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Posted 14 November 2020 - 12:00 PM

Finally got all the interior lights changed to LED ones.
Had already done the two in the hatchback area and the front puddle lamps.
The dome light and 2 map lights were easy to do as the surround just levers off and it’s a straight swap.

The rear map lights were more difficult as the fittings are very tight. Just takes a bit of effort to pull it out as it feels like you will break something, once released it’s just a straight swap.
I have ordered 4 of the sealed units that illuminate the floor.
Have chosen red ones as it should go nicely with the switches and the little ambient lights at the gearstick.
The difference is incredible for very little outlay.
Got the latest w5w bulbs from eBay for £12 for 10 of them
Now the door mirror ones look dull so I will consider doing them once I read up how to.

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 09:53 AM

Has anyone swapped the rear floor lights under the front seats?
I cannot get them out at all , seem exceedingly tight
And don’t want to break them
The front ones were a 2 minute job
It’s a 2104 r-line

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 03:23 PM

View PostJaycee531, on 25 November 2020 - 09:53 AM, said:

Has anyone swapped the rear floor lights under the front seats?
I cannot get them out at all , seem exceedingly tight
And don’t want to break them
The front ones were a 2 minute job
It’s a 2104 r-line


I did mine last week, they weren't easy, the rear lights in the seats have an outer plate that helps keep the seat lining in place. I found that prising that out with a flat head made removing the old ones easier.

Main issue then came installing the new LED's. First Ebay purchase was returned as they were about 3mm to big. Having then emailed we-sell-HIDs (ebay) based in Bradford they confirmed which set would fit and i bought them. Unfortuntely although a much better made product they were still too big. I've ended up having to file down the plastic on the new lights and hacksaw a groove to make them fit. Would be easier to enlarge the gap in the seat but i didn't want to start changing the car incase i want to return it to original in the future. Now installed they look great and can be dimmed from the centre console.

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 03:37 PM

Thanks very much
I saw that plate round them last night but was unsure as to whether it had to come out.
I’ll try it later when my son comes for a visit as his eyesight is far superior to mine 😂
Also discovered the originals can be opened and you could fit an led bulb in them.
I have some spare form the roof lights that I can try tho may be a bit too long
The front ones that I fitted can be dimmed easily via the setup , only annoyance is that they are full power when all the interior lights are on and only revert to 25% when the others are off

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 03:19 PM

View PostJaycee531, on 25 November 2020 - 03:37 PM, said:

Thanks very much
I saw that plate round them last night but was unsure as to whether it had to come out.
I’ll try it later when my son comes for a visit as his eyesight is far superior to mine 😂
Also discovered the originals can be opened and you could fit an led bulb in them.
I have some spare form the roof lights that I can try tho may be a bit too long
The front ones that I fitted can be dimmed easily via the setup , only annoyance is that they are full power when all the interior lights are on and only revert to 25% when the others are off


Yep the interior is like the Blackpool Lights switch on when you turn off the ignition or when you first get in :). I've got mine set to just 5% brightness on start up which is ample IMO. Only got the Wing mirror lights to do now but will wait until warmer weather before attempting them.

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 04:07 PM

If you dismantle the door mirrors spread a large white sheet on the ground and under the car BEFORE you start.

Some of the screws are tiny and you will be very, very cross if you drop one and have forgotten the sheet!
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Posted 26 November 2020 - 08:28 PM

Had a quick look last night and will refit the original items with an led put in place of the old one, they come apart quite easily if you are careful with the 4 Tabs.
Far too cold to be doing that stuff till I get some replacement gas for my space heater.

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 07:32 PM

Finally got all 4 footwell ones done, have to dismantle the unit and fit the led bulb then replace it.
Vast difference in light quality and dims nicely with the controls in the setup .
Just to do the two in the mirrors and one in the glovebox now

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 11:45 PM

 Jaycee531, on 28 November 2020 - 07:32 PM, said:

Finally got all 4 footwell ones done, have to dismantle the unit and fit the led bulb then replace it.
Vast difference in light quality and dims nicely with the controls in the setup .
Just to do the two in the mirrors and one in the glovebox now

Pics of the various lights would be good ;)
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Posted 29 November 2020 - 11:04 AM

I will get round to that👌Trying to post them might be another story Cass🤣🙀

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Posted 30 November 2020 - 10:21 PM

Here are a. Few photos of the interior with the bulbs all changed.The footwell ones are just turned up for the photo.
Still got the mirror puddle lamps and try to rewire the back door puddle lamps in led like front ones to replace the reflectors.
They come with the correct plug and spades on the little loom supplied.
They all look a bit brighter to the camera.

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