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Ok, so I'm slowly going through the vehicle figuring out what the bulbs are and how to swap out. Wanted a place to document this so others can reference if they also wish to change out.

So there's another thread (www.ghibliforum.com/forum/electronics-audio-lighting/10985-rear-plate-light.html) where I found the rear plates use 36mm festoon LEDs so won't get into that too much, but the ones I have are these:
6411/ 6413/ 6418/ C6W LED 36mm (5000K) - $20.00 : AZN Optics, Your SOURCE for Automotive LED and HID Lighting!

The interior trunk uses two 194 wedge bulbs and are a simple clip cover that slides off by shifting the cover to the side. The inner region of the bulb cover flips/pivots off. I've swapped them for bright white LED version which does a better job illuminating the trunk space. The ones I have are these:
194/ 168/ T10/ 2825/ 2821/ W5W LED (5000K) V3 [194 168 T10 2825 2821 W5W] - $19.00 : AZN Optics, Your SOURCE for Automotive LED and HID Lighting!

OEM:


Popped cover out:


Pivot open cover to access and remove bulb:


Swapped for bright white LEDs:


Comparison between OEM on left and LED on right:



Under the front and rear side doors are your puddle lights which help illuminate the ground before you step out of your car and can save your shoes from stepping in something you'd rather not. These use four 194 wedge bulbs and utilize the same clip cover as previously mentioned. You probably didn't even know you had these puddle lights and that's simply because the OEM bulbs just aren't bright enough. Put in bright white LEDs and functionality becomes obvious. Once again, I used these from AZN Optics:
194/ 168/ T10/ 2825/ 2821/ W5W LED (5000K) V3 [194 168 T10 2825 2821 W5W] - $19.00 : AZN Optics, Your SOURCE for Automotive LED and HID Lighting!

Popping off cover and pivoting to gain access to the OEM bulb:


OEM light as reflected on ground:


Replaced with bright white LED:


LED Light as reflected on the ground:


Captured comparison between front door with LED and rear door with OEM:
 

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Great stuff thanks!
 

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Looking to buy them in Europe, are those the same?
 

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As someone who works in the lighting industry and with LEDs though not automotive I have reservations about installing LED "lamps" in place of conventional ones unless they have been approved by the manufacturer of the car and the lamp.

Perhaps you will have no problems but there are so many low quality Chinese LEDs on the market that unless you know what you are doing it can be a minefield.
 

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One thing I forgot to mention... These 194 wedge bulbs are polarity dependent so when you plug them in, you have a 50/50 shot of getting it right the first time. If the light doesn't come on, just take it out, flip it, and plug back in.
 

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Were the door ones pretty easy to pop-off and change? I did the ones on the license plate and they were very easy. Just want to make sure not to break anything :)
 

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Yeah, not hard. It just pops off with a flat head screwdriver or a pick tool. I think the plate, door puddle, and trunk are the easiest to replace. Going to start looking at the rest slowly now and see how easy or hard to replace. I'll post success/failure here on this thread as I go along.
 

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Hey thanks much for giving the bulb sizes and before and after. Quick question are you affiliated with the website who's your links are pointing us to? I noticed you had the website plate on ur car in one of the pictures. I am wondering because I have found relatively inexpensive options for all the bulbs mentioned.
 

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Yes, I work with them. There are cheaper options out there, but like most things, it's what's on the inside that counts. Although exterior chip layout might look similar, components are different. The SMDs used are strictly CREE and Toyoda Gosei and assembly is done in Japan.
 

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I am interested in putting in white bulbs for the interior lights that are under the dash under each front seat, does anyone know where to get the bulbs for that and which ones to get? I looked down there and they are really small lights so they probably are special kinds of bulbs?
 
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