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Map Light Install Issue

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Tiger Tundra, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Aug 31, 2015 at 7:37 PM
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    Tiger Tundra

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    So I got my LED bulbs in today.. great, right?

    Well, i think I've messed up. First, I got it installed and it came on fine (driver's side). But then I realized the bulb was too wide (the glass part) and the silver reflector inside wouldn't fit around it. I apparently pushed too hard and the connector moved up inside. I was able to pull them back down, but now no bulb (factory or LED) will work in it.

    1) What have I done and how can i fix it?
    2) If i do get it working again, can I just leave the reflector out?
     
  2. Aug 31, 2015 at 7:43 PM
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    Any photos to help show this?
     
  3. Aug 31, 2015 at 7:49 PM
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    I keep blowing a fuse with mine:annoyed:
     
  4. Aug 31, 2015 at 10:32 PM
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    @Sean266 i can't figure out pics but I have a couple posted at tundratalk.net. Posted a similar forum over there same time tonight.

    And checked the fuse it's good
     
  5. Sep 1, 2015 at 5:34 AM
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    You may have separated/widened the connector. I did the same thing. Used a small jewellers' screwdriver to re-shape/re-position the connector to get a good contact again. A definite PITA.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2015 at 8:36 AM
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    Gonna give it a go today, this changing interior bulbs thing got out of hand quick
     
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    Ouch. You can try to fix it, but it may need a whole new inside piece you can get from @TRDSparks
     
  9. Sep 1, 2015 at 10:32 AM
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    Finally got them all installed, much easier in the light and after knowing what I was doing. The one I originally messed up had to be reshaped (connectors) with some tiny pliers and it's not holding real tight but working for now.

    Thanks for the help!!
     
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  10. Sep 1, 2015 at 10:55 AM
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    I was able to get connectors back to normal. The metal was very pliable. (Kind of cheesy actually). That's why it was so easy to fix.
     
  11. Sep 11, 2015 at 9:58 AM
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    Everything's been great with the lights I'll upload a pic tonight. SO BRIGHT. Best low $ upgrade possible.
     
  12. Sep 11, 2015 at 9:58 AM
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    Did blow a fuse randomly though, had to replace a 7.5
     

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