The install went very smoothly. I didn't even start cussing! It took me about 4 hours from start to finish and I'm very pleased with the results.
The install begins by disconnecting the battery, removing the driver's knee bolster, piercing the grommet in the firewall and fishing half of the wiring harness into the engine compartment. You then run two wires to the grounding bolt and another out through the engine seal and up along the underside of the hood to each of the lights.
The bracket locations are selected and three holes are drilled for each into the grill and into the underside of the hood. Once the brackets are in place they are riveted to keep them from shaking loose.
Then, using the supplied paper template, I cut an opening into the hard plastic knee bolster to accept the switch. The rally lights only illuminate when both the brights and the switch have been activated.
Back under the hood, I attached the inline fuse wire and cut a hole in the fuse box lid to accept the connection onto the B-Block. Back inside, I loosened the down-tubes, removed the radio, and attached the light relay up under the driver's side dash. Two wires were spliced into the back of the radio to get the ignition on/off signal, and another wire was fished over to the passenger footwell.
After removing the inside trim on the passenger side I was able to tap into the Body Control Module for the final wiring harness hookup. I then turned my attention to the lights themselves. After heat shrinking some tubing around the wires I made the final connections inside the lights and mounted them to the riveted brackets.
After a test of the entire system, I replaced all of the components, aligned the lights, and made my way inside for a great fathers day with my family filled with gifts and great food and we even got in some gaming. To top it all off, Lisa got me a copy of Thurn and Taxis: Power and Glory an expansion to my copy of the base game Thurn and Taxis. A very memorable father's day indeed!
If you're interested in seeing some of the in progress shots I did upload a few images into the gallery.