Installation Time: Afternoon
August 18, 2018
Please read if your considering these
I bought these And the side marker lights for my 2013 JKSU. The fit and look was exactly what I wanted....Then I plugged them in. I had the dreaded hyper flash, or no signal or no side markers. Ok, no big deal, I then hooked up the resistors included with the lights. Once again, no luck. Recon’s customer service is awful. I called 3 times, speaking with 2 different “techs”. The first one said I should use the included resistors and double check my connections... he also stated that in the 6 years of working there he has “Never” had this problem. Naturally I thought I did something wrong so I tried to tighten up all of the connections and nothing, same results. I called again and spoke to a different tech. He told me to try ataching the black wire to a grounding point on the frame. Cool, there are at least 3 under the hood so I did. Nothing... I then called back, got the same guy and told him no luck. He explained that in his time there he’s never heard of the issue either... I asked what could be done? Larger resistors? “No, the ones we include always work”... I gave into the failure and decided to just unhook them and send them back. It was then that I started doing all sorts of research. I took a chance and ordered a 4 pack of 50watt 6 ohm resistors from Amazon for $7.99. (which are much larger than the 5 watt supplied) Bam!! Installed and they work! Not perfectly mind you. The fender or side markers do not blink but these do! So i guess it’s a win. In the end, you will absolutely need additional resistors. The ones included were either defective or not strong enough. Either way, Recon was awful to deal with and not helpful AT ALL!! As you start to research you will find that most people have had the same issue and yet recon does nothing about it! And blames the user.
Again, I do like the fit and look just be prepared to buy additional resistors if they don’t plug and play.