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Old 10-20-2011, 05:33 PM
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I changed my lights out to l.e.d.s from superbrightleds.com today thanks to SS4Luck's help with the correct part numbers! Anyways just thought I would pay it forward and give those of you that don't know how to get your lenses and bulbs out a write up!

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Small Flat Head Screwdriver and a 2 small zip ties if wanted (read step 5)

Reading or Map Lights:

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.(I DIDN'T)
  2. Using a small thin-bladed screwdriver, gently pry near the front of the lamp lens between each side and the overhead console housing (1) to unsnap the pivot tabs (3) on the lens from the pivots in the lamp housing.
  3. With the lens disengaged from both pivots, pull the lens forward far enough to disengage the switch tab (2) on the rear edge of the lens from the slot in the rear of the overhead console lamp housing.
  4. Remove the lens from the housing.
  5. Pull the light bulb straight down. (Mine were hard to grab so I improvised with a zip tie at the base, came right out)


Rear Dome Light:

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.(I DIDN'T)
  2. Insert the tip of a small flat bladed screwdriver into the notch (5) between the lens (2) and the housing (1) on one side of the dome lamp unit.
  3. Gently pry the end of the lens outward until it unsnaps from the housing.
  4. Swing the lens outward until it is perpendicular to the housing.
  5. Pull the lens hinge/retainer end (3) of the housing outward slightly from the headliner, then slide the exposed end of the housing away from the mounting hole far enough to disengage the fixed retainer (4) on the notched end from the headliner.
  6. Pull the lamp away from the headliner mounting hole far enough to access and disconnect the wire harness connector from the back of the lamp.
  7. Remove the lamp from the vehicle. (Pulls right out)


This all takes maybe 5 minutes, just be sure not to break the lens.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:47 AM
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Nice write up man.

It was a PITA for me to get the bulbs out of my map lights, i have to do it with a set of nedle nose pliers and I ended up shattering a bulb. Picking up all the little pieces of glass over the shifter consol is not the greatest way to spend 30 minutes lol
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Thanks. I was about to grab pliers then remembered how often i shatter bulbs. Zip ties it is.
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I changed my lights out to l.e.d.s from superbrightleds.com today thanks to SS4Luck's help with the correct part numbers!

And what would those part #s be?
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x2 921-NW12 map lights
x1 4210-CWHP6 rear dome light
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Now we just need a write up for 3rd gens!

But awesome write up! Very nicely written, and informative. Rep'd
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I'll do it if u send me ur led interior light pics!
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I will be ordering my interior lights most likely next weekend or so, after I get it, I'll have pics, and we can get a good write up done.
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We'll do it sir!
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