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Old 15 Aug 2015, 05:15 pm
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Hello!?
I got my Blue LEDs today in the mail! but I don't know how to install them. Googled it, nothing so I thought someone on here would know. I have to replace:
Dome lights (front and rear)
Licence plate bulbs
And cargo light bulbs.
Any help is appreciated!!!
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Hello!?
I got my Blue LEDs today in the mail! but I don't know how to install them. Googled it, nothing so I thought someone on here would know. I have to replace:
Dome lights (front and rear)
Licence plate bulbs
And cargo light bulbs.
Any help is appreciated!!!
I believe the 2008 license plate bulb is similar to the one in my 2005. But I'm not sure. If it is, you can remove two screws and drop the fixture down. Screw off the clear cover and install the bulb. I had to put a very bright LED in mine to do any good.




On the cargo light, I believe that one is also similar to the 1st Gen PT. If so you can reach it through the compartment where the jack and lug wrench are stored. Grab the assembly through the opening of tha compartment and hold the lens on the outside with your other hand. Gently pull and twist and it will likely pop out. You may have to depress some tabs on the assembly. But the one in my 2001 Limited came apart very easily. Be very gentle. It can break easily.


I don't know about the others. I haven't spend much time with a 2nd Gen PT except went pulling a few salvage parts.
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post a picture of what you bought. if you just bought led's you will need resistors as well. if you bought LED's in a bulb base you should be OK, but you need to be mindful that they only work in one direction(so test them before putting everything all back together, and then for the ones that don't light up, rotate the LED bulb 180).
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post a picture of what you bought. if you just bought led's you will need resistors as well. if you bought LED's in a bulb base you should be OK, but you need to be mindful that they only work in one direction(so test them before putting everything all back together, and then for the ones that don't light up, rotate the LED bulb 180).
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I'd check with your State...a blue license plate light might be illegal.
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I'd check with your State...a blue license plate light might be illegal.
They are. The guy sent me white LEDs for the licence plate.
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I believe the 2008 license plate bulb is similar to the one in my 2005. But I'm not sure. If it is, you can remove two screws and drop the fixture down. Screw off the clear cover and install the bulb. I had to put a very bright LED in mine to do any good.




On the cargo light, I believe that one is also similar to the 1st Gen PT. If so you can reach it through the compartment where the jack and lug wrench are stored. Grab the assembly through the opening of tha compartment and hold the lens on the outside with your other hand. Gently pull and twist and it will likely pop out. You may have to depress some tabs on the assembly. But the one in my 2001 Limited came apart very easily. Be very gentle. It can break easily.


I don't know about the others. I haven't spend much time with a 2nd Gen PT except went pulling a few salvage parts.
Thanks, handy!! Both lights are the exact same as yours! Doesn't look like they changed anything from the rear quarter back on the 2nd gens and guess what? My car needed a new cargo light lol! Will be posting pics later tonight of the install!
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