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Unread 05-13-2010, 03:15 AM   #1
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Easy LED Liftgate Utility/Camping lights

This was a fun and ez weekend LED project for me about 6 months ago. I have trial and trail tested it to be AWESOME. Three LED surface mount discs with 9 LEDs each. Kit was bought from Homedepot and modded(using less parts - less a AC inverter) for my jeep.

$50 project (lights $35, $10 50 pack replacement plastic clips for liftgate plastic and door panels, $2 switch) that has proved itself time and time again. Camping for three days using these lights for 5+ hours or more a night with out a noticeable draw on the battery. If your anything like me, my tool bench is the Back end of my WJ. I keep all my tools to fix everything (WJ) and more here.


note* These are not blue at all, they are brilliant white, the photos do no justice.

STOCK rear lighting... (Yellow'ish)


After LED Liftgate Utility/Camping lights... surgery anyone?














Switch and power wired from 12v Aux outlet.


Wanted to share. enjoy.
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Unread 05-13-2010, 04:03 AM   #2
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love that idea, very very useful....


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Unread 05-13-2010, 07:25 AM   #3
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bloody brilliant. care to write up a how to?
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Unread 05-13-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
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Great Job! Looks like Theksmith has some competition...
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Unread 05-13-2010, 01:48 PM   #5
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Dude! Such a sweet idea!
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Unread 05-13-2010, 01:51 PM   #6
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awesome i love it!!!! would be great for a write up so we can all see how its done...id love to do something like this!!!!
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yeah thats an amazing difference, i agree with everyone you should do a writeup!
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x8647 on that write up!
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Unread 05-13-2010, 02:38 PM   #9
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Unread 05-13-2010, 04:44 PM   #10
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looks good. looks like your running it off the rear power outlet port.
if so just make sure you dont leave the switch one and kill your battery since that port is always on.

can you post more info on the lights like make and model they look good.

i think its just as simple as just make a hole to mount the light and run the cables to the power outlet port back their.

i was going to order this or something like http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT this and put 2 under the hood in the front and back. i guess i will get around to picking lights not lol

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Unread 05-13-2010, 05:03 PM   #11
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...very nice mod!

I would also like to see a write up with more detailed info. I will do the same but not sure you did with the AC conversion?
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Unread 05-13-2010, 05:04 PM   #12
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i have the same style round LED lights in the back cargo area of my ZJ but they are the kind that just velcro on, so they are removable and are powered by AA batteries.. they are very bright and 6$ a piece
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Hmmm, Write UP!!
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Unread 05-14-2010, 10:36 AM   #14
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any one have a pic of wiring it to the port?
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Unread 05-14-2010, 10:46 AM   #15
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also, do they need to be 12v lights or are those standard under cabnet lights?
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