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Old 04-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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2013 front foot well lights

Anyone know what kind of LED lights are in the front foot-wells of the newer JK's?

It looks like its soldered onto a board but I could be wrong. Superbrightleds.com told me the're stick lights but I'm not seeing that. The OM was useless on this one.

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Old 04-23-2013, 02:47 AM   #2
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They are soldered onto a board. If you want to get rid of them and replace them, the easiest thing to do is pry the wiring loose at the board, buy two 194 'ports', and two 194 compatible LED bulbs. You can trim a lot of the plastic away from the stock lights, then install the new ports, wire them up and put the bulbs in. I know this is hard to understand without a ton of photos, but hopefully this helps.

This first photo shows the stock mount, after I modified it.

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Old 04-23-2013, 03:12 AM   #5
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I finished this project and forgot to take more photos in between. You should get the idea though. After soldering the wires above, I tucked the gold prongs back into the port, and slid the bulb in (the bulb needs to go in now because it holds the prongs properly for the next steps). I tested the Led using a 9v battery to make sure I knew it worked and the wires were proper.

Then I pushed the port through the stock LED holder, using superglue just in case, but the fit is tight and you should test fit it before hand as you may need to file plastic down to fit.

I then trimmed out the wires, soldered them to the stock wires, and used black shrink wrap to make it look good. I rerouted the stock clip connector too, it made for a cleaner install.

This project did take a few hours, but it wasn't hard, just go slowly.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:17 AM   #6
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Finally, these are the ports I used. I think I picked them up at Autozone. I used the red LED bulbs from Autozone, but any 194 LED should work.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:00 AM   #7
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Moved all photos to my photobucket - they can be found here - Footwell LED Lights Mod Photos by Lusus_Naturae | Photobucket

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