In this era of DIY, you wouldn’t want to be the only one missing out on the trend. In this context, let’s talk about how you can install that LED light bar you have acquired onto your truck’s roof.
There is always the easy way out of going for a professional, but it may cost you a lot. Further, you wouldn’t want to be the only one in your circle of friends who can’t handle such a project on your own.
With that, let’s get down to business on how to install the unit onto the roof.
The Tools Needed to Install LED Light Bar on Roof
If you want to get the job done with minimal interruptions, there are several tools and devices that you need to have in place. They include:
- Measuring tapes
- Marker holes
- Relay Switch
- Mounting brackets
The Process of Installation LED Light Bar on Roof
Now that you know which tools you need for the project let’s now head over to the simple guide for installing the light bar onto your truck’s roof.
Use a Marker to Identify the Mounting Location
To get the optimal mounting location, use the mounting brackets to preassemble the unit before laying it across your truck’s roof. There is always the risk of the mounting brackets ruining your car’s paint, and this is where a masking tape would come in handy.
Drilling the Holes
The next step involves drilling the holes, and you should follow the pattern laid out by the designated dots. Do not forget to remove the masking tape.
Securing the Brackets
With the holes in place, align them and the mounting brackets so that you can secure them to the car’s frame well. You can now mount the brackets, using the right tools, some of which are included in the package.
Mount the LED Bar
Now that the brackets are secured on the roof, it is now safe to mount your unit onto them.
This part may be complicated for some, especially if you lack wiring experience. However, you can count yourself lucky that most packages include a guide on installing a relay harness kit with an on/off switch and how you can connect wires to the kit.
The last step involves testing your product to be sure that it functions as it ought to. If everything clicks, you can now enjoy the benefits that the fixture brings.
As you can see, the installation process is pretty easy. With these few steps, you can save a lot of money that you would have splashed on a professional.
And when you get the project right, off-roading will no longer be a nightmare as visibility will not be an issue.