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Old Sat 1st September 2012, 05:36 PM
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Lightbulb LED Conversions ...

Thinking of converting your interior lights to LED's ? ...

Thought I'd give a look into something that is easily done, and doesn't cost a lot ...

Here are some off the shelf products that I used ... And corresponding patients ...



Notes : There are a multitude of suitable product's available on the net ... make sure you get ones that have similar rating ( in W ) to your old one ...

Link : http://www.allcarstuff.com.au/lighti...sion-kit-l-e-d

P.S - This was done for my Brumby, but I'm Sure it could be happily applied to just about any light ...

Add : A summary of this thread can be found here :

LED Conversions ...

Cheers, Bantum ...

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Old Sat 1st September 2012, 06:01 PM
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they look pretty good, could you get us a photo of what it looks like when its in your car?
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Old Sat 1st September 2012, 06:35 PM
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Nice, what are the two lights on the left for?

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I'm keen to see what you do with the round main interior light as it only has that little window for the light to pass through and the square bank of LED's doesn't comply with the existing mounts for the original bulb. I've got a square patch of LED's just floating around in there at the moment, I just spin the round thing around until there's enough showing through that little window
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Old Sat 1st September 2012, 07:06 PM
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what are the two lights on the left for?
Puddle lights in the door Im guessing.

LED interior light upgrade
I did it in my Outback a few years ago, but discovered that some LED panels are designed for 12V and dont last very long on 13.8V when the car is running.
I have since converted to 1x3W Cree LED that is driven by a constant current driver so voltage fluctuations dont affect it

I'll get some photos if I can find then
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Old Sat 1st September 2012, 07:20 PM
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SB . The interior light out of an L series works great in a MY and screw straight in. The reading lights from the L are very easily adapted to the MY. You just have to cut a rectangle hole in the roof lining and use the clip nuts that come with speakers to screw into.

Bantum. as Cam said, what are those lights for and where did they come from.
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Carl - you ripper ! I've only got to the hoard and contemplate stage for the map lights from an L into Brumby head liner - for five years or more . pinch power from the centre light me thinks. Probably only takes five minutes too !
Yeah, the L centre light is the way to go - a five minute job if that for MY or Brumby. I've thrown a few Brumby light fittings to the shtouse.

Me too is curious as to the other lights - footwell?

Man, just a timed On switch from the dash would be excellent in L and Brumby eh??
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Steptoe yer pinch power form the rear light, this took the longest for me.
run some speaker cable down the roof lining it will go easily.
I have the wedge type LED's in the map light and extra LED strip in the L interior light.

Hint when you use the clip nut thingeys for the map open the clip up slightly so they will go over the lining without dameging it, find screws that go in to the nut easily otherwise the card lining is likley to get damaged if the nut twists



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Carl, you work at lightning speed, pics included already. Can see this is gonna be a popular conversion now the secret is out
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Arrow Overhead light ...

Ok - for the first lot, here is what come's in the kit :



Note : As there are various adaptors & connectors for the light, chose one that best suits ...

Firstly carefully take apart the light ( Watch out for the spring loaded ball bearing ! ) then put the adaptor in ...
Add : Also take the opportunity while you have it apart to clean-up & fix any binding / broken bits.



Notes : I've cut out a bit from the back to make it fit as it can be a bit fiddly trying to get it in.
Also the adaptor has a resistor inside to maintain correct amps ...


Then Install the light istelf ...



Note : I've used the existing holder, just bent it a bit to make sure it holds ...

Then hook it up to existing ...



Note : Testing here to make sure it all works + also make sure that the screw fixing completes earth circuit ...

Finally put the light cover back on ...



& Presto - Done ...

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