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post #1 of 7 Old 02-05-2004, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket tailight guards

I was looking around at some old posts and it seemed like these are kind of a chore to put on. The ones I bought are from JC whitney, they are the ones with a solid back plate and 4 bars that wrap around the light with 3 screw holes and one larger hole for the wire harness. Anyone know of a website that covers this or has anyone here installed them yourself? Thanks in advance.


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post #2 of 7 Old 02-05-2004, 01:45 PM
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I put a set on kind of like the ones you described in under a half hour. Probably one of the easier mods.
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-05-2004, 01:48 PM
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It really depends on what type you get.. The ones I got were really easy with basic hand tools.. you just removed the tail light, slid the protector over it and re-installed the light. The trickiest thing was getting the lense back on with the protector in place.. but it was farily easy..





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post #4 of 7 Old 02-05-2004, 02:26 PM
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It's a pretty easy mod, once you know what to do should take a half hour or less. The driver side goes in fine, you take off the taillight and dissconnect the wire so you can install the guard there will be foam padding around the connecter plug you will have to remove that and i reccomend wrapping it in electrical tape after you put it back so that it will stay together tight and water cant get into it. The passenger side is a little more of a pain but not too bad once you know what to do. Your wire should be shorter on the passenger side so that you can't pull the light out all of the way. Mine was, and thanks to the advice from someone on here, I pulled back the plastic wheel well molding from the rear passenger side and you should be able to get up inside to the wiring plug, and then repeat the same steps you did for the driver side. Hope this helps
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Thanks for the replies guys!

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post #6 of 7 Old 02-05-2004, 03:47 PM
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I had (still have) the taillight gaurds you are talkin about. Installation isnt bad but mine started to rust. Pulled em off and put in led's for the same price. If anyone wants to buy the guards pm me. $20
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-05-2004, 08:53 PM
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I didn't have any more trouble with one than the other, but all you have to do is take of the red lens, unscrew the black housing, and then slip the guard over it. It can be kinda tricky to screw it all back together but not very hard overall.....Good Luck!

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