STOLEN TAIL LIGHT

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This is obviously an extremely poor design if they can be stolen so easily. Now I'm regretting the LED option.
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Forgot this one.

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when I saw this at SEMA I was wondering what they were going to look like on other Jeeps. I'm on the fence I like it and I don't like it I don't know. I've always had them on all my trucks and my JK that I had for six years. I had them and they really good on the JK they weren't that big but the lights are bigger now so you have to have the bigger cover. do you have any pictures from behind where I can see both at the same time and a photo from the corner angle about 10 ft away
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This is obviously an extremely poor design if they can be stolen so easily. Now I'm regretting the LED option.
That's what I was thinking you think you would have to open the tailgate and get it from the inside also. most vehicles are like that I thought where you have to come from the inside also I can't believe you can just take it off on the outside wow
 

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This video indicates you need to unscrew this plastic bolt from inside the vehicle first, however owners are suggesting that you can just rip the tail light off with force. That means it's a cheap, poor design.

 

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What kind of lazy prick steals just one taillight?
 

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This video indicates you need to unscrew this plastic bolt from inside the vehicle first, however owners are suggesting that you can just rip the tail light off with force. That means it's a cheap, poor design.

Wow how easy to steal one
 

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Could they be replaced with a stronger bolt as a preventative?
I investigated that very solution. Problem is, it'd still be holding a tail light with plastic threads on the receiving end. I envisioned that just a bit of additional effort would be necessary to pull off the tail light assembly, when compared to doing the same with the OEM plastic bolt in situ. I'd wager there'd be no real gain in security where determined thieves are concerned.

Blame FCA for designing an oversized plastic tail light that is expensive and easy to get a good hold on. ;)
 

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you still have to get inside the cargo area and popped that little latch and get access to it from inside
 

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The tail lights come out easily. I had one get pulled loose by a skateboarder that hitched along. Install a rear cam and hopefully it’ll be a deterrent.
Did his skateboard accidentally break over his head?
 

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In case anyone is interested, the JL's tail light is secured to the JL with a single white plastic bolt that screws into the hole on the plastic piece, on the backside of the tail light, that is circled in the pic below..

The thief just prys on the rear tail light enough from outside of the JL... prys/tweaks... just enough to break the piece circled in blue.

Once the circled piece is broken, the tail light comes right off of the JL.
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Is there an alternative for this piece, perhaps a metal option? I'm sure not but given this flaw there should be.
 

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Is there an alternative for this piece, perhaps a metal option? I'm sure not but given this flaw there should be.
I saved this photo, but I don't currently know the provenance of the lights.
(For unknown reasons, the member who owns this Jeep was banned one day after posting the pic.)

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I saved this photo, but I don't currently know the provenance of the lights.
(For unknown reasons, the member who owns this Jeep was banned one day after posting the pic.)

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Are those the Next Venture Motorsports tail lights?
 

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My dream car has been violated!! Thank you to the low life who stole my tail light. Also, they decided to cut the wire instead of just disconnecting the harness. I ordered the tail light ($760) , the harness ETA is end of FEBRUARY!!!! I rigged up a trailer light for now. I hope the motherf’er is happy. :angry:

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shipping might kill it but SoCal Mopar direct gives a decent discount.

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