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Re: LED Tails on '09 WK Ltd

This can be done very easily WITHOUT the factory plugs and WITHOUT cutting any wires.......Using t-taps.....
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This can be done very easily WITHOUT the factory plugs and WITHOUT cutting any wires.......Using t-taps.....

very interested in a how to Scott....
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This can be done very easily WITHOUT the factory plugs and WITHOUT cutting any wires.......Using t-taps.....

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Re: LED Tails on '09 WK Ltd

yes saleen please do tell!!! what exactly do you mean t-taps?

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Re: LED Tails on '09 WK Ltd

http://cgi.ebay.com/3M-T-TAPS-BLUE-1...3286.m20.l1116

Use these to clip over the stock wiring, then just put the connector on the aftermarket tailight wiring and plug them together. You can unplug them at any time...
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Re: LED Tails on '09 WK Ltd

anyone verify this?

---------- Post added at 11:07 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:07 AM ----------

what wires get tapped into what wires?
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Re: LED Tails on '09 WK Ltd

You can make the plug and play using Plugs off of a tow harness and 1 T-tap to grab power for the reverse lamp.

I know Jason (LipschitzWrath) has done them that way.

I cut my reverse plug off but can still go back to stock if need be (as I have Reverse HIDs).

Here's my post from when I did mine:

Alright, finally had a chance to pop one of the LEDs back off to take a pic of the wiring. To start here's the post that I used for the wiring break down, telling you which wire is what:


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Oh wait, let's make this easier. Here's the color code.

*****Left (Driver's Side) Taillight*****
White/Dark Green - Left Brake/Turn Signal Positive
White/Violet - Running Light Positive
Black - Ground

*****Left (Driver's Side) Reverse Light*****
White/Light Green - Reverse Light Positive
Black - Ground


*****Right (Passenger's Side) Taillight*****
White/Orange - Right Brake/Turn Signal Positive
White/Light Blue - Running Light Positive
Black - Ground

*****Right (Passenger's Side) Reverse Light*****
White/Light Green - Reverse Light Positive
Black - Ground




The next step is to place the mating connector on the taillight. Obviously, it is the stock connector from an '06 Jeep. Cut it off and replace it. I cannot show this part because I did my conversion about a month ago and didn't save the plugs. Make sure you match up the wiring to how you put it on the new Jeep connector. Here's the color code for what comes on the taillight.

*****LED Taillight Color Code*****
Red - Positive for bright upper half of LED's (Upper Brake/Turn)
Yellow - Positive for bright lower half of LED's (Lower Brake/Turn)
Green - Positive for running lights (All LED's)
White - Reverse Light Positive
Black - Ground

I chose to wire the Yellow and Red wires together to have the entire taillight blink and illuminate together when braking.

The only thing left to do is to take care of the fastening system. The LED tails use the stock system from an '06 Jeep. So you have two options. You can either buy the screws for an '06 Jeep, or you can take off the speed nuts and drill out the holes to match the '07+ tailights. I chose to go this route. The drill size is 3/8". After doing this, the push-pin fastening system used on '07+ models will work just fine.





Here's some pics of the wiring....


You cut off the plug that comes on the tails (07-09 only.....06s are plug and play).

To wire up the reverse lamps I also cut off the reverse lamp plug from the factory wiring harness. I crimped in (heatshrink crimps) a 2 pin weatherpack connector on the LED tail and on the factory reverse wiring.




For the brake, turn and parking functions I used a plug off of a trailer harness wiring kit. I cut the plug off of the trailer harness and crimped it to the LED tail wiring. All the wires coming out of the plug are white...but you can see the red locking tab on the plug coming off of the Lips harness to see the orientation of which wires go where.




Still need to wrap the wiring (was in a hurry when I did it), but here's a pic of everything:



And a pic of the mounting hold drilled out with a 3/8" bit:





I have since wrapped all the wiring.
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Re: LED Tails on '09 WK Ltd

great pic and explanation! now i have another question... i also have extra wires going to my tails bc i have my wire harness for my trailer lights there. would that cause any issues?
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Re: LED Tails on '09 WK Ltd

Shouldn't be an issue.......I have a similar setup running LipschitzWrath's Rear Fog T harness to have the rear fogs in my bumper function.
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