14284: TIR3 Surface Mount Flange Model RBKT5 (2007

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ENGINEERING COMPANY INC.
51 Winthrop Road
Chester, Connecticut 06412-0684
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Installation Guide:
TIR3™ Surface Mount Flange
2007- Up Chevy Tahoe
Model RBKT5
Safety First
Automotive: Lightheads
This document provides all the necessary information to allow your Whelen product to be properly and safely installed.
Before beginning the installation and/or operation of your new product, the installation technician and operator must
read this manual completely. Important information is contained herein that could prevent serious injury or damage.
•
Proper installation of this product requires the installer to have a good understanding of automotive electronics,
systems and procedures.
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If mounting this product requires drilling holes, the installer MUST be sure that no vehicle components or other
vital parts could be damaged by the drilling process. Check both sides of the mounting surface before drilling
begins. Also de-burr any holes and remove any metal shards or remnants. Install grommets into all wire
passage holes.
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If this manual states that this product may be mounted with suction cups, magnets, tape or Velcro™, clean the
mounting surface with a 50/50 mix of isopropyl alcohol and water and dry thoroughly.
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Do not install this product or route any wires in the deployment area of your air bag. Equipment mounted or
located in the air bag deployment area will damage or reduce the effectiveness of the air bag, or become a
projectile that could cause serious personal injury or death. Refer to your vehicle owners manual for the air bag
deployment area. The User/Installer assumes full responsibility to determine proper mounting location, based
on providing ultimate safety to all passengers inside the vehicle.
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For this product to operate at optimum efficiency, a good electrical connection to chassis ground must be
made. The recommended procedure requires the product ground wire to be connected directly to the NEGATIVE
(-) battery post.
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If this product uses a remote device to activate or control this product, make sure that this control is located in
an area that allows both the vehicle and the control to be operated safely in any driving condition.
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Do not attempt to activate or control this device in a hazardous driving situation.
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This product contains either strobe light(s), halogen light(s), high-intensity LEDs or a combination of these
lights. Do not stare directly into these lights. Momentary blindness and/or eye damage could result.
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Use only soap and water to clean the outer lens. Use of other chemicals could result in premature lens cracking
(crazing) and discoloration. Lenses in this condition have significantly reduced effectiveness and should be
replaced immediately. Inspect and operate this product regularly to confirm its proper operation and mounting
condition. Do not use a pressure washer to clean this product.
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It is recommended that these instructions be stored in a safe place and referred to when performing
maintenance and/or reinstallation of this product.
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FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN DAMAGE TO
THE PRODUCT OR VEHICLE AND/OR SERIOUS INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PASSENGERS!
For warranty information regarding this product, visit www.whelen.com/warranty
©2009 Whelen Engineering Company Inc.
Form No.14284 (042809)
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TIR3™ Mounting Bracket RBKT5 - This bracket mounts to the base of
the mirror mount, on the driver or passenger side mirror.
3.
Secure the lighthead by first securing the mounting flange to the
mirror and then the lighthead to the mounting flange as shown.
3.6"
3.25"
1.3"
.375" Wire
Passage Hole
Fig. 1
To Remove the Side Mirror Assembly:
1.
Remove the cover from behind the door pull and remove the two
10mm bolts underneath (Fig. 2).
2.
Remove the triangular cover covering the inside of the mirror base.
Remove the three bolts underneath the cover that hold the mirror
assembly on then remove the mirror assembly from the vehicle.
3.
4.
Following the factory wire harness, extend the wires to your power
source and refer to the lighthead manual for hookup and fusing.
5.
Remount mirror and reassemble door and installation is complete.
WARNING! All customer supplied wires that connect to the positive
terminal of the battery must be sized to supply at least 125% of the
maximum operating current and FUSED at the battery to carry that
load. DO NOT USE CIRCUIT BREAKERS WITH THIS PRODUCT!
#8 INTERNAL TOOTH
LOCK WASHER
Locate the small cover behind the door opener, pull it off and remove
the 10mm bolt underneath.
Window lock
set screw
behind cap
8-32 X 1" PPHMS
Remove
mirror
inner
cover
DOOR OP
Mi
B arror
se
ENER
Mounting
Flange
8-32 HEX NUT
10mm bolt
under cover
Lighthead
DOOR PULL
Remove cover,
remove two
10mm bolts
Wire
Harness
Boot
Surface Mount
Flange
6 X 3/4 PPHSMS
Remove speaker after
removing door panel
Fig. 2
4.
There are 16 snap-in fasteners located around the door panel.
Carefully pry the door panel loose but do not remove the panel yet.
5.
Unplug the 3 connectors behind the door pull. IMPORTANT: Be sure
to remember where the connectors plug in for reassembly.
6.
Remove the door lock button and pull the door panel off then unplug
the wire harness that goes to the mirror.
Installation:
1.
Mark the mounting hole measurements off onto the mounting
surface.
2.
Drill the two mounting holes. In the center drill a .375 diameter wire
passage hole into the mirror base.
Fig. 3
IMPORTANT! Before returning the vehicle to active service,
visually confirm the proper operation of this product, as well as all
vehicle components/equipment.
IMPORTANT! It is the responsibility of the installation technician to
make sure that the installation and operation of this product will not
interfere with or compromise the operation or efficiency of any
vehicle equipment!
I M P O R TA N T W A R N I N G !
CAUTION! DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THESE LED’S WHILE THEY ARE ON.
MOMENTARY BLINDNESS AND/OR EYE DAMAGE COULD RESULT!
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