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Canadian Hemi Pride 06-05-2013 02:10 AM

Guide to install LED's behind the grill.
 
So I have had a few people ask me how to install the led lights behind the grill like I have, So i decided I would make a guide to the simple procedure.
Pic=http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3c242643.jpg
http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/...psc3d1528f.jpg

So first the supplies needed.
(1)Tube fuse and cover with wiring, make sure it is fast blow..(recommended to buy extra fuses as I did blow a few during set up and had to test different amp fuses to find the proper one.. I believe it is 10amp in mine now).. if 10 amp doesn't work.. Try different sizes. http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/myQy...6vvagw/140.jpg
(2)Led strip, weather proof.. either 2 12" or a 24"( 24 is easier for wiring).
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
(3) Toggle Switch=15amp 12V
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
(4)14 gauge wiring
(5) electrical tape
(6) connectors, Both hoops and wire to wire connectors.
(7) wire crimpers, cutters

Sooo.
I ran a wire(4) from the battery to the fuse(1), from the fuse(1) through the firewall (went through main grommet with wiring(4)) to a switch(3) that I mounted inside.. then from the switch(3) a wire(4) back through the firewall all the way to the light strip(2).. I mounted the light strip(2) on the horizontal pillar with the hood latch on it right infront of the rad... and then from the light strip(2) I ran a wire(4) for a ground for the leds to the truck, I already had a ground set up for my HIDS, but any strong metal place would work. I made sure to use plenty of electrical tape to wrap all connections, and used zipp ties to secure the LED's(2) to the horizontal pillar incase the double sided tape ever gives out.

It is fairly simple to do.. I reconmend being gentle on the Led's wiring because I noticed that the saudering wasn't the best and could probably be pulled out easily if not taking care during set up. It is a lot easier then how it sounds.
Feel free to ask any questions or to see closer pictures as I will answer as fast as possible.

dodgert 06-05-2013 02:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Canadian Hemi Pride (Post 1116972)
So I have had a few people ask me how to install the led lights behind the grill like I have, So i decided I would make a guide to the simple procedure.
Pic=http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3c242643.jpg
http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/...psc3d1528f.jpg

So first the supplies needed.
(1)Tube fuse and cover with wiring, make sure it is fast blow..(recommended to buy extra fuses as I did blow a few during set up and had to test different amp fuses to find the proper one.. I believe it is 10amp in mine now).. if 10 amp doesn't work.. Try different sizes. http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/myQy...6vvagw/140.jpg
(2)Led strip, weather proof.. either 2 12" or a 24"( 24 is easier for wiring).
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
(3) Toggle Switch=15amp 12V
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
(4)14 gauge wiring
(5) electrical tape
(6) connectors, Both hoops and wire to wire connectors.
(7) wire crimpers, cutters

Sooo.
I ran a wire(4) from the battery to the fuse(1), from the fuse(1) through the firewall (went through main grommet with wiring(4)) to a switch(3) that I mounted inside.. then from the switch(3) a wire(4) back through the firewall all the way to the light strip(2).. I mounted the light strip(2) on the horizontal pillar with the hood latch on it right infront of the rad... and then from the light strip(2) I ran a wire(4) for a ground for the leds to the truck, I already had a ground set up for my HIDS, but any strong metal place would work. I made sure to use plenty of electrical tape to wrap all connections, and used zipp ties to secure the LED's(2) to the horizontal pillar incase the double sided tape ever gives out.

It is fairly simple to do.. I reconmend being gentle on the Led's wiring because I noticed that the saudering wasn't the best and could probably be pulled out easily if not taking care during set up. It is a lot easier then how it sounds.
Feel free to ask any questions or to see closer pictures as I will answer as fast as possible.

nice write up and 100% agree with being gentle with the led's they are not very forgiving.

Canadian Hemi Pride 06-05-2013 02:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dodgert (Post 1116978)
nice write up and 100% agree with being gentle with the led's they are not very forgiving.

Thanks a lot:smiley_thumbs_up:.. And sorry I forgot but I meant to mention that you were the one who gave me the idea and offered some tips a while back.:smileup:

RogerRamJet 06-05-2013 06:18 PM

Nice Job!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Canadian Hemi Pride (Post 1116972)
So I have had a few people ask me how to install the led lights behind the grill like I have, So i decided I would make a guide to the simple procedure.
So first the supplies needed.
(1)Tube fuse and cover with wiring, make sure it is fast blow..(recommended to buy extra fuses as I did blow a few during set up and had to test different amp fuses to find the proper one.. I believe it is 10amp in mine now).. if 10 amp doesn't work.. Try different sizes. http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/myQy...6vvagw/140.jpg
(2)Led strip, weather proof.. either 2 12" or a 24"( 24 is easier for wiring).
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
(3) Toggle Switch=15amp 12V
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en
(4)14 gauge wiring
(5) electrical tape
(6) connectors, Both hoops and wire to wire connectors.
(7) wire crimpers, cutters

Sooo.
I ran a wire(4) from the battery to the fuse(1), from the fuse(1) through the firewall (went through main grommet with wiring(4)) to a switch(3) that I mounted inside.. then from the switch(3) a wire(4) back through the firewall all the way to the light strip(2).. I mounted the light strip(2) on the horizontal pillar with the hood latch on it right infront of the rad... and then from the light strip(2) I ran a wire(4) for a ground for the leds to the truck, I already had a ground set up for my HIDS, but any strong metal place would work. I made sure to use plenty of electrical tape to wrap all connections, and used zipp ties to secure the LED's(2) to the horizontal pillar incase the double sided tape ever gives out.

It is fairly simple to do.. I reconmend being gentle on the Led's wiring because I noticed that the saudering wasn't the best and could probably be pulled out easily if not taking care during set up. It is a lot easier then how it sounds.
Feel free to ask any questions or to see closer pictures as I will answer as fast as possible.

Nicely done CHP. Rep points for the write up. Very articulate and to the point with pictures and numbers. Easy step by step instructions.

Canadian Hemi Pride 06-05-2013 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RogerRamJet (Post 1117538)
Nicely done CHP. Rep points for the write up. Very articulate and to the point with pictures and numbers. Easy step by step instructions.

Thank you:smileup:.. I was trying to get some pictures of the actually set up in daylight but was on the forklift all day at work and leaving right now to attend my brothers graduation.. Hopefully tomorrow.

highlandchef 06-06-2013 12:02 AM

Nice post and great tips! :rep:

Bully's Performance 06-06-2013 12:08 AM

very nice reps for you :)

Thanks
Jeremiah
Bully's Performance

Danzanzio 06-06-2013 10:09 PM

Great write up man! I'm diggin' the white ones behind your grill. I've been contemplating on putting blue ones behind mine for a while now.

Canadian Hemi Pride 06-06-2013 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danzanzio (Post 1118798)
Great write up man! I'm diggin' the white ones behind your grill. I've been contemplating on putting blue ones behind mine for a while now.

Thanks:smileup:.. I have a 12" strip that I am hoping to install in a gap above my cupholders so I will be able to see them at night. They will be tucked away and unseen until I turn them on.. Just need time and eithor nice weather or access to my shop.

RansRAM 06-06-2013 10:19 PM

Agree, excellent writeup and pics, I may just have to put some on my truck now. :rep:


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