KC HiLites Flex Era 4 install

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I got my Flex Era 4's installed this week. I was going to use a Switch-Pros PDM for power supply and switching but I won't have it in time for EJS. So...I did a standard install using the included switch and wire harness.

I went with a cowl location for my install and used the mount from Rock Hard 4x4. I liked that it wasn't some big ass bracket.

The adapter
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To use the adapter and have light bracket centered, I modified the carriage bolt that came with the lights by cutting a flat on the face, drilling a hole thru it and and cutting it off after the square.
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On to the install...

I ran the wires for the switch and the driver's side light through the plastic wire track on the firewall.
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I ran the switch wires up past the lower windshield seal.
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I mounted the switch below the headlight switch. It was a good spot to plug when I go to the Switch-Pro.
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After trimming the harness, I mounted the relay in the passenger side cowl using an existing body bolt.
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Tested the lights then buttoned it back up. Here is the result.
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Thanks so much for this Silent Panda! Installed mine this weekend using your wiring path and was a big fan. Added some of my own photos below. Also, I ended running the power to aux switch 1 and keeping the KC switch as well. Given how bright these things are, I like the double contingency of having to ensure the aux switch is enabled before turning on brights or ambers. Afraid my wife will accidently hit the KC switch and then not know what to do to get them off.

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Nice work PavementAbsurdity. Glad me install could help someone.

Fortunately, I'll be undoing a bunch of my wire tucking when I install a Switch Pros to control air lockers and such...

 

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