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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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    An update: I went out in the dark to investigate. The second row and both domes are LED. I popped one out and could see that they were in fact LED. Does not look changeable in my opinion.

    As I popped the cover off, I can confirm that the map lights (or interior or overhead?) are blue coated W5W lights. Since I was in there I replaced them to the LEDs I had. I like it much better.

    Over the weekend I added these to my license plate lights. They are nice and bright. I feel it is better light than LED bulbs.

    Now maybe some exterior LEDs....
     
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    will these license plate lights fit an explorer?
     
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    They fit perfectly in my 18 Exp.
     
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    I have put these in the map, glove box, and second row locations.
    I put this one in the lower luggage compartment area.
    I used these to replace my puddle lights.
    These are the lights I used for tag lights.
    The over head light by third row, I "borrowed" from a friends PIU. His was a 6000K LED factory, mine was a 5000K LED.

    All lights are now a true 6000K, and I couldn't be happier. No Frankenstein, chopped up, or dremel parts, all plug N play.
     
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    I've done most of that also, but, I haven't been able to do the glove box. It's not for lack of trying either. I just cannot pull out the existing bulb. It's like it's glued in or something!
     
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    I followed these instructions in this thread. Glove Box If the link doesn't work, its on page 3 post 56.
     
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    Funny. I just tried this now and i just couldn't pull the bulb out. Don't really want to taker anything apart. Might try again in a few.

    Edit - went out with a pair of needle nose and gingerly pulled it out. New LED in there now.
     
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    I changed the factory bulbs to led & they are nice & bright, but the right hand side lights up more of the vehicle instead of the license plate due to the way it is designed
    may try these
     
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    I felt that the other LEDs i used just did not disperse the light like I wanted. The ones I used are much better.
     






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