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Old 02-22-2014, 10:18 PM
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Glove Box LED strip installation upgrade

Last weekend I swapped the 168 bulb in my glove box with an LED but I was not happy with the light projection of the LED so I came up with a better solution than just adding an LED.

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6 inch strip LED 5K (source VLEDS.com)
One set of "JST" male and female connectors (Optional)
168 bulb base (scavenged from the LED that was in the glove box)

This upgrade cost less then $5 and only took about 10 minutes to do.

1. Begin by prying out the glove box light switch and removing the bulb.

2. Remove the end cap of the dash so you can route the wire from the led strip.



I fed the wire through the top right corner of the glove box (the top of the glove box had many slots you can pass your wire into)



You should always make sure you get the polarity right before you instal the light switch back into position.




Here you can see the LED strip seated in place.



Here the Strip does a perfect job of lighting up the entire drawer and the Owners manual shelf. Looks like a there a florescent in there now and things are easier to find without being distracting to the driver.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:52 AM
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Re: Glove Box LED upgrade

Nice work, and thanks for the detailed write up.
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Re: Glove Box LED upgrade

Cool.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:11 AM
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Re: Glove Box LED upgrade

As always, looks great, Jeep Addicted! Love your mods.
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Re: Glove Box LED upgrade

That is very cool. I hope the sticky tape holds to the heat during the summer months. I may do this mod too.

I actually never realize there's a light in the glove box.... I will have to check it out later.

So you just tap into the factory switch wires?
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Re: Glove Box LED upgrade

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That is very cool. I hope the sticky tape holds to the heat during the summer months. I may do this mod too.

I actually never realize there's a light in the glove box.... I will have to check it out later.

So you just tap into the factory switch wires?
I didn't tap into the wires I made my own 194 wedge base adapter but if you order the strips from High Performance LED Car Lighting, Light Bulbs, LED Headlights, Taillights, Turn Signals, and Brake Lights you can add and adapter to your order.
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Re: Glove Box LED upgrade

Looks good. Same for 2014?
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Looks good. Same for 2014?

Should be the same on the 14's
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