View Full Version : Replacement LED for Interior Door Panel


Jason Blue Boost
09-19-2008, 03:46 PM
Does anyone know where to get a replacement LED for the interior light by the door handle. The stock bulb lights up red, but I would like to change it to a blue led. This is for a 94 Trans Am.

KEE AUDIO
09-19-2008, 04:03 PM
The stock bulb is actually a small standard filament type bulb. It lights up red because there is red plastic inside the bulb mount filtering the light. To change this you'd have to remove the red plastic by maybe drilling it out. I've seen several small colored (red, blue, green, etc.) LED 3 bulb kits at places like Pep Boys and Advance Auto for cheap. You could use one of these kits to replace the standard bulb in the door handle. The kits have the correct resisiter built into them and must be used for the LED to operate properly. I was going to use a red one to replace mine but haven't done it yet.

MasterEvilAce
09-19-2008, 04:45 PM
#74 is the size bulb

Jason Blue Boost
09-20-2008, 11:41 AM
Thanks guys!

thecobrahunter
09-20-2008, 12:12 PM
I also changed out the door control light. I removed the stock filament bulbs. Spliced in LEDs. And then drilled a hole from the top of the bulb mount (at the same angle that the hole from the light shines through, and then inserted the LEDs and hot glued them in place. Looks 1000 times better.

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/8/web/392000-392999/392726_236_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/8/web/392000-392999/392726_235_full.jpg

KEE AUDIO
09-20-2008, 12:16 PM
I've seen that done before and I have to agree that looks very good compared to the dull stock lighting. Nicely done!!

DrewSG
09-21-2008, 08:27 PM
The stock bulb is actually a small standard filament type bulb. It lights up red because there is red plastic inside the bulb mount filtering the light. To change this you'd have to remove the red plastic by maybe drilling it out. I've seen several small colored (red, blue, green, etc.) LED 3 bulb kits at places like Pep Boys and Advance Auto for cheap. You could use one of these kits to replace the standard bulb in the door handle. The kits have the correct resisiter built into them and must be used for the LED to operate properly. I was going to use a red one to replace mine but haven't done it yet.

Do these kits from pep boys plug right in, or do you need to splice wires?