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Old 06-19-2009, 12:18 AM
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fINALLY got it ! thks to Luis ! =)
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Thanks Luis! I did it just now thanks to your pointers

Next up is eyelid, license and other interior lights !!
Glad it worked out for both of you.

Have you replaced the rear dome festoon with LED as well? What did you use?
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No I have not.. it now looks somewhat weird because I have both types in my car.. lol

Any recommendation anyone?
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haven't replaced the rear dome yet. hopefully, it'll won't put up a fight to get opened=]

there should be plenty of festoon-type LEDs on Ebay. but with so many diff types, it's hard to pick one. i'm just gonna head to Chinatown or Alhambra-area and pick one up..
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haven't replaced the rear dome yet. hopefully, it'll won't put up a fight to get opened=]

there should be plenty of festoon-type LEDs on Ebay. but with so many diff types, it's hard to pick one. i'm just gonna head to Chinatown or Alhambra-area and pick one up..
The rear dome is also easy to remove just like got_thang's OP picture.

Do let me know if the one you get is as white as the warm white LEDs - 4300K .
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Can anyone provide any insight on which LED lights to use. I am aware that the size is 194 or 168, but its hard to pick the right ones. I would like to change all of the interior lights to LED. Thanks!

Here is the site...

http://www.v-leds.com/194-168-158-LE...orLanding/true
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click on the product link and check the V-LEDS Part ID, if it starts with 194 you're good.

however, you should stick with the design/shape that's of the typical 194 bulbs - i.e., don't pick an led that's too big or has like 198528 leds on them.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:37 PM
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ive got one with like 12 LED bulbs in with that came with a multi socket. bright as hell in the cabin, i didnt do the dome though
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:21 PM
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Do you have any pics or info on the bulbs that you are using? I wanna change them all out to LED, but I don't wanna waste money on bulbs that won't fit. I too am looking for that bright look. Thanks!
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Glad it worked out for both of you.

Have you replaced the rear dome festoon with LED as well? What did you use?
Why did you remove the entire front overhead console? You could have just removed the lens like @got_thang did by prying around white part only. Seems overly complicated and risky since you're pulling out the sunroof control, wiring, and light switches.
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on the contrary. there were a few people who cracked their cover trying to pry it open. i know i was at the point of cracking it several times myself=)
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on the contrary. there were a few people who cracked their cover trying to pry it open. i know i was at the point of cracking it several times myself=)
I did both sides without any problems... maybe I was being careful... or just lucky.
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I did both sides without any problems... maybe I was being careful... or just lucky.
Yeah, you were really lucky not to break it, quite a few already broke theirs by prying from the side.

Sliding the credit card easily separated the front dome from its latch. Try it and you will know what I mean.
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yeah..that rear dome was a ***** too. matter of fact, i've got hairline fractures on the middle tab.
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Rear dome light cover removal

Thanks for posting that DIY, I couldnt figure out how to remove that rear dome light cover. Do you know where I can find a blue bulb for the rear dome light? I bought some off of E-bay but they look different. They fit in the front dome light, but by the looks of the rear light, it looks kinda like a fuse?? Didnt get one that looks like that. Thanks for your post.
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anybpdy know the part number for the plastic passengers dome light lens??? i cracked mine today replacing the bulbs
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what is the polarg festoon bulb that you guys use???? is there a non LED light that works good with the rear dome??

I put polargs in the front dome and want to make sure it matches in the back dome...

please help TIA

are these the right bulbs for the festoon dome light????

anybody out there?

http://www.eautoworks.com/product-Polarg-2067.htm

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Polarg M28 festoon

I remember seeing several posts before regarding the Polarg M28 festoons. Try searching for Polarg M28 to find previous posts.

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Originally Posted by rb23lb View Post
what is the polarg festoon bulb that you guys use???? is there a non LED light that works good with the rear dome??

I put polargs in the front dome and want to make sure it matches in the back dome...

please help TIA

are these the right bulbs for the festoon dome light????

anybody out there?

http://www.eautoworks.com/product-Polarg-2067.htm
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i need help with the reading light under the rear view mirror, tried changing it and the housing was push in? is there a way to open the rear view mirror to access the light housing and put it back in its place?
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i need help with the reading light under the rear view mirror, tried changing it and the housing was push in? is there a way to open the rear view mirror to access the light housing and put it back in its place?
why change this bulb?!?!? it already is a hyper white xenon style bulb and gives off clean bright white light??

did anybody else change the rearview mirror bulbs???
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^^^ the one on my sisters car is a regular 194 bulb?
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I ordered M28 Festoon Bulbs for my w204 and they are too small... They aren't long enough, I need them to be another 1/2" longer. Does anyone have any idea what the Polarg bulb is for the rear seat dome light?
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this diy helped lots thank you. i just replace all bulbs in my GLK. looks much better now!
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I ordered M28 Festoon Bulbs for my w204 and they are too small... They aren't long enough, I need them to be another 1/2" longer. Does anyone have any idea what the Polarg bulb is for the rear seat dome light?
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Thanks very much, just ordered them. Is there any place M28's are used in the car or are these complete garbage now? lol.
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