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Unread 03-21-2013, 06:14 AM   #1
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Are CJ tail lights the same as trailer lights?

Dumb question, I know.

But had a wire break on my and since the housings are already cracked I figured I'd just replace them.

But I don't feel like waiting on shipping.

So the question is, are CJ tail lights the same as the trailer tail lights I can pick up at any of the Big box stores?

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Unread 03-21-2013, 06:24 AM   #2
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I am wondering that too?
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Unread 03-21-2013, 07:13 AM   #3
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A CJ uses 3 bolts to hold the light on . All of the trailer lights I've seen use 2 studs, and don't have a reverse light.
The factory connection won't be on trailer lights , so that means soldering and shrink wrapping the connections in a difficult spot.

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Unread 03-21-2013, 07:48 AM   #4
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I bought Jeep replacement brake/reverse lights at the local auto parts store.
They are right next to trailer replacement lights, but as stated above, there is a reverse light and 3 hole mounts.

call around, maybe someone nearby stocks them.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 08:28 AM   #5
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Good point Lucdog....

I guess I will just order a pair and go from there.
Shipping can't be that long.... but patience is not one of my strong suits... lol

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Unread 03-21-2013, 08:30 AM   #6
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Take your light and go to a Truck supply store. I'm talking 18 wheeler parts place. They should be able to match up the light. I know a lot of trucks use the same lights as the ones on the back of our cj's.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 09:45 AM   #7
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2Xtreme - order a pair from Quadratec - if you call and ask for them to be shipped today they will be at your door on Monday.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 12:50 PM   #8
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Like Scrapman said, MANY class 8 trucks of different brands use these lights, so truck stops and other truck replacement part stores have them readily in stock. I got mine from NAPA, so I know they are available there, too.
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