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post #31 of 71 Old 02-15-2013, 10:14 AM
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I just replaced my dome light bulbs with LEDs from superbrightleds.com.
I have a 2012 2-Door Wrangler. I chose the following bulbs:

WLED-x9-CBT:194 CAN Bus LED Bulb - 9 SMD LED Wedge Base Tower - WLED-WW9-CBT:Warm White

I wasn't sure if the 12 LED configuration would fit in the dome light so I got the 9 LED bulbs.
They put off a bit more light than the stock wedge bulbs and the color of the light is better, IMO.

I'm also not sure if I needed to get the CANBUS bulbs. They are a bit more expensive but they work great. The bulbs still dim to black when you put the key in the ignition.

I guess I will need to replace a few more bulbs now. Anyone done the license plate bulb or the backup lights?

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post #32 of 71 Old 02-15-2013, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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I just replaced my dome light bulbs with LEDs from superbrightleds.com.
I have a 2012 2-Door Wrangler. I chose the following bulbs:

WLED-x9-CBT:194 CAN Bus LED Bulb - 9 SMD LED Wedge Base Tower - WLED-WW9-CBT:Warm White

I wasn't sure if the 12 LED configuration would fit in the dome light so I got the 9 LED bulbs.
They put off a bit more light than the stock wedge bulbs and the color of the light is better, IMO.

I'm also not sure if I needed to get the CANBUS bulbs. They are a bit more expensive but they work great. The bulbs still dim to black when you put the key in the ignition.

I guess I will need to replace a few more bulbs now. Anyone done the license plate bulb or the backup lights?
i think the reverse bulbs are #3157 (am i correct?) and i have a four 3157 LEDs from my former Jeep laying around, gonna try to install em this weekend if no snow. i think these can be used in blinkers too, but i dont care much about them, just would like more light for reverse..

northridge 4x4 dome LEDs should arrive next week, amped to get em installed..

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post #33 of 71 Old 02-15-2013, 10:58 AM
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Yep, reverse lights are 3157.

Biggest problem is getting the correct LED configuration so they fit AND give off the light you are looking for.

If your reverse lights work out well, please post which ones you got.
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post #34 of 71 Old 02-15-2013, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, reverse lights are 3157.

Biggest problem is getting the correct LED configuration so they fit AND give off the light you are looking for.

If your reverse lights work out well, please post which ones you got.
I bought them last summer from a China seller on ebay. Im going to try and do it today since its nice out. Snow tomorrow. I will update the thread..

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post #35 of 71 Old 02-15-2013, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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replaced the bulbs with ebay china bright white LEDs. see the iphone pics below. my 2 cents..its like running silverstar head lights over stock. some might call it brighter, some might call it not brighter, just different. certainly a more modern look though. and for $2 per LED, i'll take it. it will look better when i match the dome/cargo lights with similar LEDs and silverstars eventually too. t.[ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH]photo-4.jpg[/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH]
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post #36 of 71 Old 02-15-2013, 07:02 PM
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Lol

Why is there a fish finder in your Jeep?

Not hard, if you have a socket wrench and the mental capacity of a ham sandwich.
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post #37 of 71 Old 02-17-2013, 07:37 AM
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1 | 4410-x9: 578 LED Bulb - 9 LED Festoon | $ 4.74 |
4410-B9: Blue
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2 | 921-x12: 921 LED Bulb - 12 Wide Angle LED Mini Wedge Base| $ 4.95 |
921-B12: Blue

Just ordered these for my 2013. Thanks for the detailed post with part #s.

I am going to leave the under mirror lights white so when I turn those on I still get white light.
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post #38 of 71 Old 02-20-2013, 06:07 PM
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I got mine in blue, they seem ok. I may have to go with the White ones down the road, as i have a ragtop with no light in the back. Cool Lights though.

Why is there a fish finder in your Jeep?

Not hard, if you have a socket wrench and the mental capacity of a ham sandwich.
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post #39 of 71 Old 02-24-2013, 05:47 PM
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Help! After upgrade mirror lights stay on!

I upgraded my dome lights to a sweet blue shown in the other posts... Now the mirror lights stay on ALL THE TIME. What gives? Any thoughts here?
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post #40 of 71 Old 02-24-2013, 06:42 PM
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On my 13, I ordered the led dome lights from Northridge4x4. These lights caused the map lights on the mirror to stay on. Found you need a canbus festoon 44mm led for the rear (purchased from Precission LED), which fixed the map light issue.
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I upgraded my dome lights to a sweet blue shown in the other posts... Now the mirror lights stay on ALL THE TIME. What gives? Any thoughts here?
See the quote above, third post in this thread. I got the festoon canbus version for my 13 and have no problem.


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See the quote above, third post in this thread. I got the festoon canbus version for my 13 and have no problem.
Did you use the 44 mm canbus festoon for both front and rear dome lights?


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post #42 of 71 Old 02-24-2013, 08:15 PM
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Here is what I ordered...

1 4410-x9: 578 LED Bulb - 9 LED Festoon 4410-B9: Blue $4.74
2 921-x12: 921 LED Bulb - 12 Wide Angle LED Mini Wedge Base 921-B12: Blue $4.95
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post #43 of 71 Old 02-25-2013, 12:22 AM
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The photo showing the back is great for comparing, so much whiter on the left.
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post #44 of 71 Old 02-25-2013, 05:27 AM
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Did you use the 44 mm canbus festoon for both front and rear dome lights?
No the lamps are different, I used these Red LEDs in the front.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D2XYA4/..._M3T1_ST1_dp_1


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post #45 of 71 Old 02-25-2013, 05:39 AM
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ok... this is getting even weirder... I removed the LED bulbs entirely and the map lights under the mirror still stay on. They are on when driving and when stopped and cannot be turned off via switch. When parked they seem to eventually time out and shut off. I will replace the stock bulbs later today to see what happens. I may have to take this to the dealer. Something very strange here... ???
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