Reviews for Quadratec LED Tail Light Kit for 01-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ & Unlimited
Shipping was really fast. Everything was included, nothing damaged. Instructions are easy. Installation took no time. Once installed, super bright when compared to stock. Totally pleased.
Nice and bright! Easy to follow directions and the relay solves all issues. Would buy and recommend these! Loving Quadratec products now!
These tail lights look great and are very bright. They have an old school look but with modern LED technology. I'd highly recommend these, and make sure to put the flasher in or it won't flash right. Had some trouble on the install on the passenger side but someone else had older replacements installed.
The instructions (and I saw this in a comment) only focused on the drivers side light. The harness can be pulled out from the light and unplugged. On the passenger side the harness can be accessed from behind the rear tire. Once unplugged the new cable from the new light can be fished down using a aluminum or copper wire (8-10 inches is what I used). It wasn't too bad and, just need to be in the instructions.
Just arrived so not reviewing quality. I am addressing fitment of these lights with tail light guards. I ordered a pair of Crown Automotive Euro Tail Light Guards for 81-06 Jeep (Titanium). They fit together very well. I will be mounting these and adding to this review soon. I just wanted to let folks know about how the two products fit together as some complained about these being bigger and not working with tail light guards.
As someone else stated "Great look on the Tail lights. However anyone who has the Smittybilt Rear Euro Tail Light Guards these will not fit (like me). Wish something was on the either this product information page or the Tail Light Guard page." I am running into the same problem. The QT replacements are about 1/4 inch deeper than OEM, and as such, they fit tight into the RR frames. Add to that you need to remove the lenses to bolt them in and your stuck. They CAN be mounted, but it took me a good hour to do drivers side. You have to use trim tools to be able to force the lens back into the RR housing after you mount them. Not looking today doign passengers side today. I may have to cut wire to extend the harness enough to move lens out of way.
Very happy with these new tail lights. Install was easy, not super easy since there was a little difficulty getting the wire harness out of the passenger side just due to where is was located on my '06 TJ. Everything aligns correctly and the lights are super bright!
I don't normally write reviews, but this is one of the rare exceptions. Short story: A+++ for quality, installation, brightness and functionality. Don't learn the hard way like I did, this is absolutely the ONLY way to go when converting to LED. Just make sure you hang on to your (6) OEM mounting nuts & bolts or upgrade to some nice stainless 1/4 x 20 x 1" nuts, bolts and washers.
Slightly extended story: I thought I had saved about $50 by buying a cheaper set that did not come with pre-wired plugs. No problem, I'm pretty mean with a soldering iron. The quality seemed fine, but the bare harness had 4 wires instead of 3. No matter how I tried to hook up the 4th wire (running lights) they just never worked right. To make matters worse, if I turned my headlights on, I lost my 2 tail brake lights leaving me with only a 3rd brake light functioning. So after wanting to rip my hair out for a few weeks of stubbornly trying to force my poor decision into working, watching countless videos on how EASY it was to install LEDs, I kept seeing the video on the Quadratec install. Finally, I admitted defeat and ordered a set. This morning, I installed them in less than 20 minutes and they were literally PLUG AND PLAY.
Moral of the story: It's not like these are really all that expensive. Don't try and save money when doing LED tail lights, just get these and save yourself hours and hours of frustration.
I love the lights and they are easy to install. Only problem I had was I did not install the three bolts on new light and just hooked them up and tried it. They did not work! I panicked and thought I was going to have to cut the wires. Luckily I read reviews and seen the lights need to bolted to the jeep for a ground. Did it and they worked. Love the look
Overall, I'm very happy with these tail lights. Both the brake lights and the reverse lights are very bright. The LED's look so much better than the dim stock lights and have a much more modern look. They are also very easy install, but I definitely recommend either deep sockets or a socket extender to more easily reach the bolts connecting it to the tub.
I'm giving these 4 stars however because I just had to order a second pair of them after only having the first pair for a little over 2 years / 8,000 miles (not driven much). The driver side reverse light had completely stopped working. I took the assembly apart to look for anything loose and reseated/cleaned the wiring harness connector to no avail. I had expected LED's to last much longer than they did. Due to how these are manufactured, if one lighting element goes bad, you'll have to replace the whole unit.
I still recommend them though as they are not too crazy expensive and look fantastic. Just be prepared to replace them in a couple years.