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Old 09-29-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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Plate Relocated

So If you've been following, I installed a Teraflex Hinged Tire Carrier. The Adjustable Tire Carrier comes with a this third brake light solution.



Well as you can see the bottom portion of the third brake light relocation can fit a license plate. The problem is there is no light for the plate (for those states that require them). So I used a couple of LED pods from XK Glow and stuck them to the bottom of the third brake light (fits perfectly)



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Old 09-29-2012, 09:19 PM   #2
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That looks great. Question though...what are you putting where the plate used to go?

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Old 09-29-2012, 10:10 PM   #3
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That looks great. Question though...what are you putting where the plate used to go?
Mopar Plate delete panel. It's basically a black plastic cover for the hole when you remove the plate bracket.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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OK so I've been asked here and on other forums for a little more info on my install.

So here's a shot of the bottom of the relocated third brake light with the LEDs stuck to the bottom.



So after hours in autoparts stores, and online looking for a 2 wire quick disconnect, it suddenly came to me when I removed the old plate bracket, that I could just reuse that one.



Next I ran the wires from the LED/Disconnect through the tailgate following the third brake light wireing (I also ran my CB coax this way).

Here is the opening inside the tailgate, closest to the latch. With the cover off, you can reach in a grab the wires when they pass through the outer wall.



The wires do a quick U-turn and pop inside the tailgate under the long rectangular plastic cover. (The wires hanging are the wires from the LEDs)



The wires were then ziptied to the main batch of wires and neatly run behind the nylon cover to the rear passanger side rollbar.

In that corner, you'll find a rubber cover with the wires that run from the front of the Jeep to the passanger side tail lamp. Now you can tap into the wires here, but I needed to find out which ones were the wires I needed, so I ran the wires from the LED to the tail lamp.



Here I unscrewed two screws on the inside/left side of the tail lamp to remove the tail lamp. The two outer/right scews are just there to hold the lens to the plastic body of the tail lamp. You only need to remove these to get inside the tail lamp.



There are four wires running into the park/turning lamps. The ones you need are the black (ground) and white with a purple stripe (park light).



Like I said, you can find those two wires up top, but since I was already there, I tapped into the wires by the tail lamp.
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Excellent write up, and a good looking setup !
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Extremely well done!
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That's how I wired up my project when I moved my license plate to the TF spare tire mount. I like it there much better.

Rather than the LED pods I went with some LED license plate bolts. They have rear-facing read lights (actuated by the brake light) and down-facing white lights (on with headlights).







And I wired in a 4-pin trailer harness to both ends for when I need to unmount my spare tire.

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That's how I wired up my project when I moved my license plate to the TF spare tire mount. I like it there much better.

Rather than the LED pods I went with some LED license plate bolts. They have rear-facing read lights (actuated by the brake light) and down-facing white lights (on with headlights).

And I wired in a 4-pin trailer harness to both ends for when I need to unmount my spare tire.
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Did you have to do anything to the wiring for LED. last time I tried to wire LED I had to get heat syncs and it was a cluster F. Those were blinkers which could have been the difference?!

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So If you've been following, I installed a Teraflex Hinged Tire Carrier. The Adjustable Tire Carrier comes with a this third brake light solution.

Well as you can see the bottom portion of the third brake light relocation can fit a license plate. The problem is there is no light for the plate (for those states that require them). So I used a couple of LED pods from XK Glow and stuck them to the bottom of the third brake light (fits perfectly)

Plate installed:

Lights on:
Link to lights please
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Did you have to do anything to the wiring for LED. last time I tried to wire LED I had to get heat syncs and it was a cluster F. Those were blinkers which could have been the difference?!

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I wired mine so that the red is wired to the brake lights and act as a center mounted 3rd brake light.

No, you don't have to do anything specific due to them being LEDs. They don't flash so it isn't an issue with hyperflash and such.

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