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Old 04-24-2013, 03:32 PM
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New Light Bar and a little help...

Added a Rigid Industries light bar - LOVE IT - just so clean - I need help with the connector that came on it - does anyone know what you call that type of connector? Obviously a 2 post for 12V, but has to have a technical name - I need to find the female - could always cut and splice something else but rather not....
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:06 PM
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Looks like a Weather Pack connector. Common in the auto industry.
I think Summit, JEGS and places like NAPA sell them. You crimp ends on to wires, then feed those ends in to the Weather Pack connector.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:32 PM
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Deutsch connectors ??

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Old 04-24-2013, 05:30 PM
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can you give us more info on that light bar and some install photos. looks clean up there.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:14 PM
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Light has 2 mounting brackets that can slide to any width of the entire housing - I just lined them up with the existing accessory holes in my New Dimension (on an 03 X2) - so honestly, took 10 minutes - already had a 5 light halogen bar wired there, and couldn't find the replacement bulbs because it took the whole bulb/reflector housing which was crazy expensive and they just were not that bright anyway - so it was already wired. Just need to get make the final connection. You would have enough room to add a rear facing as well if you wanted - these have a deep heat sink in the back of the housing, so they taper nicely in the back. I saw a brand new Xstar the other day with these lights and decided to go ahead and change it all - it would take 9 of these LED bars to create the draw of the 5 old halogens - so battery savings as well. I will try to get more pics up.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:37 PM
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That's a female 2 pin Deutsch DT series, maybe a DT04-2P. It should say on the side of it.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:42 PM
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Thank you to all - this amount of concentrated boat knowledge, is a BLESSING to be part of.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:58 PM
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Light has 2 mounting brackets that can slide to any width of the entire housing - I just lined them up with the existing accessory holes in my New Dimension (on an 03 X2) - so honestly, took 10 minutes - already had a 5 light halogen bar wired there, and couldn't find the replacement bulbs because it took the whole bulb/reflector housing which was crazy expensive and they just were not that bright anyway - so it was already wired. Just need to get make the final connection. You would have enough room to add a rear facing as well if you wanted - these have a deep heat sink in the back of the housing, so they taper nicely in the back. I saw a brand new Xstar the other day with these lights and decided to go ahead and change it all - it would take 9 of these LED bars to create the draw of the 5 old halogens - so battery savings as well. I will try to get more pics up.
More pics would be great.

I am thinking about switching over my tower from hid projector lights to led's light like those.


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Old 04-29-2013, 12:17 PM
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Finished install pics

As promised, here's the finished look - mounting to the existing drilled cross member on the New Dimensions Factory tower - brighter (BY FAR!!) than the 5 halogens. I didn't need a rear facing, but there was plenty of room to add one to the same crossbar - may have had to drill a couple holes, but it would have worked.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:41 PM
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looks great!
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