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How to: Install signal mirrors on 3rd gen Explorer
How to: Activate fog lights with parking lights
List of members with projector headlight retrofits
How to: Brighter headlights on first generation Explorer
HID projection and fog light conversion
2001 Fog Lamp Modification
Keyless entry keypad color change
How to: 91 - 94 Headlight and corner light swap
Lighting FAQ and Answers
Cure for rapidly flashing turn signals after installing LED lights
H.I.D. simulating bulb...
What does everyone think of LED headlamps? I've always loved LEDs and the technology is taking off lately.
They require a ballast like HIDs, but I think they would work better in reflector housings, since they seem to focus their light a bit better.
Anyone try them yet? I would, but for $100, I...
I swapped out my OEM headlights from my 2000 Ford Explorer XLT for some cheap "projector" headlight housings I found on eBAY. They came with halogens so I also modified and converted in some H1 HID headlights into the housings.
Filmed most of the process 2+ years ago and just found the footage once more so tossed them into a YouTube video for anyone interested:
This is a variation from the very good and informative post Interior Dome Light LED Conversion (PICs) by MustangP51.
His post didn't really detail much on wiring and provide a ton of detail on the backseat and cargo lighting and also went the much cooler and more complex method of building his own LED boards :D I went with the lazy man 10-LED disc boards that work out of the box and cost about $6 each (when you buy 5 at a time on eBay from ledwholesalers. Ooo, and I did mine in red, lol. I...
Does anyone know where the stock fog lamp relay is located? I want to put power to it when the parking lamps are on, not just the low beams. I realy don't want to wire up a new one so if anyone knows where this is it would be greatly appriciated!
Does anyone happen to have or know where to find the wiring schematic for the interior lights on a 2000 explorer? I am going to be doing an LED conversion on all interior lights, but for the overhead lights, I wanted to leave the white lights and also put in some blue LEDs that are switch activated. :thumbsup:
Success story, I just did the LED Upgrade in my 07 sport trac's cluster.
With the white face gauges plus 1 blown and weak bulbs inside it was only readable in absolute darkness. Driving around sunset, it was impossible to read. I wish I'd taken before photos but here's how it's looking on the brightest setting. There are no hotspots and it is very readable in any type of light where backlighting is necessary. With the dimmer, they work as intended. The dimmest setting with these LEDs...
Im thinking about buying those projectors on ebay, the ones that are basiaclly the whole headlight housing, they dont come with directions, are they plug and play pretty much or does this require any wire splicing and all of that..
Just picked up a 2004 ST for my son and we upgraded the fog and headlights to LED's. Now when you turn on the fogs it activates the highbeams. If you switch back to low beam, the fogs go out. But you can have the low beams on without the fog lights switch pulled, as soon as you pull it though they go to high beam and you get a faint light in the high beams indicator. Would the Bambi mod fix this? All worked perfect until with added the headlight leds. I've used these brand...
Not much room for additional switches in the first generation Explorers, so after putting in a roll cage added a small piece of diamond plate to hold a switch or two. . .
Here's a look:
With the explosion of cheaper-priced LEDs with lower amperage draws, decided to add a few to the rig, but didn't like the idea of multiple unnamed switches of assorted sizes and colors. So here's my solution:
Haven't wired them all in yet, but ran "power" to all the switches on ignition so the...
I recently posted in the 1st gen forum but thought I may have better luck here. I purchased poison spyder's three wire 3/4" led that have a 50% power (indicator/parking light) wire, 100% power for turn signal wire, and a ground wire. I cut the wires to the 3157 bulb in my parking/turn signal lights on my 94 Navajo and wired them into the respected wires on the LED and changed the flasher and only the turn signal works. If I disconnect the turn signal it will work as an indicator but as soon...
I was trying to replace my headlights and tried to remove the headlight case from the body. Unfortunately I wasnt able to find a way to remove just the headlight case from the lighting assembly...Does anybody have any idea??
What is the general consensus for brighter 7440 reverse bulbs for a Gen 5 Explorer? I have a 2013 PIU.
I do not need or demand LED, just something actually brighter that helps me SEE when backing up, not just look cool. I'm not interested in putting in aircraft landing lights, just changing the bulbs in the existing fixtures. There are so many to choose from, but seeing is believing.
Thanks in advance!
I recently noticed that the F-150 Raptors have 3 amber marker or ID lights at the top center of the grill. I thought it looked pretty cool, and found out that it's actually required by law since the vehicle is wider than 80 inches.
Anyway, I thought I'd look into doing something similar for my truck. Seems a lot of the regular F-150 guys have been doing this also, so after reading about the lights they used, I decided to buy 4 of these and give it a try...