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Date Registered: 09-2015
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
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Hyper Roof & add. LED light bar


Hi Guys,

I am planning to install an additional LED light bar on my roof. As I live in Kenya, the LED bar is legal :-)

Ok my question is... Is there any way to use the power supply from the Hyper Roof for the LED bar? What would be the best solution? Would be great it there is a way as I then can use the same switch as well.

Thanks!

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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Yes, am sure that would be possible and the wires coming to your roof rail would most likely be coming from under the rear tail lights, so remove the tail lights and have a look for the wires going to the roof and if you can't find anything then unclip the front section of the hyper roof rails housing just like you would normally do to replace the bulb in the roof rails and see where the wires are coming from.

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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DO NOT use the same wiring which supplies your hyper-roof rail lights for the LED lightbar.
The extra current the LED lightbar would draw in addition to the hyper-roof rail lights will be too much and would continually blow the fuse.
Also, do not increase the fuse size to compensate for the extra load as it could melt the switch and wiring insulation causing shorts or at worse a fire in the roof lining.

You will need to run extra wires for the LED lightbar, though you could use the same switch to power a relay for the LED lightbar supply.

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Date Registered: 09-2015
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
TOTAL POSTS: 7
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Re: Hyper Roof & add. LED light bar


Hi Guys,

thanks a lot for your help. I think I will use seperate wiring for it.

Any idea how to fit the LED bar in front? I do not want to put it on the bumper as it will vibrate a lot. One idea was to use the metal frame around the radiator to fix it there and then go through the front grill where the nissan logo is. Will this affect the radiator and the cooling?

Cheers!

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Anything infront of the grille has the potential to block and divert airflow through the radiator which might cause overheating depending on how much is covered and how close it is mounted.

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Date Registered: 12-2015
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I've put a 180 watt LED bar under the nudge rail, so it sits in front of the lower draft zone for the radiator. Drove it on reasonable to good roads at speeds from 40km/h to 105 km/h and no heating issues at all.
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