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post #1 of 14 Old 06-23-2011, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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how to: change map lights

hey someone in another thread was asking how to change the map lights
i dont know if there is a write up but i took a bunch of pics so i figured i would just make a new thread incase anyone else was interested in doing this..

k so basically u got ur map lights in the front:


u wanna stick a flat head screwdrive in between the cover and the console and kinda pry on it [u will pry hard but it will not break!!]



u can see the tab on the cover that hooks into the console u need to pry on that to un-hook it


once done it will pop out, there will be a heat sheild there that u can take out, u wont need it for the LEDs anyways...i threw mine away


so u can see this is what the cover looks like


to put the cover back on u need to put the back on first [u can see the 2 knobs in the back of the console area] then just push the tab on the cover and it pops right back in



and ur done!!!

remember u will have to pry hard to get it off but it will not break!!
this works for the back lights too, same concept

lights by the feet are the easiest and the one in the hatch u need to unscrew like 6 of the screws in the cover to slide ur hand in there to hold the bulb housing while puttin the cover back on [poor design lol]


good luck!!

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post #2 of 14 Old 06-23-2011, 08:26 PM
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Are the bulbs the same all around? What are those bulbs called?

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post #3 of 14 Old 06-23-2011, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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to find all your bulb types everywhere on ur truck refer to this website
http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...lacementGuide/

thats the one and only one that i use
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post #4 of 14 Old 06-24-2011, 03:16 AM
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my only issue, i went by the sylvania guide instead of actually looking at the lights, i bought 194's when they are actually festoon's. So its best to physically check before ordering unlike me hahaha.
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post #5 of 14 Old 06-24-2011, 03:18 AM
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what size bulbs did you use for the LEDs? 36x10 or 42x10?
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post #6 of 14 Old 06-24-2011, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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oh well i just go by that and my LED hook up gets everything else for me LOL

this is where i order ALL my leds, everything from my interior, to my brake lights to my reverse lights
http://www.extremebrightleds.com/

name is Jacky and lives in Toronto which is great for me and any other Canadians but probably not as good for the americans lol

ordered 12+ kits from him with no problems and they are all still workin to this day
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post #7 of 14 Old 07-15-2013, 11:46 AM
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Thanks for the help. Great post!
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-15-2013, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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whoa this is old haha
glad it helped ya out!

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post #9 of 14 Old 05-11-2015, 07:04 AM
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I was going crazy trying to figure out how to open these covers! Thanks !
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post #10 of 14 Old 05-11-2015, 09:15 AM
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Since this dinosaur has been bumped...

I'm glad to see a local Canadian distributor mentioned. Definitely making the switch.

But, I've had great experience with superbrightleds.com

American customers may benefit from lower shipping prices.

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damn this is old, glad its still helping people!!

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post #12 of 14 Old 05-12-2015, 04:58 AM
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Don't know how I never saw this before lol I'll sub to it for future reference!

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post #13 of 14 Old 10-31-2015, 04:40 PM
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Anyone here replace the rear passenger side lamps? I've been trying to pry the cover off but it doesn't come off. I even removed the whole assembly but can't seem to remove the cover to replace the bulbs.
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post #14 of 14 Old 10-31-2015, 08:12 PM
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The rear dome lights? The covers most definitely pop off, are you trying both sides? One side is the hinge and the other is the push tab

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