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Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited, we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install the Demco tail light wiring kit, part number DM9523010. Whenever we're flat-towing our Jeep down the road, it's very important that our light signals match up from the motorhome and the Jeep. That way if we're slowing down or changing lanes, everybody around us knows what's going on, and we can all be safe.Our diode kit is going to take that signal from our motorhome, and transfer it to our jeep, so that they blink and turn on at the same time. The really nice thing about our diodes is that it's not going to change the outward appearance of our Jeep at all, and the fact that once we have it installed, they're not going to have any maintenance. Unlike some of the magnetic lights that we'd have to hook up, run our wire every time we want to tow, we can simply have these already in and we just have the connection cord between our motorhome and Jeep to hook up.Our diodes are also going to make sure that it protects our vehicles wiring. We don't have to worry about any short-circuits or anything that may arise on the motorhome end, because our diodes are only going to let power go through one way.
So we don't have to worry about any damage to our Jeep.Our kit is going to come with all the wire and diodes necessary to get it installed. Keep in mind this is only one component of our flat-tow setup. Now that we've seen how they work and gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get them installed.To begin our installation, we're gonna grab the length of wire out of our kit. Now, our baseplate came with a bracket to mount any kind of electric accessory to the front here. So I'm gonna take one end of my wire, they're both going to have connectors on them, and for now I'm just gonna pass it through the bracket, and make sure I have enough slack to wire everything up.
So I'll just wrap it around my baseplate, that way I know I don't have to worry about it falling through the bracket and losing it.We're not going to be using either end of these connectors so I'm going to leave this one on for now just to help keep it attached, but I'm gonna go ahead and cut the end off of the other end of my wire. I'm gonna cut as close to the connector as I can, so I don't have to worry about wasting any length of wire.Now we'll take the free end of wire and we're gonna want to rout this all the way back to the back bumper. So I'll go ahead and run this, and I'll show you how I routed it.So I ran my wire up and I went through the hole that's in my plastic shield here for my baseplate, and then once it came through, made sure to secure it so it's not going to be rubbing against any kind of moving part or any heat sources. Using some zip ties, following it towards the back, went over the axle, tying it along the frame here.Then all along the driver's side frame rail, we have a wire aluminum that's wrapped in heat shield, that way it'll stay protected against the exhaust. I just zip-tied my wire behind it so it'll stay in place, but again, as far away from the exhaust as possible.
Follow it along the frame, came up, went over the subframe and the rear axle, until I have it drop down right on the side by my muffler.Now we're gonna take all of our excess wire and for now we're just gonna set it aside and we're gonna move up top and take our taillights out.We come to the inside of our hatch, we're gonna have this cover right here that's gonna be covering up the mounting points for our taillights. So you take a flat blade screwdriver and pop it out. If we look inside, it's gonna be a rather large fastener, so we're gonna want to loosen it up so that our taillight will come out. Gonna take it out, I'm gonna use a ten millimeter socket. We can loosen it up and we can pull the entire assembly out.Now we're gonna want to grab our taillight assembly and we're gonna kind of have to work it loose a little bit.
Once it does come out, just kind of want to pull straight back, then we can come to the connector. There's gonna be a little red tab, we'll slide that back, then we'll push on the black tab right in front of it.Gonna squeeze that black tab and pull at the same time and we'll separate the two plugs. We're gonna set our taillight assembly aside right now and we'll take out the other one as well.So now t