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whatevrworks 11-11-2010 05:35 PM

LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics
 
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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. :thumbsup:

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
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product

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

whatevrworks 11-11-2010 05:37 PM

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08Hemi 11-11-2010 05:38 PM

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those look great! nice pics

MeanDean 11-11-2010 05:49 PM

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Indeed. Very nice. I may have to do this myself. Thanks for taking the time to post the pics.

MeanDean 11-11-2010 05:51 PM

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What was the model number of the Putco bulbs? I just checked their website and they don't have anything listed for the 2011 GC yet. Better yet, do you have a link to the product on Amazon?

Stroked & Blown 11-11-2010 05:51 PM

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Exactly what I am after! Thanks for being the guinea pig on this.
For completeness, can you include a link in the initial post to the bulbs you used?

moosehead 11-11-2010 05:52 PM

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x4 well done and thanks, +rep to you sir

whatevrworks 11-11-2010 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Stroked & Blown (Post 299862)
Exactly what I am after! Thanks for being the guinea pig on this.
For completeness, can you include a link in the initial post to the bulbs you used?

Done see OP

XenonDepot 11-11-2010 06:14 PM

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Looks great!

I wonder how these new Putco Neutron bulbs would look as according to Putco they are 4x brighter than the nova bulbs.

Steve

whatevrworks 11-11-2010 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by XenonDepot (Post 299876)
Looks great!

I wonder how these new Putco Neutron bulbs would look as according to Putco they are 4x brighter than the nova bulbs.

Steve

you kinda need the 360 degree light otherwise the LEDs wont throw any light on the reflector and you will just see three little LEDs shining outward and will probably look funny. The 360 leds shine so that it hits the reflector and gives a nice dispersed light on the entire reflector.

MSCA 11-11-2010 06:36 PM

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So the inside lens is just for DLR? Or is that the hi-beam lens as well?

Also, does the DRL go out when the turn signal is turned on? Like Audi does with most of their cars now?

XenonDepot 11-11-2010 06:38 PM

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makes sense! Looks great man.

Steve


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