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post #1 of 8 Old 04-02-2006, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Another way of doing a 3rd brake LED

I decided to post this up as its just a little different than the others in this section. I wrote it for a Jeep club forum I am a part of, so I figured why not post it at Jeepforum. So, here it is...

After installing my swing-away rear tire carrier, I was without a third brake light. While I believe its legal in Illinois to only have two brake lights, I still don't like it when people don't have the center high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL). So, why should I not have one? Well I shouldn't not have one! Please excuse the double negative. Anyway, from some other people's ideas, I made my own using my spare tire center hub cap, a 13 LED 2.5" truck stop/turn lamp, a gasket for the LED, some silicone glue, about 4 inches of wire, and some various wire connectors.

As you can see, I cut the top off of my hub cap and then I slipped the LED into the gasket and then placed it into the hub cap.



I glued around the inside edge of the gasket.

I then realized that my theory of running the wire through the hub cap would not work since I would not be able to slide the cap through the center hole on the wheel. Rather than cutting a large hole, I just made some "remote" connectors by adding in some wire. I drilled two holes in the bottom of the hub cap and glued everything together.



On the Jeep I just cut off the factory connectors and installed the bullet type male connectors. I then used some heat shrink tubing and plugged it in.

To remove the tire, I just disconnect the wires and the center hub will slide right out of the spare tire.

And one last pic all lit up.



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post #2 of 8 Old 04-02-2006, 08:41 PM
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nice write up

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great idea...looks great

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do you run into issues when swinging out the tire? Is there extra wire, or do you dico the brake light each time?

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do you run into issues when swinging out the tire? Is there extra wire, or do you dico the brake light each time?
Not really, but I do have to open up the door to give it some slack before I can fully swing out the tire carrier. You can see in this pic how far I can open the carrier until I need to open up the tailgate. BTW, its just the factory wire length, I just cut off the factory connectors and crimped on my own.


And when its closed up, the wire just kinda finds its own home.

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post #6 of 8 Old 04-03-2006, 08:32 PM
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Nice job, i will be looking at doing something similar in the near future.
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great write up thanks
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I had the same mod for my LoD bumper, but I cut the wire at the tailgate and routed it from under the rear and up the tire carrier. Had to add extra wire.

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