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Hey guys, it's Sara with extremeterrain.com. And today, we have a review and install of the Raxiom LED Tail Lights with Black Housings and Smoked lenses, fitting your '18 and newer Jeep Wrangler JL without the factory LED tail lights. These are perfect for the Jeep owner who wants to upgrade their tail lights to an LED and wants one that offers black styling and a more modern design. These tail lights feature enhanced visibility thanks to those LEDs, and also feature some style as well with the LED running light bars that go around the outside of your tail lights. They are constructed from durable black ABS plastic housings with smoked polycarbonate lenses and feature bright red LED running lights, brake lights, and turn signals, as well as bright white reverse lights. Each tail light is weather-sealed to prevent dust and moisture from entering that housing, and these are also DOT and SAE compliant, meaning they're legal for on-road use.So, as far as price goes, these taillights come in at around $250, putting them about middle of the road price-wise when compared to other options. And for your money, you are getting the function of an LED tail light with modern black styling and a simple install. And as far as the install goes, I'm giving this one a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. They do feature a direct bolt-up and plug-and-play install with no modification required and can be done within one hour. So with that said, let's check out that install.For this install, you will need a trim panel removal tool, flat-head screwdriver, as well as a Phillips head screwdriver, a ratchet, and a 10-millimeter socket. Now we're on the inside of the Jeep, and what we need to do is take this trim piece off here so we can get to the bolt that's underneath it. To remove it, just grab a trim panel tool, or you can use a flat-head if you're very careful because we do need to reinstall it. Just go ahead and pry up, remove the trim piece. Now that the trim piece is out of the way, you'll see a bolt that's right underneath it. Grab a 10-millimeter socket, go ahead and get this removed.All right. So once that bolt is removed from the inside, what we can do is grab the tail light and pull it straight back towards you to release it off the Jeep. Once it is released, you'll see a wiring harness on the inside here. Now to disconnect this connector, just pull back on the red tab, press down on the black tab, and disconnect it off the Jeep. Now, before we get our new tail light installed, we do need to transfer over this plastic bracket from our factory. Grab a Phillips head screwdriver and remove all three screws holding it on. There should be one up top here, and then two more down the bottom. Go ahead and pop this bracket off. If you do need to, you can squeeze this metal part to release it with a needle nose. You can't pop it off by hand. And then we do need to remove this so that we can reuse it. With a flat-head screwdriver, or you can also use a needle nose for this, we're just gonna pry this up and off.And then slide it on to the new tail light. Now we'll take the bracket, line it up in a similar way to the factory, and pop it over top of that clip. Grab your three factory screws and get them threaded in to this new tail light. Just make sure that they are not in the way of any of the wiring and it's properly routed. And once all your screws are threaded in, go ahead and take that Phillips head to tighten them down. Now there's one more step before we can get this new tail light installed, we need to grab this ballast and mount it up to the bracket. You'll see there's two holes in each side here. We're just gonna line those up with the bracket and there is definitely more than one way to do this. As long as they're lined up, go ahead and slide one of the small Phillips head screws through one side and grab one of the nylon locknuts and thread it on the other side.Repeat that for the top mounting point. Make sure to thread that nylon lock nut on the backside. And then with a 5.5-mill wrench, or we're actually using a socket here because we don't have a wrench that small, we're gonna hold that nut still while we tighten down the bolt. Keep going until it's nice and snug, and then repeat that for the other one. Now, as long as you're holding one side and tightening the other does not matter that much, this way is just the easiest given what tools we have today. And once they're both tight, we can go ahead and get it mounted up. And now we can get this tail light installed on our Jeep. First, we're gonna install this bracket. We're gonna line it up on this pinch weld here. And once you've lined it up with that pinch weld, go ahead and pop those two clips on there to hold it in place.Then go ahead and plug in that connector. Make sure it clicks. And then we'll line up the tail light. You may wanna throw a zip tie on the wiring if you like just to make sure it's all secured. Then we're gonna line up the posts, there's a plastic one at the top and the bottom on the inside of the tail light and press it into place. Now we're back on the inside of the Jeep and we're just gonna thread in that big plastic factory bolt into the new tail light. Once you have it threaded in, go ahead and grab your 10-millimeter socket and tighten it down.Then once your bolt is tightened down, go ahead and grab the trim piece, line it up at the back. You should see a tab there and pop it in at the front. All right. Now that we have our factory tail light uninstalled from our Jeep, we can check it out side-by-side with our Raxiom tail light here. Now, as you guys can see, style-wise they're very different. Our new tail light features a dark smoked lens to give you a more blacked-out look and get rid of that red of the factory. In addition, this one also features LEDs, which are gonna outlast the life of those factory halogen bulbs and give you a more modern appearance in the process. So with that said, go ahead and repeat all those steps to install your driver-side tail light.And now that your driver-side tail light is installed, that is gonna do it for the review and install of these tail lights. And remember, for all things Jeep, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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