Install: Map & Dome LED’s!

Well goody for me, my second shipment of LED’s came and these ones happen to be the ones for the map and dome lights. I was pumped for these ones since the interior lighting in the LS is so shitty. I don’t know why they would make the spot lights OEM LED and then cheap out and make the map and dome lights the tiny little yellow bulb.

Anyways, picked up these super white panel LED’s and they are awesome as shit. I always wanted to get them for the Subaru but was always too lazy – I don’t know why haha. Anyways, two high power SMD panels up front and one in the back makes for a lit up LS.

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The panel. Comes with multiple connectors – I’m sure those of you that have done this are familiar with that.IMG_0477 copy

The shitty yellow ones that light up nothing.IMG_0481 copy

Comparison of the panel and the one bulb. Hard to tell in a picture…IMG_0489 copy

The view from the back with the front lit up. I didn’t touch the exposure so you guys could get a sense of how bright it was in there. Don’t mind the mess – I’m still trying to decide where to put the air suspension controller since it comes out of my glove box.IMG_0490 copy

The rear lighting. Lame.IMG_0491 copy

One panel in.IMG_0492 copy

Voila! Wow you can see the fridge now! hahahahaIMG_0493 copy

View from the outside. Love this LED magic. Now I am waiting for a few more… all the footwell lights will be swapped out, the door puddle lights and the vanity mirror lights in the rear…

Install: Nike LED’s

Got my first set of LED’s in the mail today for the Nike lights in the headlights. I thought this was seriously just going to take me 15 minutes tops. This was officially the biggest pain in the ass bulb replacement in the world. Not only do you have to take the millions of engine covers and clips off, you then have to remove the grill and then squish your hands into some mangled deformity and somehow twist the bulb socket and maneuver the bulb out. Worst. Design. Ever.

42 SMD LED’s in each bulb and it turned out pretty sick. Overall – pretty happy with the end result but man, what a bitch to do.

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The pair.IMG_0452 copy

Before shot with the halogen bulbs.IMG_0453 copy

Love the headlights btw…IMG_0459 copy

Finally after maneuvering my hand in that tiny ass space, I was able to somehow turn the bulb and get it out. Replaced it with the HID and voila. Looks wicked.IMG_0460 copy

Finally in.IMG_0462 copy

Head on shot. IMG_0463 copy

The other side.IMG_0468 copy

With the HID’s on. I want to replace the HID’s with 5000K because it’s kind of yellow and it bugs me. Looks good in this shot though cause it wasn’t fully warmed up yet. The fogs are yellow here too.IMG_0473 copy

Close up shot. Pretty stoked to get the rest of the LED’s. This helps keep me patient until the good stuff comes.