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Old 05-17-2011, 06:02 PM
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LED Overhead console How To

Ok so like many here I've been slowly switching out all the incandescent bulbs I can to LED and realized that no one here has yet tackled the overhead console at least without install pics so I guess you can call me the guinea pig.
Sorry I don't have pics with the original bulb in, I realized that a how-to may help after the fact and just repeated the steps to show everyone how

All in all not too bad an install at all but do take your time as there are fragile plastics at harms way.
So here are the steps.

tools needed:
Flat blade screwdriver (smallest blade available if possible)
Needle nose pliers

Instructions
1. The overhead console lights are covered by that clear flimsy plastic cover. There is a tab holding the rear on at the very end of the cover.
2. Using your screwdriver slowly and carefully pry between the chrome surround and the plastic cover slowly working the tab down.
3. Eventually you will free the tab
4. This is the tricky part, the cover is still attached toward to front of the vehicle and only has about 1.5" of play before it feels like it will break
5. Hold the cover down right near it's breaking point with one hand and use a pair of needle nose pliers to gently grab the bulb in its socket
6. Pull the bulb straight down and it will release from the socket, it's a wedge type 194 or 168 bulb maybe even 921
7. Put your LED bulb in it's place but test it by opening the door first to make sure it's in the correct polarity because you don't want to have to repeat the process
8. The bulb housing is large enough that it should hold the 360 degree style Putco bulbs that are also used for several more interior lights.

As promised pics and even a video (sorry for the crappy cinematography, I'm a doctor not a filmmaker)

Images:
1. the area of the cover you have to pry open

2. The cover open with the maximum amount of "play" in it

3. The new LED bulb in it's housing

4. The finished product

http://youtu.be/aAOSfMeA8hA
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:21 PM
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Re: LED Overhead console How To

Great vid and writeup! +rep
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Re: LED Overhead console How To

Thanks, + rep also. Did you use 194 down facing bulbs?
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Re: LED Overhead console How To

Yeah I used the 194 down facing LEDs, These have four SMD LEDs on the end in a 2x2 grid. Got just some cheap samples from Amazon but They're decent enough for the time being. Got some Putcos in route for the exterior lights.

here's a link to the actual ones I bought
http://www.amazon.com/194-Wedege-SMD...5684329&sr=1-1

and here are some night shots of the LEDs
They're satisfactory but now I need to find away to change out the front ??LEDs?? that came from the factory as they are very yellow compared to the ones I just put in.
The photos don't show that because they're overexposed but there is a definite difference in color

and apparently the console it self seems to be attached only by those dang clips at least according to these pictures. Hmm maybe I'll try pulling that damn thing down tomorrow.
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Re: LED Overhead console How To

ok doc good job, now lets figure out the other 2 lights on the overhead console.
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ok doc good job, now lets figure out the other 2 lights on the overhead console.
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Re: LED Overhead console How To

Anybody replaced the stock Larado overhead console with one from a limited with Homelink ?
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