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Justin: If you're looking to add some quality auxiliary lighting to the accessory-ready A-pillar location on your '21 and newer Bronco, well, then you should definitely consider the Diode Dynamics SS3 LED Ditch Light Kit shown here today. Now, this kit will feature the yellow lenses and a combined total of over 1300 lumens, all for right around that $200 price point. Install, at least according to the site here is gonna get a strong one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Obviously, some light wiring involved that should take you at least an hour, maybe a little bit more to complete from start to finish. But if you hang with me for a bit, we will walk you through that job later in the video.So if you guys didn't know, Diode Dynamics is a very solid company that engineers and assembles their products here in the U.S. and backs most, if not all of their stuff, with an eight-year limited warranty, which is pretty solid. Now I was very familiar with Diode as a Raptor owner and I was really pumped to see them start offering or leasing some stuff for the six-gen Bronco, including the ditch light that we're talking about here today.But the star of the ditch light kit from Diode Dynamics that we're talking about here today anyway is gonna be the SS3 Sport LED pod. Now, the 3 in SS3 refers to the 3-inch size of the pod itself. And the Sport designation being in reference to the company's entry-level option in regards to power or output. Now from here, if you're interested, Diode does also offer their Pro, which is the next step up, and the Max, which is their most powerful lighting option. But ultimately both the Pro and the Max will be a step up over the Sport series here in regards to power and light intensity. But even with all that said, guys, the Sport series is still gonna be more than enough light for most owners out there when we're talking about adding some casual auxiliary lighting to your six gen.But going even deeper into the SS3 kit here, guys, 14.5 watts per cube, and each cube does feature a 65 by 25-degree split or combo when we're talking about your lighting pattern. Now, 65 degrees is gonna be a focus or driving optic that's gonna give you your throw. The other 25 degrees of that combination is gonna be more of a flood pattern. And that's something that's really nice. I really like when they do the combo, because yes, you're getting the light throw far away in front of you there, of course, lighting up the road or whatever, but you're also getting a bunch of light through that flood pattern that's gonna kind of light up everything else around you. Now, I'd also wanna point out, guys, that this kit does feature what Diode refers to as their TIR or total internal reflection optics. Basically, it's gonna be a more efficient way of lighting. Definitely produce more output, more total output than compared to a more traditional reflector style lens.Now, the housings themselves have been made from a durable aluminum, and they have been given an IP67 waterproof rating just to help protect against any moisture or condensation from entering the housing itself. Now, again, this particular kit does feature the yellow lenses here, which will help produce a 3000K color temperature. And this is gonna be a great option for guys out there who want a bad weather or foggy driving light, or even as a runner light while you're out on the trails. Now, if you'd like, Diode does also offer this exact same SS3 ditch light kit, but with a white lens instead, which will obviously a bit brighter overall, 1500 lumens compared to about 1300 here, for the exact same price point. Also heads up, if you do ultimately go with the yellow kit and maybe you wanna change to a white lens down the road, well you can. Those lenses are available separately from Diode, they are interchangeable due to the hardware on the back here, and it will be a great way to either change up the look or replace a crack lens.But getting back to that turnkey aspect, I talked about at the top of this video this is as close as it's gonna and get, I would say for an aftermarket or auxiliary lighting kit meaning you got the lights which we've already covered pretty heavily, but Diode also kicks in the really nice brackets here in aluminum that are designed to install on the accessory-ready location by your side mirrors on that A-pillar mount area. So it's gonna be a very simple, very straightforward installation with the included hardware.Obviously, you're gonna encounter some wiring here. Nothing is completely plug and play, unfortunately in this day and age when we're talking auxiliary lighting, but Diode does make it pretty close for you depending on which truck you have. Now, if you have those auxiliary lights or switches, I should say, the upfitter switches, wiring is certainly gonna be a little bit easier. If not, well, then you're still gonna have to go ahead and do the traditional wire it in, put a switch in, and that whole thing. So Diode does include these power and ground pigtails for you to get you started, from there, it really depends on your setup for the rest of the install.Speaking of the installation, now we wanna give you kind of a generic walkthrough of the job itself as far as getting the lights installed onto the brackets, getting everything installed onto your A-pillar mounts. And then at that point, giving you some hints when it comes to the wiring. So, without further ado, check out my man, Jay, he's gonna walk you through this job right now and give you some tools to help get the job done.Jay: Tools for this install: an impact, a T30 or T25 Torx bit depending on where you wanna mount your lights, a 5/32 Allen bit, a 10-millimeter socket, a small extension, and a ratchet or electric ratchet. First step for you would be to remove your cowl as well as antenna, so we could run our wire cleanly. Simply remove your antenna by twisting it counterclockwise. Taking your T30 Torx bit, remove the bolt above the antenna. And do the same on the other side.Now that you have your cowl bolts and antenna removed, we're gonna go ahead and wire up our lights with our switch and harness. This kit only comes with a pigtail so I would suggest picking one of these up from on our website. And it does come with a switch, we're gonna go ahead and run that now. Pull up slightly on your cowl so we can fish our harness wire through and underneath. Now, roughly that is where our auxiliary light is going to sit. Now we could run our wire to the driver side. Now, after running your wire to the driver side, we're gonna go ahead and repeat that same action as far as getting your harness through the cowl so you can plug your lights in.With your harness in place, feel free to secure your cowl once again. With your wires now in place underneath your cowl, it's time to fish our switch through our firewall. Now, Ford does make it really convenient for you giving you a point of access for your firewall, where we can run our switch through. It's just going to be a rubber plug in front of the fuse box. Go ahead and push that rubber plug into your cab. Now we can run our or switch through the firewall.Now you can go ahead and try to reapply your plug for your firewall, wedging your wire in between the plug itself as well as the rubber. Now that we have our switch through our firewall, go ahead and fish this through your dash however you would like. And stick this at any point you would like to on your dash. Make sure to clean up your wiring that way it is not in the way of any moving parts. Now we can go ahead and power and ground our harness. Taking our 10-millimeter socket, undo the bolt at the negative terminal. Place our ground wire there. And we can tighten that back up. And our hot wire in our positive using the same 10-millimeter socket, undo one of these bolts to place your hot wire underneath.Before you close your hood, go ahead and clean up any wiring to make sure it's out of the way of any hot or moving parts. With that being said, we can now move on to placing our bracket onto our cowl so we can get our lights mounted up. Taking a flat washer provided in the kit and your stock Torx 30 bolt that we removed from earlier, pick up your bracket for your lighting, go ahead and thread that through into a desirable location for your light. Now, taking our nylon nuts provided in the kit, drop them into the back of your light. Now taking a flat washer and our 5/32 bolt, we can place our light in our mount. And taking our 5/32 Allen bit, tighten your bolt.And feel free to tighten this down with an impact or a wrench. Repeat those steps on the passenger side. Now repeat that on the other side. Now, plug in your harness on both sides. And don't forget to replace your antenna.And that will wrap it up for our review and install of the Diode Dynamics SS3 Sport LED Ditch Light in yellow, fitting your '21 and newer Bronco. For more things Bronco, make sure to hit that subscribe button at extremeterrain.com.
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