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Old 01-14-2018, 06:17 PM   #181
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:51 PM   #182
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I'm seeing a gap on the side where the front fascia meets the back side of the light , are people seeing this issue too? I noticed it right now as the red light shines through the crack, I suspect water will get through this crack and into the unit.



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I'm seeing a gap on the side where the front fascia meets the back side of the light , are people seeing this issue too? I noticed it right now as the red light shines through the crack, I suspect water will get through this crack and into the unit.Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
I don't see any gaps on mine. It looks like the stock lights have some sort of sealant not sure if these do...if not they should. Make sure all the screws are tight but don't over tighten. Can you take a picture ?
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I don't see any gaps on mine. It looks like the stock lights have some sort of sealant not sure if these do...if not they should. Make sure all the screws are tight but don't over tighten. Can you take a picture ?
Notice the light shining from gap

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Old 01-15-2018, 04:18 PM   #185
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Those conversions are not going to be compliant. The shape and contour of the lights are the way they are to be able to be compliant

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LED tail lights by design should be more sleek, trail-friendly, functional and body-hugging without mods. Rockridge 4WD comes the closest with their flush mount LED tail light conversion kit but unfortunately requires some cutting.

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Old 01-15-2018, 04:21 PM   #186
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Sometimes the light isn't seated properly and just has to be adjusted to fit properly. I would take it off and try re seating it.

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I'm seeing a gap on the side where the front fascia meets the back side of the light , are people seeing this issue too? I noticed it right now as the red light shines through the crack, I suspect water will get through this crack and into the unit.



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Old 01-15-2018, 04:23 PM   #187
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The side LED is meant to be exposed and will not be affected by any air or water.

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I like these lights but wish Spyder did a little more T&E with them. Hopefully they'll revise them based on user feedback which T&E should have accomplished.
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I have a very small gap less than a several thousands wide. Yours looks bigger but it's hard to tell. These aren't sealed as well as OEM but that's almost to be expected. A little clear silicone rubbed in the crack and wiping the excess with mineral spirits should take care of it, or you can always contact the seller if you need to.
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I have a very small gap less than a several thousands wide. Yours looks bigger but it's hard to tell. These aren't sealed as well as OEM but that's almost to be expected. A little clear silicone rubbed in the crack and wiping the excess with mineral spirits should take care of it, or you can always contact the seller if you need to.
Ah okay, also your red light on the side of the picture,did you notice it being open? I had to add epoxy to mine to prevent water from seeping in.

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We are looking into tightening the gap and also filling the exposed led, since it's a request on these pages.

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Yes....the side light isn't sealed. They really need to address these issues. The light should be sealed against water/moisture. They could probably spend less than a dollar per unit and make everything right even if they have to seal them by hand. Having said that I like the lights and I can tweak the shortcomings....but they need to modify them at the factory immediately or they're going to lose sales.
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We are looking into tightening the gap and also filling the exposed led, since it's a request on these pages.
Thanks, the led itself if not really exposed as it is encased in plastic but it's a gap that can allow water through, I also see the exposed pcb board underneath the led light that I did not want to water hitting it. Almost seems like the clear acrylic led block was supposed to sit flush with the plastic housing but looks like a manu defect.

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Thanks, the led itself if not really exposed as it is encased in plastic but it's a gap that can allow water through, I also see the exposed pcb board underneath the led light that I did not want to water hitting it. Almost seems like the clear acrylic led block was supposed to sit flush with the plastic housing but looks like a manu defect.

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I thought the led should sit flush too.....it does look like a manufacturing issue. If not it's a bad design. Hopefully it wasn't done to save half an inch of wire. I'm going to take the lights out and seal them including the side leds.
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@Hilldweller (OP) do you share the same concerns, or does your set of lights not show any of these issues mentioned above?

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I like these lights but wish Spyder did a little more T&E with them. Hopefully they'll revise them based on user feedback which T&E should have accomplished.
These are already V2. I have to wonder if there will be V3?
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These are already V2. I have to wonder if there will be V3?
What differences are between v1 and v2? Would be hard not to notice the side leds exposed to let this by v1>v2.

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I have a very small gap less than a several thousands wide. Yours looks bigger but it's hard to tell. These aren't sealed as well as OEM but that's almost to be expected. A little clear silicone rubbed in the crack and wiping the excess with mineral spirits should take care of it, or you can always contact the seller if you need to.
In looking at mine, it appears that the side marker LED is "outside" the main body of the light. What makes me think this, is if you follow the wires, what I think are the wires to the side marker, run out and around.

So, if true, then is might not matter if water gets into the gaps and openings we are finding.
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What differences are between v1 and v2? Would be hard not to notice the side leds exposed to let this by v1>v2.
I have no idea. But I wish we could find out.

I am just going by the description on Spyder's own website, "Jeep Wrangler 07-16 Version 2 Light Bar Sequential Turn Signal LED Tail Lights".
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In looking at mine, it appears that the side marker LED is "outside" the main body of the light. What makes me think this, is if you follow the wires, what I think are the wires to the side marker, run out and around.

So, if true, then is might not matter if water gets into the gaps and openings we are finding.
How about if I spray it with a power washer or if it's getting washed at a car wash, water won't reach the pcb board behind the led?

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Anyone willing to take their new tail lights apart ? I have a theory shared by another poster. That side marker appears to be all by his lonesome.


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Anyone willing to take their new tail lights apart ? I have a theory shared by another poster. That side marker appears to be all by his lonesome.


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If that's so where does the water go ? Do you just wait for it to evaporate ? You can get rain/snow/ice and road salt in there and don't mention a car wash. On a $230 set of taillights they should be sealed from the elements. No excuse for this..
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V2 is second design from previous. It does not signify V2 of this particular light


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No, we have wheeled through water (submerged)and have no issues with the lights.

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There is an empty gap, water will not go into the main area where the board sits.

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If that's so where does the water go ? Do you just wait for it to evaporate ? You can get rain/snow/ice and road salt in there and don't mention a car wash. On a $230 set of taillights they should be sealed from the elements. No excuse for this..
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If that's so where does the water go ? Do you just wait for it to evaporate ? You can get rain/snow/ice and road salt in there and don't mention a car wash. On a $230 set of taillights they should be sealed from the elements. No excuse for this..


Reading comprehension fail? Iím asking if youíre willing to take the light apart.

Since you asked, Where will it go? If youíd take the thing apart I could answer conclusively. Since youíre more interested in arguing on the internet Iíll humor you....it will leave via a force known as gravity. Thereís a gap on the sides, using skills of deductive logic Iím willing to bet that gap exists on the bottom as well. A wise man once said what goes up must come down... water follows the path of least resistance.


Youíll note I never said ďdurr hurr these here lights donít need to be sealed, they donít cost 399.99Ē. I simply asked if anyone was willing to take the things apart. If the side light is all alone out there in the elements thatís a good thing. It means the ďfixĒ for that light could be a rather simple one. Should you have to perform said fix? Nope. However Chinese products seem to have these issues.


Iíll gladly give you 109.75 for your tail lights if the risks of road salt are too great for you. They donít salt the roads here.


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Reading comprehension fail? Iím asking if youíre willing to take the light apart.

Since you asked, Where will it go? If youíd take the thing apart I could answer conclusively. Since youíre more interested in arguing on the internet Iíll humor you....it will leave via a force known as gravity. Thereís a gap on the sides, using skills of deductive logic Iím willing to bet that gap exists on the bottom as well. A wise man once said what goes up must come down... water follows the path of least resistance.


Youíll note I never said ďdurr hurr these here lights donít need to be sealed, they donít cost 399.99Ē. I simply asked if anyone was willing to take the things apart. If the side light is all alone out there in the elements thatís a good thing. It means the ďfixĒ for that light could be a rather simple one. Should you have to perform said fix? Nope. However Chinese products seem to have these issues.


Iíll gladly give you 109.75 for your tail lights if the risks of road salt are too great for you. They donít salt the roads here.


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You got a hair up your ass ?? How's that for deductive logic ? Why don't you buy a set and take them apart Tex.....let me know how it goes.


Not at all, now hair on my ass, certainly. Iím more than happy to keep my OEM lights as I really donít care all that much if your lights get ruined by road salt or ass hairs.

I just happen to find amusement in solving problems, even problems that donít effect me.

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