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08-02-2019 01:44 PM
wildbill23c
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Originally Posted by DavidsCyclops View Post
I have 223,000 miles on my Jeep, and I have only ever had to replace the front headlight bulbs once, on the whole vehicle at about 200,000 miles. One bulb went out, replaced both of them because of the dullness left in the working one. $98 for bulbs, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074KSBLDP
Just changed a headlight bulb in my 98 ZJ a few weeks ago, pretty sure it was the original bulb. Probably the lights were hardly ever used by the PO given it was a sales vehicle for a janitorial supply company they probably never drove it in the dark LOL.
08-02-2019 01:43 PM
wildbill23c
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Originally Posted by Roadijeff View Post
Pretty good, thanks. Did you bother to read this entire thread, especially post #19? You can get the LED replacements for $20 and they fit fine.
Just saying the dealer asking $400+ for an LED replacement bulb is absurd and why people think they're so great at that price...you know there are a lot of people out there that just run to the dealership with their wallet hanging out and have no idea or no knowledge of some internet searching to find alternative bulbs. Why on earth people would pay those kinds of prices for a bulb you know darn well cost a few cents to make in China HAHA!!

I don't think I'd do an LED headlight conversion my ZJ but interior bulbs will certainly get upgraded as they burn out, especially the instrument cluster bulbs, probably never have to change them again, so far it looks like 1 bulb is burned out in the instrument cluster on my ZJ and a couple in the little non-digital display for the 4WD and such below the HVAC controls. Not even sure what those bulbs are, but doesn't look like much to get to that display to swap bulbs. LEDs in these cases are the way to go.

Sorry for sounding like an a** previously wasn't meant to be that way. Just the ridiculous $400+ kind of makes you ask why people what that option especially when not everyone is internet literate so you know there are thousands who pay that price for a light bulb.
08-02-2019 08:56 AM
DavidsCyclops
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Originally Posted by wildbill23c View Post
So...how you liking the whole LED's for everything idea now? Everyone seems to think LEDs are so great, but as you just found out its not just a simple bulb replacement anymore, you have to replace a whole assembly and in many cases you can only get it from the stealership....imagine that whole front headlight/turn signal assembly when one of those bulbs fail and you have to replace the whole thing I'm sure that's going to be a $1000+ bill there. I'll stick to my regular bulbs that have been working just fine for decades, a simple wire plug twist and remove and opposite to reinstall a new one. No LED crap for me, sounds cool but in reality its a pain in your wallet when they fail. Sure the interior dome/cargo lights and dash lights in LED are nice don't have to really mess with them, but external lights yeah they get wet, dry, hit with debris and broken, etc....yeah leave those simple incandescent bulbs that are a few bucks to replace.
I have 223,000 miles on my Jeep, and I have only ever had to replace the front headlight bulbs once, on the whole vehicle at about 200,000 miles. One bulb went out, replaced both of them because of the dullness left in the working one. $98 for bulbs, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074KSBLDP
08-01-2019 08:54 PM
mikeynavy1 Thanks for confirming. I'll probably pick up a pair to stash for when the time comes...and if not...then it is $20.
07-30-2019 10:58 PM
Chicago The LED's listed above from Rockauto and other places are a direct fit into the current harness/sockets. No splicing or soldering needed. About 20 bucks for the pair including shipping. Ignore the Jeep parts and prices. Use Fiat 500 lights and you're good to go!



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While mine haven't gone out yet...and hopefully won't for a long time (mine is a 2018 Limited), I saw this post and a similar one on another site. Can someone confirm whether the lights (LED license plate) are replaceable without buying the harness (or splicing/soldering) or whether they are all one piece. When I look on MOPAR parts sites I see separate part numbers for the harness (for w/ or w/o backup camera) and the bulbs (~$25 each). It looks like they are "removable/replaceable." I'm not sure if this was a design change from early WK2s. The part number, unlike listed above is 68228927AA (could this be for older non-LED part number?)for the individual bulbs. If replaceable, is it relatively easy to do at home. Paying what people are saying to replace license plate lights (or any lighting for that matter) is ridiculous.
07-30-2019 06:37 PM
Roadijeff
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Originally Posted by wildbill23c View Post
So...how you liking the whole LED's for everything idea now?
Pretty good, thanks. Did you bother to read this entire thread, especially post #19? You can get the LED replacements for $20 and they fit fine.
07-29-2019 05:47 PM
wildbill23c So...how you liking the whole LED's for everything idea now? Everyone seems to think LEDs are so great, but as you just found out its not just a simple bulb replacement anymore, you have to replace a whole assembly and in many cases you can only get it from the stealership....imagine that whole front headlight/turn signal assembly when one of those bulbs fail and you have to replace the whole thing I'm sure that's going to be a $1000+ bill there. I'll stick to my regular bulbs that have been working just fine for decades, a simple wire plug twist and remove and opposite to reinstall a new one. No LED crap for me, sounds cool but in reality its a pain in your wallet when they fail. Sure the interior dome/cargo lights and dash lights in LED are nice don't have to really mess with them, but external lights yeah they get wet, dry, hit with debris and broken, etc....yeah leave those simple incandescent bulbs that are a few bucks to replace.
07-29-2019 05:13 PM
ColdCase Early models, through 2013, had replaceable incandescent bulbs, about 60 cents for a pair. The later model are replaceable, but the WK2 parts books have not listed the LEDs as a separate item (they are not suppose to burn out ). Someone here found another parts book (Fiat) that happens to list a $20 lamp assembly that fits. Dunno off hand if there has been any recent lighting/connector changes.
07-29-2019 04:08 PM
mikeynavy1 While mine haven't gone out yet...and hopefully won't for a long time (mine is a 2018 Limited), I saw this post and a similar one on another site. Can someone confirm whether the lights (LED license plate) are replaceable without buying the harness (or splicing/soldering) or whether they are all one piece. When I look on MOPAR parts sites I see separate part numbers for the harness (for w/ or w/o backup camera) and the bulbs (~$25 each). It looks like they are "removable/replaceable." I'm not sure if this was a design change from early WK2s. The part number, unlike listed above is 68228927AA (could this be for older non-LED part number?)for the individual bulbs. If replaceable, is it relatively easy to do at home. Paying what people are saying to replace license plate lights (or any lighting for that matter) is ridiculous.
07-29-2019 12:01 PM
DavidsCyclops
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Originally Posted by howardusa View Post
Could you post a link to these lights on RockAuto? I've searched and can't find them. Apparently I am search challenged.
HT
https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/mo...p+assembly,849

https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/mo...p+assembly,849
07-29-2019 09:13 AM
howardusa
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Originally Posted by Chicago View Post
Update: Rock Auto took a while to get the LED's here, but after 8 days they arrived. Plugged them in and they work great! A HUGE thanks to Wallyvault14. The money saved will buy the wife and I a very nice dinner.
Could you post a link to these lights on RockAuto? I've searched and can't find them. Apparently I am search challenged.
HT
07-29-2019 06:50 AM
stulgos I just bought and received these Fiat license lights for my 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit and THEY WORK! Thank you so much!
07-23-2019 01:43 PM
jjmagoo Well this is one of the best things I've read on this forum in a while, thanks for finding these for the sake of all our wallets!
07-23-2019 12:02 PM
WallyVault14 Hi, I would assume they would. if your bulbs look like they do in my old thread, you should be good to go.
07-22-2019 12:37 PM
stulgos Do these Fiat lights only work for Jeep Laredo's or will they work for 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit?
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