I've seen pictures of D90's with what seems to be a removable auxiliary rear light. It looks like a molded plastic light with a handle on top mounted on a bracket above the license plate. Is there a standard kit for this or a favorite add on? I've been looking around but can't find what I'm looking for. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!
That lamp you're referring to is made by Hella and it's called the "Matador." It also has an external switch located at the rear of the lamps housing that allows you to turn it on and off. Anyway, here are two vendors I recommend:
You are correct about Rovers North. Santa brought me a hella worklight from RN for Christmas. The light is wonderful, and the kit that came with it is complete. The kit includes a light, bracketry, wiring, a relay, switch, and even moderately informative instructions. The kit is a winner, but I think it comes with a hefty price tag.
Actually on many Rovers there is a lamp like the Matador, but it actually is some king of Genuine product (I think). I am planning to replace my square (ugly) IPF lamp with a pair of these mounted on the rack.
I also am looking for a mount to put one on the roll bar by the side mirror, so it can be aimed from inside the truck. Dave, how about that?
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I would like to rear lamp setup similiar to this. Other than RN, where could I purchase this? Can someone who has the bracket from RN take a close-up picture, maybe I could find something at Home Depot.
Is that mount only for a specific Hella lamp??
Thanks in advance.
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I have the Rovers North kit. I'm not sure if the bracket is compatable with other lights out of the box, but with a little modification I'm sure it could be
Speaking of modification I found that I needed to modify the bracket to work with the Hella light it came with. The way it comes from RN puts the light too close to the back of the truck which made snaping that side of the top into the belt rail a major hastle. This would not be a problem on a SW. I had a local welder add a 1 inch (approx) tab to extend the bracket.
I had a couple fab company make me a custom mount that looks like the one above. I had them make extra becasue I had to do a minimum of 5 in order for them to make it for me. My mounts are aluminum and come with a 6" round backing plate which helps reduce vibration on the tub. If anyone wants one let me know.
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