Proper light installation

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  1. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I finally have my taillight panel done and i am ready to do the wiring and install . Can anyone suggest what is the proper way installing of this type of light ( i am wondering if any gasket has to be in between light and panel ) ...have to get chrome rings as well
    Dont want any water or moisture inside
     

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  3. J.R.

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    Moisture will get in, drill drain holes.
     
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  4. Catmando

    Catmando Medium Load Member

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    That looks nice did you fabric that ?
     
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  5. pavrom

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    Yes...local welding shop
     
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  6. Ridgeline

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    For what?

    those are sealed lights as long as the connectors are properly.
     
  7. sbaumann14

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    Use dielectric grease on all the plug ins. Put all the wires inside plastic wire loom as it will either rub against the walls or lay on the bottom and rub thru. Heat shrink/shrink seal ALL connections.

    PS…. That looks killer!
     
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  8. Banker

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    Seems like all the good lights come with the bullet plugs that fit snug and that eliminates much of your issues. I bought some lights a few years ago that worked really well but they didn’t have the plugs. The grand general plugs seem to work the best for me as the cheaper plugs didn’t fit snuggly. I tend to over kill but some heat shrink over the weather proof connection doesn’t take but a minute to install and is worth my effort. These heat shrink connectors with solder in them are the best I have used. I know you didn’t ask about lights but these are nice after you install the mount. When you need to replace one all it takes is two screws to replace the light.
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  9. Banker

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    You taillight panel looks really good.
     
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