Suzuki Cappuccino - Reverse LED Light Bar

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My reverse bulb and housing was ancient and rusted, so I bought a pair of 7” LED light bars to replace that single light.

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To install, first I removed the old reverse bulb and housing.

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I then cut the + and - wires at their longest point in the housing, so I had a decent amount of slack.

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Use some wire cutters to trim down the casing on the ends.

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Test fit one light bar. To test, turn your car to Accessory (not all the way on) and put it in reverse.

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Test fit 2 light bars! I ended not using both, just the 1.

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This is how the mounts for work the light bar I bought.

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Drilled holes based off where the mounts should sit, this is above the black mesh part of the right side of the rear bumper.

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Got the first mount in. This is easily the most annoying part of the project, you have to hold the nut blindly behind the top of the bumper with a ratchet or wrench. Then use the included allen wrench outside of the bumper to tighten the bolt into the nut.

Probably don’t use a ratchet. I did, and the bolt was so long that it prevented me from removing the ratchet once I tightened the hardware in.. so I had to get another wrench to loosen it (since ratchets are one way only, right). Then got the new wrench under the bumper to loosen it. Don’t make that mistake.

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Both brackets in, now you can do the wiring. Red to red, black to black, your choice of electrical crimper or solder, then some electrical tape!

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Nice and bright!

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I decided to go with just 1 reverse light bar, since the hardware was so annoying to install, but running an extra 2 sets of wire to the other side of the bumper would make a blinding double reverse light bar combo. Hey, anything to make this vehicle more visible on the road.

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Written on August 16, 2020

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