2. Before putting your new DV8 Offroad bumper on your Jeep Wrangler, you will prepare the wiring for your new DV8 auxiliary reverse light pods by splicing lengths of red and black supply wire into the reverse lighting behind your taillight.
• Remove four screws on each taillight and pull tail light out. Reverse power wire color differs on Wranglers from year to year (and sometimes within a model year), and on my Jeep the reverse wire on the driver’s side was a different color than the reverse wire on the passenger side. We will be splicing into this.
• On my tail lights, the wires coming from the reverse lights are green (power) and black (ground). To find the reverse power and ground on the battery side of the harness, simply match that entrance hole on the battery side with the exit hole on the taillight side of the connector. Ground should be black, and, in my case, for the driver’s side green became white with brown.
• Splice approximately 4 feet of red wire to the reverse power wire and 4 feet of the black wire to the ground wire, by either cutting and connecting using wire nuts and electrical tape, or using a Quick splice or other splicing connector. Do this on the battery side of the harness, not the taillight side. Run the red and black wire down behind the driver side taillight assembly and through existing wiring hole and they will come out by your inner fender. On passenger side, it may be necessary to use a long screwdriver to create a hole through insulating foam from beneath to pass wires to outside of Jeep. Alternatively, both LED pods could be supplied from driver side using 6 feet lengths of wire.