LED Interior

LED Interior

This is a discussion on LED Interior within the Evoque Accessories forums, part of the Evoque Discussions category; I replaced the OEM bulbs with LEDs and I like the results: http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...r08/2bub-1.jpg http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...08/1bulb-1.jpg http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...08/4bulb-1.jpg http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...08/7bulb-1.jpg http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...kr08/6bulb.jpg http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...r08/led123.jpg...

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    '12 Evoque (Prestige):Blacked out trim,Painted front and rear U Bar,Painted center console,black letters,wheels,exhaust tips,lip spoiler,roof rails/'08 Jaguar XKR (V8 SC): Mods/'06 MB SL65 (V12 Twin Turbo)(stock 604HP/738TQ)/'12 MB GL450/'10 E350 4matic: http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps19361479.jpg
    My SL65 AMG and XKR in Friend's Vid: http://youtu.be/0cyA55UTcRI

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    That looks nice I plan on doing that to mine too.
    OP I see you on the babyRR forums. Sick cars man.

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    Very nice! Where did you order the leds from?

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    Does look nice. Would you mind posting a tutorial with purchase and install info?

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    I got my LEDs from a local speed shop here but you can get them at Ebay or autoluminations.com. I've bought alot of bulbs from autoluminations. Just make sure not to get too big as they won't fit. Look for the 194 bulbs as you will need 7 bulbs (3 upper consol, 2 for the rears and 2 for the footwells). You will also need a festoon bulb for the trunk. The OEM is 37mm festoon and make sure you get the skinny kind or else it won't fit in the housing. Here's the hard part....the dome housing and the rears were a pita to open. I had to have my friend mechanic come to help remove the plastic housing. Using a micro screwdriver will damage the plastic surround but yet you need a very thin tool to get in between the gap. He cutup a old credit card and pushed them on both sides and used a microscrewdriver very carefully in the middle to push through the tab to remove the plastic housing. I've read in other forum that people tried it and broke the plastic lense and the touch senstive lense doesn't work.

    The rears were as difficult as the fronts. My friend couldn't pry off the clear plastic lense and so he had to go from the top of the surround housing and using the micro screwdriver and pushed down from on top the plastic lense. It was also a real PITA! I would HIGHLY NOT recommend using a microscrewdriver but my friend with his steady hand was able to remove the lenses without any damage.

    I've read others used a "Gap Opener" but I've searched on the interent for "Gap Opener" but couldn't find anything. I don't know why LR made it so difficult for anyone (even mechanics) to remove the plastic lense to replace bulbs.

    The footwell bulbs are very easy...just look under and pull out the bulb and put in the new LED bulbs. The trunk bulb is also easy....just use a screwdriver and pry off the plastic housing and remove the connector and you should be able to figure out to remove the festoon bulb. I made a mistake in buying to wide of a LED festoon bulb and it wouldn't fit in the housing....make sure to buy the same width festoon bulb as the OEM.

    Just remember......when you install an LED bulb and it doesn't work....turn it around and it should work. Also...for interior bulbs...you do not need to get canbus bulbs.

    I did take a few pics....I'll try to post some in the next day or so.
    '12 Evoque (Prestige):Blacked out trim,Painted front and rear U Bar,Painted center console,black letters,wheels,exhaust tips,lip spoiler,roof rails/'08 Jaguar XKR (V8 SC): Mods/'06 MB SL65 (V12 Twin Turbo)(stock 604HP/738TQ)/'12 MB GL450/'10 E350 4matic: http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps19361479.jpg
    My SL65 AMG and XKR in Friend's Vid: http://youtu.be/0cyA55UTcRI

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    A couple of pics.....................


    '12 Evoque (Prestige):Blacked out trim,Painted front and rear U Bar,Painted center console,black letters,wheels,exhaust tips,lip spoiler,roof rails/'08 Jaguar XKR (V8 SC): Mods/'06 MB SL65 (V12 Twin Turbo)(stock 604HP/738TQ)/'12 MB GL450/'10 E350 4matic: http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps19361479.jpg
    My SL65 AMG and XKR in Friend's Vid: http://youtu.be/0cyA55UTcRI

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    Very cool, thanks again for taking the time to post all of these pics!

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    I did this when I had a civic... I don't know if I see any reason to mod a 65k car

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