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Old 07-09-2015, 11:25 AM
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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

That is correct, the plug with the blue gasket goes to the V3 resistors. You don't have those pictured above? You technically don't have to have that connected to anything for the bulbs to flash correctly outside the car, you will however get a bulb out indication on your dash when you start the vehicle.
Did you not receive the resistors? They are a black flat metal heat sink looking thing with a plug coming off of it. That, along with that connector you pictured above must be located UNDER the tail lamp housing behind the bumper. If you don't push them down in there you wont be able to get the tail light housing back in place as there isn't enough room.

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Not sure if this helps, but I pulled my housing this morning to snap this quick pic. And chipped a corner of the light lens in the process :-( It was just a small piece that must have hit the body of the car when I pushed the housing back in place. I was able to glue it back on, but still not happy about it lol.




Dont forget to extend the V3 bulb a little as it comes fully set in. You want to do this so it can utilize the reflector inside the housing to the fullest. Just loosen the red heat sink at the back of the bulb (just rotate like a screw), then you will see you can rotate the bulb in our out. Extend it to about the length shown, then re-tighten the red heatsink back on to lock it in that position.


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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

Thanks for the second image...I need to pull mine and extend them.

I actually mounted the resistors down under the bumper (working from under the car) with the double stick tape, but I didn't mount the control box thing to the lens housing like that, it's down below with everything else. The biggest bitch was getting the factory bulb housing into the bumper cavity, I eventually had to do it from the bottom, which was a challenge as I wanted to seal the connection with large heat shrink tubing for weatherproofing prior to installation, which requires the bulb socket connection to be completed ahead of time.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:35 PM
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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

Got em installed!!!

James, sorry about the light man.

I had to remove the screw near the step pad at the corners. Then pull the bumper back and drop the connectors in.

Such a damn bright light. Lol
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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

Awesome glad you got it all installed. And yes that one bolt if removed gets you a little better access to behind the bumper. I removed that as well for the install.


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I actually also thought about working up from under the bumper, but I was not able to get my arms up between the large Summit exhaust tips and the bumper. I ended up working it in from the top and pulling the bumper out a bit. Either way, whatever works best gets the job done.
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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

Good point, I have an SRT, totally different exhaust.
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WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

I also received mine and did the complete install today. The package was nicely put together and clean. It took about 40 min for the first light as I moved slowly through the process and how everything connects. The other side took well under 20 minutes. I did wrap things up with black electrical tape for protection.

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WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

Which rubber gasket did you guys end up using?


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Don't recall, but just trial fit them. You want to use the gasket that gives you the snuggest feel, but is obviously still able to turn without too much trouble.
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I used the thickest, and largest round gasket. Had to squirt a little windex (closest evaporative liquid on hand) on the gasket to get it to spin as it's a snug fit.
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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

Just finished installing the kit.....Here are my "observations" kit looks great as well as works as it should. That being said my kit came with no directions. I'm not sure it was supposed to, but it took a lot of pouring over the thread to figure out the collar and set screws were used to hold in the bulb socket in the housing. Second... There is a lot of plugs and wires that take up a lot of space in that small area. Getting the large original bulb socket down under the bumper was a bitch. Even with taking out a few screws. Lastly there should have been a better socket design to plug into the stock bulb socket. The chance of water getting into that socket it pretty likely unless you shrink tube it. Also I felt I had to zip tie the two plugs together so they didn't work themselves out by vibration or bumps in the road. There should have been a plug that goes directly into the wire harness of the light not the bulb socket. All in all I was not happy with the install, and feel that it was way over thought in some areas, and not thought out enough in others. Visually the lights are stunning, and feel they complete the look of the jeep. One question I do have is. Why can't we just use a LED bulb in the sockets like we do with say..... interior lights etc. why the need for controllers and resistors?
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Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

Installed mine today. Here's my notes:
-I 3M taped the resistors to metal behind the bumper. Cleaned both sides with alcohol first for a lasting connection.
-I strongly recommend heat shrinking the bulb adapter connection if not for structural rigidity then to help keep moisture out. I used di-electric grease and heat shrink.
-Make sure to test the lights BEFORE you bury all the wires behind the bumper. The 3157 adapters ARE polarity sensitive. I lucked out 0 for 2 on my first guess.

Overall I'm very impressed with the quality of the kit. Lot's of connections and everything is very snug and water-tight except the 3157 adapter as I mentioned above but that's sort of unavoidable.

I also installed the VLED outside reverse lights in the same housing while I had them out. I'll do the inner reverse lights with the VLED's tomorrow. Gotta pull off the hatch panel for those two I believe.
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I also installed the VLED outside reverse lights in the same housing while I had them out. I'll do the inner reverse lights with the VLED's tomorrow. Gotta pull off the hatch panel for those two I believe.

What are the model numbers used for the reverse lights. Sounds like those will be next to complete the look.



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