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Old 01-13-2014, 02:22 AM
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Default DIY Interior lights to LEDs

So a member asked me to do a simple write up on how to change the Interior lights to LEDs.

First are the bulbs:
the map lights are 194, so for LEDs any will work as long as they are 194 replacements. below is what i used.

DDM Tuning: HID and LED Lighting

the rear over head light and the trunk are both 5050 festoon 31mm bulbs.

DDM Tuning: HID and LED Lighting

now for the steps:
to go the map lights and the rear over head one are the same steps just different bulbs.

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us a tiny flathead screw driver and lightly push it it and prey the plastic to slide out. there are two spots, do to each spot before pulling out.

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after you have preyed it out a little you can use your fingers to slowly pull it out.

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then just pull out the old bulbs and slide the new in.
(note: you might have to prey the prongs of the LED base on both sides before sliding it in to make contact, only do if the bulb will not light up.)

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this is just one side of what i mean.


now the trunk
use your tiny flat head again in this spot to slowing prey out the light, if you are doing it right it will pop out easy.

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now unplug it

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the tanish color plastic you have to just pop each of the four corners off to get to the bulb

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now switch bulbs with the Festoon one

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If anyone has questions feel free to ask, or if you want to know for another bulb on the 2014 feel free, i might have changed it and if not i can try to find out.

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Old 02-12-2014, 10:27 PM
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Thanks for this! I just ordered hot pink ones for mine and will be installing soon!
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Originally Posted by Linzie1212 View Post
Thanks for this! I just ordered hot pink ones for mine and will be installing soon!
nice! post pics when you do it, also a warning i forgot about, when doing the map lights, that blue piece the bulbs go into, be careful with them, they move easily if i remember and a pain to fish around to get them in place again.
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im liking the blue, might switch to blue so i can use my white ones for reverse haha.
did you do blue all through out?
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Go with the CREE type because they shoot a crazy amount of light even in one direction
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I'd get those for the reverse lights but mine are bright enough inside haha.


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