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Old 10-27-2014, 02:25 PM   #1
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Changing interior overhead light

I was wondering how much of a pain it would be to change out the interior overhead light. Is it just taking out a bulb and putting another in. I would like to put a blue light bulb in there.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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Yes, just swap it out.
Diode Dynamics is a great vendor
Just be careful when prying open the cover.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:46 PM   #3
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Yes, just swap it out.
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Just be careful when prying open the cover.
Yeah the prying part is what I was concerned about. Do you just use a flathead screwdriver? And can you buy the lights at Pep boys or autozone?
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You can probably buy the bulbs most anywhere.

When prying, yes just use a flathead, and go slowly so as not to bend or snap anything. Its easy.
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Or, if you have one, use a plastic trim removal tool.
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Or, if you have one, use a plastic trim removal tool.
Yep, this
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Yep, this
I can find a plastic tool. Thank you. And the bulbs are regular bulbs? I looked on the diode page and their bulbs are these large plastic plug looking things?
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:28 PM   #8
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Diode Dynamics will send you the right bulb for your car, just search your vehicle make, model, and year and you will get the right ones. Fairly cheap for the dome light, $4-10 depending on how bright you want to go.
As far as installing, the plastic cover comes off easily by taking a flathead (or the tool they give you free with the purchase of bulbs) and gently working the notches around till it pops off. Mine came off with almost no effort at all. The bulb is entirely plug and play. It is so easy I bought other colors so I can swap em out depending on the mood of the night =)
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The bulb is a 194, AKA T-10. We have these in several colors.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:23 AM   #10
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Diode Dynamics will send you the right bulb for your car, just search your vehicle make, model, and year and you will get the right ones. Fairly cheap for the dome light, $4-10 depending on how bright you want to go.
As far as installing, the plastic cover comes off easily by taking a flathead (or the tool they give you free with the purchase of bulbs) and gently working the notches around till it pops off. Mine came off with almost no effort at all. The bulb is entirely plug and play. It is so easy I bought other colors so I can swap em out depending on the mood of the night =)
Ok that's what I was wondering pull the plug and put in a new one.
Thank you I'm gonna order a couple!!
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Diode Dynamics and several other places sell varying stages of lights for some applications.

Most of the bulbs will be plug & play- just swap them out. Some of the Stage 3 and Stage 4 ultra brights are custom circuit boards built for each application.
I have the stage 2 overhead, it is VERY bright, but a crisp, clean, clear white light.
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