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Jeep Car and Truck Taillights

Taillights are important to the safety and security of your vehicle, since they enable your vehicle to be seen by other motorists in dark conditions. Make sure to keep an eye on your taillights, and do regular checks to ensure that they have not gone out. Replacing taillights is a simple process and ensures continued safety on the road.

How do you replace Jeep Wrangler taillights?

Replacing the taillights of your Jeep, whether its a Wrangler or Jeep Wrangler TJ, is a short and simple process that should only take a few minutes.

  • Identify the one that is not working. One or both of your lights may be burned out, so it is important to make sure that you replace all parts that have a problem.
  • Take a screwdriver and remove the two inner screws, leaving the outer screws alone. Pull the housing away from the vehicle, and locate the bulb assembly.
  • Gently twist the bulb assembly until it comes loose from the housing. Remove the bulb from the socket and replace it with a new one. Make sure not to touch the glass of the bulb with your fingers, as the skin oil can cause the light to burn out prematurely.
  • Insert the bulb assembly back into the housing and twist it until it fits snugly. Screw the taillight housing back into place, making sure all the screws are sufficiently tightened to hold it securely.
  • Test the new taillights to make sure they are now functioning properly.
What types of taillights are there?

There are three main types of taillight bulbs that are available, each with its own unique characteristics that make it worthy of consideration. Understanding the differences and similarities between these lighting options is important for you to make an educated decision.

  • Halogen: The oldest and most commonly used type of vehicle bulb out there, halogen bulbs are often a more affordable initial investment for most drivers. These bulbs are similar to the standard incandescent bulbs that most people have in their houses, with a little halogen gas added to the inside of the glass bulb.
  • Xenon: These taillights get their name from the xenon gas that is present in the bulb. Unlike other bulbs, these do not have a filament, instead using an arc of electricity jumping from one electrode to another. The gas is the source of the extremely bright light emitted by this type, giving off high-intensity light when the electricity passes through it.
  • LED: Offering a combination of excellent efficiency ratings and incredible reliability, LED taillights have a long life, so you do not have to replace them often. These also do not have a filament, and use special properties of electricity and semiconductors to generate light.