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People of LED lighting, please give me some advice to join you...for I have been issued a warning by Johnny Law for burned out license plate bulbs....

I am hoping to go LED and just do a "plug n play" and not modify any wires. I have seen many excellent threads and write-ups IN THE PAST, and like a poor planner I never saved them. (Fail to plan? Plan to fail!):thumbsdow

Hoping to buy AND swap out:

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license plate lights
back-up reverse lights

INTERIOR
dome lights
map lights
glovebox light
vanity lights (both sun visors)
door courtesy lights
trunk lights

Please, any links (to purchase AND "how to") to threads with pics would be appreciated. I know some of these little plastic covers have tricks to remove them without breaking anything. I am the guy who always breaks it first and then says "Gee, if I only pried it from HERE it would have come off easily."

I know Diode Dynamics is a forum sponsor here- wanted to ask your opinions as their website did not have a "how-to". This has been covered many times- just want a link to one of those posts. Perhaps I am not searching correctly.

Thank you!
 

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People of LED lighting, please give me some advice to join you...for I have been issued a warning by Johnny Law for burned out license plate bulbs....

I am hoping to go LED and just do a "plug n play" and not modify any wires. I have seen many excellent threads and write-ups IN THE PAST, and like a poor planner I never saved them. (Fail to plan? Plan to fail!):thumbsdow

Hoping to buy AND swap out:

EXTERIOR
license plate lights
back-up reverse lights

INTERIOR
dome lights
map lights
glovebox light
vanity lights (both sun visors)
door courtesy lights
trunk lights

Please, any links (to purchase AND "how to") to threads with pics would be appreciated. I know some of these little plastic covers have tricks to remove them without breaking anything. I am the guy who always breaks it first and then says "Gee, if I only pried it from HERE it would have come off easily."

I know Diode Dynamics is a forum sponsor here- wanted to ask your opinions as their website did not have a "how-to". This has been covered many times- just want a link to one of those posts. Perhaps I am not searching correctly.

Thank you!
Give me a call and I'll help you with installation tips and details about our product. We have products for most makes and models, so sometimes it takes a little time for us to have full instructions on a particular vehicle.

That said, installing LEDs is extremely plug and play. You are literally replacing bulbs and swapping new ones in. With the exception of turn signals that require load resistors.

(314) 205-3033

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Nick C.
 

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Bought lights for 3 different cars from superbrightleds.com. I checked the type of bulbs in each component to make sure I was ordering the right stuff

I recommend the 30 LED rectangle plate for the dome light. Very bright :D

This is one of those appearance mods that I cant do without, much like window tint
 

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agt kit seems to be pretty nice. Diode dynamics does make some quality stuff, but they are alot of money. Btw isn't the reverse lights a problem, the output of the led is alot less than stock because of the bulb angle?
 

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Please, any links (to purchase AND "how to") to threads with pics would be appreciated. I know some of these little plastic covers have tricks to remove them without breaking anything. I am the guy who always breaks it first and then says "Gee, if I only pried it from HERE it would have come off easily."
I'd highly recommend Diode Dynamics--the Stage 2 LED Kit was perfect for me, with a few modifications. I'd convert the door courtesy lights to red LEDs and keep everything else white. For the dome light, I went with the "LED Board 12-SMD" and went with "LED Board 6-SMD" for the two map lights. The trick for these is that you'll probably want to replace the double-stick tape on the back with something heavier duty.

As for removing the plastic covers, some gentle prying will pop them off. You should be able to easily tell where the clips are, so just pry near them and you're golden. Also, if the LEDs don't work at first, flip it around because chances are you've got the polarity wrong.

If you've got any more questions, feel free to shoot me a PM. I've used this kit on two different 7th-Gen Accords with great success and I love it.
 

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I got all my lighting from DDM tuning you might want to check em out. they're pretty good price wise and I haven't had any real problems yet
 

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I too would back Diode Dynamics, I even put their decal on my car, they have treated me real well. Offer incentives and discounts for return and new customers as well, free shipping and all the good stuff. The best part is they back their product! They will send you a replacement WITH a return label to ship the defective back to them. A real business!
 

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latechew and Phlip96: I do appreciate the comments you made about their customer service. I am at a point in my life where that is more important to me than trying to score a deal on my own. The fact that I posted and Diode Dynamics responded quickly was a good start.

I did go through each of the websites other members were kind enough to provide.

Funny thing is- I've been to the two largest LED factories in the world but always focused on the street lighting and home lighting they manufacture- never thought I would do this to my car but it seems to be a good bang for the buck mod.
 

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You and I, Rick, we're both in the same boat. I want to go LED as well, but mainly for all rear tail lighting, I'm not too concerned about interior lighting. Reverse, turn signals, parking, brake, etc. I have a general idea of what needs to be done, just cross over all of the stock sizes to LED->order->plug n play. Alas, during my searches I found that it's a bit more complicated than that because there are so many LED options in terms of brightness and 360 visibility. Mainly because I want the lights to be just as bright as stock, maybe a little brighter, but not overpoweringly bright where people behind me have to wear sunglasses at night. Definitely don't want anything dimmer than stock, because that would defeat the whole purpose.

I'm going to ask the vendors and share my findings with you.
 

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I'd like to recommend http://www.vleds.com/

I've had their Leds installed on my car for 3 years now without one ever going out on me. It was just plug and play.
If you want, and since you're local, I can help you out if you need more assistance.
 
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