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LED Light upgrade to a Jeep CJ7

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I was replacing the dash lights in my 1981 CJ7  and decided  to upgrade them to LEDs. Half of them were burnt out anyway so i got some 10mm LEDs off Ebay for 4 bucks.
 
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Step 1: Tools and Materials

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Alright, your gonna need some LEDs, the dash lights, a vise grips and a file. you could use a vise and a dremmel and it would be faster. I dont have those, so i improvised.

Step 3: Cut it out

Cut out the back of the light between the slots. Demel would be awesome but all i had was a utility knife. Use a new blade if your gonna do it manually

Step 4: File the LED

If you got the 10mm LEDs like i did, youll have to file down 2 edges to make it fit. This i where the file or dremel comes in handy. test fit so Its snug

Step 5: Glue it in

Simple. slap some epoxy on the back and put the front back on. also would be a good time to test it out

Step 6: Testing

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Just hook the POSITIVE to the Positive, and the same with the negative. Should light up nice and bright
Very nice! I've been thinking of doing this with the ugly green dash lights in my car. Nice Instructable

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dizzle976 (author)  Livingstrong1 year ago
Make sure you check the lights to see if they have a filter to change the color. I used white LEDs but they glow blue. Check out www.superbriteleds.com. they have led replacement bulbs so there isn't any modifications to your wiring. Thanks for the comment. VOTE!!!!
dizzle976 (author)  dizzle9761 year ago
correction. www.superbrightleds.com
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