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What you will need:
5 (2 front and 3 rear) 194 4-bulb wedge LED bulbs from a site such as superbrightleds.com
A credit card or interior removal tool
A small flathead screwdriver
One of those screw drivers with the end that looks like a star (sorry don’t know the technical name)
Front Dome Lights

First start off by removing the panel with the small holes in it. This is done by using a credit card or an interior removal tool. Starting on the left side place the card under the corner and carefully pry it back.


Once it releases work your way across the unit until the whole piece pops down. Now pull it towards you and down so that you have full access to the two screws. Remove these two screws.

Once they are removed the unit with still stay in place. Using a small flathead screwdriver release the two tabs to free the entire unit.

Hold the unit with one hand while releasing the second tab because it will fall out.

Now, free the unit from the wire harness by squeezing the blue clip.

BE CAREFULL AROUND THE STOCK BULBS! THEY ARE EXTREMELY HOT! Let the unit sit around for a few minutes before proceeding so the bulbs can cool down.
Now that the bulbs are cool proceed to remove them. This is accomplished by turning the black tabs 90 degrees and pulling outward.

Once the assembly of the light and black holster is removed proceed to pull the bulb out of the black piece.


Now place the led bulb in place and reverse the entire process to reinstall the unit. BEFORE REASSEMBLING THE UNIT TEST TO SEE IF THE BULBS ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BLUE WIRE HARNESS CLIP IS INSTERTRTED. If they do not work simply take out the bulb and black holster assembly and turn the bulb around. Since LED’s are polarized they will only work if they are placed in the right way.

Rear Dome Lights
Use a credit card or interior removal tool as before and carefully pry the assembly down starting from the rear left corner.


If needed use your fingers to release the clips as you work your way around. Once the cover is removed you will have full access to the lights.
BE CAREFULL AROUND THE STOCK BULBS! THEY ARE EXTREMELY HOT! Let the bulbs cool for a few minutes before proceeding so they can cool down.
Once cool pull out the bulbs and place in the LED’s.

Once again, make sure they bulbs illuminate before replacing the cover. If they do not work simply turn them around.
Now replace the cover, sit back and enjoy the lighting.

Amaze everyone at night when these bulbs truly shine!





Modified by dubbbunny at 10:35 AM 8-1-2007
 

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Re: DIY: replace front and rear dome lights (dubbbunny)

Looks good, but I'd rather go the white LED route cause blue'll get boring for me.
looks especially good if you want to develop photos in your car

just kidding.
 

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Re: DIY: replace front and rear dome lights (teriba)

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Red x's for your photos and the star screwdriver is a Torx, do you know what size it is?

not sure about the size but its pretty small. it says t20 on the side, but not sure if that means anything
 

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Re: DIY: replace front and rear dome lights (dubbbunny)

That's the size. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
That's what's good about these cars too--most of the torx screws are all t20
 

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Re: (dead0narrivel)

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isnt this illegal in most states? (considered impersonating a police officer)

Don't think so, that's only for exterior blue, which usually looks bad anyway http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: DIY: replace front and rear dome lights (linedpaper)

I have the white LED's in my car. I ran into a problem when installing the rears. When I had all five leds on, it would uber-dim the leds. When I took out the middle led from the rear, they worked fine.
For some reason I couldn't get all five leds to work.
 

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Re: DIY: replace front and rear dome lights (teriba)

I got the blues also........but from 42 Draft Designs.

I cant leave the door actuated light setting on. The bulbs stay sort of lit all the time. So its either on or off at all times
I like it. Thought it was a little rice at first but I got over it.
 

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Re: DIY: replace front and rear dome lights (Pretarion)

can some moderator please put this in DIY??
 

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Re: DIY: replace front and rear dome lights (Pretarion)

Quote, originally posted by Pretarion »
I have the white LED's in my car. I ran into a problem when installing the rears. When I had all five leds on, it would uber-dim the leds. When I took out the middle led from the rear, they worked fine.
For some reason I couldn't get all five leds to work.

That's odd...
Well I'm trying to see if people keep running into problems with LEDs, and I guess since the electrical system is picky and specific, LEDs won't work with me...
Interior Xenons it is???
 

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Re: (dead0narrivel)

Quote, originally posted by dead0narrivel »
isnt this illegal in most states? (considered impersonating a police officer)

The lights don't stay on while driving so it's not illegal.
 
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