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Re: First tough decision to make about the WJ

I have never had any bulb problems on my or GCL, but have read of others problems.
As a precaution I picked up some sockets at a salvage yard and took them apart. I was able to solder leads on the terminals and run those leads through a hole I drilled in the back. Now if I have problems I will cut the factory wires going into the housing and connect them directly to the wires I attached on the back of the sockets.
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I have never had any bulb problems on my or GCL, but have read of others problems.
As a precaution I picked up some sockets at a salvage yard and took them apart. I was able to solder leads on the terminals and run those leads through a hole I drilled in the back. Now if I have problems I will cut the factory wires going into the housing and connect them directly to the wires I attached on the back of the sockets.
That's a question I had. Does that whole socket plate unsnap from the housing? It looks like it does and would make my life a lot easier fitting the sockets.
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With a little creative grinding on the right socket tabs on the new sockets(I understand socket "overmod" now Tony)they will twistlock just like the originals! I feel a lot better about this now and think this is the way to go if you're having tail light issues with your WJ. The socket part no. is Pico 5429PT.

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Re: First tough decision to make about the WJ

Also on the Pico sockets concerning the turns and reverse the green wire is the bright element so that is the one you use. Either let the blue hang or cut it off. On the brake/tail of course you use both. I used 3 wire sockets on all because they are in stock everywhere and a 2 wire isn't plus a 3157 bulb will work in all of them.
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