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21 Jun 2019 17:45 #210188 by RainerK
@ykuza: Couls you post a picture? Thank you!

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01 Jul 2019 19:26 - 01 Jul 2019 19:27 #210495 by Scimike
Thanks for your suggestion Riccy, running the cable to the rear was on the cards if getting it in via the A pillar turned out to be impossible.
However today I investigated the possibility and went for it with my drill. Yes you can get a cable in via the aerial mount without damaging anything.

The following pictures show the hole position, I am just waiting for my cable to turn up, already pulled through a mains flex cable as a tester.
Going to use an XT30 connector to allow disconnection and profile Ariel mount plastic for a better exit angle, sealing with black silcaflex.

Hole position from top



Screw driver inserted just to show angle of hole as drilled. This clears both the Ariel important bits and the bodywork.



Will post more pictures as I wire it up.
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02 Jul 2019 15:14 - 02 Jul 2019 15:16 #210512 by Scimike
Today I made the light bar switch mount using the " I don't know what it's for blanking button", mounted switch and fused relay. Just waiting for my 12v red / Black cable to arrive and I have working light bar. It's cheap and Chinese, I'll report back with any issues, but so far so good.

Switch and drilled Jimny blanking button.


All fitted ready, pleased with the look even if I do say so myself :laugh:
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02 Jul 2019 17:03 #210516 by Riccy
Nice work B)

The blanking button is for heated seats I think :unsure:

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03 Jul 2019 12:14 #210546 by stiffsteve204me
Drove it in a neep field. :lol: :lol:






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04 Jul 2019 21:35 #210636 by Max Headroom
A very neat looking solution to your light-bar switch Scimike.

Today I finally fitted a fastback roof on mine. I'd bought it a while ago and its been sitting around. but I needed to get the main hood off the car to do some repairs to it;. the monsoon hoods are ok, but they arent great.

For anyone thinking of a fastback roof, If you have small kids, they can still use the seats in the back but the headrests will be need to be taken out. An adult would find it cramped.

My main reason for fitting this is that its much less fabric to fold up when you want the roof open, and as my name Max Headroom implies, I like the roof open a lot! I also think it looks quite funky when the roof is up :) B)



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05 Jul 2019 03:53 #210644 by Lambert
Very smart.

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06 Jul 2019 15:15 #210716 by Max Headroom
Thanks Lambert

There seems to be slightly less wind-noise with this fitted compared to the standard hood


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06 Jul 2019 17:18 #210718 by Scimike
Like the look of the fastback, never seen one, nice.

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06 Jul 2019 18:44 #210722 by Daniel30
Very neat and tidy
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06 Jul 2019 19:29 #210723 by Max Headroom
A little more restrictive in the rear :ohmy: but I'm wondering it will also help the cockpit warm up quicker in winter


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06 Jul 2019 23:47 - 06 Jul 2019 23:48 #210733 by Scimike
Finished wiring my light bar via the Ariel route.
I had to use a thinner cable first fed from the top as a "path finder", then I pulled the final cable in from the bottom. It enters the car just above the front driver side speaker. Hole in mount sealed with Cyno glue as the drilled hole was a nice tight fit to the cable.

The only negative is this route puts the power cable in close proximity to the Ariel (obvious), so I can hear the diode switching buzz slightly on the FM radio. Not an issue for me as I stream / MP3 my music, but one to note if anyone else wants to take this route.

I have at work some thin Stainless steel flexible conduit, so planning to make a cosmetic cover to protect the cable further and maybe experiment with it as a RF shield to reduce or eliminate the noise on FM.

Final cable entry point


Test drive, full main beam (150% brighter bulbs) at play here, so brighter than standard.


And then add the light bar, same bit of road, no camera tricks
That will do, pleased with that
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