Map Light LED Conversion w/ Pics
There is another thread on here somewhere where I believe Bulldog did this conversion. I just did it today and thought I'd share the process and pics.
First, there aren't any direct fit LED's for the PC579 bulbs. I followed Bulldog's advice (Thanks, Bulldog!) and got a pair of WLED-CWHP6 cool white bulbs from Superbrightleds.com . The pair of bulbs were $14.29 including the shipping. They are 6-LED bulbs and are not polarity conscious. They replace the standard 579 bulbs that don't have an integral socket like the PC579. There are bigger bulbs available (more LED's) but I don't know for sure if they would fit into the holes in the console.
The following photos somehow got out of order but I think you can figure it out. The third picture shows the LED next to the original bulb and socket. The process is to clip the wires from the old bulb and remove it from it's socket - Pic 2. Then solder some thin copper wire leads to the contacts of the new LED - Pic 4 (I just used strands form some 18 gauge wire). Then insert the new LED into the old socket - you can push it in with a little force. Then solder the new copper leads to the contacts where the incandescent bulb's leads were originally attached - Pic 1. You may have to rough up the metal there as it's a bit hard to solder to.
Clip the excess wire and that's about it. The last photo shows the console with an LED in the left and the standard bulb in the right for comparison.
The other dome lights and liftgate lights are easy. Just pop in an LED that replaces a 578 Festoon type bulb.
Last edited by Dodgeboy77; 04-05-2011 at 08:19 PM.
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