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Isee Systems LED taillight conversion

I purchased the Isee-Systems LED military tail light conversion kit this month and thought I'd do a write up on the install. It's really simple but here goes.
The package arrived as so: Two tail lights, two transformers, instruction sheet, small bag with two zip ties and four washers.
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First remove the 2 screws that hold the factory light onto the body (keep the screws, you will reuse them).
Depress the tab to separate the factory plug from the harness.
Once separated, the factory light can be set aside.
Next, attach the transformer to the square hole in the body.
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Next, attach the bullet connectors from the transformer to the new light (in no particular order) and the plug to the harness (there is an x on the side of the plug that matches up with the tab on the harness). The plug does not snap together so use one of the supplied zip ties to hold the plug tight.
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Now place one of the supplied washers onto the screw you removed earlier. Place the light in place and replace the screw. Your done.
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Those are sweet looking! nice write up as well.


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Very nice but holy crap batman on the price of those things.

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Very nice but holy crap batman on the price of those things.
That is the only thing I don't get. They are really sweet looking but $450 to still have a big plastic box on the corner that will easily be cracked by a tree or rock?


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Very nice but holy crap batman on the price of those things.
It seems like that can be said about 90% of the things made for the JK these days...

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Now place one of the supplied washers onto the screw you removed earlier. Place the light in place and replace the screw. Your done.
I really want a pair of those, but the iSee site quotes a price of $490.

Where can I get those cheaper?
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Seriously though, why are jk parts so ridiculously overpriced? Lj parts were so much cheaper...
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That is the only thing I don't get. They are really sweet looking but $450 to still have a big plastic box on the corner that will easily be cracked by a tree or rock?
That's true but I have seen so many Jeepers that look on scratches, dents and busted lights as a badge of honor, looking down me and Jeepers because we try to take care of our Wranglers. I look my Jeep as an expression of who I am and a rugged, reliable vehicle that I want to keep and drive for many years to come.

I sent an email to Doug Miller at iSee and he said that the lights carry a full replacement warranty for 5 years from the date of purchase. It's hard to beat that! Great rugged design, great looks and a 5 year warranty.
Look at these lights as an investment for safety that looks great on any Jeep. I plan to keep my Wrangler for 20 years or more so these make sense for me to save up to get these.

I will save up to get a set of these! I love them!

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500 bucks for something that offers zero benefit over the factory lights other than looking different... am i missing something here??
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500 bucks for something that offers zero benefit over the factory lights other than looking different... am i missing something here??
Yes, you are missing that people like to customize the heck out of their Jeeps, the LED assemblies are very rugged and made in the USA and that the lights will be be install and forget them as they will in all probably out last your Jeep.
Recon only gives 90 days warranty and the most that I have seen give a year at the most.

These iSee tail lights have a 5 YEAR replacement warranty! If iSee is backing their product this strongly, it's worth a look.

Yes, I do agree that they are overpriced by about $90 to $100 and they need to be competitively priced more in line with Recon and other vendors,
but I want a pair so badly!

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Now place one of the supplied washers onto the screw you removed earlier. Place the light in place and replace the screw. Your done.
Very nice.
One question. How are the backup lights? It looks like just the 4 leds.
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I ordered a set of these today. No taxes but a little over $7 for shipping.
These innovative tail lights will look great on my 2011 Call of Duty.
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I received and installed these iSee tail lights on 12 December, 2013, and errs a snap to install, no cutting, drilling or modification to the body sheet metal.
The lights are very bright and rugged in construction, the reverse lights are brilliant, just what I needed.

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Seriously though, why are jk parts so ridiculously overpriced? Lj parts were so much cheaper...
I got mine today and they were a snap to install.

I was taken back by the price, but these are top notch quality LED tail lights and photos or videos don't do the product justice and there is a 5 year warranty to boot.
Well worth the money.
Get a pair.
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Those are sweet looking! nice write up as well.
If nothing else, these tail lights are very, very bright, much brighter than the stock tail lights with LED bulbs, and from a safety stand point they are worth the money.
I plan to keep my Wrangler for a very long time so with all the bulbs I have replaced with LEDs, it's much less I have to worry about. A lot of Jeepers will spend a lot of money on lift kits, bigger wheels and super chips but won't spring for Truck-Lites, LED turn and finder lights, let alone a decent set of tail lights. These iSee lights are the finishing touches on my Block 1 lighting upgrades.
Well worth the money, get a pair!
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I am curious about the small shelf tabs under the main light section. It seems the one immediately under the lights has four small tic marks and the bottom one has one. What is the purpose of these marks? Is there a purpose? Is it supposed to mimic something military?
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Those are modeled after the military LED tail lights in use today. The small ticks are the black out lights. The row of 4 is the black out drive light and the row of 2 is the black out brake light. Black out lights are used when driving with NVG's.

I acquired a set of the tail lights and was going to do something similar using Rugged Ridges steal light housings. Keep in mind with the price of these (and I do agree they're expensive, I also agree most things for the JK are over priced when compared to previous wranglers) that you're getting the LED lights (they're not cheap), a wiring harness, and a new housing to mount it all up. For my Jeep I decided to go a different and cheaper route. Also, in comparison a pair of replacement factory lights are going to cost you almost 300$ from the dealership.

I don't find anything wrong with the factory lighting except the rear tail lights are prone to being damaged and pricey to replace. Truck-Lite LED head lights aren't going to do anything for me over the next 10-20 years that my stock lights won't. I actually wish we could go back to the dim head lights of the 80's and 90's because it would sure make driving alongside oncoming traffic far less painful.

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The CJ2 had a single round tail light.

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Are these lights sealed? They look like cheap molded plastic lights.


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