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post #1 of 130 (permalink) Old 12-24-2008, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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LED's for your Armada

I posted this in another thread but it was really off topic from the original thread title, so i am starting a new thread with the same info. Also, there are some older posts that i used to get started.. so lots of info out there. This info is for a 2008... if you have an 04-07 things might be a little different.

Below are the parts needed to convert all your interior and a few exterior bulbs to while LEDs. I purchased mine from vleds.com and i am very happy with the result. This mod + my HIDs resulted in a slightly more updated look for my 08 Armada (looks a little more luxury... but still a mean looking Armada. The result is a very "factory" look.. thinking blingy at all (I am not into bling.) All the bulbs just plug in.. you can install them all in about 10 mins and every light is easy to get to (no screws.. just pop the lens covers off with a screwdriver (the owners manual shows you how for each light.) IF you have any questions let me know.

(2) License plate
Pack of 2 V-LEDS HID WHITE 6 LED M-SMT FLANK BULBS 194 168 158 2825
V-LEDS Part ID: 194_6F_W

(2) Exterior puddle lights (bottom of mirrors)
Pack of 2 V-LEDS HID WHITE 27 SMT LIGHT BULBS 194 168 158 2821
V-LEDS Part ID: 194_27_SMT_W

(2) Driver/Passenger foot-well lights
Pack of 2 HID WHITE 6 LED LIGHT BULBS 194 168 158 2825 W5W s
2 V-LEDS Part ID: 194_6_W_SHORT

(4) In door interior lights (at base of door)
Pack of 2 V-LEDS HID WHITE 6 LED M-SMT FLANK BULBS 194 168 158 2825
V-LEDS Part ID: 194_6F_W

(4) Second and third row map lights
Pack of 2 HID WHITE 6 LED LIGHT BULBS 194 168 158 2825 W5W s
V-LEDS Part ID: 194_6_W_SHORT

(2) Front dome/reading lights
Pack of 1 WHITE MSMT 6 LED DOME LIGHT 3022 3021 DE3175 6428 6430
V-LEDS Part ID: 3175_6_MSMT_W

(1) Rear cargo dome light
Pack of 1 HID WHITE M-SMT 16 LED DOME LIGHT BULB 3022 3021 DE3175
V-LEDS Part ID: 3175_16_SMT_W Everything except the dome lights come in packs of 2.. so here is what need to order

# Part#
1 V-LEDS Part ID: 194_27_SMT_W
3 V-LEDS Part ID: 194_6F_W
3 V-LEDS Part ID: 194_6_W_
2 V-LEDS Part ID: 3175_6_MSMT_W
1 V-LEDS Part ID: 3175_16_SMT_W

If I were to do it again I might try the flank bulbs for the footwell... might provide a better light pattern for that application... the bulb I used works, but it's not optimal (I might order up 2 more flank bulbs and swap them out if it bugs me.. but I haven't really noticed it.

The light I used in the rear dome is BRIGHT... I originally ordered 3 of these and used 2 up front.. the first time my wife and I opened the door in the dark we felt like someone was shining a spotlight on us. I looked at her and said "too bright?".. she smiled and said... "yeah.. just a bit". The ones I have in there now are perfect and feels more like the "Factory" brightness. I also tried a few different lights in the mirrors... finally went with the brightest ones I could find and they look great. Really lights up the ground with a white glow.

I will take some photos of my lights and post them up soon. It's difficult to take photos since you need it to be dark too see the lights.. but that make for some poor photos. I will figure something out and post it up. The license plate lights are difficult to get in.. I lightly sanded the end so that it was rounded instead of square.. this allowed it to go right in.

If you have any questions let me know. Oh.. and the v-led.com guys are great... I received my order the day after I placed it (they are just 100 miles north of here.. so that was part of the reason).. but they shipped the day I ordered.

If you have any questions please let me know.

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Great info...thanks!

I'm placing my order tonight after the kids go to bed.

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I plugged these parts into VLED.com and none of them are showing up. Am I doing something wrong? Also, will these parts work for an '06 Armada?
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Thanks Spyda. I'm an idiot when it comes to cars but I do love my Armada. Hope to come on here and learn some things about it.
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Replacing the _ with spaces worked. Thank you. As I started to go thru these, I realised that many/most of these do not apply to me as I have a 2006 SE Armada. Is there any way you could let me know which of these I could use? I would like to replace all of my lights with LEDs but I am an idiot when it comes to cars and would have no idea how to figure out which I could and what they would be.
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these guys are on vacation until jan 2. im going to put my order in then. i am going to replace ALL lights.. even tails and im going to get the HID for the low beams and Fogs...

yeah grat idea on the repost. we did take it way off topic.... :-)
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