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shendri2 01-15-2010 06:00 PM

WJ Parking light LED conversion question
 
I'm new to Jeep Garage and have a question about my WJ that you guys could possibly help with...I recently converted all my interior lights to LEDs. I now what to move to the front of the car. I want to replace the three amber bulbs located in the headlamp housing with matching cool blue style LEDs. I understand there are 2 194 wedge based bulbs and a 3157 turn signal bulb located in each light. I would replace the two wedge based bulbs but on the packaging for my LEDs it says: "Warning do not install in headlamp housings heat will cause LED failure", also are there any warnings about installing LED turn signals?
What do you suggest? Thanks in advance!

dreamer1213 01-16-2010 08:43 AM

Re: WJ Parking light LED conversion question
 
Well...the only way to know if they are going to fail is to try them out. LOL..

As far as installing a 3157 LED bulb for your turns, you're going to need some resistors, because the Jeep will think the bulb is either out, or not there, because the LED's doesn't use anywhere near the same amount of power an incandescent bulb.

Chaoul1 01-16-2010 09:53 AM

Re: WJ Parking light LED conversion question
 
I think Chuck has then installed in his Jeep. Maybe he will chime in.

ducks unlimited 01-16-2010 03:58 PM

Re: WJ Parking light LED conversion question
 
here's a mod frankie did and a mod i will be doing soon
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f187/how-to-install-vleds-dual-color-turn-signals-7.html

Chuck 01-16-2010 04:07 PM

Re: WJ Parking light LED conversion question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shendri2 (Post 133056)
I'm new to Jeep Garage and have a question about my WJ that you guys could possibly help with...I recently converted all my interior lights to LEDs. I now what to move to the front of the car. I want to replace the three amber bulbs located in the headlamp housing with matching cool blue style LEDs. I understand there are 2 194 wedge based bulbs and a 3157 turn signal bulb located in each light. I would replace the two wedge based bulbs but on the packaging for my LEDs it says: "Warning do not install in headlamp housings heat will cause LED failure", also are there any warnings about installing LED turn signals?
What do you suggest? Thanks in advance!

Hello and welcome to JG :thumbsup: I did the full exterior LED conversion for the headlights and the rear (except the rear turn signals). The best source for LEDs as far as I know (and where I went for my LEDs) are V-Leds. As far as the 194 bulbs, I say there shouldn't be a problem (Had mine approaching a year w/ HIDs so I wouldn't personally worry about them). Incase they do not turn on at first, turn off the lights, and flip the bulb since the LED has reverse polarity. For the corner light, I went with a small 5 LED bulb since I didn't really want much light in that corner since at night, it would blink after my main signal (which was white when running but amber when signaled while the corner blinked white) which I didn't like. For the middle I honestly forgot which particular bulb I went with but I think it was an 11 LED bulbs while the main signal was a 60 dual turn signal (30 in white and 30 in amber). For this main bulb which is 3157, as Hannes said you will need (2) 6 Ohm resistors (I still have a spare pair brand new never opened). Here are some links

60 LED Dual Turn Signal if you want White for DRL and Amber for signals
http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/T...46227-1-2.html

6 Ohm Resistor which is needed for the main signal to avoid Hyperflashing for bulb 3157 (Two wires will need to be spliced):
http://www.v-leds.com/BlinkerWarning...-p4783296.html

Bulb I most likely went with for the middle running light:
http://www.v-leds.com/Interior-LED/G...38587-1-2.html

Bulb for corner most bulb (At night these are actually pretty powerful for a 5 LED bulb):

http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/C...81039-1-2.html

I'll make another post with the photos of how they look like. Hope this helps and if you need help, just ask away.

shendri2 01-17-2010 05:29 PM

Re: WJ Parking light LED conversion question
 
Thank you for the write-up!! I ordered the pair of 60 LED switchbacks and 2 pair of 4 led wedge bases for the middle and sides. Will update with pictures of installation!

shendri2 01-24-2010 02:13 PM

Re: WJ Parking light LED conversion question
 
Part 1 of LED front conversion..

before...
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/...6b20853a_m.jpg

Part 1..
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/...4f820525_m.jpg
Installed (4) 4 LED bulbs in middle and corner...

Next week...

2 V-Led 60 LED Switchbacks
HID's in Low beam and fog lights 8000k :ftmfw:

Chuck 01-24-2010 02:27 PM

Re: WJ Parking light LED conversion question
 
Don't know if the 4 LED is good enough for the middle (in terms of light output) but if you like it, by all means :thumbsup:. I like what you have so far, can't wait to see the switchbacks.

Chuck 01-24-2010 02:34 PM

Re: WJ Parking light LED conversion question
 
Heres a photo of my setup (Photo by Mario @ NX-1 Detailing). This setup was when I had my projectors, they did fairly well distributing light but the stock housings do a much better job of making everything look smooth (I don't have a photo of that at the moment). But heres something for reference:

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e3...r/IMG_1668.jpg

shendri2 01-24-2010 02:35 PM

Re: WJ Parking light LED conversion question
 
Quote:

Don't know if the 4 LED is good enough for the middle
That ran threw my mind when I ordered them... but once installed, they lit up pretty good at night..



That looks good, realllll good. I noticed that the color tempature for your LEDs and HIDs match... Once everything is installed, I'll have a 2000k tempature difference in my HIDs (8000k) and LEDs (6000k)... Not too concerned though

Chuck 01-24-2010 08:33 PM

Re: WJ Parking light LED conversion question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shendri2 (Post 137629)
That ran threw my mind when I ordered them... but once installed, they lit up pretty good at night..



That looks good, realllll good. I noticed that the color tempature for your LEDs and HIDs match... Once everything is installed, I'll have a 2000k tempature difference in my HIDs (8000k) and LEDs (6000k)... Not too concerned though


Good to hear :thumbsup: Either way, the white looks so much better than the amber.

shendri2 01-31-2010 11:48 PM

Re: WJ Parking light LED conversion question
 
Final product...

V-led turn signals
HID low beam 8000k
Fog lights 8000k

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/...90a9aae1_m.jpg

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Just the fogs

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/...bba9d5f8_m.jpg

parking lights

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/...ff9a5e83_m.jpg

hazard lights

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/...d327b857_m.jpg

Thank you for the advice. This makes a HUGE difference in appearance!! A must for any Jeep owner


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