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they are a pain. careful pulling the cover off. get some needle nose pliers and pull the bulb out. they are polar sensitive.
 

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they are a pain. careful pulling the cover off. get some needle nose pliers and pull the bulb out. they are polar sensitive.
yeah... the very first time i changed it i broke the covers. had to buy new ones. this time i was very careful and all was good. also left the covers off so i can try to attempt it again tomorrow.
 

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The sockets can rotate to make it easier too. I usually turn them so the bulb would face straight down instead of the slight angle they are at to make it easier. Then I just turn them back so its aimed at the plate after I get the bulbs in.
 

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The sockets can rotate to make it easier too. I usually turn them so the bulb would face straight down instead of the slight angle they are at to make it easier. Then I just turn them back so its aimed at the plate after I get the bulbs in.
good to know. thanks. i was a bit afraid to turn it. you think its possible to strip the liftgate panel from the inside and then access the socket from the inside, pull ou the socket then replace the bulb. i wonder anyone has ever done that.
 

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good to know. thanks. i was a bit afraid to turn it. you think its possible to strip the liftgate panel from the inside and then access the socket from the inside, pull ou the socket then replace the bulb. i wonder anyone has ever done that.

My guess would be that isn't possible. If I remember right the socket looks like it sits in a hole that is only as big as the socket and held in with two tabs. If the socket were rotated enough, the tabs would go through the openings for them and the socket could come out. The bulb just wouldn't fit through.
 

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good to know. thanks. i was a bit afraid to turn it. you think its possible to strip the liftgate panel from the inside and then access the socket from the inside, pull ou the socket then replace the bulb. i wonder anyone has ever done that.
Yes, it is doable, I changed mine this way just a few days ago. This is the second time I access it this way, even thou it's more steps to take to change them, to me is less of a hassle trying to get those bulbs in through that little opening. Having the right tools makes it much easier and faster too. You would need a Philips head screw driver, T20 or T15 torx bit and a #10 socket.
Hope that helps.

My guess would be that isn't possible. If I remember right the socket looks like it sits in a hole that is only as big as the socket and held in with two tabs. If the socket were rotated enough, the tabs would go through the openings for them and the socket could come out. The bulb just wouldn't fit through.
No, it could be done, the bulb fits through just fine. Done it twice already already with regular 168 bulbs and LEDs.

This are the ones I'm using now, it gives me a subtle look, just about the same amount of light as the stock ones but a white light instead, and not too bright either that says "hey... look how bright and white my plate bulbs are...!"
I got these bulbs now on my WJ, 4Runner and SRT.
http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED-...6K-WHITE-HIGH-POWER-LICENSE-p4481133-1-2.html

 
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Yes, it is doable, I changed mine this way just a few days ago. This is the second time I access it this way, even thou it's more steps to take to change them, to me is less of a hassle trying to get those bulbs in through that little opening. Having the right tools makes it much easier and faster too. You would need a Philips head screw driver, T20 or T15 torx bit and a #10 socket.
Hope that helps.

No, it could be done, the bulb fits through just fine. Done it twice already already with regular 168 bulbs and LEDs.

This are the ones I'm using now, it gives me a subtle look, just about the same amount of light as the stock ones but a white light instead, and not too bright either that says "hey... look how bright and white my plate bulbs are...!"
I got these bulbs now on my WJ, 4Runner and SRT.
http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED-...6K-WHITE-HIGH-POWER-LICENSE-p4481133-1-2.html

great! thanks for the tip mario! i guess ill be stripping it tomorrow.
 

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Before you do all that sand down the PC board socket part they are a little wider then the older style bulbs worked for me with a angle needle nose
 

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I would also recommend looking into the Philips Blue Vision W5W T10 LED Replacement Bulbs. These bulbs are a direct replacement for a 194/168 bulb and area available in 4000k and 6000k.

Cherokee SRT8 forum members also get a discount by using coupon code "CSRT8LED" upon checkout.


 

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i put leds in 2 years ago and the liscenese plate ones i rememeber i had to just sand down the sides ever soo slightly and then they slid right in
 
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