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LED Map Lights-Need Help

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by OxyGuy, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Jan 14, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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    OxyGuy

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    I got some LED map light bulbs. How do I remove the standard bulbs without a trip to the ER for stitches? I can't get a good grip on them and I'm afraid I will squeeze too hard and they will break. How do you guys do it?
     
  2. Jan 14, 2012 at 7:08 AM
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    snowgod06

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    crap bolted and welded together....
    You could just take your overhead out and push the bulbs from their base IIRC.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    they are not that hard to do bro. I have changed mine a few times without breakage.. I to was worried they would break
     
  4. Jan 14, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    you can def push from the top if you remove your overhead console, but I just did it with pliers, i was worried bout it breaking too, but it didn't, and if it did, it wouldnt be in ur fingers
     
  5. Jan 14, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    Wrap the bulb with a bit of 2" painters tape, pinch the excess into a little "tail" and yank it out. Worked great for me.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    OxyGuy

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    Thanks for the advice, guys. I got them out. They were pretty stubborn and fit into the socket really tight. I have a roll of the double sided tape to fasten on moldings and emblems. I cut a small strip of the tape and stuck it to the bulbs and it was sticky enough to get a good hold and pull them right out. Got the LED's in and all's well. I have a Honda CRV with LED's inside and have gotten used to them.
     
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