Rugged Ridge Elite Tail Light Guards

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Has anyone installed the Elite Tail Light Guards by Rugged Ridge Part #:11226.13 (Only works with JL Jeeps equipped with conventional OE Tail Lights without LED Bulbs). I’m having one hell of a time trying to get the main bracket to seat properly. And NO I don’t have any wires pinched.

What am I doing wrong….HELP!
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Has anyone installed the Elite Tail Light Guards by Rugged Ridge Part #:11226.13 (Only works with JL Jeeps equipped with conventional OE Tail Lights without LED Bulbs). I’m having one hell of a time trying to get the main bracket to seat properly. And NO I don’t have any wires pinched.

What am I doing wrong….HELP!
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I got the Rugged Ridge guards for the LED tail lights: like everything else on these JLs, it requires a PhD in quantum mechanics to install!

Okay, I exaggerate, but they are still ridiculously laborious to mount, unlike those on JK that took only four screws.

I can’t really tell what you may be doing wrong. But sounds like you may be trying to mount something backwards.

Sorry I can’t be of more help.
 
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I got the Rugged Ridge guards for the LED tail lights: like everything else on these JLs, it requires a PhD in quantum mechanics to install!

Okay, I exaggerate, but they are still ridiculously laborious to mount, unlike those on JK that took only four screws.

I can’t really tell what you may be doing wrong. But sounds like you may be trying to mount something backwards.

Sorry I can’t be of more help.
Thanks Aldo…..
Not doing anything backwards (they are labelled L & R) so it is impossible to do anything wrong in that regard. I replaced the right side first to make sure there wasn’t going to be any interference with the tailgate.

It was a bitch putting that one together but after 2 hours of fu~^*ing around I was able to get the bracket to seat properly so there was no rocking left to right or top to bottom. I even went so far as to remove the bulbs so I could feed the wires out of the bracket. So now there are absolutely no wires in the way to get pinched. Thought for sure this would show me that the parts would/could nest together properly……No F’n way….still won’t nest! I checked to see if there was any flashing that didn’t get removed after casting….everything looks fine. I am at my wits end…..
 

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Thanks Aldo…..
Not doing anything backwards (they are labelled L & R) so it is impossible to do anything wrong in that regard. I replaced the right side first to make sure there wasn’t going to be any interference with the tailgate.

It was a bitch putting that one together but after 2 hours of fu~^*ing around I was able to get the bracket to seat properly so there was no rocking left to right or top to bottom. I even went so far as to remove the bulbs so I could feed the wires out of the bracket. So now there are absolutely no wires in the way to get pinched. Thought for sure this would show me that the parts would/could nest together properly……No F’n way….still won’t nest! I checked to see if there was any flashing that didn’t get removed after casting….everything looks fine. I am at my wits end…..
We’re you able to get these installed? Are they satin or textured black -description on extreme terrain say satin in description but textured as option.
 

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Has anyone installed the Elite Tail Light Guards by Rugged Ridge Part #:11226.13 (Only works with JL Jeeps equipped with conventional OE Tail Lights without LED Bulbs). I’m having one hell of a time trying to get the main bracket to seat properly. And NO I don’t have any wires pinched.

What am I doing wrong….HELP!
I installed mine 2 years ago so I can remember anything other than my IG post stating it was an easy install. Think it took 20 min or so.
 
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