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Anyone familiar with brake & reverse light wiring?

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by This1goesout2u, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Aug 10, 2019 at 3:41 PM
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    This1goesout2u

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    I bought all around LED replacement lights for my 2015 Wrangler 2 door Jeep. Dome lights, license plate, headlights, turn signals, fog lights, brake lights and reverse lights. Everything went fine until it came down to brake and reverse lights. The wiring is not simple and it's a bit of a mess. I need to add resistors to the ground and the correct wire. I was able to easily add resistors to the front turn signals but I need help with this part. I'll include a picture. The white washed out wire on the left is white with a yellow stripe. Any help would be awesome. Thanks!

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  2. Aug 10, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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    Jim Beam

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    I looks like you kept the same color codes for the wires but did you solder them? to secure a connection.
     
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    Not sure if this helps you or not but i installed new LED taillights on my YJ. was testing one at a time but was concerned about wiring because EVERYTHING was lighting up when i hit the brakes or turned on headlights on the light. i moved on the the other tail light to see if i did something wrong and when BOTH lights were connected it ALL magically worked.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    I didn't do anything to these wires yet. I used the wire clamps that came with the resistors. They seem to work great for the front turn signals but I don't know where to put the clamps on the rear wires because there's a black wire (I'm assuming ground) jumped from one light to the other and I'm not sure if I need 2 resistors with the way this is set up. I'll include a picture of the resistors and clamps.

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  5. Aug 10, 2019 at 7:46 PM
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    Welcome to the forum @This1goesout2u . I switched out all my lights also too. My replacements had resistors. Sorry i cant help with issue. But it be awesome if you post up your fix.
     

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