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Old 10-13-2010, 08:54 AM   #11
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On superbrightleds.com they have a cross over from the stock bulb to the LED.
Norcalfocus, The only problem with this is they use sylvania's website to find the bulb sizes, and they are wrong, thats how I ended up with a festoon 44mm bulb for my rear dome :(, other than that, the rest are/should be correct, as far as Turn signals, brake and tails, exterior bulbs. But wait, You said crossover, i see that now DUH, yes they do have a cross reference, say you take bulb size 6418, match it on the chart and they will tell you what bulb of THEIRS will work in place.

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do you have all the sizes for every bulb? im lookin to do this to my car
Well, like I said above, im pretty sure the exterior bulb list is correct, BUT the interior maps/domes/trunk all take the mini wedge base style bulb, to replace 194/168 sizes.

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i can not for the life of me figure out that damn site someone please help cuz i feel like a dee dee dee!
Just trying to get to the website? or navigate it.

From the homepage click "12 volt car bulbs." From there its pretty simple. Its seperated by bulb style from here on out. It will get confusing because there are so many bulbs, all with 1-9 LEDs on them, some high power, some have different degree of light angle, etc etc. you'll figure it out. I will list the bulb sizes/styles I used linked to their site.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:01 AM   #12
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Looks good.

I love led bulbs. I swapped my dome, odometer, trunk, and license plate lights with white leds.
Sweet, I have only seen a few pictures of other cars, but I liked it right away, any problem with your license plate bulbs? like too bright? or and police issues? Though I got "cool white" for the interior, I did get natural white for the license plate bulbs for no further issue.

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That looks pretty freakin' sweet! That may be another mod I have to add to my list.
Thanks! Its simple, and they wont burn out as quick as regular bulbs, Makes it an easy and effective mod. Did I mention pretty cheap too?
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:15 AM   #13
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I drive a 2010 Focus SE: FYI

What I bought and replaced:

Map Lights (194 style mini wedge base):
6 LEDs with a 30 degree Beam in "Cool White"
WLED-x6 (194 type) Wedge Base bulbs

Interior Dome (194 style mini wedge base, NOT 6411 festoon style):
5-Radially mounted LEDs with a total of 220 degree beam in "Cool White"
WLED-x5 (194 type) Wedge Base bulbs
**Note: I affixed a piece of tin foil for a temp. reflector on the inside of the dome light fixture.**

Trunk Light:(194 style mini wedge base):
5 High power LEDs w/ 360 degree beam in "Cool White" appears more natural white.
I originally got these bulbs for the dome, thinking it would match the brightness of the maps, well, the color is the same "cool white" but since these are high power, they seem whiter, So i just put this in the trunk with its 360 degree beams it really lights it up.
High Power SMD WLED-xHP5 (194 type)
360 degree Wedge Base bulbs


License plate bulbs:(38/39mm Festoon style bulb)
I purchased the 4410 with 9 leds first for the interior, wrong bulb, so I tried in the license plates, too big. I ordered the next couple smaller, ended up with the 36mm festoon bulb with 4 LEDs in "Natural White" this one was just a hair smaller than the originals, but a little bending on the contacts and it fit nice and snug, very bright on the tag, had to turn bulb towards inside of bumper to take some brightness away, LOL.
3610-x4 Festoon Bulb
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:32 PM   #14
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I originally put in some super bright LED license plate lights, but then I thought about it... Why do I want to make it easier for cops to see my plate?

It looks cool, but might not be the smartest thing to do.

Other than that, every single bulb on my car is non-stock, whether it's halogen (reverse), LED (turn signals/tails/license plate/map lights) or HID (headlights/fogs).

The '08 (and some '09s) don't have a rear dome light but I'm working on that. (It'll be LED of course.)
As for the trunk bulb, I took mine out, since it's blocked by the sub box anyways.

No regular incandescent bulbs are left anywhere. I don't like their yellowish color.
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I originally put in some super bright LED license plate lights, but then I thought about it... Why do I want to make it easier for cops to see my plate?

It looks cool, but might not be the smartest thing to do.
Sorry dude, but I thought about it too, and I want cops to be able to see my plates:

IN Florida:
If an officer cannot see your license plate either due to a blown bulb, or dimly lit bulb, or because its not in plain view, that is reasonable doubt and He/She will pull you over, depending on the level of A-HOLE in them. So why get pulled over, just have a nice bright bulb to begin with.

My buddy left my house at 1am friday night, and was pulled over near his house almost 2 am for a Plate light out. LOL.
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Sorry dude, but I thought about it too, and I want cops to be able to see my plates:

IN Florida:
If an officer cannot see your license plate either due to a blown bulb, or dimly lit bulb, or because its not in plain view, that is reasonable doubt and He/She will pull you over, depending on the level of A-HOLE in them. So why get pulled over, just have a nice bright bulb to begin with.

My buddy left my house at 1am friday night, and was pulled over near his house almost 2 am for a Plate light out. LOL.
Guess it depends where you live. Here the law says the bulbs must be at least "3 candela" bright... What cop is going to be able to say that my bulbs weren't at least that bright in court?

Dim is pretty vague too though, so his opinion of dim could be different than yours, but again, how could he prove that your plate was dim to the judge?
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Guess it depends where you live. Here the law says the bulbs must be at least "3 candela" bright... What cop is going to be able to say that my bulbs weren't at least that bright in court?

Dim is pretty vague too though, so his opinion of dim could be different than yours, but again, how could he prove that your plate was dim to the judge?
Doesnt the law always win and is always right? LOL

So how are the LEDs holding up on the exterior bulbs? are they brighter?
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It all comes down to getting the right bulbs.

It's hard to find LEDs that are brighter than stock but it's possible. More than likely you'll have to get them from eBay, cause most stores sell junk you'll end up returning for being too dim.

Bulbs made up of the regular LEDs you see everyday shaped like bullets, usually aren't going to be bright. The flat square surface mount LEDs are bright.

All of my bulbs are brighter than stock and all of them came from eBay. It's all about finding the right design for where you need to put them.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:13 PM   #19
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since i dont have a dome light. id like to put them in like the jettas, they have one on each side on the rear doors by the hand rest/hang
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How do u remove the plastic cover to replace the dome light in an 2002 SVT?
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