Rear Bumper Integrated LED Reverse Lights

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How come? It looks like both the Fit & CRV were available with AWD at one time or another. The CRV looks to have a rear differential, and if the Fit is AWD I would bet that these two are far more capable than any modern "Jeep" without a trail rated badge.

Not a Honda: https://www.thedrive.com/news/41756...ep-trail-on-stock-suspension-with-no-spotters
Mostly kidding, Truly my only complaint on the trails is the folks who over estimate what their rig can do, and get stuck in the middle of the road. Last spring I came across a Subaru that was stuck after attempting to cross a 100+ feet of deep (2-3 feet) icy, slushy snow. They had nothing to assist with getting out. My truck was way at the other end, so no ability for me to pull them out, luckily a truck came from the same direction as them and pulled them out.

I also have no patience for those who again due to limitations of their vehicle go off the trail/road to avoid water/deep ruts. Breaking their own ground like that causes trails to be shut down for all.
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Yo Brother!! I installed these and per another members suggestion(rhinebeck) All I needed to do was drill out the top of the lens where the screw attaches....check the new ones for location of said screw. It literally took me 10 minutes to get them out and install the new ones. I have the metal OEM bumpers so If you've read the other posts there is usually a problem with the right one (passenger side) fitting. I just gave it a firm slap with the heel of my hand an it went in. Some have had to grind the top right corner which I did not have to do. I had also purchased their harness which was suppose to make them plug and play but guess what ...It didn't! The harness never snapped in place so I wired them into the left tail. All went smooth and fast. I was a little miffed about the harness but what can ya do. Anyway yeah don't bother with the screws just use a good 3m dbl sided tape that is what I did. I really didn't even need it because they are such a tight fit .
Great advice. Thanks. I got under there today with a socket wrench and my extension was just a bit too short. I think I may just forgo the wrench and drill them. Hooking up to Aux 4 so ran my wire Inside the frame to the front. I got a wire fishing tool off Amazon for $10 and it was still a bitch to get it though. Got it though. Patience.
 

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I picked a set of these up during the original group buy but I have yet to install them...especially after I realized I had to file down the housing to get them to fit. I was planning on picking up a harness but now there are 2 users stating the harness does not work as expected. If the harness connectors are flat out wrong, I would have expected to see more noise being made. I am curious if all of the harnesses are using incorrect connectors or if something else may be amiss. Is there anyone here that is using the harness and the connector fit correctly?
You might want to give them a call...I do believe they changed the plug. I had prepaid for it when they were still in design form and then I received it as one of the original # of people to prepay. So It was only after a few people started to make noise I think they realized that there was an issue which at that point I had already installed mine and didn't care. So do call them and ask ..they make good products ..and they have a good design team. I just know now to wait and see how it fares in the marketplace before purchasing anything in design stage (that hasn't been tested in the real world)
 

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You might want to give them a call...I do believe they changed the plug. I had prepaid for it when they were still in design form and then I received it as one of the original # of people to prepay. So It was only after a few people started to make noise I think they realized that there was an issue which at that point I had already installed mine and didn't care. So do call them and ask ..they make good products ..and they have a good design team. I just know now to wait and see how it fares in the marketplace before purchasing anything in design stage (that hasn't been tested in the real world)
The harness is just about 2mm longer at the clip. So the securing lock does not lock in place. So if u can file down about 2mm it will work. I didnt feel like doing it so i used a custom 7 pin plug i made. The harness fit it just does not lock so it will eventually wiggle apart if left unsecured.
 

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The harness is just about 2mm longer at the clip. So the securing lock does not lock in place. So if u can file down about 2mm it will work. I didnt feel like doing it so i used a custom 7 pin plug i made. The harness fit it just does not lock so it will eventually wiggle apart if left unsecured.
I was having none of it! Lol You are a better man than I.
I must have tried it 20 times and then tried the other light until I just said F it and used posi taps on the light wire. It burned me up that the "plug and Play" harness did not work. I am pretty sure I threw it away I was so pissed, the reason I held off installing the lights was because I was waiting for them to develop this harness because they said they were. In the end, I did what I did not want to..... and that was tap into the wire. Kudos to you though for thinking it through and making it work!
 

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Starting a new thread to avoid confusion from the original thread here https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/fiber-optic-hardtop-panels.54314/

Members here asked us to provide some concepts for an integrated LED reverse light to replace the rear bumper reflectors.
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Following feedback from JL owners on the forum our concept is:
  • Direct replacement lamp using existing hardware.
  • Taps into existing reverse light power source without error code.
  • Clean design with OE fitment and appearance.
  • 4x 5W LEDs, 20W Power each, total 1,000Lm output (theoretical)
  • Clear PMMA Lens, Cast Aluminum Housing with Powdercoat Finish.
  • Optic-Focused wide beam pattern for extended field of view.
Love this idea. Could you make one to fit the jack cutout on the ARB Biondi too. I would line up to buy that one. I am replacing my tail lights, and need to relocate reverse. This would be the perfect location.

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Alright so time was not on my side, but finally did the lights with a tow hitch plug harness.attached before and after pictures.

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I’m considering these lights. Can you tell me about the tow hitch plug harness and how it connects.as I have the tow package and this sounds like the way to go. is it a different harness than the “plug n play” harness they have on their site?
 

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I’m considering these lights. Can you tell me about the tow hitch plug harness and how it connects.as I have the tow package and this sounds like the way to go. is it a different harness than the “plug n play” harness they have on their site?
I have the tow package too and I just wired it into the reverse wire on the tow harness.
 
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I’m considering these lights. Can you tell me about the tow hitch plug harness and how it connects.as I have the tow package and this sounds like the way to go. is it a different harness than the “plug n play” harness they have on their site?
The lights come with taps to connect to the factory wiring (tail light or trailer reverse) you are able to use those included taps, no need to purchase anything else.
 

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I have the tow package too and I just wired it into the reverse wire on the tow harness.

what color wires do you use on for tow electrical connection?

Did you splice the two lights together and then use one tap into the tow electrical connection?
 

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what color wires do you use on for tow electrical connection?

Did you splice the two lights together and then use one tap into the tow electrical connection?
White wire with orange tracer is hot. Attach the grounds to the closest metal screw or hole in the bumper that you can put a screw and lock nut in. Yes, it’s easiest to combine the wire lights and use one tap and one ground spot.
 

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White wire with orange tracer is hot. Attach the grounds to the closest metal screw or hole in the bumper that you can put a screw and lock nut in. Yes, it’s easiest to combine the wire lights and use one tap and one ground spot.
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