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baronvonhavok 06-13-2009 02:59 PM

tail lights
 
i've seen a couple of WJs on here that have the quad tail lights. i was just wondering how you do it, and if its a hard install or not.


any help would be great! thanks.

Scottina06 06-13-2009 07:14 PM

Re: tail lights
 
none of you WJ guys can help Paul? Slackers!!!!!

dreamer1213 06-13-2009 08:35 PM

Re: tail lights
 
OHhhh.....hold your horses...I'm gonna go get the instructions from the forbidden place...haha!! ;)

dreamer1213 06-13-2009 08:45 PM

Re: tail lights
 
Here ya go Baron....follow these instructions, to the letter, and you'll be set!

So this is how you do it...or how I did it..

1 - Take the tail light off...and diconnect the harness...
2 - You'll need one of those round drill bits with the teeth on it...dunno what its technical name is...1 1/4"...then put it directly in the middle of missing socket...and drill...it'll drill a perfect hole...
3 - They socket can be turned into the hole without any other drilling...you have to play with it a little tho..
4 - Connecting the wires was trail and error...if you want the lower lights to work as tail and stop lights...you'll need a socket with 3 wires...a ground...minor..and major wire...
5 - Connect the wires from the sockets to these wires on the harness: ground to solid black, minor to black with yellow stripe, and major to white...
6 - Remember to test the bulbs before you put electrical tape on, as well as before you put them in tails, and then again when you put the tails on the Jeep...just to be sure...once everything is on...its not fun to take it back off again...lol!

I did notice..when drilling the holes for the sockets...that the lower lights have conncections under the plastic seal...the same metal connection that the other sockets uses...it just doesn't have the "lip" I guess you can call it...kinda weird that they would do that...but hey...so if you decide to it the way I did...don't be shocked/scared if you drill into those metal plates...

And thats it!! Enjoy being part of the Quad Squad!! :D

Heres the results:

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...3/CIMG1071.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...3/CIMG1069.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...3/CIMG1068.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...3/CIMG1062.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m...3/CIMG1063.jpg

mon_21 06-13-2009 08:52 PM

Re: tail lights
 
^^^^ cant even post pics? whats wrong with you man.....lol

seriously Paul, its easy as pie.... if you have all the things you need 30 minutes tops on the install. Good Luck!

dreamer1213 06-13-2009 09:05 PM

Re: tail lights
 
There ya go Mon!! Updated just for you! ;)

mon_21 06-13-2009 09:49 PM

Re: tail lights
 
ahhhhhh so much better, I feel a lot better now. Thank you.

Paul, now get to it!

dreamer1213 06-14-2009 06:40 AM

Re: tail lights
 
Ohhh you're so welcome Mon....anything for you.... ;)

Now its all yours Paul....and if we don't have pix as proof...you didn't do it....hehe!

Chaoul1 06-14-2009 09:14 AM

Re: tail lights
 
Yeah Paul get it done! lol. It's a nice mod actually. Not that many people have it. Here's some of mine.

http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/o...DSCN1882-2.jpg
http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/o...DSCN1881-1.jpg
http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/o...DSCN1880-1.jpg
And here are some of Mon's ( I hope you don't mind)
http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/o...1/DSCN1957.jpg
http://i370.photobucket.com/albums/o...1/DSCN1955.jpg

mon_21 06-14-2009 09:26 AM

Re: tail lights
 
not at all brother, not at all!

sikrsix 01-08-2010 01:27 PM

Re: tail lights
 
This might be a dumb question but what socket are you guys using? 1157,1156 etc? Id like to stick with the same stock size 3157 to make it easier on bulbs but the dont have any wires coming off them. Any help would be appreciated as I play on doing this as soon as I get a reply. Thanks!

sikrsix 01-09-2010 11:06 AM

Re: tail lights
 
Well I answered my own question and did the mod today. Found nice sockets at napa model #LS6510 which are 3157 sockets. I drilled a 1 1/8" hole (as i have a whole kit from 1/2" to 4" but no 1 1/4" haha) They snap in and fit like a glove! I couldnt be happier with the fitment.


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