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Old 10-13-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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Must needed Cargo Light

In general the cargo area is dark. Being a 3 JK family we discussed how much we hated it & figured that there had to be a way to light it up a bit. So this is what I came up with.

1) You will need a basic knowledge of wiring & soldering. This is everything I used to do this project.

2) I got these lights at the local Auto Zone but I'm sure Pep Boys or Advanced or Napa has something similar.

3) Remove light. This varied from our 2008 to our 2010. The 2008 we pulled with gental pressure and the 2010 we used a T10 Tork.

4)Disconnect harness.

5) Prep your new light by soldering it to an approx 6ft black & red wire. (What ever you have is fine but we just matched colors to the existing wires as to avoid confusion).

6) Strip wires solder connector from package to new wire. (Tiny & shiny) Tape for added security.

7) Drill hole large enough for wire to feed through in the upper corner of light housing.

8) We used 1/4inch drill bit. Be very careful drilling.

9) Unzip. Unzip above drivers side sound bar, all the way down the back to the hatch. We took the top down which made it much easier but we did do it with the top up as well. Not sure how hard it will be with a hard top.

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Old 10-13-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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10) Feed wire through hole. Be patient this isn't easy.

11) Run wire down along the inside of padding around role cage.

12) We fed our wire through the back of the seat belt, down through the seat belt housing cover as to hide the wires better.

13) Connect light.

14)Connect new wires to lighting harness by stripping about 3/4 inch of the new wire off and simply pushed the black wire into the black and red into the center. Pressure will hold it in place.

15) Reconnect harness & re-assemble

16) Mount light to post or plastic housin in back. Don't forget your sunglasses when testing.

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Old 10-13-2010, 07:46 PM   #3
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Get job! You must have had a wonderful assistant & photographer Thanks for helping me put my light in! HaHaHa!
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