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Where can I hook up my led lights on my defender, I’ve got light mounted on bumper. The switch lights up so I don’t want to just go to the bus bar under the hood. Anyone found a good spot to hookup yet? 

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You should have a post under the hood for accessories. On my 2019 that bus bar is under the dash making it a bit harder to get at.  I thought that’s why can am moved it to make it easier to get at for wiring. You could also use a 12v lighter style plug to grab your power from. Both on mine are only powered when your running.  Don’t forget to fuse it and any other accessories you add. 

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@Northern Hunter which lightbar is that and where did you get it? Did it come with the mount and wiring harness? Looking for the same thing, I know there's lots out there, but I like that fit and finish you have.  

If I can, I plan to wire mine into my Hi beams where it just comes on when I hit the Hi's. 

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In my 2021 model there are two bus bars. One under the hood and one under the dash. If you look under the dash the positive lead is wrapped with red tape. This is the accessory bus that is controlled by the key. The bus under the hood is for constant power and offer wires going through the firewall to make it easier to wire up accessories. 

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the silver post is NEG - and the post with red tape on it is keyed HOT +.

peel that tape off there and good to go. #6 metric lock nuts.

pop out the center dash piece at the tabs and the accessory bus power bar is right there.

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i ran the led power to the constant hot under the hood to the relay, but the toggle switch throwing the relay is via dash keyed power sent to the relay using one of the provided stock accessory wires

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i had no idea where to mount anything so i cut a piece of pipe strap and fashioned me a spot to mount 3 relays - 2 are shown installed here.

 

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the can on the left side with a pipe clamp around it and clear hose is a horn motor.

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i put 1 horn on either side under the fender in the void space behind the headlights

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its just a giant ball of blinding light its perfect

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On 10/2/2021 at 10:03 PM, saylor said:

the silver post is NEG - and the post with red tape on it is keyed HOT +.

peel that tape off there and good to go. #6 metric lock nuts.

pop out the center dash piece at the tabs and the accessory bus power bar is right there.

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thanks for the info Made my install much easier  

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