Introduction: 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
Step 1: Remove Housing
Remove the housing from the door, acquire 10mm LED with resistor (for 12V)(purchased on EBay), rubber grommet and silicone if needed. remember where the hot wire (positive) is located
Step 2: Remove Bulb
Remove bulb holder and insert rubber grommet.
Step 3: Test Fit
Test fit LED into grommet, cut wires to proper length.
Step 4: Solder
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
Replace leads and grommet might have to trim connection cover for proper fit.
Step 6: Check Function
Connect to a 12V source and check proper function.
Step 7: Reinstall
Reinstall in vehicle.