I cut my fenders and added a new blinker this weekend. I noticed quite a few people asking how cutting the color coded flares worked; it was no different than cutting the non-painted flares.
I used a dremel w/ a "reinforced" disk that came with it.
The new blinker doesn't work when the headlights are on; I won't care to much until the inspector or a cop says something, but any ideas?
I used a dremel when I cut my fenders flat. Seemed to work the best for me. As far as the side blinkers I dont run them which might be a little illegal . I can tell you that I did use front blinkers useing the stock harness and some led signals and mounted them in the grill and Im pretty sure you could do that on the side as well if you wanted too. Anyway your jeep looks sharp and hopefully you can get your side signal straighten out.
I had the same problem also when I installed my 3/4" led side markers using the stock wiring (2 wire connection). The old incandescent side markers work whichever way the wires are connected. The leds have to be one way. I just swapped the wires around and they work exactly how the old fender flare markers did.
Would you guys share some close up shots of the cut edge? Will the dremel cut it "clean"?
The dremel didn't really cut it as cleanly as I had hoped, but it was clean enough. The disk kind of melted some of the fender as it went through, but I was able to pull off the melted plastic/shave it off with a razor blade. The clean edge comes from the door trim stuff from advanced auto. Advanced Auto only had 1 pack of door trim, so one of my rear flares is still the raw cut. I will take a picture of the cut tomorrow and post it so you can see what the cut edge looks like w/ the dremel cut.