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Location: Tallahassee, Florida
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Expanded LED bulb replacement, questions
I am seeking input from those who have replaced their interior bulbs with LED's. I have recently gone through the process of doing my dome, glove box and similar bulbs, as well as the dash/gauge bulbs.
The dome, etc went off without a hitch, but the gauge/cluster bulbs I had two issues. First had to do with bulb polarity, which was easily resolved, But the second seems to be problems with the sockets themselves in that I can not get any bulbs to work. I have LED's working on every dash light, but the clock and temperature displays and the right side blinker.
On the back of each socket there is a plastic film which seems to have solder traces for the light circuit on them. Are the contacts for each bulb only on this film on the top side of each socket, is there additional contacts inside the socket on the under side (which we can't see)?
Also related to other interior bulbs. Has anyone torn apart any of the switches in the center console, or power window switches to change them out to LED's. How difficult and what bulbs should one order/use?