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got my cablight for my B-day today and I am going to start the install pretty soon. Does anyone have any pointers??

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got my cablight for my B-day today and I am going to start the install pretty soon. Does anyone have any pointers??

Chris
PM me your email address and I can send you some installation intructions I have. It's a file for Adobe Reader though, so if you don't have that program it might not open.
 

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put something on your wrists, the headliner material itches and scratches. Put tape over the position u have to drill, the metal tends to scratch the paint when it spins.
 

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Did ur truck have any cab lights or are u putting in aftermarket ones
 

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remove the head liner. and when you are drilling on top of the cab, tape off the front portion of the cab and keep a vacume close the the drill bit so the hot shavings dont damage or scratch the clear coat. Use that blue painters tape as it should not leave any residue on the cab. I would tape about a 1 1/2ft back from the wind shield on the cab.
 

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hey volocom can u e-mail those to me 2. lookin to do the same thing! does anyone know if recon will give u a template to drill or not?
 

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good ideas especially the tape!!

I got the factory Dodge kit.

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hey volocom can u e-mail those to me 2. lookin to do the same thing! does anyone know if recon will give u a template to drill or not?
Sure can! If you PM me your email address I'll send them right over!

I bought my cab lights from Recon and they didn't come with a template! They did send me detailed instructions, which were the ones I can send you.
 

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how do you like the recon kit? was there wiring already there or did you have to run it all?
 

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good ideas especially the tape!!

I got the factory Dodge kit.

Chris
ill take that one step further...the painters masking tape (the blue stuff) is the best because is doesnt leave tape residue behind
 

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When drilling sheet metal, really with a hole saw, the metal shavings will get hot enough to damage the paint. The best way to remove is with a vacuum cleaner as you drill
 

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I got the dealer to install mine with parts for 300 today, I dont see the need to do it myself when i dont have the time or patience. But i think that 300 install isnt that bad for a stealership, plus they are warrantied.
 

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thanks for the info guys!! I took the ones from the local dealer back because they charged my wife double!! I ended up ordering them from Dave Smith for 77 and shipping. I will tackle this project as soon as the new light get here


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I would not use the recons 2 of my buddies used them and they both leaked, somthing about the contour of them dont work right. i went to the dealership and got the factory kit came with template, harness and all it was $90 i think works and looks great
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I would not use the recons 2 of my buddies used them and they both leaked, somthing about the contour of them dont work right. I went to the dealership and got the factory kit came with template, harness and all it was $90 I think, works no leaks and looks great
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how do you like the recon kit? was there wiring already there or did you have to run it all?
So far, I haven't had a problem with my Recon Lights. They didn't come with the wiring nor was there wiring already there in the headliner, so I had to make my own string to connect all the lights together and run down the passenger pillar. I put plenty of silicon when I put the lights on, so I haven't noticed any leaks thankfully!
 

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how do you get the visor clips off??The visors come off with 3 torx bits but I don't want to go reefing on the clips

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