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Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, Found the right leds for vanity lights... in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; After SUPERBRIGHTLEDS recommended festoon bulbs, (wrong!) as the site says that's the led that fits it. It's a 74 bulb. ...
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    Found the right leds for vanity lights...

    After SUPERBRIGHTLEDS recommended festoon bulbs, (wrong!) as the site says that's the led that fits it.
    It's a 74 bulb. It was worth the hassle however.
    It's hard to believe how much difference the small things make.

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    Re: Found the right leds for vanity lights...

    LEDs have a much better color temp. than reg bulbs! Looks like a great way to go.

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    Re: Found the right leds for vanity lights...

    What about replacement LED for reading lights?

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    Re: Found the right leds for vanity lights...

    Looks nice, though I greatly prefer the colour of the bulbs in the first photo.

    My '87 is all LED. Doors, Ceiling, Marking Lamps, Reverse Lamps, Signals, Spotlamps, Brake Lamps, Gauge Cluster...

    The headlamps are HID though, but I could switch them to LED by the end of the day, if I wanted. Never tried LED headlamps. Maybe I should?

    Anyhow, you kids need to get your "modern" cars with the times.

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    Re: Found the right leds for vanity lights...

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueAngel#07 View Post
    It's a 74 bulb. It was worth the hassle however.
    It's hard to believe how much difference the small things make.
    Do the dimmers work well?

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    How did you gain access to change out the bulbs in the vanity mirror? I'm a big fan of upgrading incandescent bulbs out to LEDs. I upgraded the entire interior of my 95 Deville and what a huge difference it made. The interior lighting became useful. I upgraded the doors, parking lights, license plate lamps, trunk light, turn signals, and cornering lights to LEDs on my DTS. I even upgraded my fogs to HIDs. I would definitely like to upgrade the vanity mirrors to LEDs so they match the rest of the interior lighting in the DTS. If someone even figures out how to change out the light for the front ashtray, I'm up for that as well.

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    Re: Found the right leds for vanity lights...

    Front ashtray light? In a DTS? Is it possible mine has been burnt out for all this time?

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    There's an incandescent bulb in mine that turns on when I slide it out. I don't see it very often unless I have to have 2 USB devices plugged in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3

    Do the dimmers work well?
    This model does not have dimmers( disappointed ) I really wish it did,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogbuehi
    How did you gain access to change out the bulbs in the vanity mirror? I'm a big fan of upgrading incandescent bulbs out to LEDs. I upgraded the entire interior of my 95 Deville and what a huge difference it made. The interior lighting became useful. I upgraded the doors, parking lights, license plate lamps, trunk light, turn signals, and cornering lights to LEDs on my DTS. I even upgraded my fogs to HIDs. I would definitely like to upgrade the vanity mirrors to LEDs so they match the rest of the interior lighting in the DTS. If someone even figures out how to change out the light for the front ashtray, I'm up for that as well.
    I'm not sure about yours, but mine was simple. I used a mini screwdriver set and gently pry inwards towards the lens where the tabs are. I have a 07 DTS and the tabs are on the top and the bottom of the lens. Getting the bulbs out was a bit tricky
    , used a pair of needle nose vice grips...(very gently) they did not want to come out at all. Be sure not to break the bulb they are a pain to get out if you have the 74 bulb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogbuehi
    There's an incandescent bulb in mine that turns on when I slide it out. I don't see it very often unless I have to have 2 USB devices plugged in.
    What bulb did you use for ashtray?

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    Re: Found the right leds for vanity lights...

    By vanity lights, what do you mean? Which bulb number did you buy? From what vendor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWWis
    By vanity lights, what do you mean? Which bulb number did you buy? From what vendor?


    Attachment 123089

    Vanity mirror, got them from superbrightled, 74 bulb in this case,

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