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Replaced Telluride Reverse lights w/ LEDs

Basil

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I love my new Telluride, but one small thing that bugged me were the reverse lights. There is a backup camera in the car, but with the original reverse lights I could barely see at night when backing up.

I just replaced the incandescent bulbs in the reverse lights with LED replacements and man, what a difference. While not blindingly bright, they are noticeably better. Now I can see where I'm going with the rear camera backing up in my driveway at night.
 

NutmegCT

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Good to know. I'm actually surprised the Telluride didn't already have LED reverse lights! Was it a simple "old one out, new one in"? or did you have to modify any wiring and circuits, etc.?

Think I might do the same with my 2020 Altima.

:encouragement:

Tom M.
 

LarryK

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Wow, new car and replacing things already! :applause:

(Like I never did that)
 

Basil

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Good to know. I'm actually surprised the Telluride didn't already have LED reverse lights! Was it a simple "old one out, new one in"? or did you have to modify any wiring and circuits, etc.?

Think I might do the same with my 2020 Altima.

:encouragement:

Tom M.

It wan't too bad. I had to remove the interior rear hatch panel (not completely) to access the lamps. Once I got that panel lose, then I just had to reach up (a bit of a chore) to twist out the old lamps. The LED bulbs are a perfect one-to-one replacement.

Fortunately, as with just about any task these days, someone made a video:

 

Basil

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On my list for the RAV4 along w the interior overhead lights.

My interior lights, while not LED, seem to be adequately bright. Some people have changed them anyway though. The reverse lights were really a necessity as my driveway isn't a straight shot and it was hard to see where things were when backing out at night. These LEDs have made a world of difference.
 
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