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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

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Thank you!!!! Awesome cant wait to try it tonight, im going to try and take the smd chip off of the 194 bulbs and use those, do they solder right off and back on to the OEM?

Sorry for all the questions lol

I wouldn't do that - chances are you won't have a clean separation by soldering off the chip from an existing 194 bulb. I'd suggest ordering it, wait a few days, and do it right. You really don't want melted plastic over the terminals and you want the least resistance when soldering on to the cable when you take your overhead unit down. Wait and do it right. After all, those bulbs are only $.65 each
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

Okay good to know, ill order a hand full of the leds then, cant wait to give this a go lol thanks for the help!
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:48 PM
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

Yes, if you have a few 5 SMD chip 194s left over you can take a couple of the SMDs off and use them for an exact light match. Good luck, but if you run into trouble have a plan to recruit some help.
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

Does anyone have detail pics of the map light led install? I bought a few single LEDs and I'm going to try to tackle the soldering. Does the led get soldered back on the board or do you solder wires onto the ribbon??
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

Did the 194 LED replacement today. Used the True Blue LED's that someone else had mentioned. Bought a pack of 10 for 9.99 shipped. They came quickly and, when installed, really match the blue lighting in our Overland very well. SWMBO came out and really liked the effect.

I fitted them in the front overhead, grab handle, foot well and tailgate lights. The first 3 went fairly easily as I previously gleaned info and tips from other posters (thank you all!!).

However, in regard to the lift gate bulbs, I decided to address situation from an engineering perspective and decided to take a different approach.
I then discovered that you don't need to remove the tailgate inner cover to replace the bulbs .

The outer glass has 3 prongs that fit into a flexible plastic bulb holder (two on one side and one on the other) and the bulbholder itself has a double "split" in it, which allows you to press in on it and GENTLY move it around while lifting the glass portion. Don't worry about it moving around on you as it also has a bar on it that fits into a corresponding slot in the hole.
You will need two screwdrivers to do this, one to press/lever and the other to lift. On one, the glass actually came out first and I could see the holder just sitting in there. Pull it through, replace the bulb and glass then push it back in. You will also see the two 'splits' in the bulb holder that allow you to maneuver the whole fitting out of the cover.

In the second one, it all came out in one piece and you have plenty of wiring inside to pull it through. You then can remove the glass portion, replace the bulb and, again, it pops in and clicks right back into place !.

The only thing I did not attempt were the vanity mirror bulbs. The glass on them seemed to be a very tight fit and I wasn't too sure about levering the glass out. I then tried to remove the whole light/glass unit but it seemed very tightly attached. So if anyone has done the vanity bulb install already and has any tips for it, I would be much obliged.
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

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For the vanity bulbs get a small "watch screw" type flat-head screwdriver. You can use a thin eyeglass cleaning cloth to wrap over the blade portion of the screwdriver and then carefully pry each side of the plastic covering. I actually just used the screwdriver w/o covering it and it worked excellent. This bulb replacement was actually the easiest. Good luck!
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

Thanks cvbanc,

The watch screwdriver worked great....the lenses actually "popped out" when I gently levered them from just above the bottom corner.
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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

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Did the 194 LED replacement today. Used the True Blue LED's that someone else had mentioned. Bought a pack of 10 for 9.99 shipped. They came quickly and, when installed, really match the blue lighting in our Overland very well. SWMBO came out and really liked the effect.
Looking to match the blue lights already in my Summt too. Did you order the ebay one's that cvbanc posted? "Here are the 194 LED SMD wedges I used (20 Ultra Blue SMD 50/50s for $9.99 free ship 20 x Car T10 Ultra Blue LED 5050 5SMD Wedge Light Bulb W5W 194 168 2825 158 192 | eBay "

If not, which did you go with philbytx?

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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

Yes,

But I bought this pack of 10 for $8.99 as they were 8 SMD.

10 X Ultra Blue T10 8-SMD 3020 LED Wedge Side Light bulbs Lamps 194 168 2825 921

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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

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Yes,

But I bought this pack of 10 for $8.99 as they were 8 SMD.

10 X Ultra Blue T10 8-SMD 3020 LED Wedge Side Light bulbs Lamps 194 168 2825 921

From yitamotor.

Thanks! Ordered and they are on the way.


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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

Arrived today! Installed front Floor lamps, overhead console lamp (not map light), and rear passenger lamps. EASY!! Took the images with my iPhone so they are not good resolution. Anyways, this should give you a rough idea though of the look.

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Re: 2014 replacing bulbs with LED's interior , replace headlamp/fog

Will these lights bulb set ups fit 2014 jeep grand cherokee altitude?


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