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Repair Guide: How to change light bulbs in mirror

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Changing the light bulb in the mirror is a slight pain but I figured out an easy way to do it.
1. Take of the clear plastic cover using a small flat head screw driver.
2. Use a rubber grip (found on clicky pens and mechanical pencils) to wrap around the light bulb.
3. Grab the rubber as close to the bulb as possible and wiggle it out.
4. It may take a few trys but it works pretty well.

I discovered this because I wanted to put LED's in place of the stock bulbs. It's much brighter and looks pretty cool too!

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wish you would of took a pic of the bulb
 
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Sorry. I didnt even think about it, because it looks just like any other light bulb.
 
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Originally Posted by sdowney View Post
Changing the light bulb in the mirror is a slight pain but I figured out an easy way to do it.
1. Take of the clear plastic cover using a small flat head screw driver.
2. Use a rubber grip (found on clicky pens and mechanical pencils) to wrap around the light bulb.
3. Grab the rubber as close to the bulb as possible and wiggle it out.
4. It may take a few trys but it works pretty well.

I discovered this because I wanted to put LED's in place of the stock bulbs. It's much brighter and looks pretty cool too!

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I use this same method, but with a piece of rubber hose instead of a grip off a pen. Works great!
 
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was i did was use pliers and tape, tape around the bulb then wiggle lose, but the led looks like the normal bulb? i didnt know that good
 
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Yes. The LED bulb goes in very easily. I was able to just slide it in with my hands. Just be sure that its the correct size. I believe its a 194. You might want to double check before you buy bulbs
 
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I use this same method, but with a piece of rubber hose instead of a grip off a pen. Works great!
I bet! I felt like a genius when I thought of this. LOL
 
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Originally Posted by sdowney View Post
Yes. The LED bulb goes in very easily. I was able to just slide it in with my hands. Just be sure that its the correct size. I believe its a 194. You might want to double check before you buy bulbs
yup, i went on superbrightleds.com and that have basically a bulb finder, i just wasnt sure on how the new ones looked like. but now i play the waiting game
 
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Originally Posted by owens91 View Post
...now i play the waiting game
That's always the worst part!

I put this style of bulbs in my mirror map lights and they work great!

2 x T10 168 194 W5W Xenon White 12 3020 SMD LED Car Turn Wedge Light Lamp Bulb | eBay
 
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That's always the worst part!

I put this style of bulbs in my mirror map lights and they work great!

2 x T10 168 194 W5W Xenon White 12 3020 SMD LED Car Turn Wedge Light Lamp Bulb | eBay
i seen those i just wasnt sure if it would fit in the bulb socket
 

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