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Aftermarket tail light removal help

Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ (1996-2006)' started by ConnorLawrence1, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Sep 6, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    ConnorLawrence1

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    I got my TJ with these LED tail lights, but they don’t have a reverse light so I’m trying to replace them. I can’t figure out how to remove them and can’t find any bolts or screws. What do y’all think I should do? Thanks!

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  2. Sep 6, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    They probably just pop in and are held in by the black ring (gasket).
    What are you going to replace them with?
     
  3. Sep 6, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    I thought they might pop in. Not sure what I will replace them with yet, I wanted to pop them out to see what the mounting situation looks like back there before I get something new. I’m open to suggestions!
     
  4. Sep 6, 2019 at 1:01 PM
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    I think it looks pretty clean as it is, I would almost try wiring up some white LED strips for reverse lights if you are just trying to stay legal.
    If you had stock housings I would suggest flush mounting them, looks stock...
    TJ Flush mount taillights.jpg
    (not mine)

    But they are flush...
    TJ Flush mount taillights2.jpg


    Round LED taillights would probably be cheaper than going back with stock housings. There are all sorts of round LED taillights, some with reverse lights in the center big and small, around the outside, the bottom half, etc... and I have no experience with any of them so I can't comment there. Good luck and I will be interested to see what you come up with.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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  6. Sep 6, 2019 at 2:51 PM
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    Agree with @Prerunner1982 ....the previous owner did a great job adding the round tail lights. Easier to just add some small reverse lights.
     
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