Rear Bumper Integrated LED Reverse Lights

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Has anybody tried to grind the opening on the metal bumper for the light to fit? I would rather open up the bumper instead of grind down the housing on the light.
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Has anybody tried to grind the opening on the metal bumper for the light to fit? I would rather open up the bumper instead of grind down the housing on the light.
Bad idea - bumper will rust...you can paint after grinding but it will likely scratch when fitting in the light. Light housing is aluminum = no rust.
 

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Did a light tint film on the reverse lights.
@tatarin I copied you and put the same tint film on, created a design on my plotter and cut them to shape to make the install easier

It every so slightly reduces the light output, but not noticeable in the backup camera and hardly noticeable if you really look when putting the tint on/off the light from the back of the Jeep

If anyone needs a set of pre-cut tint films shoot me a PM if you need a set cut! It definitely makes the lights more stealth and removes any of the yellowish look the LEDs they have to them when off/in the daytime.

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Bad idea - bumper will rust...you can paint after grinding but it will likely scratch when fitting in the light. Light housing is aluminum = no rust.
Agree with this. The light edge is plastic and aluminum. A belt sander does wonders. Just go slow. 80 grit eats quickly.
 
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Agree with this. The light edge is plastic and aluminum. A belt sander does wonders. Just go slow. 80 grit eats quickly.
Something else to point out is that this highlighted clip is not used on the metal bumpers. If you remove it makes the edge easier to sand. Its cast aluminum so if you lock onto it with a pair of vise grips you can remove it right at the base.

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I really want to thank everyone in this post and @ORACLElights for keeping everyone posted on this products and workarounds. I have had these sitting in my garage just staring at me to get installed. I honestly am glad I didn't initially install as I was part of the initial group buy and anything electric worries me. I have a steel bumper and wanted to tint them as well, all of the individuals that have come before me are going to make this install a breeze when I eventually get around to it.
 

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For this Back-up light project on a 2021 JL, I decided against T-tapping into existing wire. Instead, I made a pigtail jumper (extension) to go between the left rear taillight assembly and the Jeep wiring harness. This way, I can remove this, put the original connectors back together, and it's in factory fresh condition.

That connection uses 12-pin MX-150 Molex connector. I am connecting my new LED backup lights to this pigtail using Anderson Powerpole connectors, but it's just as easy to use traditional butt connectors. Both are shown here. Also can use spade or bullet connectors.

When buying the supplies, I bought extra. And I’ve spent a lot of money on release tools and crimping tools for open barrel Molex connectors and release tools and crimpers for Anderson Powerpole connectors. And I’ve ruined a few connectors learning how to crimp them. Haha.

So if I can save others the expense and headaches of trying to do it themselves, and instead provide these to them, I can do that. (Notice the striped wiring I’m using to match the factory wire colors). Price would be $30 plus shipping.

Or I can point you to the components, tools and wire, and you can build it yourself. I have about $250 invested, $100 of that is for the Anderson Powerpole kit that I’ll be using for radio installations.

I would welcome your thoughts and comments.

ETA: I ordered more components because the demand was high, and I may be ordering more if demand continues.

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The open-barrel crimp has to be perfect, or it won’t slide into the Molex connector.
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so, having had no response by message, I'll throw it out here: what's the status of my 2 sets? you told me, 2 weeks ago that you had all the parts & that they'd be done that weekend. you even went so far as to get my paypal info and shipping address..that's the last time I"ve heard anything from you (despite several message to check status). You've been online, so it's doubtful that you didn't receive the messages; if you've changed your mind about selling these, a courtesy notice would be nice so that I'm not left waiting for something that isn't going to happen
 

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so, having had no response by message, I'll throw it out here: what's the status of my 2 sets? you told me, 2 weeks ago that you had all the parts & that they'd be done that weekend. you even went so far as to get my paypal info and shipping address..that's the last time I"ve heard anything from you (despite several message to check status). You've been online, so it's doubtful that you didn't receive the messages; if you've changed your mind about selling these, a courtesy notice would be nice so that I'm not left waiting for something that isn't going to happen
Same here, had a few back and forth messages of what I wanted and then no reply at all. Not sure what happened. I sent a message asking if he is still doing this, if not no biggie just let me know and nothing at all. Strange.
 
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@ORACLElights , would it be possible to make another version like the one for the Gladiator?

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Actually we have some information we can share with you now.

ORACLE Part #5879-504
MSRP: $29.95
Availability: April 10th 2021

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Trash. Horrible customer service.
I am just making sure you do not think my above post is about Oracle because it was not at all. A forum member offered to make pigtails and that what it was in reference to. Actually Oracle replaced my light, no issues with this company at all on my end.
 
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