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Old 11-17-2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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how to: replace map light bulbs

i actually made this a long time ago. Just thought since people are buying leds i figure i'd show how to change the maplight

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



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





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.



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



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.


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Old 11-17-2011, 02:37 PM   #2
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Thanks, I might have to do this, but with red bulbs!
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Psst, there's already a how-to on this.
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well i made another one. where is it?
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Thanks, I might have to do this, but with red bulbs!
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:14 PM   #6
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well lets see it, what bulbs did you use.........
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:46 AM   #7
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I used the Same ones Blue used....WLED x-x- I think.....they are not as bright as the photo makes them out to be.....I just had diff settings on my camera at the time.


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^^^^ looks great!
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my controls for the sunroof are different same technique im guessing?
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Yea....It's all the same...I don't even have a sunroof and this How to helped
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