(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
- How to Install Barricade Adjustable Brake Light Bracket w/ LED Light on your Jeep Wrangler
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I'm Ryan with Extremeterrain.com and this is my review of the Barricade Brake Light Bracket with LED light, fitting all 1987-2016 Wranglers. If you have an oversized spare tire on the back of your Jeep, chances are you can't see the factory third brake light. Depending on how you have that tire mounted, you may have had to remove the third brake light completely. Well the fact of the matter is, in a lot of areas, it's mandatory to have a third brake light, and even if it's not a legal issue in your area, it is a safety feature, so I recommend having that brake light in place. There are a lot of different options here, from cutting the factory brake light off of the factory bracket and relocating it in front of, behind, or above the spare tire, or completely replacing that light entirely. I really like this kit because it's fully adjustable and really well built. It's cut out of quarter inch aluminum that's topped off with a textured, black powder-coated finish to resist corrosion. I really like the fact that this is designed to be completely bolt-on. It'll use the holes and hardware from your factory spare tire carrier to bolt onto the Jeep. No drilling required. The other thing I really like about this carrier is that it's fully adjustable, so even if you have up to a 40-inch spare tire, you'll be able to adjust it so you can see the light over the spare.Now, like with most other brake lights or brake light brackets, there is a little bit of wiring necessary, but don't worry. You don't have to be an electrician to get this installed. Getting the third brake light bracket installed on your Jeep is really easy thanks to that bolt-on construction. Depending on which generation you're installing the bracket on, the installation will vary a little bit. In general, what you need to do is remove the factory spare tire bracket and you'll use those bolts and bolt holes to get this installed on the tailgate. Once you have the bracket installed on the tailgate, you can test fit the spare tire and adjust the light mount so that it can still be seen over the spare tire. Once you have the third brake light bracket installed, then you can move on to wiring. You're going to use the 12-volt and ground wires that power the factory third brake light to power the LED brake light that's included in this kit. You'll probably have to cut off a factory connector, depending on your application, and make a couple of wire connections. There are a few different ways to do that. I prefer to solder and use heat shrink, but any number of connections or splices will work as long as they're weatherproof. Now you might be wondering if there are two wires on the Jeep, why are there three wires on the light? Well, this is a universal light that can be used in a lot of different applications so it has both a brighter and a dimmer light. For this application, you'll want the brighter light, so you'll be tying into the red and the white wires. Don't worry. The instructions make it really simple. This whole installation should take about an hour, but don't be surprised if you get done sooner. The only tools you'll need to get the bracket on the tailgate are a 13-millimeter socket and some Allen keys for the adjustment screws. As far as the wiring goes, all you'll need is a pair of crimping pliers and your favorite connector. There are a few plastic factory third brake light relocation kits out there that are less expensive than this and there are some complete kids that are more expensive. But for what you get here, a high quality, aluminum, powder-coated and adjustable bracket with an LED brake light, I think this is priced really fairly and a good value. So if you have an oversized spare tire and you want to make sure that your third brake light remains visible, this is a good kit. It comes with a bolt-on, adjustable bracket, and an LED third brake light, all at a good value. So, that's my review of the Barricade Adjustable Brake Light Bracket with LED light, fitting all 1987-2016 Wranglers that you can find right here at Extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Quick Upgrade. Barricade Off-Road's adjustable brake light bracket with an LED light gives you just what you need when upgrading or lifting your rig. This kit will give you back your third brake light, which is easily lost to oversized tires, or swing out spare tire carriers. This simple upgrade bolts directly to OEM holes for a quick and easy solution to make your Jeep street legal once more.
Durable Construction. Utilizing 1/4" Heavy Duty Aluminum, Barricade Off-Road creates a slim, solid profile that won't flex or strain due to off road abuse. This kit is 100% made in the USA and finished in a durable black powder coat to withstand UV rays and the toughest conditions. Featuring a durable LED light and adjustments to clear up to a 40 inch tire, you'll have all you need for your rig's rugged looks and extreme off road outfits.
Application. This Adjustable Brake Light Bracket w/LED Light is designed to fit OEM holes on 1987-2018 Wrangler YJ, TJ and JK models.
Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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December 24, 2019
Good light with bad instruction
Light is bright and easy to install. The enclosed instructions are wrong for a TJ. The only complaint is lack on a good method to hide wiring.Helpful (0)
September 06, 2019
Easy install, but.....
For TJ: If you’re lacking the factory 3rd brake light wiring and connections to the tub, make sure to look under the passenger side tail light and find the two wires that split off the factory tail lamp harness (1 black, 1 white/tan). The ground wire on the 3rd brake light (white) needs to be tied in to the factory ground (black). Remaining light wire(s) tie in to factory white/tan wire. Outside of that, super easy installHelpful (0)
June 22, 2019
LED Third Light
My 2007 Wrangler Unlimited came with the spare tire removed and a center Tail gate license plate holder. I wanted to replace the bumper and add spare tire carrier. So I ordered the Barricade Adjustable LED third light and it was an easy install and just what the Doctor ordered. In Mass I would not be able to get inspection sticker unless I had the third light working.Helpful (0)
May 12, 2019
Nice but didn’t fit
The item itself is great. However, once it came I could not install it. It didn’t fit my Jeep.Helpful (0)
April 16, 2019
third brake light
It works very well and was easy to install on my jeep.Helpful (0)
February 21, 2019
The light is a great addition to the rear bumper, tire holder. It's an easy install and really bright!Helpful (3)
February 03, 2019
Great product, works great and very visible over the oversized spareHelpful (5)
January 28, 2019
easy to install, reused factory wire, used only the white and red wire from the new light, black not used.Helpful (4)
January 04, 2019
not for a hard top
This is not a good fit with a hard top, wiper is compromised, need to put spacer in and find new screws, can only use top 2 screw positions. wiring into existing is the only thing that went wellHelpful (9)
December 27, 2018
This light is very bright and can wired easily. It is pretty adjustable so you don't have to worry too much about the size of your spare tire. It doesn't block out much of the view through the rear windshield at all. It took likes than an hour to install before adding my new rear bumper and this light is well worth the price.Helpful (6)
Does this need a special diode wired inline do to it being LED? I'm putting it on a 2003 wrangler X?
The Barricade Adjustable Brake Light Bracket w/ LED Light will not require any special diodes, resistors, or load equalizers to function.
Will this work with the factory tire carrier?
The Barricade Adjustable Brake Light Bracket with LED Light would fit the stock tire carrier with no issues.
Is this DOT approved for Texas?
This is not listed as DOT approved.
Hello I would like to buy this bumper and tire mount, I already have a trailer hitch on the jeep. Will this bumper be available without the trailer hitch? Or will this bumper install without with my trailer hitch being of interference?
The Barricade Adjustable Brake Light Bracket is just an adjustable mount for the third brake light, and will not be a complete bumper.
what size tire does this brake light accommodate? will it work for a 35" tire or a 37" tire?
This can accommodate up to a 40" tire.
(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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