$5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

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$5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby bcfromsd » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:01 am

But these at Walmart in the marine / RV section for $4.99. They have a peel off adhesive on the back to mount where u want inside the map light. Strip the red and black wires a good 1 1/2 inches and the black goes in a tiny hole and twist with the smallest needle nose pliers you have, and the red you loop around the bracket shown in my pics.


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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby bcfromsd » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:11 am

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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby bcfromsd » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:12 am

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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby cruzad3r » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:24 am

so the benefit(s) is/are :::

more lumen?
whiter than oem?

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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby bcfromsd » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:08 am

?? The benefit is that it takes 45 secs and u dont have to take anything apart, and yes they are the same white as all the other LEDs I've bought from amazon matches perfect

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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby Larz » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:09 am

For those of us who have transitioned all of our bulbs to LEDs, your two guesses are correct. More lumens and whiter light. Also, in my case, the LED replacements I purchased from Vleds did not fit as securely as the OEM bulbs and the passenger side of the map light would work only when it wanted to. Using this method was the only solution.

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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby CPJ LB » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:41 am

I went with an entire kit (picked up from eBay) the seller is from So Cal and has done a lot of good work on modified interiors so I was referred to his product. the entire kit comes with the Map light replacement and it's plug and play - very bright output. I think I installed this back in August of last year and all the lights are still working 100%. I'll need to take some pix....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/11-Bulb-White-L ... 5d40808f9a

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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby MY06M45S » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:38 pm

CPJ LB wrote:I went with an entire kit (picked up from eBay) the seller is from So Cal and has done a lot of good work on modified interiors so I was referred to his product. the entire kit comes with the Map light replacement and it's plug and play - very bright output. I think I installed this back in August of last year and all the lights are still working 100%. I'll need to take some pix....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/11-Bulb-White-L ... 5d40808f9a
Thanks CPJ LB! I ordered the LED lights from same seller today, you made it easy for me to decide with who to go with.

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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby CPJ LB » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:06 pm

^ You're welcome!! glad to pass along the value....You'll really like the kit...very straight forward.

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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby MY06M45S » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:22 am

I got all the lights swapped out yesterday, every light bulb works, no issues!

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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby CPJ LB » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:26 pm

^ Good to hear.... that was a quick transaction :dblthumb:

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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby Jdiablo84 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:29 pm

I got some Ba9s leds for the dome...they fit but wouldn't work. I tried switching polarity, still nothing. Is there something I'm missing or is the OP's method the only way?

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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby Six_Legs » Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:00 pm

Just replaced my domes with BA9S from VLEDS and they work great.

I replaced an older LED light that consisted of the base of the BA9S that powered a panel of 16 LED's. The panel plugged into the base via a tiny plug. It worked but I always thought it was kinda wonky.

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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby bcfromsd » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:13 am

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Update I was wrong . $5.99 for 2 of them
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Re: $5 DIY Map Light Walmart for M35 + No Soldering

Postby Brando C » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:52 pm

I have spent so much money buying ebay LED's in the past... I am always leary, and don't ever know which product is the best!


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