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Installed Jeep Illuminated Sill Plates

Installed my new Jeep illuminated sill plates yesterday (part #82212120), took about 2 hours total. You do not have to disconnect the battery, just just turn off the interior lights using the dash wheel switch. You also don't have to remove the glove box. The first part of the job is pretty easy:

1) Pop off the stock sill plates (just pull them off)

2) Remove the foot well side panels (just pull them off, pulling off the door gasket a bit helps)

3) Remove the under dash panels (plastic push pins)

Then it's just a matter of removing the stock metal sill inserts (by straightening the tabs underneath) from the plastic sill plate, drill a 3/8" hole into the plastic sill plate for the wires, and install the new lighted sill inserts into the sill plates.

The next part is more time consuming but fairly easy. You have to tap into the power wires of the drivers side foot well light (NOT the LED light if applicable), route the new sill power wires in back of the pedals and over to the passenger side, then secure the wires with zip ties (I used my own smaller black ones, not the supplied larger white ones). Then re-install the under dash panels (I used new plastic push pins since it's impossible to remove these without damage).

Now the hard part for me was situating the sill power wires just right (not crimping them), and re-installing the side foot well panels and door sills at the same time (insure you give yourself enough wire lead to do this before securing the wires beforehand with the zip ties). Then just wipe the Jeep sill inserts clean with the supplied alcohol pads.

The finished product...they look awesome at night...coming on when you open the door:




The new lighted Jeep sills look good with my new pedal kit (part #82212055)...

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Re: Installed Jeep Illuminated Sill Plates

Nice. Why can't you just tap into the right foot well light for the right side and the left footwell light on the left side. Wouldn't that save running wires? I plan to do the same thing in the next few weeks. Just looking for an easier way.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:49 AM
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Nice. Why can't you just tap into the right foot well light for the right side and the left footwell light on the left side. Wouldn't that save running wires?
You could do that I guess, but why would you want to tap into two footwell lights instead of just one, and cut the supplied power wire? Twice the soldering, right?

The power wire supplied is a 1 to 2, and routing the wire from the drivers side footwell to the passenger side is super easy. The harder part is re-installing the sill plate and side footwell panels at the same time...while being careful not to crimp the wires.
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Cool......
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Re: Installed Jeep Illuminated Sill Plates

Always liked those....looks good.
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You would think it would be standard on Limited on up to Summit.
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You would think it would be standard on Limited on up to Summit.
True...and I would have thought locking lug nuts would at least be standard with the 20" wheel package I paid an extra $1,000 for.



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Mine came with it.....free from dealer. You're right though. Our Touareg came standard with locking lugs.
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Re: Installed Jeep Illuminated Sill Plates

Luckily I only paid about $40 for my locking lugnuts on line (part #82212564).

McGard wants $14.99 now for a spare key, and $14.99 for a replacement lock.

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Re: Installed Jeep Illuminated Sill Plates

Those sill guards and pedal kit look great. I picked up my 14 limited 3.6 black on black yesterday and those are the 1st two accessories I want to add myself. After that, I was thinking about tinting the front windows and even the windshield....then maybe the chrome Summit grill.
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Re: Installed Jeep Illuminated Sill Plates

My Acura dealer put locking lug nuts on my MDX. I too them off. Over the years I've known more people who had problems with the locks than had wheels stolen.

As for making more things standard, I feel we already have to pay for enough things we don't want, just to get the things we want. I do think it would be nice to have more individual options, like the lighted sill plates, available across all trim levels. If you want it, you pay for it. You can't assume everybody wants what you want.

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Installed my new Jeep illuminated sill plates yesterday (part #82212120), took about 2 hours total. You do not have to disconnect the battery, just just turn off the interior lights using the dash wheel switch. You also don't have to remove the glove box. The first part of the job is pretty easy:

1) Pop off the stock sill plates (just pull them off)

2) Remove the foot well side panels (just pull them off, pulling off the door gasket a bit helps)

3) Remove the under dash panels (plastic push pins)

Then it's just a matter of removing the stock metal sill inserts (by straightening the tabs underneath) from the plastic sill plate, drill a 3/8" hole into the plastic sill plate for the wires, and install the new lighted sill inserts into the sill plates.

The next part is more time consuming but fairly easy. You have to tap into the power wires of the drivers side foot well light (NOT the LED light if applicable), route the new sill power wires in back of the pedals and over to the passenger side, then secure the wires with zip ties (I used my own smaller black ones, not the supplied larger white ones). Then re-install the under dash panels (I used new plastic push pins since it's impossible to remove these without damage).

Now the hard part for me was situating the sill power wires just right (not crimping them), and re-installing the side foot well panels and door sills at the same time (insure you give yourself enough wire lead to do this before securing the wires beforehand with the zip ties). Then just wipe the Jeep sill inserts clean with the supplied alcohol pads.

The finished product...they look awesome at night...coming on when you open the door:




The new lighted Jeep sills look good with my new pedal kit (part #82212055)...

GCL, what color does it illuminate ? and are they bright?
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