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PostSubject: Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper   Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper Icon_minitimeWed Feb 01, 2012 8:24 am

Difficulty Rating: Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper WrenchIconBig - Easy

Some people may not know it but the factory bumper on the FJ Cruiser is made to accept up to four 6" lights.
Here is a simple walkthrough of how to utilize this feature. I would advise reading this in its entirety before starting, just in case questions arise...

Tools needed:
- Drill
- Drill bits
- Pliers (vise-grips preferably)
- A nail
- Cigarette lighter
- Socket wrench
- Deep-well sockets with extension(s)






Step 1 - Create pilot holes
Take the nail and secure it tightly in pliers, then heat the tip of the nail until it's very hot. Carefully, lay under the front of the FJ and see where you'll be making the holes. Push the hot nail through the center of the end holes, as shown:

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You should now have this:

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Step 2 - Drill out bumper and install end light mounts
Now that you have the pilot holes, you can drill the bumper for the end 2 lights. The size of the hole will be determined by the size of the studs on your light mounts. Once you have the holes drilled, you install the light mounts. It should look like this:

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Step 3 - Create center pilot holes
Next you need to create pilot holes for the center lights. Took a tape measure and calculated the distance I would need for 6" Hella lights. It turned out to be the very outside edges of the center mounts. [see step 4]
**Tip 1:
When using the hot nail to push through the bumper, you can apply ample pressure without going all the way through and this will cause a "bump" on top of the bumper. You can use this to help measure your center mounting points before actually creating the pilot hole.

Step 4 - Drill bumper and install center mounts
I calculated that I would need to drill the outside of the center mounts. After creating the pilot holes, drilling the bumper and installing the mounts I ended up with this:

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Step 5 - Install lights on the mounts
...and you're done! All you need to do now is the wiring.

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PostSubject: Re: Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper   Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper Icon_minitimeWed Feb 01, 2012 8:27 am

I was rushed to complete this guide, so if something is unclear please let me know...


Tip:
When using the hot nail to push through the bumper, you can apply ample pressure without going all the way through and this will cause a "bump" on top of the bumper. You can use this to help measure your center mounting points before actually creating the pilot hole.
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PostSubject: Re: Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper   Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper Icon_minitimeWed Feb 01, 2012 1:22 pm

Looks good to me! I did the same thing with my Hella 700s except I just drilled through the plastic instead of using a nail. I did find that my lights bounced/vibrated a little but it wasn't enough to make it worth a custom support bracket underneath.
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PostSubject: Re: Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper   Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper Icon_minitimeWed Feb 01, 2012 5:49 pm

Cool, thanks for the info!
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PostSubject: Re: Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper   Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper Icon_minitimeTue Apr 03, 2012 12:24 pm

Good write up... thanks Nick
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PostSubject: Re: Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper   Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper Icon_minitimeTue Apr 03, 2012 1:55 pm

So where is the wiring part...I am electronically challenged...Question

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PostSubject: Re: Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper   Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper Icon_minitimeTue Apr 03, 2012 2:31 pm

Wiring? Those are just for show and hence no wiring is needed Very Happy

I've got the OEM directions on wiring if you're using an OEM switch and harness inside the truck. PM me your email address if you want me to forward that pdf to you.
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PostSubject: Re: Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper   Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper Icon_minitimeMon Apr 29, 2013 10:07 pm

I want to do this but im still a little concerned about how much they will jiggle. I know theres metal there and i was wondering if anyone else had any input on this?
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PostSubject: Re: Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper   Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper Icon_minitimeTue Apr 30, 2013 12:11 am

I have mounted my two exactly as described above. You'll have to make sure you have a deep socket for whatever mm bolt/nut you'll be using. Just tighten it all the way down as much as you can. That's what I did and I've had 0 issues, wiggle or jiggle. That's what she said.
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PostSubject: Re: Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper   Mounting Offroad Lights on Stock Bumper Icon_minitimeTue Apr 30, 2013 1:04 pm

Ha, yeah just got done mounting mine. Seems perfect. I heard toyota made the bumper to hold the lights. Even had a layer of rubber in there to seal it up!
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