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Same kc lights just mounted under bumper

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You're welcome.... this is only for those who live in the dark side.... no street lights only star lights to back up with...
I'm out in the hills as much as I can be and my night vision isn't as good as it should be. This will be perfect for maneuvering on the trail at night.
 

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Aren't they in the way of the plug? Also, I've scrapped down rocks that would take those lights with it. Not a great placement for me.
 
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Same kc lights just mounted under bumper

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Yes the KC backup lights are great for this purpose as it throws a great pattern. Thanks for confirming the use of KC light that can be used anywhere for backup.
 

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Great solution and write up!!!

Thank you for sharing!
 

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Same kc lights just mounted under bumper

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Did you wire you lights into the Aux panel like MacJack or to the tow harness? I think I would perfer they're on everytime I put the Jeep in reverse
 

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Did you wire you lights into the Aux panel like MacJack or to the tow harness? I think I would perfer they're on everytime I put the Jeep in reverse
In the aux switches. I turn them on when I need them. Also, before the lights got ripped of I would lose the tow hitch and part of the muffler. So I'm not worried about it but everyone is different
 

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I've notice how dim the back up lights are as well. Right now I have to lightly press on the brakes when backing up to get enough light behind the JL. Those red LEDs are really bright!
 

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Same kc lights just mounted under bumper

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Did you drill into your bumper to mount these? I have the steel bumper and am just honking about how I would mount them in that same location.
 

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Did you drill into your bumper to mount these? I have the steel bumper and am just honking about how I would mount them in that same location.
I used existing bolts on bumper

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I used existing bolts on bumper

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Awesome, I just got home and looked and found the bolts. It is going to block my plugs for the hitch but I don't think I'll ever tow and if I do I'll figure it out then. Lol FTW.
 

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Thanks! Love both options! I really need bright back up lights. I think my preference would be to have them automatically go on when I shift to reverse, we have a lot of darkness up here.
Anyone have any thoughts or “how-to” so that I wire them directly to my factory tow harness (for the automatically on in R), AND as well wire to the AUX switch so I can also manually turn the lights on if required? Any electrical wizards know if i can do both? Thanks in advance!
 

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Great write-up. I would also love to do this but wire so they automatically turn on in reverse. I do not have the tow package or auxiliary switches on my rubicon. Is it possible to hook them up to turn on automatically in reverse? I haven’t done any electrical projects on the Jeep yet but hoping this is doable. Really need a solution for the extremely dim backup lighting. Thanks.
 

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