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Old 06-23-2013, 06:22 PM   #1
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Rear aux lights in bumper

I have a set of kc driving lights and am looking to install in the rear bumper.
My question is how do I do this. The light fits inside bumper but the bracket won't allow it to fit. How can I fasten this light? And also what can I use to cut the rectangle shape for the light?

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Old 06-24-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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I would weld tabs inside to mount the lights and use a plasma to cut the holes.

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Old 06-24-2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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You can possibly use the bottom of the bumper to mount the light to and cut the hole in the appropriate location. If it is the stock plastic bumper you can use a dremel tool and then files to make the opening. If it is a steel aftermarket bumper a plasma cutter would be ideal but you could also use a drill to make holes in each corner of the opening and a reciprocating saw to cut between them. Make sure before you cut anything that you have enough clearance behind the bumper to fit the light properly.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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You can possibly use the bottom of the bumper to mount the light to and cut the hole in the appropriate location. If it is the stock plastic bumper you can use a dremel tool and then files to make the opening. If it is a steel aftermarket bumper a plasma cutter would be ideal but you could also use a drill to make holes in each corner of the opening and a reciprocating saw to cut between them. Make sure before you cut anything that you have enough clearance behind the bumper to fit the light properly.
I have a tj. So yes it is steel. Thanks though!
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I am also looking into installing one rear light (TJ model), maybe on top of the rear bumper. I was considering the side of one of the tail lights but it is plastic and it might toast the plastic.
The light is a fog light, rectangular and small.

What would be the best option to run the wire to the front? (inside or underside/outside)
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I am also looking into installing one rear light (TJ model), maybe on top of the rear bumper. I was considering the side of one of the tail lights but it is plastic and it might toast the plastic.
The light is a fog light, rectangular and small.

What would be the best option to run the wire to the front? (inside or underside/outside)

If you are running it off the existing back up light then you want to run it inside and connect to the back up light wire behind the taillight. If you are running it independently on a switch you can run it outside along the frame, but I would still recommend going inside so it is out of the weather and potential snags. I don't think the mounting bracket would get hot enough to toast the plastic, but I would make sure it does not stick out so it could get caught on a branch, rock or shopping cart!
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:24 PM   #7
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How about using a teraflex cb antenna taillight mount as a light mount?
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:11 PM   #8
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Decided to just mount on top of bumper



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Little easier than cutting it out
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That i sgreat!!! No issues seeing that million dollar rock in the dark.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:33 AM   #10
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Looks good! Any interference with the tailgate or spare tire?
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Looks good! Any interference with the tailgate or spare tire?
Nope. My girlfriend solved that problem with a bungee cord so that it puts so much tension on it that it makes it difficult for the tailgate to swing all the way out.

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