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Teraflex Third Brake Light Adjustable Extension Bracket (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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      Review & Installation Video

      I'm Ryan from, and this is this is my review of the Teraflex 3rd Brake Light Adjustable Extension Bracket fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs.A lot of you guys are running a large spare tire on either a bumper mounted tire carrier or even on the factory tire carrier, and that big tire is covering up your third brake light. Well, in order to stay both legal and safe, you need your third brake light visible. And this is a high-quality, well-built, and adjustable third brake light bracket that will allow you to reuse your factory third brake light, which helps you keep the cost down.There are a few options for replacing your factory third brake light and putting a new light in the center of your spare tire or even in the lug nut holes. And there are some options that require you to cut up your factory third brake light to make it work on a new bracket. Something I like about this setup is it uses your factory third brake light without the need to cut it up, and the fact that it uses that factory light means that you don't have to spend extra money purchasing a whole new light.This is a high-quality steel piece that's covered in a black powder-coated finish, and as we mentioned before, the whole thing is adjustable to work with up to a 38-inch spare tire. Another nice feature about this unit is that it has a built-in CB antenna mount. This third brake mount is designed to be used with a bumper mounted tire carrier and not with your factory spare tire carrier that's mounted on your tailgate. The first step of the installation is to remove the factory third brake light from it's factory mount by removing the Phillips head screws that hold it in place. From there, you can install the third brake light into the new mount. After that, it's just a matter of removing your factory spare tire mount by removing all eight of the bolts that hold it onto the tailgate and then reusing four of the bolts to attach the new adjustable third brake light mount onto the tailgate. The whole installation process shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes, and you won't need any specialty tools, just some hand tools.I think you do get a lot of value when you purchase this bracket. The build quality is there. The finish quality is there. You even get the built-in CB mount. And my favorite part about this bracket is that it's less expensive than a lot of the other brackets on the market, because like we said before, this reuses your factory third brake light, instead of forcing you to buy a new one. So if you have a large spare tire that's covering up your factory third brake light and you're looking for well-built, inexpensive, adjustable mount that will allow you to reuse your factory third brake light but make it visible again, this hits all of those points and does it at a great price. So that's is my review of the Teraflex 3rd Brake Light Adjustable Extension Bracket fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs that you can find right here at

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Brake Light Bracket
      • Matte Black
      • Adjustable
      • Works with Tires Up to 38 Inches
      • Built-In CB Antenna Mount
      • Includes All Mounting Hardware
      • Fits 2007-2018 JK Wranglers


      Specs. This extension bracket by Teraflex is durable and also adjustable to help you keep your 3rd brake light visible behind your upgraded spare. It features a built in mount for a CB antenna and is designed to work with most bumpers that have a swing out tire carrier.

      Construction. When upgrading wheels and tires on your Wrangler, your 3rd brake light may no longer be able to reach past your spare making it difficult to see. This extension bracket by Teraflex uses your factory brake light and allows your it to reach past tires up to 38 inches.

      Application. Designed for use with Tera flex hinged tire carrier on 2007-2018 JK Wrangler.

      Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

      MPN# 4997220

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (56)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.3 out of 5 overall rating from 56 customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      • March 17, 2020

        2 2015 Rubicon - Danuuc

        Two years later....

        While the Teraflex HD hinge and tire carrier has held up well, this has not. Inferior powdercoating that does not appear to be prepped had delaminated. The powdercoat is peeling off in sheets. The corners of this item are too sharp and are the first place for the powdercoat to fail. Also, the CB antenna mount is far off to the side where you tire interfere's with it. To quick-disconnect my antenna I had to deflate the tire. I am in the process of stripping and rewelding the antenna mount and rounding off corners before I have it recoated with beefier PC. Buy, but prepare for rust in two years.

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      • December 30, 2019

        5 2009 Wrangler - JCOwens Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Good Option if needed

        This works well if you live in a state where the 3rd brake light is required and you went a little overboard on tire size. Looked at many 3rd light options and this one fits the bill. Easy to assemble and flexible for size.

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      • December 25, 2019

        5 2017 Rubicon - AcademyGuy12 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Easy Install Looks Great

        Bought with the tire mount and reinforced door bracket; the directions are written for someone that only purchased each item individually so there is some intuitive thought that needs to go into making it fit correctly. Would be worth having downloadable instructions for those that purchased all three together. Took 1 store for 'fit' due to the confusing instructions.

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      • November 13, 2019

        5 2014 Wrangler - Tygeraf Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Perfect fit

        Used this with the teraflex hd hinge and tire carrier. Didn’t want the center mount that it came with, because my wheels have a cover over the lugs and they look strange without it. This was a high quality solution and a perfect fit.

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      • June 07, 2019

        5 2017 Rubicon - Doug3435 Installation Time: Afternoon

        Superior build quality

        I was looking for a stock look. This light bracket does the trick. It looks nice!

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      • December 24, 2018

        4 2015 Rubicon - ChuckT Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great option

        Initially was going to go with the third brake light inside the spare tire as usually seen. But had added a back-up camera in that location and it would have blocked off the camera. This set-up has allowed me to keep the back-up camera where I wanted it and still comply with the third brake light law. Pretty much a winner in all respects. Typical Teraflex high quality and ease of installment. Highly recommended.

        Helpful (4)
      • December 11, 2018

        5 2012 Wrangler - ThomasG

        3rd brake light

        Very well built and great for anybody running a bigger tire!

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      • October 14, 2018

        4 2014 Wrangler - BrianH Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Does what it's supposed to do

        It's a simple extension bracket. Everything fits right. Looks good. Could maybe have been a little heavier duty metal so it doesn't spring back and forth when you close the rear door. All in all it's good, and will do what you need it to do.

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      • September 18, 2018

        5 2017 Wrangler - WayneF Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        3rd brake light moubt

        Installs in 10 minutes. It does wobble a bit but that's due to the fact that it's flush mounted to the door.

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      • September 16, 2018

        4 2012 Wrangler - PeteA Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Good product

        Pretty good product and easy to install. Just a little bit too flimsy for my liking.

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      Questions & Answers (6 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Can this be used with the TeraFlex HD Hinged carrier w/ Adjustable Tire Mount #J20886, so you would not have to cut the factory bracket and place the light inside of the tire, keeping it above the tire like the factory has it?

      • Yes! This Teraflex 3rd Brake Light Adjustable Extension Bracket can be used in conjunction with the Teraflex HD Hinged Carrier w/ Adjustable Tire Mount #J20886 to keep the factory look.

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      Does this come with new wiring or does it use all the stock brake light wiring? Is there enough play in the stock wiring to adjust to the right extension height (I’m running a 35)?

      • The Teraflex 3rd Brake Light Adjustable Extension Bracket, is just the bracket. It will reuse the stock brake light wiring. With the Teraflex 3rd Brake Light Adjustable Extension Bracket and the Teraflex hinged tire carrier on Wrangler JK, you should have no issue with a 35" tire.

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      Can you use this with the factory tire carrier? In your video you show installation without putting the OEM tire carrier back on.

      • Hello, unfortunately this will not work with the stock tire carrier.

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      Can you hook up the 3rd brake light and the ring light assembly on the spare tire to use together.

      • Because both use the stock 3rd brake light wiring, you would likely have to choose one or the other. This is just the extension bracket.

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      Why will it not work with the DV8 bumper? Its mounted to the door, not the swing out.

      • There are significant manufacturing differences between DV8 and Teraflex. This item is designed for use with Teraflex hinged tire carrier on 2007-2018 JK Wrangler.

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      Will this work with the dv8 bumper with the tapered bearing swing tire carrier? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

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      • Brake Light Extension Bracket
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