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When you mount lights on the roof (I have a 825i), how do you route the wiring?

I don't think I want to just tape it to the ROPS. What are the alternatives?
 

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The John Deere way is to put the wires in convoluted tubing and use zip ties to hold to OPS.
 

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Easiest way is to create your own switch bank on the ROPS and just run a power and ground up thru the rops.
Are there any existing openings in the ROPS near the top? I didn't see any, and I couldn't feel any. I would prefer not to drill the tubing, but I'm not dead set against it.

I have some very wide black electrical tape which would hide the wiring very well, but I was hoping for something a little more elegant.
 

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The John Deere way is to put the wires in convoluted tubing and use zip ties to hold to OPS.
I can understand why JD's lawyers wouldn't want to compromise their OPS. ;)

I considered split wire loom and zip ties, but I thought it might just create another snag point, and it wouldn't look very good.

Thanks for the idea, though.
 

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I used black electrical cord which doesn't look as bad as plain wire and it also adds an extra layer of protection.
 

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I used black electrical cord which doesn't look as bad as plain wire and it also adds an extra layer of protection.
I was planning to use some black 16 ga "lamp cord" to each light, bringing the ground back to a central termination point. That would be six total 16 ga wires to route between the three lights and two switches, which would get pretty fugly if it wasn't well secured and partially hidden.

If I can use the openings in the OPS that DeereSales101 mentioned, then I can both protect and conceal the wiring, perhaps with a little room left over for speaker wires!
 

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I ran all my power wires thru the roll cage with no problem. Still have room for more.
 

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The RSX roll bar is much easier to run wires thru cause the tubes are open on both ends of the roll bar.

On the 825i's the front is where it's bolted down, so your only option is run wires to the back...that's why i recommended making a switch bank for all the lights and just run a power and ground up the tube.
 

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Good Idea DeereSales101, I figured that was a good idea on any of them. I did not know that about the 825i's roll cage.
 

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The RSX roll bar is much easier to run wires thru cause the tubes are open on both ends of the roll bar.

On the 825i's the front is where it's bolted down, so your only option is run wires to the back...that's why i recommended making a switch bank for all the lights and just run a power and ground up the tube.
That probably is the best way to go. If I provide enough capacity, I can tap that circuit for an audio system, too.
 

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If I remember tonight I will take some pictures of what I did for my lights and get back to you.
 
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