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09-11-2012 10:11 PM
JDT
Quote:
Originally Posted by freeskier View Post
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.

Some older pics I found:



Where'd you get the light for the license plate?
09-11-2012 09:00 PM
ESP No spare?
09-11-2012 08:59 PM
kpla51
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDT

I just opened the tailgate and cut the wires at the connectors behind the cover.
The silver connectors just pop out of the wire
09-11-2012 08:58 PM
kpla51 They are behind a black plastic cover on the back side of the door there's only one screw holding it in
09-11-2012 08:57 PM
JDT
Quote:
Originally Posted by alvsn
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.
09-11-2012 08:56 PM
kpla51 There is two connectors on the door that pop out of the wiring take those off and just pull the wires through
09-11-2012 08:47 PM
alvsn quick question, how do you remove all that wiring that goes with the third brake light?
09-07-2012 02:49 PM
Rolf
Quote:
Originally Posted by thejeepdangler
Isn't it illegal to have no 3rd brake light?
Not everywhere.
09-07-2012 02:40 PM
thejeepdangler Isn't it illegal to have no 3rd brake light?
09-07-2012 12:41 PM
muddybuddy 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?
09-05-2012 07:49 AM
lwszabo
Quote:
Originally Posted by htkrph
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!
09-05-2012 07:46 AM
htkrph 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.
09-05-2012 07:38 AM
RowJ
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeepandMud View Post
....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!
Quote:
Originally Posted by kpla51 View Post
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.

RJ
09-04-2012 09:53 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by 269jeep View Post
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
09-04-2012 09:45 PM
kpla51 oklahoma has a third brake light law any ideas on how to fix this? and wiring
09-04-2012 09:33 PM
JeepandMud 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
09-04-2012 09:07 PM
kpla51
Quote:
Originally Posted by freeskier View Post
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.

Better pic:

what kind of lights do u have in the back? and do they fit in the stock spots ?
09-04-2012 06:50 PM
freeskier
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDT View Post
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.

Some older pics I found:



09-04-2012 06:47 PM
JDT
Quote:
Originally Posted by freeskier
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.

Better pic:
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.
09-04-2012 06:37 PM
BLK00TJ I like the tailgates with Jeep on them.
09-04-2012 05:49 PM
freeskier 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.

Better pic:

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


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09-04-2012 04:38 PM
Ravenworks
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Originally Posted by TJs99TJ View Post
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.
09-04-2012 04:01 PM
269jeep What did you do with the wiring for the light?

Quote:
Originally Posted by IndyJeepMan View Post
Kpla51- its a custom box I had made it locked carried the spare and had a 10" woofer for my rock n roll! :rockroll:

and ive never had any problems from police, the LED's I had were very bright.
09-04-2012 03:57 PM
IndyJeepMan Kpla51- its a custom box I had made it locked carried the spare and had a 10" woofer for my rock n roll! :rockroll:

and ive never had any problems from police, the LED's I had were very bright.
09-04-2012 03:55 PM
269jeep Anyone ever get un-wanted attention form law enforcement for not having the center high mounted brake light? Just curious.
09-04-2012 02:44 PM
kpla51 what was your box mounted too? i like that idea
09-04-2012 01:04 PM
IndyJeepMan .
09-04-2012 01:04 PM
IndyJeepMan
Quote:
Originally Posted by kpla51
is ur spare mounted in the back or just laying down on the seat?
Mounted down, thatd be a death sentence if laid down freely!
09-04-2012 12:37 PM
kpla51
Quote:
Originally Posted by IndyJeepMan View Post
My past TJ. No spare looks funny with the stock rear bumper!
is ur spare mounted in the back or just laying down on the seat?
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