lights. The bolt pattern was just slightly narrower than the Rigid lights so I used a file and slotted the mounting holes on the rack inwards to fit the new lights and painted the inside of the slot with a black tractor and implement paint but before that, I just looped a zip tie to hold the light in so I could get a visual of the layout and take some measurements for the harness.
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    I don't that most roof rack light setups are messy and covered in zip ties so I made sure to make this as clean and hidden as possible.
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    No visible zip ties or wires
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    Wiring from the power distribution module up to the rack.
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    Wiring completed and 100% functional.
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    It came out really clean, everything is hidden behind the lower solid portion of the rack.
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    This is where the roof top tent electrical box will plug in. Disconnect that connection, hook up the wiring from the box inline and there will be a second switch wired in series controlling the side lights. Leave the dash switch activated and then the switch in the tent takes over control of the system.
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    More of the completed wiring
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    Now I have to duplicate a mirror image of it for the other side, I'm not really looking forward to that. I probably won't touch it again until next week.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2019 at 12:21 AM
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    WallyT4R

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    That turned out great. Very clean! Interested to know what style roof top tent?
     
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  4. Apr 5, 2019 at 5:59 AM
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    Agent_Outside

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    Posts 71, 74, 85, 86, 95
     
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  5. Apr 5, 2019 at 6:37 AM
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    Ah, sorry didn't remember
     
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  6. Apr 5, 2019 at 6:53 AM
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    That is very clean. I am very jealous of the setup, in case you couldn't tell that before!
     
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  7. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    Agent_Outside

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    No problem, there’s a lot going on in here.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:26 AM
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    Agent_Outside

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    Thanks, I appreciate it.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    excellent work
     
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  10. Apr 11, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    Agent_Outside

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    I got the passenger side lights wired up the same way as the driver's side so nothing really new to post about that but I took some pics of the side rails modified for the Aurora lights.

    Before and after (the paint was freshly applied and still wet in the after picture.
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