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cornettbr 04-02-2013 02:32 PM

Replace overhead lamps
 
I'm thinking about replacing my overhead lamp bulbs with bright leds and I cannot figure out how to get at the bulb it feels like I'm going to break something. Figured I'd stop and ask you guys.

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SkyPilot 04-03-2013 08:24 PM

pry the light from the rear, if you look closely you will see a little indent to insert something to pry it down, its easy enough to just do by hand tho. The the bulb sits in the middle just twist counter clock wise to remove. and reverse to install.

JayDeZ 04-04-2013 07:56 AM

I'm confused. My 2012 SEL has LED overhead lights from the factory. Are they standard lights in the SE for both years or did Ford get cheap for 2013?

cornettbr 04-04-2013 08:15 AM

I wanted to replace them with brighter leds...

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JayDeZ 04-04-2013 08:55 AM

If you have the LED lights they are soldiered to a circuit board. While technically replacement, it is very difficult.

cornettbr 04-04-2013 10:34 AM

The led lamp board will be a plug and play like a normal light bulb. I've changed these out on my old cars

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RonMaiden 04-04-2013 11:28 AM

I don't really have a problem with the brightness of the stock LEDs and never gave an upgrade a thought but I'm curious to see if a swap is easy on this current gen. I do want to do the rear hatch area which looked like a huge improvement.

cornettbr 04-04-2013 11:33 AM

I don't have a hatch but when I get my car back from the service center today I'll try and remove the cover with pictures if I'm successful

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cornettbr 04-09-2013 11:31 AM

They are not leds actually http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/10/uvyqepez.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/10/abena9ab.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/10/teqa7u7e.jpg

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rickdarris2004 04-09-2013 03:52 PM

Just make sure that you don't remove the whole unit, plugging it back in is a pain...


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