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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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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
    As mentioned, your thread has been merged with this one found using the Forum's handy 'Search' feature.
    You may want to check out post 155 as well. There were many other pictures but when you use a 3rd party posting site the pics aren't saved to our servers and tend to disappear. Good luck.

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    Thank you.
     
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    Are instructions included?
     
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    He has a DIY video on his website. All you need is a flathead screwdriver to depress the clip then it just pops out.
     
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    so this kit allows you to just use a screwdriver to remove the clear plastic & gain access to the bulb.........not cutting, caulking or anything?
     
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    Just watched the video........very simple to replace
     
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    Where is this video? i cant seem to find it.
     
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    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Click on the link in the quote of post 444 and then scroll down to the "Installation Videos"

    Peter
     
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    Thank you for putting this together. I went the Sylvania route, as you listed, with a couple of differences, in that I have already put LED headlights and foglights in.

    I found it odd that I only needed one resistor on the right to eliminate hyper flash, and on the left, with only one, it would not hyper flash unless the headlights were on. I haven't finished yet, because I've decided to go get amber LEDs for the front turn signals, instead of the clear ones I bought. I'm going to do the front resistors at the same time.

    I did the Drive Bright puddle lamps as well. I'm glad I did, because the OEM lamp on the driver's side literally fell apart when I was trying to take it out.
     
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    Hi all, this is my first post, I would like to appreciate all the information provided. I found everything I need here.

    I have a 2016 Explorer Limited and of course I swapped all my lights except for the "one button 3rd row dome light" which I am planning to get from www.drivebright.com, as I am not a good solder!

    Thank you!
     
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    Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
    Lots of good info in the Forum on several topics.
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    Me too, but American made, with warranty, vs Chinese...
     
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    Where do you think Dan is getting his parts from?
     
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    Still, it's someone here to contact, should they fail. He could be buying those very ones and selling them to us in fancy boxes, for all I know. What matters to me, in certain cases, like this, is that I have someone to reach out to for warranty. The last time I bought something Chinese that failed, and I attempted to contact the company for warranty replacement, I was completely SOL, as they had zero presence anywhere for customer support. For some things, it's worth it, at least for me.
     
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    I just ordered LED puddle lamp assemblies from Drivebright dot com. Informative website and some members of this site have purchased Drivebright products. The price included two license plate LED bulbs and I like that I don't have to disassemble the old puddle assemblies, insert an LED, then reseal the assembly.
     
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    You won't be disappointe. A tad expensive but they are really bright & I hear their customer service is really good. The 2 license plate bulbs are ok. I got others that are much brighter

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    Me too. I used all Sylvania LEDs for the small bulbs. I tried the Drive bright ones in the license plate, but found the Sylvanias did a better job of lighting the tag. There are plenty of other places they can be used though.
     
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