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I installed led on every bulb in the car except the front turn signals, inside and out. Only need resistors for her rear turns. I mounted then under the car with jb weld to frame and wired them up to behind the lens. They look great, deep red and bright.

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After 30 minutes and following your steps, I did my change for full led lights on my tailights. Now my SRT looks cool!! Thanks for this write up and thanks to everyone for sharing your experiences!!.

I'll sure with how it goes next winter with -30 C outside, here in Montreal.
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Re: 2014 Rear Stop/Turn LED Bulbs

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How to: Installing LED Brake/Turn Signal Lights


I used the following items from amazon to do my conversion:
  1. 50 W RESISTOR
    Amazon.com: Jtech 2x 50W 6 Ohm Load Resistors for LED Light Bulbs (Fix Hyper Flash, Error Messsage): Automotive
  2. 3157 Red LED BULB
    Amazon.com: Jtech 2x T25 3157. 7.5W High Power LED Red Signal Light Bulb: Automotive

You are going to need the following tools:

1. Flat head screwdriver
2. Pliers
3. Knife




Directions:
  1. Start by removing the light housing. To do this remove the two push pins on the inner side of the tailgate. You can use the screwdriver to pull them out as they have indents on the top. Once they have been removed, pull the taillight housing towards you so that it comes off. You might need to use a little force to get it to come off.

  2. Once you have the housing off, the brake/signal bulb is the one at the top. You want to twist it counterclockwise and remove the bulb. Once you have the bulb out, just grab your new LED bulb and put it in place. At this point what you want to do is make sure the light works, so you can use your remote and unlock/lock your doors to make sure the LED bulb flashes.



  3. Installing the resistors can be a little tricky since there really is not much room in the taillight area to hold the resistor and to keep it away from any plastic and wires as it get pretty hot when in use. I found out that you can pull the cables a little further out to give you more working room. And this will also let you move the cables more towards the front of the housing so you can put the resistor where the cables originally came in through.
  4. To attach the resistors you need to find the brake light cables. They are taped together, so you will need to cut them apart. And you donít have to cut them apart all the way, just enough to attach the resistor. I but the cables apart as far down as I could and attached the resistor there.



  5. Once done, just position all wires and resistor in proper place and mount light back up. I used double sided tape to mount the resistor to the metal part of the truck. So far it has been holding good.

Once you have the light mounted just do the other side following the same steps above.

I have also done the reverse and front fog lamps LED. If you are doing the reverse LEDís I would suggest you do them together with the brake/turn lights so you donít have to remove the taillight again. Please note reverse lights are plug and play, no resistor needed.

I used this one for the one under the brake/turn signal:
Car 7443 7440 T20 68 LED 5050 SMD Tail Brake Backup Light Lamp Bulbs : Amazon.com : Automotive

And this one for the one on the actual lift gate:
Amazon.com: Jtech 2 x T10/T15 7.5W High Power SMD LED Bulb Xenon White. Pair: Automotive

On the litigate one, you will need to remove the panel inside to get access to the lights. But it is just being held by clips, so it pulls right off. You get access to the light without needing to remove anything else.

I will get a video of the lights in action later today and post it.

Let me know if there are any questions.
Is your bulb CK wiring or regular wiring? I bought a regular 3157 LED and no matter how I flip the polarity it just won't work.
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Re: 2014 Rear Stop/Turn LED Bulbs

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Is your bulb CK wiring or regular wiring? I bought a regular 3157 LED and no matter how I flip the polarity it just won't work.


I believe mine is regular wiring. Have you tried both bulbs to see if either one works? Maybe one of them is bad.
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I believe mine is regular wiring. Have you tried both bulbs to see if either one works? Maybe one of them is bad.
I did tried both bulbs, and I believe I bought at least some decent quality ones. Actually mine is 2016 model year I don't know if there is a possibility that they changed it to CK wiring ??? (on the halogen bulb it says '3157K' that's the only clue I have now). Anyway, I will buy a multimeter to find out today and keep you updated.

How did you mount your resistors? U drilled hoes on your metal frame?
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I did tried both bulbs, and I believe I bought at least some decent quality ones. Actually mine is 2016 model year I don't know if there is a possibility that they changed it to CK wiring ??? (on the halogen bulb it says '3157K' that's the only clue I have now). Anyway, I will buy a multimeter to find out today and keep you updated.



How did you mount your resistors? U drilled hoes on your metal frame?


I don't have a 2016, so I would not be sure about bulbs. But based on what you said maybe they did change them. Make sure they are fully pushed in to the socket. They can be tricky to put in.

As far as the location of the resistors, I just put double sided tape on them and attached them like that. Stuck them down the opening between the frame and the bumper, you can see it in one of my pictures. Easier to remove that way if I ever wanted to. I did see someone extend the resistor cables down through that same hole and attached them to the underside of the jeep away from anything plastic since they get pretty hot.
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Re: 2014 Rear Stop/Turn LED Bulbs

I am thinking that using double sided thermal tape between the resistor and the vehicle body sheet metal that it gets mounted to might be a good idea to pull heat away more. Thoughts?
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I am thinking that using double sided thermal tape between the resistor and the vehicle body sheet metal that it gets mounted to might be a good idea to pull heat away more. Thoughts?
I just did, but remember the thermal pad won't be as sticky as 3M mounting tape, you have to use screws to secure it.

Using 3M mounting tape (non thermal) can be a bad idea. Yesterday I mounted my resistors with outdoor mounting tape, it holds the resistor well, but the heat dissipate badly. Using my thermometer, temperature goes to 212F easily just with BLINKERs turned on, plus I used 8ohm resistor(shorter than 6 ohms yea!) instead of 6ohm, which most people chose (8ohm generates 18 watts heat whereas 6ohms gens 24watts, imagine how hot it can go with 6ohms). Go to Home Depot with your resistor and find the right screw, today I landed on regular screws because the smallest self-tapping ones are 1/4inches, diameter is too large. then I bought drill bit (compare side by side with your screws if you are not sure about the size). I used hand drill I bought from Ikea, they are not pro but it gets the job done. 20 sec jobs then that's it! I put the thermal pad under the resistor though.
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I am thinking that using double sided thermal tape between the resistor and the vehicle body sheet metal that it gets mounted to might be a good idea to pull heat away more. Thoughts?
Thermal tape usually has so-so adhesive.. it really isn't designed to be structural.
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So I'm about to install my LED Brake/Turns on the back of my MY12 JGC. The socket has three wires; black (-), white and white/red. Which of the latter two is the brake/turn positive? I have not been able to find a diagram to identify and, of course, that's important for installing the load resistors.

Thanks in advance for anyone's assistance.

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Re: 2014 Rear Stop/Turn LED Bulbs

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So I'm about to install my LED Brake/Turns on the back of my MY12 JGC. The socket has three wires; black (-), white and white/red. Which of the latter two is the brake/turn positive? I have not been able to find a diagram to identify and, of course, that's important for installing the load resistors.

Thanks in advance for anyone's assistance.

To answer your question, the proper way is to use a multimeter and measure the voltage. But as you may know already, the blinker should be the 'white/red' mix color wire.
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So I'm about to install my LED Brake/Turns on the back of my MY12 JGC. The socket has three wires; black (-), white and white/red. Which of the latter two is the brake/turn positive? I have not been able to find a diagram to identify and, of course, that's important for installing the load resistors.

Thanks in advance for anyone's assistance.


On the left the middle wire White/orange is the park light wire
On the right the park light wire is white/violet.

So just wire the resistors across the outside wires.
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