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Old 11-16-2012, 03:01 PM
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My Cab Light Install Questions

So I will be finally installing my cab lights on Wednesday (21st). My question is, how in the world do I get the overhead console to come of the roof? The guide made by motoman says just pull on it but my overhead console is a lot fancier than his, being a newer truck and a king ranch. Also what nuts and washers have you guys used, I have the stock nuts but it seems like a big washer would be beneficial. Also, what silicone do you recommend and where exactly do I put it? Obviously underneath the light on the out side but what about inside?
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1. My 05 lariat you just have to pull down hard on it and it will come. I have the pocket on the backside and the glasses holder on the bottom if that's yours.
2. I added wide fender washers to be safe.
3. For silicone I sealed around the holes on the top of the roof. Also once I installed the lights I shot the rest of the squeeze tube of silicone into the large wire hole for surety.

Hope that helps and measure alot.


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Old 11-16-2012, 06:58 PM
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If it has any doors on the console, open them up and look for screws. If ya don't see any then you just pull down on it. I used the caulking we use on septic tanks, it's expensive but I had it so thats what I used and all I did was do a small bead around the holes just to keep moisture out and away from the bare metal showing to prevent rust
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I used nylon lock nuts to mount them with

As for the washer, I just brought the light into the local True Value and found a washer that fits the hole size and that was the widest it could be before it hit the plug.

For silicone, I used a marine grade clear. I put a bead around all three of the post on the inside of the foam gasket that comes on the light to fill it so when it tightened down, it squeezed into the holes.

Any waterproof silicone caulk should do fine. You could even use RTV if you need to.

Take a pic of your console and maybe we can help you figure it out! should just pull down though.

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All of you have really good ideas. I will snap a picture of the console here in a couple minutes. It has two doors on it. One for the garage opener then in the middle one for sunglasses. I'll snap a pic and post it though. I will probably pick up some nylock nuts and washers. I like that idea because then they can't back off at all. Has anyone thought about putting some sound deadening on the roof when they have the head liner down or is there some up there already?

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There shouldn't be any sound deadening up there unless a prior owner put it there.
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There shouldn't be any sound deadening up there unless a prior owner put it there.
I think I'm going to add a little bit up there and see if it helps keep down the rain noise.

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I think I'm going to add a little bit up there and see if it helps keep down the rain noise.
Cool deal! Can't wait to see your lights. Good luck!
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That's my overhead console, I can't see any screws at all. There looks like a spot to puts screw driver to pry the tan from the black inner but I have no clue lol.

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Yeah, my friend has that one. All you do is pull on it. You can use a flat head to help you once you get it down a bit.
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