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vertrkr 10-26-2013 11:56 PM

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All bulbs are the wedge type 194 (except vanity & glovebox which I didn't do). The manual is wrong. The 4 swivel lights and 2 map lights up front are not replaceable. They cast a yellow hue but the leds from VLED I used are so bright they washed them out so it's really not too noticeable.

All the dome lights were difficult to remove and required pliers to pull them out. The middle dome light was extremely tight and I ended up crushing it with the pliers raining glass shards down on me. I still couldn't get it out after that so I had to remove the housing. The only way I could remove it was by using a punch tool on the back side of the housing to push it out. Getting the led bulbs in wasn't a piece of cake either taking some wiggling and pressure.

I did not replace the vanity mirror bulbs yet or the glove compartment. I'm still trying to figure out how to access the glove compartment bulb, it's housing is rather strange but i've only given it a quick look so far. The leds are polarity specific so if they don't light up turn them around. Below is a video on how to install them (not my vid). It's for a Grand Cherokee but everything is the same except for the grab handle lights and the tailgate. The Durango tailgate lights are easier, the white housing does not need to be removed. I posted some pics with notes.

I used these leds for the tailgate, dome and footwell lights. total of 8 bulbs.
5K WHITE 4 LED 2W HIGH POWER BULBS 194 168 158 | 1 PAIR - White 5K - 194 - 168 - 158 LED - Miniature Wedge Base - Bulb Type

All the bulbs are sold in pairs.

Jeep Grand Cherokee/Dodge Durango LED Install - 2010+ - YouTube

JoeyD 10-27-2013 07:26 AM

Re: Interior LED install details
 
I'm starting to think it's a good thing my D isn't here yet...get the benefit of all these great how-tos ahead of time!

ufokillerz 12-07-2013 03:59 PM

Re: Interior LED install details
 
Thanks for the guide, i ordered a few Osram Ledriving leds in the 4k color spectrum for my Durango, I have them installed in my other vehicle, and they are easily the best LEDS period.

ufokillerz 12-12-2013 03:13 PM

Re: Interior LED install details
 
BMW LED fogs are 10watt, not bright enough =(

michaelk 09-28-2014 02:01 PM

Re: Interior LED install details
 
little trick i saw on youtube-

if having trouble pulling those dome lights- put a piece of tape on them- it gives you just enough traction to pull them with your fingers.

I started digging into mine and I was pretty sure i was going to need to break them to get them out too. But then i remembered that tip.

I just put some masking tape on mine and they pulled right out by hand. Didn't even need pliers.

One thing- the tape glue sticks all over the bulbs- if i needed to put them back there would probably be some sort of solvent needed to clean them up.

michaelk 09-28-2014 02:37 PM

Re: Interior LED install details
 
also should mention- never saw a bulb like that in the glove box before. I actually bought a kit that had everything- dome lights, visors, liftgate, reverse lights, front floor lights- but the bulb they gave me for the glove box is not right.

the vendor gave me a bulb with the normal push in type base like the rest, but the bulb that is in there (on a '14) is actually smaller. It's similar push in base but like half the width/diameter.

only marking is "37"...


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