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Old 09-05-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default LED interior dome bulb

I wanted to swap my regular dome light bulb with an LED one. I'm not sure what size to buy? The original one have a wire loop one each end and I didn't see any like that! Most just have a round cap on each end or they plug in.

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Old 09-05-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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Modify the clips to take a festoon bulb. All it takes is a 1/8 to 5/32 hole in each tab.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/festoon/

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Old 09-05-2013, 01:09 PM   #3
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I just bought the bulb they listed for the dome light.

It was only $6.

It is very bright, illuminating the entire cabin at night with ease. I love it, and I love their website.

This is the bulb I bought, and it fits fine with no modifying.

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Old 09-05-2013, 01:12 PM   #4
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Use this one, no modifying.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...d-festoon/244/

The near white is as bright or brighter than stock. I used the amber...

Careful with the dome light, plastic is very brittle....

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Old 09-05-2013, 01:15 PM   #5
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Great,thanks guys! But how long of a build do I need? Do you know the part number/size? There seems to be many to chose from!

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Old 09-05-2013, 01:45 PM   #6
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Said no modifying required...

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Great,thanks guys! But how long of a build do I need? Do you know the part number/size? There seems to be many to chose from!
Look up dome light is the bulb finder on the SuperBrite site and it gives you the number, then find the equivalent. I didn't know they had started building the loop end festoon bulbs either.

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Old 09-05-2013, 02:21 PM   #8
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I just ordered they SAME one Txsaturn said from Superbrite. $9 with shipping! Thanks!

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Old 09-05-2013, 02:37 PM   #9
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I just ordered they SAME one Txsaturn said from Superbrite. $9 with shipping! Thanks!
I was only quoting SALLYDRIVER - seems reliable.

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Old 09-05-2013, 03:00 PM   #10
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Now do the lights behind the speedometer and tachometer,
make them a nice pretty color instead of white....

For Gen 1 and 2

http://www.superbrightleds.com/searc...products/pc74/

I did the turn signals and DRL in green (three needed)
the high beam in blue (one)
the back lights (six needed, two opera, two by turn signals, and two behind gauges....)

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:10 PM   #11
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actually richpin has a video of him replacing his regular bulb with this led light. it's not really brighter (maybe slightly) just a color difference. even richpin seemed to think so.....

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with my stock bulb the dome light dims slowly when it turns off. would this led do the same thing?

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Old 09-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #13
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Glad to help!

I've not noticed any difference when dimming the dome light, but I haven't looked. Tell you what, wait a few hours, and I'll go see and tell you after it's dark here.

EDIT: Oh wait. You have a 3rd-gen. Mine's 2nd, so it doesn't have that feature. Someone else will have to chime in.

I did replace the TRAC and FOG lights above the radio, and they dim with the dimmer. Good thing, too, because they are BRIGHT (I love it!). I don't know if that applies to the dome light, but the diodes appear similar.

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