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Just swapped out the dome/map lights with led bulbs. Thought I'd share how I did it. First I popped out the clips facing the rear of the car. Then the two in the middle. Everything else should be self explanatory with the following photos. Hope this helps.
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Also, now that I have LEDs in the map lights - they are always ON - very dim... but always on - same for the rear seat dome light - it is always on very dim... anyone else notice this with LED lights?

Thanks for any info,
Pat.
Pat, the reason your LED's stay dimly lit is because they're not Can-bus compatible. Can-bus LED's have a resistor built into them to mimic a standard bulb that lights up with a filament. The filament creates resistance, it's this resistance that tells the can-bus system that there's a light bulb in the socket. Non can-bus LED's don't have any resistance. The can-bus system uses a tiny bit of voltage to "Sense" the presence of a bulb, but because a non can-bus LED is there, that tiny bit of voltage lights up the LED a little.
 

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I did the rear handles this week.


If you prise off both handle covers and then tug on those
covers (they stay attached and are part of the mechanism that secures the handles) the whole handle assembly comes out.


Then you can remove the light assembly and the lens
is then a piece of cake to remove.


Refit in reverse order and then push the covers back in to
secure.




Couldn't disengage the front courtesy/map cluster today though.
Was afraid of cracking it so have left it for another day.
 

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Noob here...Can anyone tell me what kind of led bulbs to buy for the front map/dome for 2016 Renegade Lat? I bought a pair today that fit perfectly, but they are dim and flicker constantly. Any help would be great!
 

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Can't pry off the courtesy/map dome lights cover...

I did the rear handles this week.


If you prise off both handle covers and then tug on those
covers (they stay attached and are part of the mechanism that secures the handles) the whole handle assembly comes out.


Then you can remove the light assembly and the lens
is then a piece of cake to remove.


Refit in reverse order and then push the covers back in to
secure.




Couldn't disengage the front courtesy/map cluster today though.
Was afraid of cracking it so have left it for another day.
Were you ever able to take out the front courtesy/map cluster? I've tried inserting credit cards to pry off the two connectors facing driver on the rear side, and the ones on the side; however, I can't get the cover to pop out. Thanks!
 

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Nope. I gave up.
Thanks for the update. I thought about trying some of the upholstery tools, but the cover is so tight that I'm afraid of cracking it. Nice daylight driving lights with LEDs, and everywhere else except for that front dome light. :(
 

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I was wondering if anybody has replaced the dome lights and map lights with LED lights? And how did you get the map light covers off? I don't want to break them
I bought a ten pack of LEDs from Amazon, changed all interior lights except vanity. You have to carefully pry off the entire assembly, its easy, whole job took 30 minutes

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Ugh - OK - I replaced my map lights with LEDs - really tough. I broke a plastic tab or two. I could not find a way to take down the entire unit - I was afraid of pulling down the headliner - the next plastic item in would not come down easily either. Has anyone taken the map light/upper console apart without breaking anything PLEASE post some instructions or tips if you have done this or figured out how it comes apart and goes back together without breaking anything!

Also, now that I have LEDs in the map lights - they are always ON - very dim... but always on - same for the rear seat dome light - it is always on very dim... anyone else notice this with LED lights?

Thanks for any info,
Pat.
I watched a YouTube video a guy posted doing great it before I did it, just pry carefully. The whole unit will come off and go back easily.

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Hi Pat,
I did all the lights some time ago (have a look into my garage) but didn't take pics along the way .... anyhow, the dome/map light assembly comes down pretty easily when pulling on the rear corners down - use a pry tool first so you get a little gap that allows you to grab in with the fingers .... disconnect the plugs and take the whole assembly to your work desk - vieing it upside down the lamps are housed under the black plastic cover (as you already know) - to take that of securely take a flathead srewdriver and gently disengage where you see the little noses. Also have a look at the appendix of the user manual - that for some reason is only available online (I do have the german version only, so doesn't make sense to post that here).


Regarding the "rest light" you see, there is a problem with your leds that obviously have not the correct resistor built in (I bought mine here www.hypercolor.de ). They should then be off completely after 20-30min, when the "remainig current" has dropped to Zero. So check that. Otherwise I'd go for other leds.


As for the vanity mirror lights - as this has been asked in this thread as well - here also the whole assembly has to be taken out - pry from the right hand side - hold the gap with your finger and then pry gently around the bottom corner all the way to the left side and the mirror will come out - flip it and take off the inner plastic (again with a srewdriver) - see the pic for what it looks like. Now you can take out the bulb ...... hope this helps a Little.
Where did you get the vanity bulb, the only led conversion I have left to do. Thanks

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