Originally Posted by slacker05
Pics please! I've been thinking about doing this and my interior lights for a while. Need to find some money.
To clarify, when you say you ran "LEDs in the rear and stock incandescent up front" you are still referring to the side markers and turn signals correct? Or did you install LED headlights as well.
No LED headlights, thanks for allowing me to clarify. After I replaced the rear tailight housings, a couple of months later I replaced the front turn lights. I retained the stock lenses but swapped out the bulb for the LED unit. Same for the side marker lights.
The biggest difference is the rear stop/tail lights. I bought the RR? units that look like the stock housing. I also bought two extra NOS rear housings with the connector. I gave up trying to find the connector on its own. Then I was able to splice in a stock connector onto my LED housings so it was plug and play. Should I ever want to put my stock lights back on, all I have to do is unplug the LED's and plug back in the original lights.
Plus I was able to solder the wires, then use Marine Shrink Tubing so as not to worry about chopping up the OEM wiring. (Which is typically a mistake).
Be advised on ANY mod you do on the rear passenger side of a TJ there is some kind obstruction just behind the corner. I *think* its the anti-rollover device that shuts off the fuel. So you cannot drill, bolt or cut too deeply. I had to use 1/4 x20 nutserts to attach the housing.
Anyway, RESULTS: now, when I put on my brake and look in the mirrors, if there is a stop sign 50-60 yds to the rear, it lights up from the reflection of my brake light. It makes drivers notice and I can see their hoods dip when I hit the brakes.
I got all of the LED lamps from a sponsoring vendor here: SuperbrightLEDs.com. I have no dog in this hunt, you can buy them wherever you wish. Even FleaBay for all I care, but you will like them if you do the swap plus they will not make your P4 battery so much as hiccup.