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post #136 of 141 Old 02-09-2017, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by AdidasCJ View Post
Very Nice!

**EDIT** The company says this has been discontinued.

The once I bought where smoke black, and it says that the black smoke once are still available, the red and clear I know they are out of stock.

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post #137 of 141 Old 02-09-2017, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by k6rtm View Post
I replaced the three lamps in the center high brake light with LEDs from -- I went with larger LEDs as I have another thing in mind for that center light.

Then the next step, the one you didn't mention, is doing something about the lights out module (LOM) hiding behind the spare tire. The first time you press the brake pedal with the engine running, you're going to get the cheery REAR LAMP FAILURE on the VIC.

The easiest thing to do is to pull the LOM and plug the connectors which used to go to the LOM into each other, eliminating the LOM.

The good news and the bad news of removing the LOM -- you don't know when rear lamps go out. But you don't see warnings for LEDs that are working just fine.

I'm replacing most of the rear lamps with LEDs, so the LOM needs to go.

Oh, once you start replacing turn signal lamps with LEDs, you need to replace the flasher module with one made for LEDs -- an EP27 flasher.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can find a bunch of these EP27 LED flashers, from eBay, Amazon,, and other places. They come in TWO SIZES. The one that fits in the ZJ is around 28mm x 28mm. The one you don't want measures about 32mm x 32mm -- it won't fit.

bob k6rtm

Oh, I found the datasheet for the part used in the LOM. It's a multi-section comparator. It should be possible for someone to do measurements and calculate new resistor values for the different comparators in the LOM so it would work with certain LEDs in the rear lights. I so do not have time to do that. If you're interested, the IC is LM1946N (obsolete).
I didn't mentioned it because I haven't gotten any Rear Lamp Failure (Maybe it has something to do with me still not having change the analog for the vic).

Also, I learned the hard way that led turn signals with out flashers don't work, so I changed them back to halo (until I buy the led tail light assembly) and put the leds in for the reverse.

P.s. If you do what I, and that is to put a piece of wood between the brake pedal and the seat, then you won't need a Module to tell you whether or not a light is out.

Originally Posted by coralman View Post
Troopers here love the easy ticket of a bulb out. Front LEDS with the flasher I could go with, but I'll keep the LOM for the rear. I don't know how comparators work but with the vastly varied LED types and manufacturers that could be quite a task matching them even with the same type LED.
I am guessing you live in Broward County, cause here in Miami, I have seen countless number of drivers without lights going by troopers and they don't even flinch.

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post #138 of 141 Old 02-09-2017, 08:23 PM
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I too like the little added touches thinking Guys & Gals add too their rides.
For the cup holder. The ones in my center console were also not large enough. To hold my Beer. . I live in the country & drive from one lease farm to the next . All on country gravel roads. So I'm not out drinking & driving.. But I NEEDED a larger hole in the console. I took a hole saw & put in my drill . Found one of my Hole saws the size I measure around my Yetti cozy holder. I cut out the original cup holder in my console. Now the Cuzzy drops right down into the console. Also my big tea glass also fits in it nice. YES THE hole does drop through but there is carpet under the hole. I used it to & from work daily & then again after I get home in the evening when going to the pasture to check the cows.. I did it about a year ago & I'm still giving it the thumbs up almost on a daily basis.. & Just today I thought of adding something like that side tray. I need a storage tray for note book & Pins.
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post #139 of 141 Old 09-19-2018, 10:34 AM
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So many ideas. Has anyone done any rear ZJ storage? I'm looking for ideas.
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post #140 of 141 Old 09-19-2018, 10:51 AM
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post #141 of 141 Old 09-20-2018, 09:06 AM
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::::::: Mod Name: LED cube fog lights

::::::: Why Worth It: Factory fogs suck

::::::: Cost: $55

::::::: Where to buy:

::::::: Time required: 1 hr

::::::: Difficulty: removing and installing: 3, soldering the new wiring in: 2

::::::: DIY: I hated the lack of light the factory fogs put out. Being that Puddles is white I wanted matching lights. These were originally purchased for my fender and A pillar mounts but while sitting in the house drinking one Saturday I started to wonder if they would fit where the factory figs mounted. I busted out the tool bag and pulled one off and was immediately in love with the idea. I used the factory bumper mount and through bolt. The hardest part of the mounting process was getting the elevation tension nut back in place. Once they were in I cut the weatherpack connectors from the included harness and soldered them in place of the factory fogs.

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