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Old 08-15-2012, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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my dome lights are in the overhead console and i have tried using a flathead to take off the covers but when i apply pressure it doesnt pop off. i dont wanna break it. any ideas?
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i almost forgot, my left taillight went out n when i go to take out the screw it doesnt even budge. yes i do have the right screwdriver, t25 torx
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If you're referring to the dome lights in the EVIC, you have to pull the EVIC down to replace the bulbs. There is one Torx screw holding it on, in the end closest to the windshield. Then just pull the EVIC straight down. For the tail light, you might just need a little more elbow grease.
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Originally Posted by Snail Farmer View Post
If you're referring to the dome lights in the EVIC, you have to pull the EVIC down to replace the bulbs. There is one Torx screw holding it on, in the end closest to the windshield. Then just pull the EVIC straight down. For the tail light, you might just need a little more elbow grease.
Whats the EVIC light bulb called?

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No idea. There is not one listed in the owners manual.
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It's a PC bulb, but they're not serviceable. What I ended up doing is going to radio shack and buying 12V bulbs and reusing the black base. Worked great.
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Originally Posted by frekeyguy View Post
Whats the EVIC light bulb called?
That looks like the same size as an LED bulb.
What's stopping you from retro fitting a single 12 volt LED in place of that little bulb?

I'm in the process of finishing up a multi bulb LED module conversion to my
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Dome light trim panel with extra switch fitted to turn off the Residual LED glow when ignition is on.
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Originally Posted by Ry' N Jen View Post
Dome light trim panel with extra switch fitted to turn off the Residual LED glow when ignition is on.
Ry, I read on another forum that if you wire the original incandescent bulb in line with the LED's the 'residual glow' will go away because the BCM will see the current draw from the original bulb and kill all power to the circuit.

Not being an electrically savvy DIY'er I don't know if that's true or not. Your thoughts? I'd like to go LED with the overheads and under-dash courtesy lights but don't want them glowing when the Jeep is shut down.

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Ya I heard that as well Bob.
I might just try that a little later today when it gets light out.
I'll use that switch for something else.
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Originally Posted by TwoBobsKJ View Post
Ry, I read on another forum that if you wire the original incandescent bulb in line with the LED's the 'residual glow' will go away because the BCM will see the current draw from the original bulb and kill all power to the circuit.

Not being an electrically savvy DIY'er I don't know if that's true or not. Your thoughts? I'd like to go LED with the overheads and under-dash courtesy lights but don't want them glowing when the Jeep is shut down.

Bob
My experience with the under dash lights is that they have a very VERY slight glow ONLY when the Jeep is on. If it's off, no current is going to them and they don't glow at all. I assume it's the same with the overheads?
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