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post #1 of 5 Old 04-15-2017, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Led interior conversion 1989 xj

I have a 1989 jeep xj and i want to make every light in the jeep blue dash, dome, cargo, shifter, 4x4 selector, and courtesy lights but i have no clue where to find the lights all the kits are like 40$ and i dont want to spend like 5$ an led where should i go about finding these thanks.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-15-2017, 09:20 AM
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All you guys and your "I wanna modify but I don't wanna spend..."
You get what you pay for! If you find some led's for 50/pc, what would you expect of them compared to ones that are $5/pc.

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I have a 1989 jeep xj and i want to make every light in the jeep blue dash, dome, cargo, shifter, 4x4 selector, and courtesy lights but i have no clue where to find the lights all the kits are like 40$ and i dont want to spend like 5$ an led where should i go about finding these thanks.
Figure out the bulb sizes and you can get them cheap as hell on Amazon. You mostly get what you pay for, though so I suspect you pay attention to reviews and order a couple extra of each size in case of DOA's. Test EVERYTHING before reassembling.

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Superbrightleds.com. As everyone else has already stated, you get what you pay for. Spend a little extra, and get good bulbs. Considering that the rated life on LED bulbs is usually in the tens of thousands of hours, how much have you really spent? Also, when you say "everything", exactly how inclusive is your "everything"? If you are wanting to change, say, the turn signal indicators, keep in mind there are green gels in the cluster in front of the bulbs. If you just install a blue LED in there, it will make a really funky color, not blue, unless you remove the gels first, and I would say that you will most likely need to put something back in its place. Some of these things are extremely bright, and will almost blind you at night. I've already changed all of my instrument cluster light bulbs to LED, and I've had to "filter" some of them (like the high beam indicator) to keep them from blinding me, even with a relatively low output LED. Also, use whatever color you want, but keep in mind that, while it does look cool, blue is absolute hell on your night vision. I have all my gauge backlights replaced with UV LEDs (thats right, blacklights!), the high beam and turn signal indicators with their "correct" respective colors, glove box, ashtray, courtesy, dome, and map lights with red (best to preserve night vision), and blue (which is the original color) for the cigarette lighter light. I will eventually also replace the shift indicator bulbs, as well as all the park, turn signal, and brake lights with LEDs. I will probably have nearly $200 in LEDs by the time I am finished, if I don't wind up with more than that. Good LEDs are not cheap, and cheap LEDs are not good.

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