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Converting Courtesy Light (door) to LED

I replaced the incandescent bulb with a LED. The light is now brighter and cleaner

specs on LED
12V, 10mm, 40 degree, 5 chip LED, 100ma@280Kmcd
 
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Step 3: Test fit

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Test fit LED into grommet, cut wires to proper length.

Step 4: Solder

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Remove grommet and leads from housing, solder wires to the metal leads, remembering which side is positive. If solder does not take drill a small hole loop wire thru it and then solder.

Step 5: Install leads

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Replace leads and grommet might have to trim connection cover for proper fit.

Step 6: Check function

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Connect to a 12V source and check proper function.
ReCreate5 years ago
Now where did you get a 12 volt led?! LEDs are 3.3 votls not 12 volts
comanche (author)  ReCreate5 years ago
I did a search on EBay, 10mm 12v,. They were sent with the resistor already attached.
what a ripoff. Its not a 12v led its an ordinary led with a resistor attached,nothing special about that. how much did it cost?
comanche (author)  ReCreate5 years ago
14.99 for 10pc, 12v, 10mm, 40 degree, 5 chip LED.
I'm always happy to see another person out there converting to the almighty LED. Looks cool and helps the environment.
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