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Tail light wiring help

 
Old 05-05-2016, 05:58 AM
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There's a funny story. ..... And to be aware so you don't make the same mistake. The answer is a different color depending on if you keep the stock gray plastic connector or not. The color of the Jeep's power/ground/reverse wire going in, isn't the same color coming out the connector (they switch the colors !!). It took me the darnest time to trouble shoot when I removed the redundant connector on the second corner side, there is no need to keep it and allow it to rattle around inside.

So I haven't answered your question, I'll look tonight.
Did you keep the plastic connector ?

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I kept the stock pigtail and just cut off where the old light was wired in and then hooked up the round led tail light. These things are about to kill me I can post some pictures later if that would help.
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Just hook one side of the resistor to the ground and the other to the hot
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Originally Posted by WyattO1759 View Post
I kept the stock pigtail and just cut off where the old light was wired in and then hooked up the round led tail light. These things are about to kill me I can post some pictures later if that would help.
This should answer, the wiring details in the install instructions I used :

Brake lights :
JK's Purple/White (+) = Running Light Power
JK's Black (-) = Ground
JK's Yellow/White (+) = Turn Signal/Brake Power

Reverse lights :
JK's Green/White (+) = Reverse Power
JK's Black (-) = Ground
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Old 05-05-2016, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by westchester View Post
This should answer, the wiring details in the install instructions I used :

Brake lights :
JK's Purple/White (+) = Running Light Power
JK's Black (-) = Ground
JK's Yellow/White (+) = Turn Signal/Brake Power

Reverse lights :
JK's Green/White (+) = Reverse Power
JK's Black (-) = Ground
Looks good to me. Where does the resistor go in this equation?
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Old 05-05-2016, 07:53 AM
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Looks good to me. Where does the resistor go in this equation?
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Just hook one side of the resistor to the ground and the other to the hot
so on these :

JK's Black (-) = Ground
JK's Yellow/White (+) = Turn Signal/Brake Power

Touch the wires together and have a buddy sit in drivers seat to test the blinkers slow down, before wrapping and sealing.
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Originally Posted by Chuck-The-Ripper View Post
The oem pigtail has 4 pins, it's 3 pins and then 1 pin with 2 empty slots in rows, the side with 3 pins is black and then two white with stripes (I think orange and grey?) sorry, can't exactly remember the stripe color, but the black is ground, then power is the middle pin, and the brake light power is the next, I think the bottom pin is for reverse. The resister gets wired in parallel with the tail light, so you connect on end to the ground and the other to the power. Wiring in parallel keeps voltage the same while increasing amps. This is to "fool" the jeep into believing you're running an oem tail light that has a standard incandescent bulb that pulls more power than an led. Hope this makes sense
That helps me understand a lot better, thanks! I have a resistor in there already but one came pre-wired into the tail light as well. I dont know if i should remove it from the tail light and try wiring it in the way you described or ignore it and try to wire the old resistor into the new light....
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