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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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  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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    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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  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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    No problem, there’s a lot going on in here.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2019 at 7:26 AM
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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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    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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  11. May 5, 2019 at 9:50 PM
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    I've been out of town for 3 weeks. I finally was able to grab a couple pics of the camping lights. Both pics are via iphone Xr with the camera resting on the door panel against the driver window. They put out a lot more light than necessary, they were a great deal for the price.
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  12. May 7, 2019 at 7:09 AM
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    Thats awesome! That should not only light up the campsite but also the whole campground. :cheers:
     
  13. May 7, 2019 at 3:08 PM
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    The goal is to not be at a campground :)
     
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  14. May 8, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    Riding with my little man then taking a break, hanging out on the roof having some water and a snack while we watched people ride.
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  15. May 10, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    I don't think I ever posted this, but here's the color match on the switches in the interior.

    The top light goes on when the switch is activated and the bottom light goes on anytime the ignition is activated.
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  16. May 10, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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    This is where I mounted the low voltage disconnect.
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    I gave it a ground connection and cut the existing power wire from the battery to the breaker and ran the disconnect inline. Like before I used closed-ended terminals and marine grade dual wall adhesive lined heat shrink. Heres the load side to the breaker finished.
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    A 10 ton hydraulic crimper with the proper dies makes for some very secure connections.
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    Cables are done.
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    I notched the positive protective cap for the wire off the battery and it's finished.
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  17. May 11, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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    Thinkware Q800-Pro 2 channel dash cam with a hardwire kit for parking mode. 1440p front cam and 1080 rear cam with more bells and whistles than are really needed.

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    Making sure it’s a neat clean install, one thing often overlooked is to make sure cables are ran BEHIND the side curtain airbags, just poking the wire up under the edge of the headliner is not good enough.
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    Front
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    Rear with a custom mount I made.
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  18. May 11, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    I need to look into one of these as well
     
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  19. May 11, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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    I don’t think I’ve ever linked a vid from Flickr so let’s see if this works.

    Front vid sample at full res
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    Rear vid sample at full res
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  20. May 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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    I’ve been talking about it forever, I finally pulled the trigger. They are expensive but realistically even a top of the line one is cheaper then a typical collision deductible. The first time you need it, it pays for itself.
     
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  21. May 11, 2019 at 4:04 PM
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    That’s what I’ve been thinking as well. Just another thing to add to my list of stuff I want to do
     
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    Looks like good quality video. Does the rear mount screw go into an existing hole?
     
  23. May 11, 2019 at 10:17 PM
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    The rear mount I actually made out of a trim panel removal tool. I cut it up and ground it down rounded it off and I drilled a hole to run a bolt through it. I used the rear center headliner push pin hole to bolt into. I tapped the hole, put a 1/4” spacer between the metal and the headliner and then bolted through it to mount the bracket. So the layers are tapped steel roof structure, spacer, headliner, plastic bracket, bolt, and then the camera just attaches with double sided tape.
     
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  24. May 12, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    Nice!
     
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  25. May 14, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    SonI was just looking back to see how long ago I did that but detail. It was at the end of January.

    Since the RTT is about to go back on I thought I’d but another coat of the sealer on before I can’t fit it in to park it in the garage anymore. So yesterday I washed it with soap for the first time since doing the big clean. I have to say I’m very impressed with how well that cheap sealer has held up.
     
  26. May 14, 2019 at 10:38 AM
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    you made a comment that you didn't know what that beep was. if you are watching the speed, it looks like it beeped when you hit 80mph. it looks like the camera also tracks your speed.
     
  27. May 14, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    The camera does have a GPS in it to stamp your speed on vids, inform you of redlight and traffic camera locations, and you can track the vehicle in real time with geofencing alerts. There’s no audible warning for speed. It all kinds of stupid driver assist warnings like lane departure and forward collision warning, there’s even a stupid one where it make noises at you alert you when the traffic in front of you starts moving... I guess that’s convenient for the assholes that can’t look away from their phones while driving? I don’t know I turned all the driver assist functions off and turned the down the sensitivity of what registers as an incident while driving. It doesn’t beep at me constantly anymore lol.

    Edit - also it’s a 75 mph highway, I’m constantly right around 80 with no beep. It was just a coincidence.
     
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  28. May 15, 2019 at 4:47 PM
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    Today I built the rooftop tent box. I still have to make the harnesses to connect it to the truck though. I changed up my plan a little bit. The circuit up to the roof rack is built to handle 35 amps. I’m going to use the drivers side camping light circuit as the power and ground for the whole box. Power goes in, it’s split by into 5 circuits with a small fuse block. The switches laid out left to right is left side camping lights, red tent interior lights, white tent interior lights, then right side camping lights, plus an always hot 12v power outlet.

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  29. May 17, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    2 separate interior lights, a red one and a white one.
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    They work.
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    My helper.
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    Right side lights work.
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    I ran out of wire loom, I still need to do the left side camp lights, and there will be some tidying up to do. I rushed it a bit because our first camping trip of the season starts today. My wife gets out of work in a couple of hours and we'll hit the road. 3 days 2 nights.
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    Grabbing some groceries for the weekend.
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    Have a great time and post up more pictures when you get back!
     
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