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    Raising the third brake light on a Jeep Wrangler

    When upgrading the size of the spare tire on your Jeep Wrangler, the third brake light often becomes hidden behind the spare. It's easy to fix this by using some form of spacers and longer bolts to raise the height of the brake light.

    You'll need longer bolts (just take one of the existing ones to the local hardware store and get ones that are an inch or two longer).
    One foot of PVC pipe
    A handsaw to cut the pipe
    Some paint



    First measure how high you'd like to raise your third brake light. Most likely you'll need another 1 or 2 inches (for a 33" tire).

    Raising the third brake light on a Jeep Wrangler-obscured-third-brake-light.jpg

    Then cut your PVC pipe to length

    Raising the third brake light on a Jeep Wrangler-pvc-pipe.jpg

    Spray the pieces black (or any other color).

    Raising the third brake light on a Jeep Wrangler-jeep-third-brake-light-spacers.jpg

    Now, unbolt your brake light

    Raising the third brake light on a Jeep Wrangler-wrangler-third-brake-light-bolts.jpg

    And install the new spacers, bolting it up with the new bolts.

    Raising the third brake light on a Jeep Wrangler-jeep-spare-brake-light-spacer.jpg
    Last edited by TerryMason; 12-20-2012 at 09:39 PM.

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    Re: Raising the third brake light on a Jeep Wrangler

    NICE Terry. Are you "The Man"? I'm kinda getting that! Thanks for all the great pics and write-ups!! I know this has been up awhile but I am learning some cool tricks nonetheless.
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    Re: Raising the third brake light on a Jeep Wrangler

    Thanks Y2KTJ.
    I'm the admin here, but I can't really take credit for this tip. Like most of the things that I've done writeups about here on Jeepz.com, I heard about them from other people first. I just dig documenting the stuff I do.
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    Re: Raising the third brake light on a Jeep Wrangler

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