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ekaybe
02-16-2014, 10:16 PM
I came across two photos of XJ's with auxiliary reverse lights in the bumper and thought HMMM that's a good idea, out of the way and they look good.

I've had the switch wire and power wire ran for them for several weeks. So I finally ordered my lights last week off ebay for 35 bucks. Dad helped me chop up my bumper today. (thank God for dads ;) )
Marked it all up. And cut the sides out with a 2 3/8" hole saw
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa169/shadowfighters123/Jeep/484F42C7-4942-4FA9-9148-803EA90F49E1_zps6mcqdble.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/shadowfighters123/media/Jeep/484F42C7-4942-4FA9-9148-803EA90F49E1_zps6mcqdble.jpg.html)
Then connected the dots with a die grinder. From there grind down to the perfect fit.
I was planning on bedlining the bumper after the holes were cut out but time was running low so I hit the edges with some black paint for now.
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa169/shadowfighters123/Jeep/E4B46BC1-6372-43C0-A957-F1516E5C7F21_zpsu8zyai6z.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/shadowfighters123/media/Jeep/E4B46BC1-6372-43C0-A957-F1516E5C7F21_zpsu8zyai6z.jpg.html)
I'm normally very meticulous and prefer soldering but I was feeling extra lazy today and figured I could go back if I ever have any problems down the road and solder the connections. But for now I am rocking the very professional yellow wire for power AND ground, crimp connectors, and electrical tape to seal it all up. ;)http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa169/shadowfighters123/Jeep/5CA5EB44-851C-42E6-B070-8B8A29A2E721_zpsawkvcay0.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/shadowfighters123/media/Jeep/5CA5EB44-851C-42E6-B070-8B8A29A2E721_zpsawkvcay0.jpg.html)
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa169/shadowfighters123/Jeep/d5eb16e6-d246-4ea0-b750-722649ae0740_zps7bb446e2.jpg (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/shadowfighters123/media/Jeep/d5eb16e6-d246-4ea0-b750-722649ae0740_zps7bb446e2.jpg.html)
I didn't get any photos wiring up the relay. But the POPS convinced me that I should hook the lights up to come on with the auxiliary lights so he came back over and showed me about that diode life :cool:. Got it all hooked up and realized I must have grabbed an old relay from the shop because it doesn't work properly. So once I actually have a fuse holder to hook up the power wire properly and a working relay I will post some photos of the light these babies put out

Brasscatz
02-16-2014, 10:42 PM
Looks sweet! I have only seen them in aftermarket bumpers before

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