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whatevrworks 12-04-2010 11:29 AM

LED Backup Light Install with Pics
 
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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.:thumbsup:

Pics below:
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.

whatevrworks 12-04-2010 11:30 AM

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MeanDean 12-04-2010 01:11 PM

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Again, great write-up and great pics! Thanks for taking the time to post all of your LED upgrades!

jonesark 12-04-2010 01:45 PM

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Looking forward to the night review....

blackpepper 12-04-2010 02:36 PM

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Although this is a simple mod, we appreciate the time you took to write detailed instructions. It only adds to the value of this forum. +rep

DAVY27 12-04-2010 02:43 PM

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great job! looks much better!

Bubs 12-04-2010 03:30 PM

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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?

yukon 12-04-2010 04:24 PM

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Another bulb to add to the list when my Overland arrives.....thanks much and they are looking great:thumbsup:

whatevrworks 12-04-2010 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Bubs (Post 311883)
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.

moosehead 12-04-2010 05:16 PM

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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.


Bubs 12-04-2010 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by whatevrworks (Post 311917)
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.

mrjaydeeone 12-04-2010 11:27 PM

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:thumbsup:what a difference


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