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How to: Explorer LED Interior swap + Puddle Lamps DIY

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by CDN_Explorer, August 29, 2011.

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    1. MikeFreas

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      Got my light assembly in from Dan today. Works like a champ, just like the factory light but much brighter.
       
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      Nice. I'm glad that you were able to fix it like I did.
       
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      Hello, new to this and just bought a new 2016 Explorer XLT. Had a question about replacing the map dome light to LED cannot find how to take off the cover. Dont want to mess it up already so wanted to find out before trying anything. Anyone knows how to take off the cover and replace the bulbs on the dome lights and cargo lights in the back? and since im asking already just to be sure the map lights in the front too?
       
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      Lots of details in this thread: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...o-led-interior-swap-diy-2011-explorer.326988/
       
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      Thank you for your reply but this info is not for throughly covers on the 2016 explorer they are very different
       
    7. peterk9

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      First, welcome to the Forum.:wave:
      Your thread has been merged with this one on swapping to LED.
      Although the answer to the cover removal is not shown, I suggest that you send a message to Capt343 who posted the following thread on the 2016.
      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/2016-explorer-led-swap.447502/
      I'm guessing that he has done the cover removal. I don't recall any other posts about the cover.

      Peter
       
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      I also have a 2016 explorer. I am also interested if anyone has converted the 2nd and 3rd row overhead lights to led.
       
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      Anyone convert their 2016 2nd and 3rd row overhead lights to led?
       
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      Do you know if they are different compared to previous models? I'm guessing that the procedure would be much the same.

      Peter
       
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      My 2016 Ford Explorer has the 2nd and 3rd row overhead lights on the center region of the headliner "over your head" not towards the side above the windows.
       
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      Is drive brite the only company modifying the stock 3rd row light assembly? Swapped out all my others with LEDs and would like to complete the interior swap. What's everyone running for led puddle lights? I did a set for my f1 a while that didn't turn out bad, but would rather buy a decent set.
       
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      I just purchases all my interior and exterior bulbs (including the LED puddle lights) from drivebright.com. The puddle lights are a complete plug and play part. Took all of 3 minutes to put them in and boy are they bright! You can get them here: http://drivebright.com/home/shop/v4-extreme-led-puddle-light-pack-brightest/

      I would highly recommend purchasing the puddle lights from there rather than trying to hack up your assembly.
       
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      Possible solution for the 3rd row.

      I own a 2015 focus st and the interior lights look just like the 3rd row explorer one. These use standard bulbs. It may be possible to swap it out. I plan to give this a try in the near future.

      I'll update once I have results.
       
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      Not all the Focuses uses standard bulbs mine are LED for example and it is still on yellowish side of color spectrum (though it is not pure yellow like in Explorer). I thought about it and I actually swapped them and they work, but it might be about 100 bucks or maybe from wreck...
       
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      My focus st uses standard bulbs. Already swapped them out
       
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      Yes. The LED from DriveBright includes map, 2nd row and 3rd row cargo (by power fold buttons).
      I got the Kit, 3rd row dome, puddle and license plate lights from DriveBright. Pretty happy with them. Only exception was the license plate bulbs were a little yellow so I had to go and get another pair.
       
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      Hi, i was replacing all my interior lights with leds. The rear dome light has a weird looking circle button light attached to a circuit board. Is there any way to replace that to an led?
       
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      Welcome to the forum! Did a quick search and found this thread that might be of some use. Go to step 3 in the post #378 to read how someone else tackled this problem. But for a quick overview:

      http://www.explorerforum.com/xenfor...interior-swap-diy.326988/page-16#post-3515516
       

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