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11 Oct 2018 20:55 #196676 by Mole
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As in the title was thinking of put some lights across the roof where would the best place be to run the cable?

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11 Oct 2018 22:29 #196684 by yakuza
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Loose the original antenna and there you have it. . Replace with a center rear antenna.

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11 Oct 2018 23:21 #196687 by Jjbradshaw1
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I didn’t even lose the antenna, got two hella rallyes on the roof rack and ran the cable under the antenna bracket through the same hole and down the front pillar. You’ll have to slightly modify the antenna bracket on the roof to let the cable run under it without leaving a hole for water to creep in but apart from that you’re golden.

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12 Oct 2018 05:19 #196691 by Mole
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Excellent thank you both I knew someone on here would know

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12 Oct 2018 06:19 #196695 by kirkynut
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I know it's fashionable to have lights on the roof but they have a shadow cast by the rest of the car in front of them and are susceptible to damage.

Why not mount them at bumper level? The wiring is much easier then too!

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16 Oct 2018 21:02 #196830 by Mole
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I didn't realise they cast a shadow might rethink to the bumper lol

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06 Jan 2019 17:26 #200079 by Mole
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I finally got round to making up some lights for the roof I made up a light bar but have it on magnetic feet seems like it will work well. Now after wiring it in iv run the cable down the side pillar via the aerial but I ran in to a small issue and I'm not sure if it's what iv done or not I drilled through the aerial mount to run my cable. As it was almost dark when I was putting it back I placed the screw in to replace it and as it touched the body work it sparked a little. Now is this because I shouldn't have drill the mou t or is there always a slight current there for the aerial to work any help on this would be great

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07 Jan 2019 04:19 #200107 by Lambert
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That's not normal. Sounds like you've breached the insulation of a wire somewhere.

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07 Jan 2019 06:07 #200111 by Mole
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Thanks I'll start digging

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