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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

Cool let us know when they're installed and all the pics and videos.

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Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

New lights delivered today, but I can't put them on yet because old man winter suddenly decided to show up in Western PA! 😡. I am not going to try to install them in single digit temperatures. They are well package and look great. The only concern I have is that the lenses are clear, and am not sure how visible the LEDs will appear in sunlight.
Installed pictures will follow as soon as we get a half decent day. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1455244913.178245.jpg


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They look nice and we can't wait for the pics. What are you referring to with regards to the lenses being clear?
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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

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What are you referring to with regards to the lenses being clear?
The OEM lenses are frosted - where the lens has a molded design on it so you cannot see the bulb inside the light. The frosted lens serves to catch the light and distribute it across the surface of the light so you can see it in daylight. The clear lens is like a plain transparent glass. With a clear lens the only mechanism to catch the light and distribute it would be the reflector in the back of the light. But in bright sunlight, that alone may not be enough to make the light visible.
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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

I see, are these the lights with the led bulbs installed throughout the lens assembly?
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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

If these are the same led tails some have already order can you guys confirm the visibility of the led's using the clear lens?
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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

They look great, nice clear sunny days and you can see them better than the stock assembly. I was worried about this before ordering as well.


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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

They have the resistors like all the others? Any install pics?
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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

Had some decent weather last night - so I took the opportunity to install the lights. Since I was working alone, I could not take many install pics, but I will describe the install.

1. Removing the outboard lenses was very straightforward. I used a small screwdriver and a plastic trim tool to pop out the two rivets and then the lamps popped out (with a little bit of coercion).
2. Tried out one new light without the resistor. The only things that hyperflashed were the mirror indicator lights and the dash indicator lamps. There was also a bulb out warning.
3. Talking of the resistor, it is rather on the large side so I mounted it under the bumper. I did not have to mess around with removing/loosening the bumper etc. I just fished it up from underneath and reached up from under and stuck it to the bodywork using the supplied double sided 3M tape. Figuring out the best way to do this probably took the most time.
4. Took off the tail gate panel using a wide plastic trim removal tool and pulling down on the panel. The plastic rivets hold the panel in place very tight, and it requires some effort to remove. Use the tool to help a little with leverage. The trim around the rear window is removed by pulling in on it (towards the center of the glass).
5. The supplied harness goes round the top and down the sides of the rear glass and it can be attached to the existing wiring harness with the supplied zip ties. The harness then clips on to the center brake lamp wires quite easily.
6. Everything went back together quite easily, and the best part was that I did not have any screws or bits left over

So the big question was - How does it look and function??
I have to say that it looks great. In terms of function, just as I originally suspected, the output is good when you are directly behind the vehicle and the reflectors inside the lamp project the light straight out. But when you move off to the side, the light output and visibility of the light drops off sharply (almost to the point of the light being barely visible in the daylight. I have attached a video illustrating this. So is this a big deal?? I don't really think so because there are plenty of cars with OEM lenses that are only visible from the the back of the car. However, if you are concerned about giving up some sideward visibility, then it may be a big deal for you. The inboard brake lights don't have as much of an issue, but the same applies.

So what's the verdict? - Candidly, I had half a mind to return the lights when I saw the light drop off from the side. But then, considering that the tails on my previous car were not visible from the side wither, I am willing to accept that compromise for the tradeoff having the additional brake lights. The new lights came with bulbs already installed for the reverse lights. They looked whiter than the OEM bulbs last night and I thought they may be LED's, but looking at them during the day, they appear to be regular incandescents. So would I buy the same again? - Most likely.
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The video wouldn't play on the mobile app but the pics look good. Thanks for the work. 😎
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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

Installed these on my Australian spec Overland. These Aust. models have indicators separate to the stop light, so I didn't need the resistor.
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Re: Interesting, check out these aftermarket '14/'15 LED tail lights!

Those are cool,do you have anymore pics of them in operation? Is the turn signal in the inner LED or in the outer edge?
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