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Here's what I did.

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Looks good... what did you hook up to, e.g. AUX or backup lights wire or both.



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Can’t wait until darkness….. just installed my backup lights in 2018 Rubicon JL Wrangler 2Dr. This is my forth Jeep and back lighting is an issue at night. I was hoping my new JL with LED lights would be better. It wasn’t….

So here the look of how bright the backup lights look..…
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In the pdf will show you the final look and photos.
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Here is the instructions pdf to see more photos and details....

Thank you ! I did the same.
 
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Thank you ! I did the same.
So did you connect to AUX switch? I put mine on AUX 3 and found a new use.... I used it to rear flash friends and my UPS driver behind me in the daytime.

Enjoy the ride.
 

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So did you connect to AUX switch? I put mine on AUX 3 and found a new use.... I used it to rear flash friends and my UPS driver behind me in the daytime.

Enjoy the ride.
Same basically, I put mine on aux 4. It does make for a nice flasher :)
 

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Can’t wait until darkness….. just installed my backup lights in 2018 Rubicon JL Wrangler 2Dr. This is my forth Jeep and back lighting is an issue at night. I was hoping my new JL with LED lights would be better. It wasn’t….

So here the look of how bright the backup lights look..…
7 new bul installed.jpeg


In the pdf will show you the final look and photos.
IMG_1792.jpeg


MacJack

Here is the instructions pdf to see more photos and details....
@MacJack - Thanks so much for the write up. I did my Sport S the exact same way with the KC Hilites and Wow what a difference they make. I don’t know why I put this off for so long. Probably because it’s been too damn cold.
 
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This would be perfect for those idiots who love to drive behind you with their brights on! The older I get, the more this bothers me.
So true.... when I first installed them I wired to wrong AUX switch so they where on all day until someone said you backup lights are on... O well fixed it in 10 minutes and was not at night otherwise I would see my back all lite up at night.
 

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Same basically, I put mine on aux 4. It does make for a nice flasher :)
Question: I already have my lights hooked up to my reverse lights. If I want to hook them to my aux button, do I just need to run a power (hot) wire from the lights to the aux button or do I need to run a neg wire too?
 
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Question: I already have my lights hooked up to my reverse lights. If I want to hook them to my aux button, do I just need to run a power (hot) wire from the lights to the aux button or do I need to run a neg wire too?
No need to run power as AUX 3 has power... see attached from manual... If you have not found the wires, go look at some youTube vides.
 

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No need to run power as AUX 3 has power... see attached from manual... If you have not found the wires, go look at some youTube vides.
My apologies...I probably wasn't super clear. I know there are wires already going to the aux buttons and I know where they are at. As I previously stated, my lights are already hooked up to the trailer hitch wiring harness to come on when I put it in reverse. I want to be able to additionally turn them on by using the aux buttons...do I just run a wire to the factory installed wires that's already run for the aux buttons?
 
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My apologies...I probably wasn't super clear. I know there are wires already going to the aux buttons and I know where they are at. As I previously stated, my lights are already hooked up to the trailer hitch wiring harness to come on when I put it in reverse. I want to be able to additionally turn them on by using the aux buttons...do I just run a wire to the factory installed wires that's already run for the aux buttons?
Yes and No.... you will need a diode so it will not get twice the volts.... Go to Radio Shack and tell them what you want to do and they will lead you to a diode allowing you to use both with out blowing out your lights.
 

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Yes and No.... you will need a diode so it will not get twice the volts.... Go to Radio Shack and tell them what you want to do and they will lead you to a diode allowing you to use both with out blowing out your lights.
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Yes and No.... you will need a diode so it will not get twice the volts.... Go to Radio Shack and tell them what you want to do and they will lead you to a diode allowing you to use both with out blowing out your lights.
I believe the diode is to prevent backfeedung from one electrical circuit to the to the other. I don't know how you get twice the voltage with 2x 12 volt systems wired in parallel.
 

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