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Question Help with Thrid brake lamp removal

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New Jeep SRT owner, i want to install a flasher on my 3rd, high mount brake lamp....I have the flasher unit, I just need to figure out how to remove the rear spoiler so I can get access to that lights wiring, anyone know how to get access???
I see two nuts, inside the tail gate, that look like they will have to be removed, but what else?????? don't want to damage anything trying to do this......Thanks

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HI,
New Jeep SRT owner, i want to install a flasher on my 3rd, high mount brake lamp....I have the flasher unit, I just need to figure out how to remove the rear spoiler so I can get access to that lights wiring, anyone know how to get access???
I see two nuts, inside the tail gate, that look like they will have to be removed, but what else?????? don't want to damage anything trying to do this......Thanks
Did you ever figure this out?
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Re: Help with Thrid brake lamp removal

Yes I did manage to install my brake lamp flasher, it was quite some time ago so I don't remember exactly what steps I took, basicly had to remove the tail gate inside trim, not the spoiler with the lamp in it, I was able to test the wires that go to the high mount lamp with a simple circuit tester lamp, after determining which wires I needed to cut or tap from the flasher instructions, I just made those connections, pushed the flasher itself onto one of the nearby body recesses, and re attached all the trim pannels in reverese order, now when I apply the brakes, the tail lamp brake lights work normally, but the high mount lamp in the spoiler flashes 6 times rapidly then remains lit, each time I apply the brakes
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Yes I did manage to install my brake lamp flasher, it was quite some time ago so I don't remember exactly what steps I took, basicly had to remove the tail gate inside trim, not the spoiler with the lamp in it, I was able to test the wires that go to the high mount lamp with a simple circuit tester lamp, after determining which wires I needed to cut or tap from the flasher instructions, I just made those connections, pushed the flasher itself onto one of the nearby body recesses, and re attached all the trim pannels in reverese order, now when I apply the brakes, the tail lamp brake lights work normally, but the high mount lamp in the spoiler flashes 6 times rapidly then remains lit, each time I apply the brakes
Thanks for the reply, I was trying to figure out how to remove the spoiler, there are some alignment issues I wanted to tweak and figured it cant be that hard since you need to remove it to replace the bulb. I have the 2014 service manual but it still has the procedure for the 2011-2013 flipper glass version so its not much help. there are 2 external nuts but I think there is more to it. guess ill pop the inner trim and take a look. thanks!
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Re: Help with Thrid brake lamp removal

Good luck, just work slowly with your trim removal, so not to damage the attachment tabs....
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Good luck, just work slowly with your trim removal, so not to damage the attachment tabs....
thanks yes they are fragile lol cracked one but not enough to do harm. so just for info behind there are 3 nuts, removing those and the other 2 on either side that were already visible plus popping two white plastic snaps takes it off. also what I found was that those 3 nuts under the trim were completely loose as in not even finger tight. they either worked their way loose or were never tightened. may be a good point for a few lock washers if anyone is ever under there for other reasons.
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Re: Help with Thrid brake lamp removal

Thanks for the info on the loose nuts, if I have to go back in there I will be sure to check mine, might even put some lock tight on them
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