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Just installed a LED exterior and interior LED light kit for the truck. It looks sick and goes along with the side view mirror lights when you unlock the truck. These bad boys put out some light too. Gives the interior a much fresher look. Anybody else done this? Im trying to find the correct fit for the rear reverse lights. Our bulbs are an odd size though. The new aftermarket lights for these make a BIG difference.
 

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Are these a lot brighter than the standard backup lights?
All of these LED's are much brighter than the stock style filliment bulbs... they make a huge diference. These are starting to get more and more popular as a replacement in any style vehicle. They burn much brighter, have 50x the life expectancy, and are a much colder burning setup than the stock bulbs in most vehicles because the current draw on them is much lower. I changed the glovebox, floor pan lights and all in the truck
 

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The last set I bought actually were LESS bright than regular bulbs. I used a light meter on them in the lab where I worked. The only difference was that they were a higher temp nearer pure white, while the tungsten filaments were of course warmer and yellowish by comparison. One of the big problems is that a lot of the LED lights are spec'ed by the manufacturers with a specific output (lumens), but the bulb designers that incorporate them into their bulbs don't have enough heat dissipation in their bulb design to allow them to drive the LEDs at that rate, so they reduce the power and the LEDs aren't really putting out as much light as they're designed to do. I've found a lot of sets that when tested, were either less bright, or maybe only 10%-15% brighter than OEM. And that's recent, not just older LED bulbs. So I'm cautious about spending $20 on an LED bulb until I see it in action, test it, or hear from someone that it really is a lot brighter.
 

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I put these in the front 4 spots inside of mine:


Then the family started complaining they were TOO bright, and then they started acting weird. Sometimes they'd come on, sometimes not, though they'd always come on when I pushed the light to turn them on, or turned on the ignition.

Now I have these. Really cheap, but so far no problems and I think it's the perfect amount and color of light.


In the rear dome I've got this:


I'll do the exterior once someone figures out a reliable replacement for the headlamps.
 

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Can you post the "kit" you used? I also want so change out all of the old, dingy, yellow halogen lights.


My 2008 Town & Country Minivan has all interior LED's and only had an MSRP of $34K NOT $53K!
 

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Good note on the "too bright" effect for interior lighting.

These are some LEDs I've been looking at for my backup and cargo lights. Click under "Bulb Model" on the right to see the various options they make that are available for our Rebels.

US company, too.
 

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It WAS a bit of a surprise when I got this truck, to see non-led bulbs in it at the price, especially since my old 1500 had led lights and there's not much of a cost for them. Just not something you notice if you test-drive during the day.

For me, there was no kit. Just 4 194 bulbs, and a 43mm festoon bulb for the interior. Not sure about the exterior, as I've not done those yet. There's a lot of talk about CANBUS / error free bulbs, but since what comes out are basic incandescent bulbs, I'm not sure if any extra technology is needed. And, the more expensive ones were the ones that gave me problems.

They do have polarity, so if they don't work, turn them around.
 

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none of my bulbs have "canbus" technology, and work fine. I used a morimoto 44mm festoon for the rear. and some misc led bulbs i had around for the footwell, and map lights, as well as license plate. None were advertised to work for canbus.
I think the rebel has a less sophisticated bulb out detection system vs the real luxury trims
 

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Does anyone have 1 graph that shows what bulbs are for what. Don't have my Rebel yet and haven't seen a owners manual yet.


Interior builbs (dome lamps) I assume are 194??. I had great luck with Sylvania 194 interior bulbs in my Cherokee. Never went bad in 2 years I had them installed in both front reading lights, rear dome / reading lamps, and rear cargo lamps.
What about back up bulbs or the mirror bulbs?
Thanks
Todd
 

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I switched all my bulbs... Reverse lights, 3rd brake light, interiors, and the license plate lights. Cant remember the numbers on them but I'll look and let you know.
 

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I had these installed in the front 4 cab lights, and had trouble with the cargo lamps doing the same thing you mention. Sometimes they'd come on, others not. I thought they were too bright, too.

Philips 127916000KB2 194 Bright White Interior Vision LED light, 2 Pack


I replaced them with these cheapies and they work great.

Cutequeen 8PCS LED Car Lights Bulb White T10 3528 4-SMD 194 168 (pack of 8)


I have this in the rear, and it works fine.

Philips 43mm festoon Bright White Interior Vision LED light (Pack of 1)
 
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