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    Poor backup lighting

    Anyone upgraded their reverse lights? The rear camera is pretty good in the day but at night it's near useless. Just curious if there's something low-key out there that works with the stock wiring?

    Thanks in advance

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    Even with the LED light package I find myself dragging my brakes to help illuminate the rear in dark areas.


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    You may find yourself adding an aftermarket rear bumper like I did that accommodate Rigid lights in the rear. Not as dynamic as the light bar I have in my front aftermarket bumper, but itís way better than stock. I donít use them for backup lights though unless I really need them and Iím not going to burn someoneís retinas in the process!


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    Following this. Probably one of my biggest complaints about my Jeep is the lack of rear light. Not a lot of real estate to mount some flush mount LEDs either. I donít want to mount under the bumper.


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    Knows a Thing or Two MrGiant's Avatar
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    I will definitely upgrade in such a way. Stock backup lights are useless in most cases. I have one aux on my YJ and its great, wide pattern

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    LOL - I dunno, I guess I'm just used to the crappy lights on the JK and not having any backup camera on them because the ones on the JL seem pretty damn good to me

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    Umm, I just use my mirrors and back up


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    Quote Originally Posted by Piginajeep View Post
    Umm, I just use my mirrors and back up


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    If I did that I would have to ignore the thud of me running over my neighbors walking their dogs at 6pm when itís already dark outside. Between the window tint, poor light, and dark street and driveway it is interesting backing out. I was very spoiled with my bright roof light on my Raptor.


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    Clearly, it's all a matter of where we came from. Me, it's been Jeeps forever and the back up LED lights on the JL are awesome.

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    did you remove the plastic lining off the camera? mine had a clear plastic protector over the lens.

    Other that that, I don't have the LED group and it lights up pretty good for me at night.

    It's convinced me to add a back-up camera to the 2015 my daughter drives.

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