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I suspect that a bean counter got involved, decided they could save $0.25 per car if they made the changes......
 
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Wonder how easy it is to retrofit? I too don't have a hood light but would like one!
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:30 PM
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Wiring would be the trickiest part - if that's there I think it should almost be a drop in
 
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Thinking of retrofitting an under hood light as well. But instead of the OEM assembly, I was thinking about using some surface mount LED's like these from Oznium https <://www.oznium.com/led-bolts-prewired-leds/prewired-surface-mount-led>
That way I can place them where I think they're most useful.
Used Oznium products before and they are high quality, USA and excellent customer support.
The wiring seems to be their already, so it's just a matter of splicing into it.
Wondering what kind of sensor activates it (pin, mercury, ??), and if there's any warranty issues with retrofitting (I'm still under CPO warranty).
 
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:20 AM
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Found a parts list : https://store.paramountauto.com/auto...omponents-scat
don't see anything that says "switch" though, I would assume it would a simple contact switch perhaps in the latching mechanism, currently at work so I can't look at my car.
 
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i was going to change my interior bulbs with LED too. I do have a problem with removing the Dome light. I think there are two metal bracket on front of the Dome that stuck and I can not take it down.
Any suggestions? Is that happened to any one else?
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:02 PM
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there are 4 metal brackets on the dome and they are a pain - I mutilated the hell out of one of mine, so the dome is now only held in place by 3 brackets.

if you have a panel tool, you might try sticking it in up there and see if you can't get them to loosen their death grip
 
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:06 PM
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Found a parts list : https://store.paramountauto.com/auto...omponents-scat
don't see anything that says "switch" though, I would assume it would a simple contact switch perhaps in the latching mechanism, currently at work so I can't look at my car.
there is a switch on the hood latch - I will bet it is for the under hood light
 
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there are 4 metal brackets on the dome and they are a pain - I mutilated the hell out of one of mine, so the dome is now only held in place by 3 brackets.

if you have a panel tool, you might try sticking it in up there and see if you can't get them to loosen their death grip
I am really worried now. My dome is hanging like half inch now . It wonít click up and doesnít come down too. I think at least the two from bracket stuck. I donít know about the side ones.
Did your bracket break? I am scared now to brake multiple bracket and nothing remains to the dome any more.
any input?
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:35 PM
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My best suggestion would be to get a good flashlight and look around up in there and see if you can pin point where it is hanging up, not easy I know, but the only real alternative is to force it down, at which point you'll probably need to replace the brackets.
 
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Then in your case just metal bracket broke. Then the dome frame wonít break hopefully . Is that right?
In this case I hope they set the metal brakes.
 
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I start with the dome and I am stuck. I am afraid to start changing the other interior light now.
is there any other problems may happen with other lights or they are kind of straight forward?
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:02 PM
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All the other lights are fairly straight forward, the dome is the only tricky one.

DOn't think the bracket broke as much as just got mangled in my case.
 
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Wish me luck
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I ordered a few of the Oxnium LED strips in blue. Iíll install under the dash and in each door pocket
 

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