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Old 03-24-2013, 03:03 PM
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I have new LED bulbs for my map lights and need to know how to swap them with the factory lights on my 2012. I've found a couple of resources on the web, but none of them look like mine (I've removed the covers). All of them differ in the setup and/or bulb placement when compared to what I see in my truck.

Any help would be appreciated.. I'm really hoping to get these installed today as it doesn't seem difficult.. thanks!
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I've read that others had put zip ties at the base and pulled on them to get them out. I used a pair of needle nose pliers to pop them out. You need to pull straight down but they are tight and it's very hard to get a good grip.
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Zip ties and needle nose pliers.. hmm... thanks for the suggestions! I will give those methods a try!
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I got the pliers in at the base of the bulb and wedged them out. I covered the ends of the pliers with a shop towel. I did not squeeze the main part of the bulb and try to pull down. A few members have had bulbs break because of this and it creates a big mess as well as a danger to your eyes.
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i used needle nose pliers with fingers from a rubber glove over the bulb. The front push lights pry off from each side towards the hood. Be careful removing them and re installing the rear has a tab that activates the switch. the rear light has a nothch for a small screwdriver i believe on the driver side.
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Thanks for all the ideas and feedback everyone. Husband ended up using a string and kind of 'lassoing' the base of the bulbs and out they popped! Worked like a charm.
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