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xj roof lights. need a little help

Old 11-07-2016, 02:46 PM
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Default xj roof lights. need a little help

I have a 1996 xj and I would like to put lights on top. I already have the lights and wires. I just don't know we're I should run them, I don't mind drilling and sealing. I would like some recommendations please.
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What do you mean by on top?
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Up on my roof rack.
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Drill a hole on the passenger side a pillar. Make sure to use a grommet. Run the wires through the trim. Ground the light. You need a relay in the engine bay. Ground the relay. If you have a 4 wire relay.....the wire from the light goes to the relay. 1 wire from relay to the battery. Other power is to the switch. Make sure the switch isn't wired to constant power or it will drain the battery.

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Not sure about earlier xj's, but on the 97+ you can tuck the wires under the windshield gasket and run them down the a pillar and behind the fender into the engine bay.
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If you need a diagram

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What is the a pillar?
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The left and right sides of the windshield frame.
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Alright, thank you
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If it is an aftermarket metal rack you can weld small tabs where you wish with a hole in them and mount where ever you wish, front and rear.
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