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Jack Spratt

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Posted: 07/31/19 03:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do LED lights require special wiring to be used when flat towing?
Or are they wired like halogen lights?


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Posted: 07/31/19 03:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I replaced most of my TT lights with LEDs. No wire changes.


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Posted: 07/31/19 04:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's probably specific to the towing rig you're planning on using. Contact Blue Ox, or Roadmaster, or Demco, or whoever, and ask them about it.
They'll know if they sell the wiring kits. Blue Ox sells them.


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Posted: 07/31/19 04:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jack Spratt wrote:

Do LED lights require special wiring to be used when flat towing?
Or are they wired like halogen lights?


LED lights are just like any other trailer lights, just brighter and use less current. As long as they're wired correctly (polarity), they work just the same.

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Posted: 07/31/19 04:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine has led lights I used a Hopkins wire harness that is plug and play


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Posted: 07/31/19 04:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

https://www.quadratec.com/p/mopar/rv-towing-harness-jeep-wrangler-jl-82215382

harness

this is a must for towing the JL using the jeeps LED light system..

I use a separate light system that does not use the Jeep's wiring


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Posted: 07/31/19 07:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

twodownzero wrote:

Jack Spratt wrote:

Do LED lights require special wiring to be used when flat towing?
Or are they wired like halogen lights?


LED lights are just like any other trailer lights, just brighter and use less current. As long as they're wired correctly (polarity), they work just the same.


LED light system are low power systems, they will not power up trailer incandescent bulbs.

It's like adding a short to ground to the system.

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Someone mentioned needing a resistor or something to make the LED lights flash at the same cadence as the RV


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Some people like to avoid tapping into the OEM electrical system of any vehicle.
Do you have room in the taillight housing to drill a hole for an independent socket and bulb. You would run a separate set of wires to a trailer plug. You could also add a 12v charge line to that plug to charge your Jeep battery as you tow.

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Posted: 08/02/19 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bobndot said : "Some people like to avoid tapping into the OEM electrical system of any vehicle."

I'm one of them. With all the electronics on my new 2019 Rubicon, I'm sure that should there be Any electrical issue they will point at the harness as the blame.
My goal is to fabricate a light bar that fits into the tow hitch and operates off an independent wire harness directly from the coach.
On my 08 JK I installed bulb sockets inside the taillights ,totally independent from the Jeep.
At close to 500 for the "plug and play" system mentioned here. nope.

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