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Old 09-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #31
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oh,.just didn't want to spend $380 on a matching 5th wheel and tire what would just end up dry rotting on me....
That is why you rotate ALL five tires instead of four.

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:31 PM   #32
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I'm jealous of early TJ's, they don't have the big ugly vent my 05 does


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Old 09-04-2012, 05:49 PM   #33
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I replaced the tailgate on my '97 with a newer style one with the vent. That's why I took it off and put the license plate there.

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #34
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I like the tailgates with Jeep on them.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #35
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I replaced the tailgate on my '97 with a newer style one with the vent. That's why I took it off and put the license plate there.

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How'd you mount the license plate on the back? I was thinkin of ordering the license plate and cb antenna mount from T&T customs.
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How'd you mount the license plate on the back? I was thinkin of ordering the license plate and cb antenna mount from T&T customs.
Drilled two holes in the tailgate and used two large sheet metal screws. I also think I had to drill new holes in the license plate that were farther apart.

Also some thin foam tape under the edges to keep it from digging into the paint.

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:07 PM   #37
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I replaced the tailgate on my '97 with a newer style one with the vent. That's why I took it off and put the license plate there.

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what kind of lights do u have in the back? and do they fit in the stock spots ?
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:33 PM   #38
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I just put the screws back into place and that's that . When I took it off, I basically just threw away the light and the bulky hardware and strapped down the spare in my back "trunk" lol.

Before I did this though, I did do research about any local laws and there was nothing about a required third brake light
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:45 PM   #39
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oklahoma has a third brake light law any ideas on how to fix this? and wiring
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:53 PM   #40
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Anyone ever get un-wanted attention form law enforcement for not having the center high mounted brake light? Just curious.
Havent had one ever in my TJ & no problems
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:38 AM   #41
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....Before I did this though, I did do research about any local laws and there was nothing about a required third brake light
It's a federal (DOT) law. Any vehicle that came from the factory w/ a 3rd brake light..... must have it installed and in working order!
Jeeps started w/ 3rd light in early 90's I believe ........
But have never seen it rigidly enforced!
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oklahoma has a third brake light law any ideas on how to fix this? and wiring
No worries mate. As stated.... never seen it enforced by Oklahoma.... Texas.... or anywhere else.
Military Police might have different feelings about that??

I just tell anyone that asks, I assume they were not available on my 98, since it had none when I bgt it. That probably won't work for you with a newer TJ.

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:46 AM   #42
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fastback soft top, flush brake lights, and no spare make for a a very sexy jeep. thats the look i'm going for in mine.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:49 AM   #43
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fastback soft top, flush brake lights, and no spare make for a a very sexy jeep. thats the look i'm going for in mine.
Won't be a good look if you need a spare!
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:41 PM   #44
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I was thinking of removing mine as well. I think Jeeps look much better with the tailgate spare off. I would eventually get a spare tire bumper mount.

Is there a quick disconnect on the 3rd brake wiring? (I haven't really investigated yet) Is their issues removing the wiring?
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:40 PM   #45
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Isn't it illegal to have no 3rd brake light?
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Isn't it illegal to have no 3rd brake light?
Not everywhere.
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quick question, how do you remove all that wiring that goes with the third brake light?
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:56 PM   #48
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There is two connectors on the door that pop out of the wiring take those off and just pull the wires through
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quick question, how do you remove all that wiring that goes with the third brake light?
I just opened the tailgate and cut the wires at the connectors behind the cover.
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They are behind a black plastic cover on the back side of the door there's only one screw holding it in
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I just opened the tailgate and cut the wires at the connectors behind the cover.
The silver connectors just pop out of the wire
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:11 PM   #53
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Drilled two holes in the tailgate and used two large sheet metal screws. I also think I had to drill new holes in the license plate that were farther apart.

Also some thin foam tape under the edges to keep it from digging into the paint.

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Where'd you get the light for the license plate?

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