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indy_11 06-08-2011 05:17 PM

just baught some super bright leds
 
And they were the wrong ones. Anyone have a clue which ons to get for the map lights in a 2011?

Stangbanger242 06-10-2011 03:34 PM

Do yourself a favor and return them. I bought license plate LEDs from superbrightleds.com and I had to keep sending them back because their circuitry is not built to handle the ~14.4v in our cars and keep frying. They tried telling me something must be wrong with my car, but a quick Internet search proved otherwise.

Getting back on topic, IIRC, they are 134s

StangGTT 06-10-2011 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stangbanger242 (Post 3702193)
Do yourself a favor and return them. I bought license plate LEDs from superbrightleds.com and I had to keep sending them back because their circuitry is not built to handle the ~14.4v in our cars and keep frying. They tried telling me something must be wrong with my car, but a quick Internet search proved otherwise.

Getting back on topic, IIRC, they are 134s

Try vleds.com

Much higher quality than others. I use them in the tail lights of my stang.

Stangbanger242 06-18-2011 11:26 AM

On a side note, how do I pull the map lights out?

indy_11 06-18-2011 12:13 PM

I have a sun roof. Not sure if its different on yours but you hsve to pull the clear ppastic part out. Once you have there are clips on the side the disengage the clear plastic from the harness. Thrn you bend the metal carefully and pull the map light obulb out. Ill put pics up later if needed
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Stangbanger242 06-18-2011 01:07 PM

I have a sunroof too. I'll give it a try and let you know. Thanks

indy_11 06-18-2011 05:47 PM

here's my contribution to the forum

step 1: pull clear plastic off closest to the front of the car

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/...83aaa460_z.jpg

step 2: once pulled all the way out find 4 clips holding the clear plastic piece in place

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5317/...77b75e0f_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5314/...f1f0057d_z.jpg

step 3: once plastic piece is removed the problem is getting the bulbs out. as you've probably already seen they're a pain to grab. so, what I DID (there could be other ways but i found this easier) was bend the metal surrounding the bulbs in order to reach in and grab them easily with my fingers and pull out.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3069/...1a1c25f5_z.jpg

step 4: replacing the bulbs. it doesn't really matter how you put them back in. i personally put the metal back in its place and then put the bulb in. but whatever works for you is fine.

finally: reverse all the steps to take the map light out and you could get a result like this

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2634/...32729518_z.jpg

I really like how they look. They shine bright enough at night to which it isn't overbearing. I'll be sure to put pictures up of the night time later.

Slammed_2.0 06-18-2011 05:53 PM

I have black lights in my interior which are pretty bright to see around and give the black light effect. The write up is exactly what I did

Webstizze 03-13-2012 09:48 PM

Which LED light is the best for the MAP light? Im looking for that blue light and one that is bright so I can see stuff in my car at night if I need to.

2011 SE 03-13-2012 10:07 PM

I bought the WLED-xHP9-T: LED T10 Wedge Base Bulb in blue.

They just barely fit in the map lights, and they're VERY bright blue. You will definitely have no problem seeing things in your car.

Here's a link: http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...LED-WHP9-T.htm

Here are some pictures of the brightness:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d2.../IMG_1439c.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d2.../IMG_1446b.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d2.../IMG_1448b.jpg

That last picture has another one of the 9 LED blue bulbs in the dome light.


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