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post #1 of 15 Old 02-05-2014, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Rigid Industries back up light kit install

Hello all,
Long-time TJ owner new to JK and the forum.
I installed a set of Rigid Duallys a few weeks back. Love them!!
Going to install Rigid back-up lights this weekend using Rigid tail light mounting brackets.
My question is this...I want to wire them in with existing back-up lights so they come on when in reverse. Anyone done that before? Anyone advise against it? Thoughts???
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Hello all,
Long-time TJ owner new to JK and the forum.
I installed a set of Rigid Duallys a few weeks back. Love them!!
Going to install Rigid back-up lights this weekend using Rigid tail light mounting brackets.
My question is this...I want to wire them in with existing back-up lights so they come on when in reverse. Anyone done that before? Anyone advise against it? Thoughts???
Thanks!!
where did you get dually tail light brackets? I thought they only made those brakcets for the srm/srq now because the dually gets in the way of the soft top.

In any event, people have done this and I was going to too until i realized that there may be times I want the light behind me when I'm out of the jeep and not in reverse. Because of this i just wired it to a switch. It's not much more work to flip it on when i need it and I have the option to use it whenever i need it. Just a thought..hopefully more people can offer technical advice for you
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Thanks!
I should have been more clear. The Duallys I installed last week are up front and I used the Rigid mounting brackets (A Pillar brackets).
I am installing the SR-M's as back-up lights.
Anyway...Good point about needing the lights when not in reverse as well. I think thats what I am going to do. Mount the switch by my Dually switch up front as well.

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You can wire them so that you have them on a switch and also when you put it in reverse. Just needs a little more thinking about how to do it.

I have a dually wired in just when I shift into reverse.

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If you got the back up kit it comes with a DPDT switch so they can be tied into your reverse circuit and you can turn them on manually with the switch. I just tied mine into the reverse circuit because I already have a set of dually's up on my spare tire that are hooked into my sPod.


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If you got the back up kit it comes with a DPDT switch so they can be tied into your reverse circuit and you can turn them on manually with the switch. I just tied mine into the reverse circuit because I already have a set of dually's up on my spare tire that are hooked into my sPod.

What do you do when you need to take your spare off?
Is there some sort of disconnect to easily remove?


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What do you do when you need to take your spare off?
Is there some sort of disconnect to easily remove?
The rigid wiring harness has connectors about 6" from the lights.
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What do you do when you need to take your spare off?
Is there some sort of disconnect to easily remove?
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The rigid wiring harness has connectors about 6" from the lights.
Yes the Rigid Dually's have a connector that sits right behind the wheel. Then I have a nifty release to take the mount off.

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Sorry to bring up such an old thread but, how was the install on the flush mounted into the existing tail lights? Looks great.

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Sorry to bring up such an old thread but, how was the install on the flush mounted into the existing tail lights? Looks great.
It's not bad. you just can't be scared with a dremel and drill. It's a fair amount of hacking to get them to fit but once you do I think the look is really good and they function great up that high.

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Mine are mounted on the tail lights but conmtrolled by a switch. They are pretty damn bright so I only use them if I am on a trail. My wife has been tempted to used them on people riding the bumper...so I keep the MOPAR covers on them.
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If you got the back up kit it comes with a DPDT switch so they can be tied into your reverse circuit and you can turn them on manually with the switch. I just tied mine into the reverse circuit because I already have a set of dually's up on my spare tire that are hooked into my sPod.

I like what you did with the Dully's in the spare tire - that looks great!

And I agree - wire them in to the reverse light harness and use them as backup lights. You can always add another on a separate switch if you want to run one with it's own function....

I'm waiting on my new rear bumper an them I'm adding the Flush Mount Baja Design SII's in to my backup light circuitry....
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How did you mount them to the lights? I'm having issues getting the bolt in there to tighten em up
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For those of you that used an Spod, how did you run the wire up to the front?

I just received my backup light kit yesterday and I've been tossing around ideas i my head. I was thinking of running it inside the frame rail until it gets to just before the front wheel well where the frame rail bends up and from there come up and right into the engine bay. But any better/easier ideas that will keep the wire safe are welcome. As are photos.
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Who makes that spare tire light mount?
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