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Looking for some ideas on mounting my third brake light once i have my oversized spare on.... come tax time it is going to be a 35" GY MTR on a 15 mounted on a smittybilt xrc rear bumper carrier....

any suggestions... i am probably going to move away from the stock light and relocate an LED unless u guys have some better options...pics are always good ?
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I have the same bumper and use the rock hard mount/led light.
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I have the same bumper and use the rock hard mount/led light.
x2....get with PhilD and he can hook you up. You will also want the Mopar Rubber Boot that fills the factory license plate hole when you remove the factory mount. There are quite a few of us running this especially the Texas crew from what I can tell in everyone's photos.

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x2....get with PhilD and he can hook you up. You will also want the Mopar Rubber Boot that fills the factory license plate hole when you remove the factory mount. There are quite a few of us running this especially the Texas crew from what I can tell in everyone's photos.
I forgot about that little plastic cap, you can order that right from the dealership. I think its like $14
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I forgot about that little plastic cap, you can order that right from the dealership. I think its like $14
I ordered mine for $8 from moparpartsamerica only because Phil was out of stock at that time. Remember we have vendors who sell mopar!

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Looking for some ideas on mounting my third brake light once i have my oversized spare on.... come tax time it is going to be a 35" GY MTR on a 15 mounted on a smittybilt xrc rear bumper carrier....

any suggestions... i am probably going to move away from the stock light and relocate an LED unless u guys have some better options...pics are always good ?
I moved mine to the top of the hard top, also made a second that replaces the center cap on the spare for when I have the hard top off.
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I've cut the "plastic snow blower exhaust" and mount the light on a bracket on the support, very cool at night....


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I mounted mine in the garage. Actually it is laying on the floor. Not required in Illinois. Been running without it for three years.

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I did the same thing Jacktuttle did. Just a sawz-all, file, and black RTV. Drilled two holes through the hardtop into the interior and secured the light with a couple all-threads, lock washers, and nuts. Works like a charm and looks good too.

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I just cut mine off and relocated it .....






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post #11 of 12 Old 01-18-2011, 06:56 PM
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I mounted mine in the garage. Actually it is laying on the floor. Not required in Illinois. Been running without it for three years.
http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/regr...te/808696.html

FYI. Center High Mounted Stop Lamps (CHMSL) have been standard equipment on all new passenger cars sold in the United States since model year 1986 and all new light trucks since model year 1994, as required by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108.

Check with your local/State vehicle code to verify if this is enforced...

In California, If your vehicle was manufactured in 1987 or later, and came equipped with a supplemental (third) stoplamp, which is required by the federal safety standards, then you are required to keep the vehicle in conformance with that standard. (Veh C 24603, subd. (h).) In other words, if your car has a third light, it is illegal to remove it.

Why give someone a reason to pull you over? Same goes here for the front license plate...
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post #12 of 12 Old 01-19-2011, 06:02 AM
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On mine I just used wood to make the oem one longer...
Sorry I cannot find the pics...

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