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Well the time came where driving in dark morning and night needed an upgrade. So apart from already having led bulbs in my highs and lows I wanted to mount a lightbar. So figured I'd snap a few pics incase it's crossed anyone else's mind to install one. So bar of choice was a 20 inch 5d osram bar. Price was right and it has the mounting brackets that slide the length of the bar so figured it would be simpler. Also needed a relay harness, since it's only a 20 inch bar and I moved my day time running lights to my fogs I figured using the already there fog button was Wonderbar! So for the relay harness I used a h8/9/10 so on hid harness. Plugs right into the oem fog light plug that was now just hanging beside the fog light then ran power to the battery and ground to frame. Then I cut the other side of the harness off since I only needed the one Lead. So first real step was to remove the front body panels... lots of posts how to do it and only takes a couple mins. (Like 9 screws)

Once that's off set it aside so you won't damage it. Now I jumped right into mounting the bar.. for this I chose the crash bar since it's super solid and it's right there...

So I drilled my holes as far towards the radiator as I could right at the lip and mounted the bar with some longer bolts than supplied (2.5 inch) you then need about a inch spacer between the crash bar and the light bar brackets to drop the bar down into the lower bumper grille hole.

I also found out as a side note this method you will need to pop the grille out of the bumper as I didn't want to make brackets to move the bar back it ended up about a inch to far forward that the bumper wouldn't go back all the way with the grille still in. I personally think it still looks good

And like that I have a light bar. And being hooked to the fog light button is great as it doesn't matter if the headlights are on high or low the fog lights don't turn off. You could also use a regular light bar harness as well if you don't wish to do the fog light mod. So just a recap, 20 inch bar, 2.5 inch longer bolts with nuts to mount the bar to crash bar, drill holes in crash bar as close to the flange lip as possible, aim bar before putting front end back on!!! Remove grille in lower part of bumper then install front end in reverse from taking apart and yay more light!

Hope this helps. If I missed anything let me know. I'm sorry I didn't get close up pictures of where the holes are in the crash bar.

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The only precaution would be about local laws on how many forward facing whiter lights can be on at once driving down the road. Some states say that there is a max of 4 lights at one time, which is why some driving lights turn off when the headlamps are set on high. especially if they count each LED as one bulb...

Personally I think it looks great and would be a nice addition for driving home after work.
 

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The only precaution would be about local laws on how many forward facing whiter lights can be on at once driving down the road. Some states say that there is a max of 4 lights at one time, which is why some driving lights turn off when the headlamps are set on high. especially if they count each LED as one bulb...

Personally I think it looks great and would be a nice addition for driving home after work.
In Alberta we are aloud to have them installed but not use them on public highways. It's a use at own risk thing where I use it more like a high beam when the roads are free

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Down here we ca have as many on the vehicle we want as long as they are for 'Off-ROAD USE ONLY' even so, people use them all the time and they are not too careful as to where they are aimed. That is why I hit the deer with my smart as the bone head driving towards me was flashing his lights and blinding me.
 

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Down here we ca have as many on the vehicle we want as long as they are for 'Off-ROAD USE ONLY' even so, people use them all the time and they are not too careful as to where they are aimed. That is why I hit the deer with my smart as the bone head driving towards me was flashing his lights and blinding me.
It was daylight this last Veterans, I was flashing my lights to warn an oncoming car of a coyote walking across the road, car can be see down the road.

Why do You think they were flashing their lights, if not to warn you of something?
 

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And then you also get the exact opposite. People who have absolutely no CLUE how to use their lights to signal something.

Was driving home after dropping my grandmother off at home Christmas eve. At one point, I come over the crest of a very tiny hill, and the truck in the oncoming lane turns his high beams on. I'm thinking "What the hell?" so i flash mine at him. He keeps his highs on. So i turned my high beams on as i drove past. As soon as i got past the point where his highs were no longer blinding the sh*t out of me, there's a deer lying just barely on the side of the road, and two people walking down the street towards the deer. Not far up ahead was the car that hit it.

It's like.... how freakin stupid can people be? And mind you, the people walking down the street had a flashlight and a head mounted light, and i couldn't see either of them until they were right there. Had i realized THAT was the reason his highs were on, i'd have stopped next to him and asked what his thought process was on that one.
 
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