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Old 11-11-2010, 05:35 PM
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Talking LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

Got my Putco LED bulbs from Amazon. Pictures follow in a couple of posts due to file size and number limitations on this site.

Passenger side was very easy, simply turn the DRL socket assembly a quarter turn to the left and it comes right out. These LEDs seem to have a polarity to them. I plugged the bulb in one way and am lucky I tested because had to reverse the bulb in the socket (rotate base 180 degrees) and it lit right up. It is kind of difficult to test the DRLs by yourself, jeep has to be running and out of park without the ebrake on. So i chocked the rear tires started it up and put in neutral.

The drivers side was a little harder. I had to move/remove the air intake/filter box to get my hand in to remove the bulb socket. Its not that hard there is a seal on the top of the intake opening that pops off pretty easy and then, I opened the filter box, pulled the filter out and took the hose running from the power steering reservoir out of its plastic clips (pops right in and out easily). Pull slowly and firmly upward on the bottom half of the air filter box, it is held on only by three small rubber grommets and will come up fairly easy. Then I just tilted a little (watch the rubber seal over the intake opening) in order to get my hand in there. Just make sure you test that it work before reinstalling everything, otherwise it will be a pain in the ass.

Total install took about 5 minutes for pax side and about 30 minutes for drivers side being extra careful.

LEDs look great, brighter than factory bulbs and MUCH whiter. Matches the Bi-xenon almost perfectly. There is one pic below with the xenon light on to compare. These are all late afternoon evening pics so hard to see the light well, I will try to get some night pics tonight or tomorrow.

On another note I tried to install my replacement bulbs for the license plate lights they will not fit. The bulbs are inserted on a diagonal angle (rather than horizontal like on many other cars) and because the LEDs are taller than the regular w5w bulbs you cannot fit the lens cover back on afterwards so I have to try something a little different for this. I will let you know.


Edit: In case it is not clear the yellowish bulbs are the factory the white ones are LED, I included for comparison. Pics taken with iphone so sorry about the quality.


Link as requested: Putco 234157W Premium Automotive Lighting Nova White LED Bulb
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product

$61.56 for the pair
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:37 PM
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:38 PM
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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

those look great! nice pics
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:49 PM
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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

Indeed. Very nice. I may have to do this myself. Thanks for taking the time to post the pics.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:51 PM
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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

What was the model number of the Putco bulbs? I just checked their website and they don't have anything listed for the 2011 GC yet. Better yet, do you have a link to the product on Amazon?
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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

Exactly what I am after! Thanks for being the guinea pig on this.
For completeness, can you include a link in the initial post to the bulbs you used?
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x4 well done and thanks, +rep to you sir
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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

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Exactly what I am after! Thanks for being the guinea pig on this.
For completeness, can you include a link in the initial post to the bulbs you used?
Done see OP
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Looks great!

I wonder how these new Putco Neutron bulbs would look as according to Putco they are 4x brighter than the nova bulbs.

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Looks great!

I wonder how these new Putco Neutron bulbs would look as according to Putco they are 4x brighter than the nova bulbs.

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you kinda need the 360 degree light otherwise the LEDs wont throw any light on the reflector and you will just see three little LEDs shining outward and will probably look funny. The 360 leds shine so that it hits the reflector and gives a nice dispersed light on the entire reflector.
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Re: LED DRL Replacement Install w/pics

So the inside lens is just for DLR? Or is that the hi-beam lens as well?

Also, does the DRL go out when the turn signal is turned on? Like Audi does with most of their cars now?
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makes sense! Looks great man.

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