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Old August 4th, 2014, 12:37
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L.e.d. taillights just wont work, I think the tow ready box is bad I have quadruple checked all connections and everything works except for the brake only flickers briefly. Started a thread about it in Mod tech but I may just rip it all out and try to wire it from the stock trailer wiring and throw out the "tow ready" converter.

What a Pita this has been.
I just went through this before the Crawl. People kept saying my right brake light wouldn't work. Sure enough, hazards on it works fine, brakes on sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. I can only conclude it's the tail light converter.

I would try a different one first, if you can find one on craigslist or a cheap one from Amazon. You can basically make one with a pair of relays, but it's probably far easier to pick up another converter.

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Do you have the polarity correct on the lights?
When I got my LEDs they had no polarity marks, I tried them both ways and they worked either way. I had to look up why that was the case. Apparently it's a bridge rectifier.

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Old August 4th, 2014, 13:06
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^I had some small LED's that had no markings and they would not work if wired backwards......
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Old August 4th, 2014, 13:09
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PGA is in town this week and everyone is ate up with it.....I don't get it.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 14:21
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Iowa is awesome. Quick NICS check and 55 bucks, then out the door.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 16:14
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Iowa is awesome. Quick NICS check and 55 bucks, then out the door.
Only As of a few years ago. It used to be really complicated. Now it's Almost too easy.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 16:24
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2011.
Yes, it is almost too easy. I wouldn't be against them making it a little stricter.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 16:33
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2011.
Yes, it is almost too easy. I wouldn't be against them making it a little stricter.

How many other states recognize it? Most commonly accepted state permits are so because they have a marksmanship qualification. Because i have to shoot to get mine in tn its recognized most everywhere i care about going.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 16:45
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31 states iirc.
I plan on taking an in person class at some point. Iowa, Utah, Arizona combination class. With the Utah and Arizona non resident permits I can carry in 37.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 18:04
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Going to Crandon, WI this weekend for the Dirt Riot race.

Just going to watch, camp, hang, drink, taking just the RV with no trailer.

So over this past weekend, some guys suggested that we take I69 to the UP and go over instead of going via Chitcago.

Google says:
Via Chitcago 8 hrs 10 min 481 miles
Via UP 9 hrs 52 min 615 miles

Leaving Friday morning by 10am hopefully from Fort Wayne, returning Sunday during the day sometime.

UP seems a lot farther, but Chitcago traffic is messy...

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Old August 4th, 2014, 18:05
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The UP is beautiful! If nothing else, take it on your way up, then Chicago on your way home.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 18:18
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take 80 to 294 to 94... I usually don't have problems going this route just normal speed limit flow at all times minus rush hour and lunch.

Avoid 90 right thru downtown, no matter what time there will be slow traffic.

I am planning on going up to Crandon Saturday Morning for the day. Another cool event is Tudor Sports Car Championship weekend at Road America. Main race is on Sunday, just a thought. I am going to try and hit both.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 18:47
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I've never used a converter box for my led tail lights. But I have separate turn lights. Is the box necessary when you combine the stop turn tail signal?
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Old August 4th, 2014, 19:08
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Yes, for stop/turn/tail you need one. I just used factory wiring on mine. You're essentially are using the converter to wire up a trailer inside the jeep.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 19:16
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makes you wonder why they did separate stop/turns on the xj, but did combined stop/turns on the MJ.

trailer wiring is real easy in the truck.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 19:29
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The UP route will be nice.
Take it on the way up, other wise you will miss your campground reservation the next week end.
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