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LED tail lights They work!

#1 User is offline   Jack H 

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 06:57 PM

I first removed my existing tail lights.
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I also drilled a pilot hole for the BIG hole.

It took all my courage to drill a 4 1/2" hole in my rear fenders.
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I next checked the wiring so that I would get the lights working correctly.
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This is the light kit I used.
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Light, rubber bezel and connector with wire leads.

I also added an LED strip for backup lights
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And added a connector for trailer lights
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It was then a matter of installing the tail lights
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A picture of the rear with the liciense plate moved. This may be a problem if I have to use the spare but I have the tools when I need them.
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The next problem was the flasher. It was going 90 MPH. Too fast so I asked Marty to help find a HD flasher to replace the original one. We had no luck finding one anywhere. Using the internet was no help either. It happens to have 5 pins and, I think, 2 uses; flasher and hazard warning lights. I did find, on the internet, a link to a modification for the original flasher to fix this problem.

This is where the flasher can be found, behind the steering wheel under a plastic housing.
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2001 and up Wranglers have this flasher. Maybe others, I don't know.

The flasher out in the open, 5 pins.
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The flasher with the cover removed.
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The flasher with a Radio Shack relay added.
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She's back together now and works like a charm.
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Posted 24 April 2006 - 08:01 PM

Looks Great Jack, It takes a Big Set :scratch: to drill 4" holes in a new Rubi Unl. How did you know to create the Relay jumper on the flasher.

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 08:15 PM

Very nice, and they are round. :sneak:
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Posted 25 April 2006 - 05:11 AM

:scratch: Nice write-up and looks good. I can't wait to see it in person.

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  Posted 25 April 2006 - 09:28 AM

Darn Jack,

Good stuff, I did not know they actually made the cutting wheel that big to 4.5"s. They say that once you drill the pilot hole and you hear the first few grinds you've gone passed the point of no return.... kind of like a virgin :innocent: :grin:

I like your Radio Shack fix, can you explain a bit more about this, was it just soldering a few wires :question: How hard was it to pop out that steering column cover :question: I don't have these lights as I've gone a different route but my inquiring mind still has space for additional info. :nerd:
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Posted 25 April 2006 - 09:43 AM

Jim B, on Apr 25 2006, 09:28 AM, said:

... but my inquiring mind still has space for additional info.  :innocent:

Not much left there tho' so keep it simple Jack! :question:
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Posted 25 April 2006 - 05:58 PM

Here is a link to an article by Stu Olson on how to modify the flasher. His web site is full of info and modifications for Jeeps.

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4" Pro Comp Coil spring lift w/Pro Comp shocks, sway bar disconnects. Steering box & custom "Animal Garage" engine & control arm skid plates. Front Jeeperman bumper, rear LoD bumper w/tire carrier, XJ front tie rod. 33" Dick Cepec mud country tires on black steel rims. Overhead console w/CB radio, GPS. Tuffy rear security drawer, Mile Marker 12,000 lb winch.

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