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Best method to run wires from top lights?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by canadian.bacon, Dec 11, 2020.

  1. Dec 11, 2020 at 11:25 AM
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    canadian.bacon

    canadian.bacon [OP] H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    Hi, need advice on how to run these wires into the cab.

    I want to install 2 lights on my roof rack (rear) and for now I want to have them spliced into the reverse lights. I have limo tint in the back and it would help a lot.
    For now I want them to come on with the reverse lights only, so I was thinking to splice them into the reverse lights wiring. I hope I wont trigger a fuse, I have 2 Lasifit leds for rears and will install these: https://www.amazon.ca/Nilight-Drivi...hild=1&keywords=Nilight&qid=1607704484&sr=8-9

    Any ideas for best cable routing without drilling ?
     
  2. Dec 11, 2020 at 11:46 AM
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    canadian.bacon [OP] H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    they don't specify the wire gauge, looks like a normal wire to me
    i still use the XM radio now, yes. I assume that is also the antenna for the data link (app remote restarts and all)
    My initial idea was to run it between the body and the hatch top, there is plenty of room for a wire to not get pinched and run it along the side by the weather strip...and I stopped there to see what other are doing.
     
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  3. Dec 11, 2020 at 12:06 PM
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    canadian.bacon [OP] H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    that's actually a neat idea, via the wiper setup, I will have to look into that.
     
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  4. Dec 11, 2020 at 12:21 PM
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    Sounds like the butyl or whatever the hell it's called to seal vapor barriers on car doors. I might be wrong but how you describe it it sure sounds similar to what I dealt with in the past...

    -J
     
  5. Dec 11, 2020 at 12:33 PM
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    Almost reminds me of roof cement :rofl:

    Now I'm interested to know what exactly it is, I could probably use some of that on something I own!

    -J
     
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  6. Dec 11, 2020 at 12:42 PM
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    canadian.bacon [OP] H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    Am i correct here: I see the tail lights are on their own fuse 10 amps and the backup lights are on a separate 10 amps fuse- this leaves me with 120 watts to work with minus the current running LEDs as backup lights. Assuming those are 10 watts each (I think they are 5w, but meh), I still have about 100 watts to use for the additional rear lights.
    Now, they claim 60w each, however, the numbers have been proven very exaggerated, it was measured at 19w each.

    So I should be more than fine to run them both without blowing a fuse or triggering any other issues ?
     
  7. Dec 11, 2020 at 1:19 PM
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    canadian.bacon [OP] H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    how or where would i find more data about the OEM circuit ?


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  8. Dec 11, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    canadian.bacon [OP] H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    Running lasifit leds which were measured around 5w each.
     
  9. Dec 11, 2020 at 8:04 PM
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    canadian.bacon [OP] H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    Oh yes. 2020 off road.
     

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