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Old 04-03-2010, 03:40 PM
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Hi everyone...

anyone know how to pull down/ remove the overhead console on the 2010s?

I'm trying to replace the map lights with some LEDs that I ordered from AAC (more on that later). It seems in order to be able to get a grip on the bulb to pull the old one out, the reflector needs to be removed first...

further more, I seem to have pushed the switch for one of the lights up inside, and I can't get to it, to reposition it without removing from the overhead.

I've pried, pulled, etc, but don't want to get too aggressive and screw something up further, unless that is how it's designed to be done. I can get it to release on both the front and the back, but not on the sides about in the middle. Can't figure what is holding it in place (it's acting like it's a screw or something).

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Excoastie, i don't know if it will help with your 2010, but, there was a thread about overhead consoles back in February

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....light=overhead
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thanks Yankee... but not much help...

I suspect that the overhead in the 4th gen changed as much as the rest of the truck did...

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this is my overhead console, it doesn't have ALL the bells & whistles that are available, I wanted to get a brighter console light, I finally found it by holding a piece of white paper down by my full floor console & slowly raising it towards the overhead console, that light is about as worthless as a plug nickle. i still have not replaced it, i now use a small beam LED flash light attached to my removeable ash tray to illuminate the floor console during night driving
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that is the overhead console that I'm trying to get loose/ remove....

I've got the bulbs for the map lights, just can't get in there...

I know the light that you're referring to, mine seems to be pretty bright, at least bright enough to find the cup holders, cigs, etc

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I got it! If you gently pull down on the "outter ring" of the overhead console, then it'll "pop" loose enough to be able to get access to where the switch mounts....

poor design on the switch, as it simply slips over 3 contacts, and doesn't have any means of retaining it in position. It's very easy to knock it out of place when replacing the lens cover.

I've got the dome LED and one of the map LEDs installed, as AAC only sent me one LED for the map lights. I'm not sure what is up with this, but will call them on Monday to inquire.

I know this thread is worthless without pics, and without pics it never happened! so enjoy the pics below

Here is the map lights... it's a pretty good contrast of before/ after
mapLEDs.jpg

here is the dome
domeLED.jpg


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Looks good there Exco, glad you finally got it!

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Looks great . I love my leds in my vehicles .
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