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Lightbar Control box locations

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by cfdeng7, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    Hey guys i just got a whelen freedom lightbar and i dont know where to mount the control box. Anyone have pictures of where there controls are mounted? im mounting it on my 2000 f250.

    Thanks
     
  2. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    take a picture of your dashboard area preferably around your floorboard area
     
  3. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

  4. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    depending on the size of your control box basically right under what loooks like you lil cubby hole area storage space hole ... then guide your wires right under your dash up to your firewall where your steering wheel goes through you may have to drill about an 1 inch hole thats what i did ..
     
  5. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    welcome to the freedom lightber family.

    what model did u get?

    also whats the size of the control box?

    most mount them under the dash. you could also invest in a mount for it. one of the switch box radio siren mounts. it screws to the floor and you just have to fasten the swtch box to it and its all set. could also do a scanner there and CB it you have them.
     
  6. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    its actually a all custom bar. i have a good friend at whelen :nod: 60 inch fully populated all amber led. takedowns alley lights and rear takedowns. rear traffic advisor cruise lights :drinkup: and ya i was looking into those mounts i was also thinking maybe in the center console?
     
  7. nrplowguy

    nrplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    I am going to put all of my controls in my center console my six switch box all my toggles for hide-aways and LED's plus my traffic adviser controller. also my Yeasu 2800 radio if there is room
     
  8. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    sounds like one hell of a bar. what kind of board does it use. is it the LC,SC,wecan or freedom 2 wecan


    also center console is a great place to mount it if you have the room.
     
  9. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    umm not actually sure he just finished building it so he still has to install it ill ask him when we put it on and be sure to post pictures. im also putting hide a ways in the tail lightsussmileyflag
     
  10. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    here is my setup

    Whelen cencom controller with havis shield box
     
  11. fireboy6413

    fireboy6413 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

  12. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

  13. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Man that whole interior needs cleaned man lol
     
  14. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    i want to see this bar man......get pics and vids...
     
  15. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    i X2 that. we need a vid and pics.
     
  16. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    ive actually been so busy i havent even installed it yet but its goin on sunday ill be sure to post some pics and videosussmileyflag
     
  17. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    I know the feeling of being busy. I'm a picture taking fool and I haven't hardly gotten any lately.
     
  18. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    i dont know if you decided where you wanted to mount your switches yet
    if your truck has the overhead console in it like my 05 you might want to consider this
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  19. Mike_13

    Mike_13 Member
    Messages: 50

    that's a good idea Colligan
     
  20. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    unfortunately it doesnt ive decided im just going to mount it to the dash. i was going to put it in the center console but id rather have easy acess to it on the dash.