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#1 Old 04-30-2011, 06:54 PM
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Map Lights/ Door lights Bulb change

I am planning to change the map lights, door lights on my 2009 Murano SL AWD with LEDs from V-LEDS. I know they are type 194, but facing hard time getting the bulbs out.

I can get the outer cover out but the bulbs wont budge even after i try to pull them out.

Can anyone who has changed these lights please post some picture on how to remove these bulb?
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I wrapped them around with a soft towel and pulled them out. There's no secret to it.
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Tried pulling it out multiple times now, but seems there is something holding it back. Can some of the experts comment or provide guidance with the process?
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I replaced my interior lights to LED. I have a 2007 S AWD and they us the festoon type bulbs which have points at each end that slip into holes to hold them in.
Try spreading the contacts alittle or hold the bulb between your fingers and put some pressure towards one of the end and pull the opposite end out.
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For 2009 Murano, Map lights use Bulb type 194 and Cargo lights use Festoon 31mm bulbs. I have already changed the cargo to LED. Wanted to change the Map lights with LED now.

Will try using latex gloves to yank it out. Hope I don't mess up the bulb holder in the process.
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crazydude - have you changed out those 194 bulbs? I'm planning to do the same, but there are a lot of choices in LEDs and I'm not sure which would be the best.

Right now I'm leaning toward a 5-LED lamp with 4 to a side and 1 on the end for the map lights, rear roof lights and front door lights.

What did you go with and are you pleased with the results?

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As an aside, what is the point of changing out all the bulbs to LEDs?
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I'll do it eventually just for the "cool" factor. Other than that, you probably can get brighter lights for the same power or slightly different coloring.

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Ah, red to match the "mood light" in the center of the roof!
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Jim Hef - I'm an amateur astronomer and will go with red for night vision protection. It will allow me to keep the back hatch open, and to be able to open doors to root around in the car without blinding my fellow observers (and risking a severe beating as a result).

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Qat, I did change all my interior and License lights to white LED. Looks really cool. Got many complements from people.

Bought most of the LED's from VLEDs, iJMDToy and Ebay. let me know if you need the links to the bulbs. Will post some pictures soon...
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Qat, I did change all my interior and License lights to white LED. Looks really cool. Got many complements from people.

Bought most of the LED's from VLEDs, iJMDToy and Ebay. let me know if you need the links to the bulbs. Will post some pictures soon...

Pics, links, Pls...

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Qat, I did change all my interior and License lights to white LED. Looks really cool. Got many complements from people.

Bought most of the LED's from VLEDs, iJMDToy and Ebay. let me know if you need the links to the bulbs. Will post some pictures soon...
Thanks crazydude. I'd love to see them. I went ahead and bought the 5-led replacements from superbrightleds - they have 4 side facing leds (cardinal directions) and one forward facing led. I think they'll work out well. I hope they are an orangy enough red to match other interior lighting well enough.

And I shall also post pictures.

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Changed out to LED with a prebuilt package from iJMDToy. It had the two maps, two rear, two door, and two hatch. The map lights are not 194's but flat panels with a couple dozen LED's. Very bright and very high quality. All plug and play - fifteen minutes. Highly recomend.
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