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Thank you. Been looking for a way to change the DRL on my 2011 GC overland summit and yours is the most informative. BTW I did not know that the DLR can be on at the same time the headlights are on. how did you get a picture of them both on?
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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
Putco 234157W Premium Automotive Lighting Nova White LED Bulb : Amazon.com : Automotive

$61.56 for the pair
Free second day air if you are a amazon prime member.

Hi just wondering if these globes are still going strong as ive heard that some people were having problems with changing the std globes for LED
thanks very much.
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whatevrworks-just wondering if these DRL globes are going strong as ive heard that some people are having problems with changing STD globes for LED
thanks very much.
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Great walk through, just changed mine!
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Thanks for the walkthrough and pics. I just got done changing my DRLs to LEDs and it was a big help.
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With all of the different bulbs that were mentioned here, it is hard to tell which one gives the best color and light, while lasting for a while. i know this thread goes back to 2011 but some of the lights mentioned here aren't even listed on xenondepot and the ones from amazon got horrible reviews. Which ones should I purchase?
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I recently purchased the Putco 3157 360 LEDs. Install ended up being a PITA. The bulbs were too big for the socket. I had to sand down some tabs on the base of the LEDs. Then I had to push really hard to get them to seat in the socket properly. As others have mentioned these bulbs do have polarity to them. Make sure you check operation before putting them back in the headlight. They look great and I'm very happy with the way it turned out.
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