LED light on bumper

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demond1
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Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:02 am

Hi Guys.

This weekend I did a trip through the baviaanskloof with the recent addition to my family, the Hilux. The vehicle was great... although I didn't have to engage 4x4 once.

On the way in, it was dark. I though it was the perfect time to make use of the LED light on the bumper. I put it on, but there was virtually no difference. After investigation I found that the rough road had rattled the height setting bolts loose, and the light was pointing straight up.

On the way home, after finishing the rough roads, I heard a loud rattle when turning left. Fears of CV joints filled my head. After some investigation, the LED light's bolts that connected it to the bumper had totally rattled loose. The nuts where gone. I ended up cable tying the light to the bar and the problem was gone.

I've been thinking of ways to secure it to the bumper more securely, but now im worried that the actual brackets that the light fits in to wont last under a regular load of a rough road.

Any advice on how to secure it? Might be time to consider a different mounting point?
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coetzer94
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Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:05 am

Post a photo of the bracket/connection method
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Mikie
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Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:02 am

Locktite?

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demond1
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:43 am

I got some stainless nylock nuts, problem solved.
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