$8 dollars and about an hour later and I'm done with this mod. I bought a cheap 2" light from tractor supply co.
Blazer LED Multi-Reflective 2 in. Round Clearance & Marker Red - 1600031 | Tractor Supply Company
Then I decided to saw the factory third brake light tower completely off.
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With that out of the way I could do away with the spare tire spacer. I cut about 1/2" off the rubber spare tire bump stops.
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Then I spliced into the factory brake light wiring, wrap the light with some hocky stick fabric tape to keep it snug in the center cap whole.
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The light is a little brighter red than the factory brake lights so I taped it off and spray a single light coat of VHT night shades on it.
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And the finished product....
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Pretty happy with the final result plus by being able to do away with the spare tire spacer it allows my spare to rest slightly on the rear bumper and takes some pressure off the gate. The result is no squeaks at all when going over bumps. Plus I think it cleans the rear up nicely by getting rid of that third brake light arm.
What do you guys think???