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Old 11-07-2014, 02:53 PM
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:07 PM
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Does anyone know how to change out the bulb(s) for the overhead console map lights. The lights that you push on / off. Thanks for any info. since the owners manual doesn't cover bulb replacemnet for that.
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:55 PM
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There was just a thread yesterday about some replacing them with Putco LEDS. Search for that and maybe the user, (I think it was JesseRohr) could help you out.
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You just pull down the whole console....
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Question about overhead console

I was looking for info. about the map lights - not the overhead dome light. Concerning the reply about pulling the entire console down.... the entire console just to get to the 2 map lights? Are you sure this is how you access them? Thanks and hope to hear from as many 04-08 owners concerning my questions.

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You should see a spot on the lens (outer edge) where a blade/S'driver may go as a prying/leverage point. Or in my case I was able to get the tips of my fingers under the lip and gently pulled.
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Thanks Rich

Thanks Rich for the info. It's 9pm and dark out right now. But I will take a look in the morning. Do you have any idea what size bulb is used as a replacement? Are they available at Auto Zone or Advance or are they only available at the dealer? Thanks and hope to hear back from you.
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Yes, you can pull the entire console down.
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Go here and watch video. You just pull the console down as stated above.

http://www.putco.com/product/Premium...ht/part/980021
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Thanks

Thanks for the info. and link to the video. It seems to be pretty simple. Have you by chance installed these LED lights in your interior? Take care.
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I want to, I just can't find the kit.
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I am thinking of getting it. I found the kit at several online places for around $70. I will likely order it in a couple of weeks.
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Thanks for all the info. I took a meer 1 minute to pop off the overhead console cover and access the bulbs. WOW! Easy as hell! BUT!!!! Does anyone know where you can buy COLORED (preferably RED) replacement bulbs? I checked Advance Auto and as usual they only have clear bulbs. The bulb # is a 900 which was not in stock on the shelves. Any ideas besides the $70 kit from Putco? Thanks and hope to hear back from as many memners as possible.

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I don't know if you have one near you but try Pep-boys
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I will stop by tomorrow and let you know if I find any. Thanks a butt-ton. Lol!
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$70 for a couple of LED bulbs. Wonder what the markup is on these?
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