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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Interior Map Light Upgrade

This is a pretty simple DIY i did in a parking lot in 5 minutes on my lunch break.
I was at canadian tire this week just browsing and came across a set of PHILLIPS 6000k brand LED bulbs.
Normally i would stick with regular incandescent bulbs where they were originally installed, as i have been disappointed by LED "upgrades" in the past (eg. blinding to look at but actual light output is terrible).
But for $20 a pair, i decided to try them out because honestly, anything would be an upgrade from the stock map lights.
I used a small slot screwdriver to pop off the lenses and some needle nose pliers to get the bulbs out as they sit almost flush with the metal reflectors.
A little FIY, the LEDs only work one way so if they don't work at first, they are likely installed backwards.
The result was very surprising, not only were the lights bright, but the light output is literally 10 times better than stock.
So, if you are looking for an upgrade to the stock map/interior lights, I would highly recommend them.
Things i liked about them:
High quality construction.
Great, white light output, none of that ricey blue crap.
They DIM PROPERLY like the factory bulbs

(I will get more pictures of the lights at night.)
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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 12-14-2013, 04:51 PM
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What is the part number? I can't see it on Can Tire's web site. That looks pretty good, the stock ones aren't particularly bright.

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I changed all of my interior dome/map lights to LED's it's awesome!

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My local CT had them in stock... 2 - T10 120 degree 6000K LED bulbs for $19.99. I'll give them a try.


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sorry for late reply, the Canadian Tire product # is #20-2933-0
Philips T10 Premium Mini Bulb, 2-pk | Canadian Tire

For some reason they list them under "premium halogen" lmao
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Did the same thing on my 05. Made a big difference in looks and function. LED swap was the first thing I did to my LML. Should come from the factory like that. I've noticed several newer vehicles do now.

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Nice.. did all my interior lights to LEDs when i did my dash lights.. great upgrade over the stock crap.
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I put these LEDs in today. What a difference, even more than in LBzing's pictures. Wish I'd done it sooner.


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Looks good!!! Anybody know of sum LED's for the interior light in the center of the cab?

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Looks good!!! Anybody know of sum LED's for the interior light in the center of the cab?

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Your dome light? They're 212-2 on an LMM


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