Recently I received the Minime rock light set of 8 from [email protected]
as a Christmas gift so here is a quick install writeup. Everything that you need is included. 8 Lights (have a 2foot lead of 24gauge), Wires, Circuit, 3amp fuse, switch, screws, connectors, solder links, shrinkwrap. These self-tap screws are a little weak so be sure to predrill your holes.
This took about 12 hours including the time spent under the rig trying to find where to hide the wires and the best spot/how to mount the lights.
First I started at the driver's side fender and put one light here. (I removed the turn signal to drill the holes) I spliced the end link at the top of the coolant bottle.
Next I ran the wire in a loom (even though the exterior casing is rated to 220F) and down the bottom of the grill and into the next light on the passenger side. I spliced at the headlight in the engine bay for future maintenance.
The only way to wire these is to cut the cord and use solder links (everything that you need is included with the 35ft 16g wire)
strip back a 1/2" twist
Slide on the solder ring and using a heat gun (paint stripper gun in my case,) keep moving the gun 1 inch away for about 6-7seconds until the ends close and the solder spreads into the twisted cable
Now I reached the hard part of routing the wires. I decided to route it down the battery tray and at the 2nd mount I drilled a hole and pushed the cable through the frame. The other option was to put it in the body cavity that is 6 inches away on the tub's bottom but I still had the problem of getting it out at the rear tire.
Just behind the front tire.
The wire came out an existing hole and I drilled another hole so it went back into the frame to reach the rear.
Exited an existing hole next to the gas tank skid and screwed into the body
Ran the wire over the gas tank skid (free float until I drop the skid for a permanent mount) To the other mounting side.
Ran it along side the frame on the existing gas/vapor lines
Mount at front of driver rear tire.
Mount behind driver front tire.
Now I only have 4feet left so I ran it up to the grommet and spliced in my own 16g cable to get into the cab.
From here I ran the white wire to the switch (the included 35foot wire is black and white in a sheathing,) the black straight to battery, and pulled a hot lead from the aux main into the cab for the switch. Yes, I have a lot of electronics in this rig.
Switch wiring (2 pole with light)
This is for constant light on the switch. I reversed the acc/load and power supply wires for the switch's light to turn on only when the lights are on.
I will try to get pics if they come out right.