How to: 2004 Dodge Ram HVAC Bulb Replacment

Boilerup15

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My lights were out behind my HVAC controls so I thought I would do a write-up as I fixed them.

1) Remove the dash, there is one screw holding it on behind the little "coat" hook looking thing.

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2) You will have 4 wire harness plug in's. Remove those
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3) Here are your stock bulbs, turn them counter clockwise with a small flat head screwdriver to remove:
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4) I replaced them with NEO-5g LED's from Superbrightleds.com:
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Compared to Stock bulbs:
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6)Insert new bulbs, they are directional, so I won't know until later if I put them in right, it is to bright out to see if they are working or not right now. They are very snug putting them in, almost feel like you're going to break something.
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7) Put everything back together.
 
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Good write-up Jon. I wish mine were that easy to change, I would swap them all to white and get rid of the green.
 

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Have any night shots? How well do they work?
 

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Have any night shots? How well do they work?
About that...:lol: I just went out because it is dark enough now. None of them work. So either A) I didn't get them seeded correctly or B) They are all in backwards.

I have to say, I am not thrilled about how they fit. I really struggled trying to get them into the slots. I am going to try to turn them around tomorrow, and if that doesn't work I will be ordering stock bulbs. I checked on a dodge forum before ordering these, and people said they fit no problem, so I am hopeing it was just an install error. :dunno:
 

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I bet they are just backwards.
 

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Did you test the LEDs with a battery before you installed them? That'd help with the polarity issue, too. You could pull the LEDs and solder them into the OEM mounts if they're really that tight.
 

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