: Found the right leds for vanity lights...



BlueAngel#07
03-14-13, 02:35 PM
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.

talismandave
03-14-13, 03:14 PM
LEDs have a much better color temp. than reg bulbs! Looks like a great way to go.

qijovn
03-14-13, 05:40 PM
What about replacement LED for reading lights?

The-Dullahan
03-14-13, 05:47 PM
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. :sneaky:

EChas3
03-17-13, 12:59 AM
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?

ogbuehi
03-17-13, 08:22 AM
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.

5.0 lsc
03-17-13, 11:50 AM
Front ashtray light? In a DTS? Is it possible mine has been burnt out for all this time?

ogbuehi
03-17-13, 07:19 PM
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.

BlueAngel#07
03-25-13, 11:32 AM
Do the dimmers work well?

This model does not have dimmers( disappointed ) I really wish it did,

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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.

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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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?

NWWis
05-08-13, 09:58 AM
By vanity lights, what do you mean? Which bulb number did you buy? From what vendor?

BlueAngel#07
07-07-13, 01:35 AM
By vanity lights, what do you mean? Which bulb number did you buy? From what vendor?



123089

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