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Old December 27th, 2022, 12:33
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Has anyone successfully wired led cube lights in as hatch or bumper mounted reverse lights? Whats the best place to tap into the reverse wiring back there? I’d like to keep them on a killswitch as well that can on/off seperately…so relayed setup with reverse as trigger


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Old January 1st, 2023, 11:12
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Found my use tax form from my gold 2.8l 2 door 5spd 4wd XJ I had in college…wish i would have kept it…midwest jeep, no tin worm and lower miles.

Anyone here have a gold Renix 2 door VIN ending in ET087264? Would have been bought off a used lot around 2009/2010 in bumble**** Nebraska🤣


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Old January 1st, 2023, 14:12
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Has anyone successfully wired led cube lights in as hatch or bumper mounted reverse lights? Whats the best place to tap into the reverse wiring back there? I’d like to keep them on a killswitch as well that can on/off seperately…so relayed setup with reverse as trigger


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If you have a towbar, then the trailer electrics, back of the socket for lights on/in the bumper, the connector behind the rear trim panel if mounted on the hatch.

Not sure I understand how you propose to wire them up, is the kill switch to be between the stock lights & the relay?
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Old January 1st, 2023, 19:49
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Has anyone successfully wired led cube lights in as hatch or bumper mounted reverse lights? Whats the best place to tap into the reverse wiring back there? I’d like to keep them on a killswitch as well that can on/off seperately…so relayed setup with reverse as trigger


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If I can interpret my own pics, I think on my '96 it is a dark brown wire.

See post #17 on page two of this thread: https://www.naxja.org/forum/showthre...1123321&page=2

A ways down in there is a pic of my wiring, including a trailer wiring adapter. The reverse lights do not go through that adapter. That leaves only the grounds and the reverse light wire that don't have to go through the adapter. The grounds are on the mounting bolts for my junction block. The only wire left is the dark brown on at the top.

Note that this is all behind the driver's tail light.

The pathetic factory reverse lights were one of the reasons that project got done.

In case you have not stumbled across it, one other way folks go about this is to install Aurora back up lights on either side of the license plate. It fits, provided you are willing to make holes in the fiberglass hatch to gain some clearance on the back side (at least that is what I understand).
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Old January 2nd, 2023, 13:42
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Lots of stuff here about adding/improving reversing lights, including Aurora ones:-
http://gojeep.willyshotrod.com/HowtoReverseLights.htm
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Old January 2nd, 2023, 15:07
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If I can interpret my own pics, I think on my '96 it is a dark brown wire.

See post #17 on page two of this thread: https://www.naxja.org/forum/showthre...1123321&page=2

A ways down in there is a pic of my wiring, including a trailer wiring adapter. The reverse lights do not go through that adapter. That leaves only the grounds and the reverse light wire that don't have to go through the adapter. The grounds are on the mounting bolts for my junction block. The only wire left is the dark brown on at the top.

Note that this is all behind the driver's tail light.

The pathetic factory reverse lights were one of the reasons that project got done.

In case you have not stumbled across it, one other way folks go about this is to install Aurora back up lights on either side of the license plate. It fits, provided you are willing to make holes in the fiberglass hatch to gain some clearance on the back side (at least that is what I understand).


Is the 99 a fiberglass hatch? I thought they switched in 95-96 from fiberglass

I didnt even think about wiring them into the trailer wiring. I dont really need to install the cubes in the back (i have led bulbs that do ok), but i want to take them out of the stock fog location up front. The idea for the seperate kill switch was so i could maybe run them as reverse lamps and rear fogs with some red Lamin-X film over them.


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Sorry, didn't think about the switch. '96 is the last year of fiberglass. '97 is the first year of steel.
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Sorry, didn't think about the switch. '96 is the last year of fiberglass. '97 is the first year of steel.

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