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Question on Reverse light wiring

Ok, I'm fairly new here so this will be one of my first posts. I am a fairly new owner of a 2015 JKU. I recently found some led tail lights I liked and purchased them. I also purchased a backup camera that I need to wire in as well. Now the JKU already has a Poison Spyder rear bumper on it that has additional reverse leds mounted and wired in to come on when put in reverse. There is also a trailer wiring kit on it. This is all wired in to the driver side tail light. The power leads for the additional led backup lights were spliced in on the tail light after the plug. My question is, can I splice into the wiring harness further up the line before the tail light and still get this to work? I've read several things that have confused me on this as some say not to tap in before the female plug. I want to be able to wire in my backup cam and move the wiring for my additional reverse lights off the tail light as I want to install these new led tail lights I bought, and since they have a warranty on them I don't want to cut into any wiring on the actual tail light. I am an aircraft mechanic by trade so I am very mechanically inclined, just sometimes It takes me some help to get the wiring aspect lined out, as that is not my day to day job.

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Ok, I'm fairly new here so this will be one of my first posts. I am a fairly new owner of a 2015 JKU. I recently found some led tail lights I liked and purchased them. I also purchased a backup camera that I need to wire in as well. Now the JKU already has a Poison Spyder rear bumper on it that has additional reverse leds mounted and wired in to come on when put in reverse. There is also a trailer wiring kit on it. This is all wired in to the driver side tail light. The power leads for the additional led backup lights were spliced in on the tail light after the plug. My question is, can I splice into the wiring harness further up the line before the tail light and still get this to work? I've read several things that have confused me on this as some say not to tap in before the female plug. I want to be able to wire in my backup cam and move the wiring for my additional reverse lights off the tail light as I want to install these new led tail lights I bought, and since they have a warranty on them I don't want to cut into any wiring on the actual tail light. I am an aircraft mechanic by trade so I am very mechanically inclined, just sometimes It takes me some help to get the wiring aspect lined out, as that is not my day to day job.

Thanks In Advance for any help. Would have attached a few photos but my photobucket account seems to be down.
You should be able to tap in anywhere along the line but either way it'd still be doing the same thing.

Worse case if you're looking for a way to splice in but have it reversible you can try pulling the wires from the socket themselves, splice in a new line and just crimp in to the old wiring so if you ever need to put it back to normal you can just tear out your wires, put the stock ones back into the socket. This socket to the left of the red box. but honestly I would just splice into the wiring. Maybe find a spot where its already wrapped so you can hide it under the wrapping.

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