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EDIT These do not work as expected on my Jeep although they seemed to work fine on Mercedes. So you may need to order different bulbs.

There is no need to get separate LEDs and resistors. Just get CAN BUS LEDs like this:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...ed-tower/1263/

I just installed these and they look great. There's no hyper blinking and they are much more visible than the stock bulb.

The stock bulbs are 7W. If you use a 6 ohm resistor with a standard LED bulb then you will draw 24W just through the resistor! That is way too much and the resistor will just get hot and potentially cause problems with wiring that is designed for a 7W draw (although admittedly it's probably OK).

Just get the CAN Bus LEDs and they will draw just enough extra power to not trip the sensors and you won't have to wire a resistor. This took me about 10 minutes to install. The hardest part was just removing the taillight assembly.

EDIT After having the engine on for more than a few minutes, it seems the error message DID pop up. So even though these are advertised as CAN Bus lights, they seem to have issues on the Jeep. I emailed superbrightleds support as these have worked in other cars without issue. It may be an issue specifically with this light and Jeep.
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There is no need to get separate LEDs and resistors. Just get CAN BUS LEDs like this: http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...ed-tower/1263/ I just installed these and they look great. There's no hyper blinking and they are much more visible than the stock bulb. The stock bulbs are 7W. If you use a 6 ohm resistor with a standard LED bulb then you will draw 24W just through the resistor! That is way too much and the resistor will just get hot and potentially cause problems with wiring that is designed for a 7W draw (although admittedly it's probably OK). Just get the CAN Bus LEDs and they will draw just enough extra power to not trip the sensors and you won't have to wire a resistor. This took me about 10 minutes to install. The hardest part was just removing the taillight assembly.
How many of these bulbs did you need to convert all the taillight bulbs? Does this work just for the brake/turn or reverse as well?
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I just did the two for the combination brake/turn signal (1 on each side). It's really simple and superbrightleds usually has higher quality stuff than some stuff off eBay or Amazon.
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Re: 2014 Rear Stop/Turn LED Bulbs

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There is no need to get separate LEDs and resistors. Just get CAN BUS LEDs like this:

3157 CAN Bus LED Bulb - Dual Intensity 26 SMD LED Tower | LED Brake Light, Turn Light and Tail Light Bulbs | LED Car Bulbs | Super Bright LEDs

I just installed these and they look great. There's no hyper blinking and they are much more visible than the stock bulb.

The stock bulbs are 7W. If you use a 6 ohm resistor with a standard LED bulb then you will draw 24W just through the resistor! That is way too much and the resistor will just get hot and potentially cause problems with wiring that is designed for a 7W draw (although admittedly it's probably OK).

Just get the CAN Bus LEDs and they will draw just enough extra power to not trip the sensors and you won't have to wire a resistor. This took me about 10 minutes to install. The hardest part was just removing the taillight assembly.
Hey roots, is it possible you can post a video of these bulbs in action? Appreciate it, thank you.
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Re: 2014 Rear Stop/Turn LED Bulbs

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I just did the two for the combination brake/turn signal (1 on each side). It's really simple and superbrightleds usually has higher quality stuff than some stuff off eBay or Amazon.
Please keep us updated on your bulbs. If they end up working this would be the simplest way to move forward.
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Re: 2014 Rear Stop/Turn LED Bulbs

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Please keep us updated on your bulbs. If they end up working this would be the simplest way to move forward.
So what seems to be happening is that the P27/7W will throw an error once you hit the brake. If you just have the turn signal on to test it, it will work. But it will blink once it realizes it's drawing less than 27W.

Back to the drawing board. Looks like using a resistor is still the only surefire way of avoiding the hyperflashing.
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Darn it!! I saw this thread this morn and had been thinking about doing this all day!!
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Re: 2014 Rear Stop/Turn LED Bulbs

Can anyone confirm if the brake/turn bulbs are 3157 or 3157CK?
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Re: 2014 Rear Stop/Turn LED Bulbs

I haven't done it yet but you would also need resistors for the led signal to flash at a normal speed....it should be a plug n play after that.
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Re: 2014 Rear Stop/Turn LED Bulbs

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Thanks PB17 for giving this a try and the writeup. I have a 2011 WK2 but I am assuming the installation would be about the same?

Sounds like the key is determining where and how to mount the control box for the outer tails. For the lift gate tails I assume you could just mount on the lift gate panel inside the trim piece? Although I wonder if it would get to hot.

I am thinking that I would have to buy two sets of the V3 Tritons, one set for outer tail/blinker and one for the lift gate. I'd think that the halogen lift gate lamps might look dim if I had the V3's only in the outer tails.
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Re: 2014 Rear Stop/Turn LED Bulbs

Just ordered the red v3 triton led bulbs, with the extension parts.

Hopefully these will help with the installation!
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Re: 2014 Rear Stop/Turn LED Bulbs

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Just ordered the red v3 triton led bulbs, with the extension parts.

Hopefully these will help with the installation!

Awesome! I plan on buying the same kit as well with extensions. I just wasn't sure whether to go with the red leds or white..Why did you choose red ?


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