Hey Bobditts, I'm thinking about tackling this project this weekend... depending if I can get together enough time to do it. I have an old 20" LED light bar that I pulled off my Ranger and I just bought an after market grille so I thought this would be a great time to do this install.
Question - When mounting to that metal bumper bar, I'm guessing you were able to get your fingers behind there to thread a nut onto the bolt going through? Were there any sensors (like for the airbags) that you had to avoid?
A few follow up questions -
Where did you enter the cab for your wiring? I tried to go through the main wire harness near the steering linkage but I couldn't for the life of me snake a wire through the factory rubber gooseneckish fitting. I ended up pushing the rubber fitting at the firewall to the side a little and snaking it to the side of it.
ANSWER - I used the same location but cut a small hole in the rubber and sealed it up after running the wire through it. I absolutely hate doing it this way but did it anyways.
Where did you ground your switch inside the cabin? I looked for a factory ground within the cab like in my Ranger and couldn't find any factory spots. I tried to ground to a small bolt near the emergency brake pedal and I'm not sure if that was my problem.
ANSWER - My switch connects to a wiring harness that I purchased. All connects are made to the battery.
Does your switch piggyback/tap into the fusebox? I tried a few of the 10amp fuses with no luck.
Answer - Straight to the battery with a dedicated fuse.
I need to take some time to troubleshoot. Sorry for all the follow up questions. Thanks for all the previous help!