For those with newer TJs that are considering doing a pair of rear LED tail lights, be aware of DC's decision to place an evaporation canister in the passenger side rear quarter panel area. This really cramps the space available to drop in a LED lamp assembly. One option is to move the evap canister a bit and provide some elbow room for the light. Dave Warden was enough to share his evap canister relocation project so that all could benefit from his efforts. Thanks Dave for the good pics and comments. I'm sure many will appreciate the time you spent. So, here is Dave's write-up!
Before beginning the Evap Canister Relocation, I went ahead and removed the passenger rear tire for easier access and I also went ahead and just pulled back the black plastic fender well covering.
There is a black plate that blocks the evap can from the tire and is held on by 2 bolts and 1 nut. Go ahead and pull those off and remove the plate completely.
Remove the front bolt holding the evap canister on and the bolt just below it on the right side.
Disconnect the wire harness (slide out the red pin and squeeze the clip to remove).
You will also need to remove the hose (unclip the white clip on the hose and it will pop right off).
The evap canister can now be removed so go ahead and slide it out and tuck the wire harness and hose out of the way.
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