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Old 12-04-2010, 11:29 AM
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Talking LED Backup Light Install with Pics

Installed LED backup lights, the ones located in the tail light/brake light assembly not the "auxiliary liftgate" ones located in the liftgate (those are lost in the UPS system somewhere). All you need is a small flat screwdriver to do this install. Install made a BIG difference in appearance. Seems a lot brighter as well.

The factory bulbs are 7440 (W21W) or wedge style 21 watt.

These are the bulbs I used from amazon. They are pricey compared to all the other replacements I have done but a lot brighter and replace a higher wattage bulb than the other 5 watt oems that have been replaced.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product
Xenondepot also has them for a similar price but not with the free shipping unless you spend over $100 or $150.

Two plastic fasteners toward the liftgate side of the tail light assembly need to be removed. Use the screwdriver to slowly pull out the center section of the fastener and then remove the entire fastener. Pull the entire tail light assembly straight back to remove. There are two rounded metal studs that hold the light into the body so it might take a little bit of pulling to remove the light. The reverse lamp is the lower bulb in the tail light assembly, give it a quarter turn to remove and swap them out. Putting everything back together is the reverse. Should take less than 10 minutes.

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1. OEM Backup lights on (pax side) replacing the out one here.
2. Another OEM pic
3. Tail light assembly with liftgate open showing plastic fasteners
4. Center part of plastic fastener pulled out notice at 10 or 11 oclock position notch for screwdriver.
5. Plastic fasteners removed
6. Rear view of tail light assembly, top is brake/tail lamp, bottom is reverse lamp we are replacing, two black metal rounded studs on lower left of pic is what holds light to body of vehicle.
7. These plastic retainers are what the metal studs go into
8. OEM Bulb on
9. LED Bulb on
10. OEM Bulb off
11. LED Bulb off
12. Pic showing backup lamp lit after install you can see the yellow OEM litgate one in the left corner.
13. Another rearview pic showing the difference in color.

Very happy with the install once UPS finds my liftgate backup LEDs I will install and give a review of how nighttime visibility compares in the backup camera compared to stock.
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:30 AM
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:11 PM
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Re: LED Backup Light Install with Pics

Again, great write-up and great pics! Thanks for taking the time to post all of your LED upgrades!
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Re: LED Backup Light Install with Pics

Looking forward to the night review....
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Re: LED Backup Light Install with Pics

great job! looks much better!
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Re: LED Backup Light Install with Pics

Youre the LED king! What's the other white light to the left of reverse used for? Any plans to match them?
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Re: LED Backup Light Install with Pics

Another bulb to add to the list when my Overland arrives.....thanks much and they are looking great
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Youre the LED king! What's the other white light to the left of reverse used for? Any plans to match them?
Yeah those are also backup bulbs. "auxiliary liftgate" bulbs. Those are the ones I am waiting on still.
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Re: LED Backup Light Install with Pics

Below is a clip of whatevrworks' Christmas light display. Keep up the good work man.

PS - I'm looking for some LED Brake lights with tinted lenses from Santa.

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Yeah those are also backup bulbs. "auxiliary liftgate" bulbs. Those are the ones I am waiting on still.
Ahh I see. Can't wait to see them installed.
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