I am stoked! I did my LED tail light install today, and it's frickin' awesome!
I bought the round 4" LED grommet mount lights from the local Harbor Freight store for $14.99 each (includes wiring pigtail & grommet) and an EL-12 electronic flasher from Napa for $11.99. I stopped by Home Depot for a 2'X4' sheet of thin fiberboard to use as a template.
I unplugged the stock lights from the wiring harness & removed the light housings from the Jeep body. I covered the rear sheet metal of the tub with some heavy fiberglass masking tape I "borrowed" from work to protect the paint while drilling. Behind the light housings are 3 screws (arranged in a triangle formation, 1 to the top, and 2 lower ones) that attach the factory lights to the body, and a large oval shaped hole for the factory wiring to pass through the body. I used the top (centered) screw hole & the large oval hole as reference points for measuring. The left rear light is as low as it can be and not interfere with the gas filler's surrounding trim, and as high as it can be without interfering with the top of the rear wheel wells. The hole required is a 4-1/2" hole and the left one is a tight fit to be high enough to clear the gas filler & wheel well top plate, so I measured the left one first.
I used a 4-1/2" hole saw to cut out a hole in the fiberboard, and used the round cut out disc piece to hold up to the tub & find my center drill point. After drilling out the sheet metal I installed the grommets & wired the lights (green/black stripe factory wire to red brake/turn signal of LED lights, and the solid white factory wire to the black LED park circuit of the LED lights) and popped them in the grommets. They look AWESOME in my opinion!
Now before anyone asks, I have not yet installed my 2" LED side marker lights, and no, I don't have a license plate light or backup lights either. I plan on wiring (through a relay) some low power flood/driving lights up for reverse lights, and I also plan on using a license plate frame with a built in light to address the plate light issue.
LED (mine) & stock (wife's) park lights
LED (mine) & stock (wife's) brake lights
All in all, for under $50 & less than 1 hour it was a really great mod (I think!) that I had been wanting to do for a long time.
i used a tag light from wal mart, they sell them for trailers.
also used a rectangular 55w light for the backup light wired through a relay. the swithc feed was from the stock reverse light circuit.
1998 XJ on 37's.JK Rubi axles with chromo shafts and ctm's, 4:1 transfer case, etc etc etc.
2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover with a 6.0 LSx
1994 YJ, 4.3/700R4/OME SOA, etc
Western Star 4900EX 4 axle.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ).... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/swap-offically-underway-324622/
Napa had some high count ones on sale for 19.99 other wise I would have had the harbor freight ones.
90 YJ 102 in wb stretch, SOA, dana 60, 14 bolt welded,4.56s, 37in Parnelli jones dirt grips, currie twin stick dana 300, york oba, tractor link traction bar, full custom armor,poison spyder tube fenders, 95Cherokee High Output 4.0
2014 JKU, modified Rubicon Rails, RC stubby with warn 8000m, 2" leveling springs and OME trim spacers, Superchips Flashcal, Spidertrax wheel spacers, rubi shocks, and Lots more mods soon!!!
Yes, that was a joke.
No, I knew Max got it, this EDIT is for the rest of you.
Originally Posted by Mean Max
I think I'll keep the YJ. But can I talk you into taking the wife?
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