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I am having issues installing my recon tail lights, The recon lights only have one harness and the oem has 2. Plus the harness doesnt fit with the oem. Do you need to cut and splice the wires?
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Call or e-mail Recon and they will help you. You can get the number on their website.
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Call or e-mail Recon and they will help you. You can get the number on their website.
^^^^ That's good advice, I would check with them before cutting any wires.
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how about posting up a pic of what your trying to do i replied in the other thread you posted in but now i dont think its what you were talking about so a pic would help better
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Here are some pics

As you can see the OEM has 2 harnesses and the Recon only has the one.
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The left OEM harness is the main brake and running lights, twist and pull it out, remove the bulb and plug the recon harness into it. The right OEM harness is the reverse light, just twist and pull it out of the OEM light and use it on the recon. The hole should be keyed the same. If they are like mine you will be using the existing OEM bulb and harness for your reverse lights on the new Recon lights. Hope this makes sense.......
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I am having issues installing my recon tail lights, The recon lights only have one harness and the oem has 2. Plus the harness doesnt fit with the oem. Do you need to cut and splice the wires?
I have these lights too and don't like not being able to install them.

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The left OEM harness is the main brake and running lights, twist and pull it out, remove the bulb and plug the recon harness into it. The right OEM harness is the reverse light, just twist and pull it out of the OEM light and use it on the recon. The hole should be keyed the same. If they are like mine you will be using the existing OEM bulb and harness for your reverse lights on the new Recon lights. Hope this makes sense.......
I will hopefully comprehend this a bit better tomorrow (havin a couple,haha) and try it.
It's frustrating when it's not plug n play.
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I am having issues installing my recon tail lights, The recon lights only have one harness and the oem has 2. Plus the harness doesnt fit with the oem. Do you need to cut and splice the wires?
NO...NO....don't cut anything....they are 'Plug & Play'

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The left OEM harness is the main brake and running lights, twist and pull it out, remove the bulb and plug the recon harness into it. The right OEM harness is the reverse light, just twist and pull it out of the OEM light and use it on the recon. The hole should be keyed the same. If they are like mine you will be using the existing OEM bulb and harness for your reverse lights on the new Recon lights. Hope this makes sense.......
Exactly! RansRAM has nailed it!

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I have these lights too and don't like not being able to install them.


I will hopefully comprehend this a bit better tomorrow (havin a couple,haha) and try it.
It's frustrating when it's not plug n play.
It IS Plug & Play....just not the way you think it is.


I'll try to add to what RansRAM said -
In the pic, the OEM wire on the right, is the reverse (backup) lamp. Since the Recon unit doesn't have a reverse bulb, remove this (twist and pull out) and install into the Recon in the same position. Backup Lights DONE!

For the other light, remove the entire bulb assembly, wire harness and all (again, twist and pull out). Now pull out the bulb, and plug the Recon unit into the bulb socket. DONE!

Recon's definition of 'Plug & Play' differs from the rest of the automotive world, but it is still....'Plug & Play'....with a twist.
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Zerox, thank you for this thread and posting pics.
RansRAM, thanks for sharing knowledge.
brad12kx thanks for elaborating on the info.

I was kinda dejected for buying something that looked pretty cool, but not being able to install it. Because of you Guys, I just finished installing the t.l. and 3rd brake light and does it ever look great! My Girlfriend a big smile when I asked her to check it out when I was finished!
Been here only a couple of days and got some excellent help already!
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Excellent! It sure is nice when a mod not only pleases you, but the GF is happy too!
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