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Are the bulbs able to come out? Seems like they are stuck in there. I want to change them to red leds but i am not sure if i want cut the wire and do it that way. Maybe ill break the bulbs out or something and jam them in there heh :tongue:

Oh i changed the dimmer switch to an led, its pretty cool.
 

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Take off the dash to get to them. They 'screw' in from behind. They are 74 bulbs. Easiest suggestion is to get some 74 bulb LEDs from http://autolumination.com/74.htm It's nice, mine are Blue
 

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Oh, they're normal incandescent automotive bulbs. Just pull.
 

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i dont think you can pull those bulbs out from the ashtray or lighter, gotta cut the wire and tie in some new bulbs and stuff. I'll post a pic of my dimmer switch when it gets a little darker :)

edit: useless camera, insanely blurry :mad:
 

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billydog said:
i dont think you can pull those bulbs out from the ashtray or lighter, gotta cut the wire and tie in some new bulbs and stuff. I'll post a pic of my dimmer switch when it gets a little darker :)

edit: useless camera, insanely blurry :mad:
No, many of us have done them - the socket is a twist and pull and the bulbs are size 74 incandescent. Pull them straight out of the socket.
 

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Sometimes it helps to use one of those sheets of rubber that you use to open a jar to grab the bulb. Then you don't have to worry about squeezing so hard to compensate for the oils in your fingers (which make it slippery).
 

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Um, ive changed both to Leds-- they do pull out of the sockets- just takes some encouragement. The automatic trans shifter bulb was the most difficult to pull from the socket... think it may have been glued- oh, i had to ask myself, after having done this, what difference does the color of light in the ashtray make? how many ppl actually even open it?
 

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Sometimes I open mine just to make sure the bulb is still working... that's about the only reason - lol.
 

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what difference does the color of light in the ashtray make? how many ppl actually even open it?
I see your point completely, but I have an aux input cable for my ipod coming out of the ashtray. I've routed it so it's still accessible with the ashtray door closed, but it's still open a crack, so it looks closed in the daytime, but it's open just enough so the red light shines through the crack around the ashtray....it looks pretty cool.
 
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