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Old 01-09-2017, 07:43 PM
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Euro Tail Light Conversion Issue

Hey all,

I'm moving to England next month and I'm swapping out my tail lights to fit their regs.

So, I know US TJs only have one wire for the brake and turn signal. The euro light has separate brake and turn signal wires.

So, what do I need to do to wire this thing so that the amber light doesn't come on when I hit my brakes, and the red light doesn't come on when I make a turn?
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It would take some rewiring. Your current brake light circuit is switched through the multifunction switch (turn signal switch) you could use your third brake light wire to feed new brake light lamps, but then you would have to clip the lead from the brake light switch to the multi-function swith to eliminate the original brake light feed through the mf switch.

I suggest you download a factory fsm and check the wiring diagrams.

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Thanks, Water Dog. I'm looking over the diagrams now but I'm not getting anywhere. Probably because it's so late.

Everything works great, except when I hit the brakes, the read hazard lights/turn lights come on.
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rear hazard lights*
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Since your current turn signals and brake lights use the same filiment in the same lamp, you will have to install another lamp holder in the tail light assembly to separate them, then, as mentioned above, do some rewiring.

It's not going to be a real simple project.
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After getting some rest and reviewing the diagrams the next morning, it wasn't that bad.

I already had the Euro tricolor lights. To stop the amber lights when i pressed the brake, I cut the white/tan wire that went from the brake switch to the multi-function switch on the steering wheel. This way, there were no lights when I hit the brake.

Next, I tapped into the white/tan wire in the rear of the Jeep. This goes to the 3rd brake light. I spliced it to each brake light on the left and right side (the black/yellow wire).

problem solved.

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