Originally Posted by Mrconnsmythe
Big Cat, Looks awesome. There is no drilling into the roof correct? Also, what light kit is that? I do not have a dealer where I am from to install (Canada) so I would be doing this solo. Know anything more about the wiring of the lights and where the switch is located inside the vehicle?
Thanks Mrconnsmythe! Now on to the questions/answers: in addition to the info below you can also refer back to posts 43-45 of this thread.
There is no drilling, the original rails are removed and the Gobi bolts into the existing holes. There are 2 support feet on each side at the front of the rack that rest on rubber pads but don't bolt to the roof.
The lights I used are Rigid Industries SR Series 6" Hybrid spot/flood combos (white) 4 front and 2 rear.
If you refer to the attached pics below :
Fig. 1a and 1b show the lights front and rear and in 1a on the far right you can see one of the support feet
Fig 2 shows where the front wiring is fed into a grommet/ hole drilled into the bottom tube of the rack and snaked back to tie in with the wiring from the back lights
Fig 3 shows the grommet/hole where the front wiring comes out and ties in with the back loom and gets routed to the rear hatch opening
Fig 4 shows the wiring going to the rear hatch
Fig 5 shows the routing of the wiring inside the top of the rear hatch and entering the vehicle along with the factory wiring bundle(sealed with silicone). From there the wiring travels under/above the headliner to the front driver's side pillar and down under the dash to the switches (shown in Fig 9 of the second picture)
Fig 6 shows the power wires ( connected to +/- inside ) coming from the main fuse box ( arrow below Hemi shows individual inline fuses bundle) through a notch cut under the weather stripping and then ran across the engine bay to the driver's side
Fig 7 picks up the wire loom routed by the master cylinder behind the front fender and into the driver door area
Fig 8 shows the wiring zip tied to the driver door hinges where it enters the cabin through a pre existing grommet ( the small spiral wire is from my in the door trim "Jeep" puddle light from Mr Kustom)
Fig 9 shows the switch location where all the wiring connects under the dash. Top left switch is for the front two outermost lights, top right is for the two front inner lights and bottom switch is for both rear lights.
Hope this helps anyone wiring their own install.
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