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Old 05-20-2011, 09:51 PM
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Question? What setting does the light switch have to be on, in order to get the DRL's on? Because I can not get my DRL's on with the LED's or the factoy bulbs..... Please help!
The DRL's come on automatically with your light switch in AUTO or OFF and you shifter is out of park... In AUTO your vehicle senses daylight or night and will put on your DRL's or self leveling headlights on accordingly.
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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

Thanks, I had a bad fuse....
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:11 PM
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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

I ordered a set, they came in yesterday, and I installed them today. AWESOME! Thanks for the helpful info whateverworks...
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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

jcnaranjo: You went with the Putco 3157 Nova LED bulbs?

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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

I ordered these from amazon, i think they are the same...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product
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jcnaranjo: You went with the Putco 3157 Nova LED bulbs?

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I just checked the box, and they are the 3157's

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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

Not trying to bump an old thread but has anyone tried switching out the turn signal bulbs with a different color? Or at least to a clear lens bulb?
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:45 AM
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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

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Got my Putco LED bulbs from Amazon. Pictures follow in a couple of posts due to file size and number limitations on this site.

Passenger side was very easy, simply turn the DRL socket assembly a quarter turn to the left and it comes right out. These LEDs seem to have a polarity to them. I plugged the bulb in one way and am lucky I tested because had to reverse the bulb in the socket (rotate base 180 degrees) and it lit right up. It is kind of difficult to test the DRLs by yourself, jeep has to be running and out of park without the ebrake on. So i chocked the rear tires started it up and put in neutral.

The drivers side was a little harder. I had to move/remove the air intake/filter box to get my hand in to remove the bulb socket. Its not that hard there is a seal on the top of the intake opening that pops off pretty easy and then, I opened the filter box, pulled the filter out and took the hose running from the power steering reservoir out of its plastic clips (pops right in and out easily). Pull slowly and firmly upward on the bottom half of the air filter box, it is held on only by three small rubber grommets and will come up fairly easy. Then I just tilted a little (watch the rubber seal over the intake opening) in order to get my hand in there. Just make sure you test that it work before reinstalling everything, otherwise it will be a pain in the ass.

Total install took about 5 minutes for pax side and about 30 minutes for drivers side being extra careful.

LEDs look great, brighter than factory bulbs and MUCH whiter. Matches the Bi-xenon almost perfectly. There is one pic below with the xenon light on to compare. These are all late afternoon evening pics so hard to see the light well, I will try to get some night pics tonight or tomorrow.

On another note I tried to install my replacement bulbs for the license plate lights they will not fit. The bulbs are inserted on a diagonal angle (rather than horizontal like on many other cars) and because the LEDs are taller than the regular w5w bulbs you cannot fit the lens cover back on afterwards so I have to try something a little different for this. I will let you know.


Edit: In case it is not clear the yellowish bulbs are the factory the white ones are LED, I included for comparison. Pics taken with iphone so sorry about the quality.


Link as requested: Putco 234157W Premium Automotive Lighting Nova White LED Bulb
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product

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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

Upgrading turn signal bulbs to LED requires you to also use resistors in order to simulate a load. LED bulbs draw less power than halogen bulbs so without a resistor you will encounter a "fast flash"

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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

Could you clarify the difference between the Neutron and Nova 3157's? The Neutron's are a tad cheaper, yet claim to be the brightest? Which do you believe to be a better choice for DRL application? I prefer the whitest (bluish) possible.

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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

Heya all,

My car should be delivered mid next month, and I was looking into the LED DRLs. Could someone give me 10 second cliffs on which one is the best to buy and whether you ship to Australia as well? I am looking at the ones on XenonDepot, and would be happy to purchase from there.

Please let me know which is the best, I don't know if it is better to get the 360s or not??

Its between these three right?

3157 LED 360 Replacement Bulb - White
3157 High Power Neutron LED Replacement Bulb - White
3157 Nova LED Replacement Bulb - White
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