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Phillips 921's and Putco Plasma 7440's for reverse from XenonDepot. Pics are up-hill with no ambient lighting and brake/HL off. Did the install in 1 hour (fule LED, with reverse), and now have done 3 WK2's. Can change all 16-18 bulbs to LED's in under 30 minutes.

Hardwired Passport Redline, the currently MAX 360. $15 cord from Amazon and the MAX mount is much better than the other models dual-suction cups. Link to install info:

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Love the reverse setup...almost HID-quality in dark/rural areas with no ambient light at night. I am very impressed.
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:18 PM
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Re: LED Interior Lights

Guys I have another question. As I mentioned before by replacing the interior bulbs with a 194 LED, they do not work perfectly in that if you go to turn on an individual bulb like say while you are driving, it will not go on...I assume this is because the LED draws much less power and it simply will not turn it on. I honestly don't know how you guys can live with that considering it means in most situations you don't have functioning interior lights lol.
I did try them in my 2015 as well and same results.

So now that leads me to this question. Maybe we need the can-bus LED bulbs instead? Is that what you guys are running? My understanding is that a can-bus bulb will draw the same amount of power as the original bulb, this allowing the bulb to turn on exactly the same as the original. So I'm tempted to order some can-bus bulbs and I can only assume that will take care of the issue here.

Is that what you guys are running to take care of this issue I speak of? I'm not a fan of "cool white", so I plan on ordering the "natural white" 194 can-bus bulbs from superbrightleds.com.
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:16 PM
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Guys I have another question. As I mentioned before by replacing the interior bulbs with a 194 LED, they do not work perfectly in that if you go to turn on an individual bulb like say while you are driving, it will not go on...I assume this is because the LED draws much less power and it simply will not turn it on. I honestly don't know how you guys can live with that considering it means in most situations you don't have functioning interior lights lol.
I did try them in my 2015 as well and same results.

So now that leads me to this question. Maybe we need the can-bus LED bulbs instead? Is that what you guys are running? My understanding is that a can-bus bulb will draw the same amount of power as the original bulb, this allowing the bulb to turn on exactly the same as the original. So I'm tempted to order some can-bus bulbs and I can only assume that will take care of the issue here.

Is that what you guys are running to take care of this issue I speak of? I'm not a fan of "cool white", so I plan on ordering the "natural white" 194 can-bus bulbs from superbrightleds.com.
I was unaware of this problem. I ordered from Precision LED, but any 194 should do. I'll have to check mine out and see if I have the same issue. If so, I assume your suggestion will fix it.
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Guys I have another question. As I mentioned before by replacing the interior bulbs with a 194 LED, they do not work perfectly in that if you go to turn on an individual bulb like say while you are driving, it will not go on...I assume this is because the LED draws much less power and it simply will not turn it on. I honestly don't know how you guys can live with that considering it means in most situations you don't have functioning interior lights lol.
I did try them in my 2015 as well and same results.

So now that leads me to this question. Maybe we need the can-bus LED bulbs instead? Is that what you guys are running? My understanding is that a can-bus bulb will draw the same amount of power as the original bulb, this allowing the bulb to turn on exactly the same as the original. So I'm tempted to order some can-bus bulbs and I can only assume that will take care of the issue here.

Is that what you guys are running to take care of this issue I speak of? I'm not a fan of "cool white", so I plan on ordering the "natural white" 194 can-bus bulbs from superbrightleds.com.
I am not having the same issue, nor are either of my friends. Just did another install today and checked what you mentioned.
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:25 AM
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Re: LED Interior Lights

So I just ordered these canbus 194 "natural white" bulbs for my interior from superbrightleds. I have some Osram 6000K bulbs laying around and they have too much of a blue hue to them. I want pure white similar to what we are seeing come factory on some new cars now. The reviews seem to be very good and people love the color of the natural white. As usual I will report back when I get them installed with pics.

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Guys I have another question. As I mentioned before by replacing the interior bulbs with a 194 LED, they do not work perfectly in that if you go to turn on an individual bulb like say while you are driving, it will not go on...I assume this is because the LED draws much less power and it simply will not turn it on. I honestly don't know how you guys can live with that considering it means in most situations you don't have functioning interior lights lol.
I did try them in my 2015 as well and same results.

So now that leads me to this question. Maybe we need the can-bus LED bulbs instead? Is that what you guys are running? My understanding is that a can-bus bulb will draw the same amount of power as the original bulb, this allowing the bulb to turn on exactly the same as the original. So I'm tempted to order some can-bus bulbs and I can only assume that will take care of the issue here.

Is that what you guys are running to take care of this issue I speak of? I'm not a fan of "cool white", so I plan on ordering the "natural white" 194 can-bus bulbs from superbrightleds.com.
I doubt anyone of us, on a forum, modifying our cars would be ok with non-functioning lights, moreover, I haven't heard of anyone having issues with their LEDs interior bulbs not functioning. Did the entire interior for $16, no issues. How much are you into this project? Might be cheaper to buy another car with LEDs already installed inside?
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Just my $0.02:

Do NOT buy cheap LED's...you will end up replacing them and/or having them fail when needed. Spend over $40k on a vehicle but cheapen out on the lights? No thank you!

Have done many LED installs, and 3 WK2's in the last couple weeks. All LED's from XenonDepot (vendor on JeepGarage) and I could not be happier (did not solder the over head)! I will let the pics do the talking...and the reverse lights are like HID's! HAHA
I somewhat agree with this,

My 0.02 I would only, actually went cheap on the interior lights I got through eBay. Less than $15 I think. I wouldn't go cheap on the exterior lighting only cause it's more difficult to replace. I really dig your reverse lights. Will need to look for some eventually.
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LOL? Easier to sell my 1 month old High Altitude because it doesn't have LED interior lights? I'm not far into the project at all. It takes all of 5 minutes to swap interior LEDs. No big deal either way. I have some canbus 194 LEDs from superbrightleds on order. We will see if canbus ones fix the issue.
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I went with all JDM AStar interior lights and after a few weeks of functioning properly, if I have the interior lights on too long (car on or off), say with the hatch or a door open, they begin to flicker like strobes intermittently. Guess im startin over. None of them are individually out (if on some circuit), they just do it after being on for about 45sec straight. bummer.
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I went with all JDM AStar interior lights and after a few weeks of functioning properly, if I have the interior lights on too long (car on or off), say with the hatch or a door open, they begin to flicker like strobes intermittently. Guess im startin over. None of them are individually out (if on some circuit), they just do it after being on for about 45sec straight. bummer.
Try going with the superbrightleds 194 "natural white" bulbs I have recommend. Perfect color! I did swap the factory LED map lights as well but that's a little more of an involved project.

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I had to use duct tape and needle nose pliers to change the 2 rear bulbs in the front overhead light console. Those 2 bulbs put up a bit of a fight before they let go.
I changed out my overhead and floor 194 bulbs and found a very effective way of getting the bulb out. Use a piece of rubber or plastic hose almost the same size as the bulb - 3/8" or so. Slide the hose over the bulb and pull. Worked every time.
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