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Old 06-06-2019, 08:28 PM
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I bought a set from eBay after seeing them mentioned in a few threads. The lights themselves look nice, but they don't fit my car... comparing it with the OEM light housing, there's a slot missing in the side, which would allow it to fit past a small tab in the hole in the door sill:




If you installed these in your F-Type, what was your model year? Wondering if there was a change in 2016, or if this doesn't actuality fit ALL 226 models as claimed by the seller :/
 
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Originally Posted by fuzzysquid View Post
I bought a set from eBay after seeing them mentioned in a few threads. The lights themselves look nice, but they don't fit my car... comparing it with the OEM light housing, there's a slot missing in the side, which would allow it to fit past a small tab in the hole in the door sill:
If you installed these in your F-Type, what was your model year? Wondering if there was a change in 2016, or if this doesn't actuality fit ALL 226 models as claimed by the seller :/
The puddle lights I got off eBay fit my 2016 just fine. The problem must be specific to that one vendor.
 
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:27 AM
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I ran into the same issue on mine. I just sawed off the little tab with serrated blade.

They fit fine after that. No issues, weren't loose etc. I even went back to the OEM after awhile and they still fit tight and fine.
 
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The ones I bought off eBay fit my 2016 just fine as well.
 
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The ones I bought off eBay fit my 2016 just fine as well.
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2016 v6s first thing I did was install Growler puddle lights they fitted no issue. I have noticed though a lot of sellers mentioning no fiit for f TYPE on jaguar logo puddle lights
 
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How about some photos and links to where you purchased the lights. Please
 
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Mine also fit easily with no issues, but there are a few different styles available on eBay.




Here are some links from eBay I found this morning:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...-Type&_sacat=0
 
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Mine also fit easily with no issues, but there are a few different styles available on eBay.




Here are some links from eBay I found this morning:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...-Type&_sacat=0

Hard to see but yours looks like it has the slots mine are missing. I bought a set with just the leaper and logotype, no enclosing circle. Maybe thereís a correlation with the light graphic and whether or not the housing has the slot.
 
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I'd love to find a set that showed only the leaper.

Has anyone seen this?

Failing that I'd just get a set like like fuzzysquid got and see if I could block the logotype somehow. Unsure if feasible.

 
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Has anyone with a MY 2018 installed any after market puddle lights.
 
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Has anyone with a MY 2018 installed any after market puddle lights.
I've had set for a few months but haven't got round to fitting them yet. They're the same as in fuzzysquid's post above. Maybe if it stops raining I'll have a go ...
 
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This is the set that I bought: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-LED-Door...e/132419919546

I tried to file a notch into the plastic housing but the problem is the aluminum portion of the light is the full width of the opening, so there's really no way of making this work unless I remove the tab from the door sill, as MI-FType did. I may end up just doing that...
 
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Originally Posted by fuzzysquid View Post
This is the set that I bought: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-LED-Door...e/132419919546

I tried to file a notch into the plastic housing but the problem is the aluminum portion of the light is the full width of the opening, so there's really no way of making this work unless I remove the tab from the door sill, as MI-FType did. I may end up just doing that...
Don't bollocks up the car. Get the lights that fit. They're cheap enough to do it right.
 
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There seem to be two style lights generally available right now, the red growler and the leaper I have. Iím really only interested in the leaper, and the actual unit appears identical across sellers so I presume they will all have the fitment issue.

I removed the tab from my door sill, because its purpose AFAICT seems solely to prevent older lights without the slot from being installed, eg it doesnít secure the light/have a functional purpose. Iím not too concerned about somehow screwing up my car.

Iím undecided if Iíll keep it long term but here it is:


Next project: swap out the footwell halogen lights for white ledís...
 
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Oh and one thing to note for anyone considering led projection puddle lights is that the oem halogens stay lit for a minute or so after the doors are closed, and actually provide a significant amount of light in the cabin.

The led replacements donít provide nearly as much light and do so in a single small spot on the sill
 
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I swapped out the footwell lights for bright white LEDs years ago and they are still going strong.
But be warned they are a PITA to get at, you need to be an 80 lb contortionist which I most definitely ain't.
Short of taking the seats right out the only way is to squirm under the dash on your back, poke your head under and shine a torch in there to locate the little blighters, then once you know exactly where they are you can go by feel the rest of the way. I simply could not get eyes and fingers on at the same time, it was one or t'other.
Tip - opening a door turns them on so turn them off by touching the middle light, otherwise you will burn your fingers!
 
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I swapped out the footwell lights for bright white LEDs years ago and they are still going strong.
But be warned they are a PITA to get at, you need to be an 80 lb contortionist which I most definitely ain't.
Short of taking the seats right out the only way is to squirm under the dash on your back, poke your head under and shine a torch in there to locate the little blighters, then once you know exactly where they are you can go by feel the rest of the way. I simply could not get eyes and fingers on at the same time, it was one or t'other.
Tip - opening a door turns them on so turn them off by touching the middle light, otherwise you will burn your fingers!
Was there a trick to getting the bulb in? I removed the halogen without much trouble (just pulled straight out) but Iím having a really hard time putting the led in. Tried replacing the halogen but thatís difficult too
 
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Was there a trick to getting the bulb in? I removed the halogen without much trouble (just pulled straight out) but Iím having a really hard time putting the led in. Tried replacing the halogen but thatís difficult too
Get your head back under there (with a torch) and have a good gander at the orientation of the socket, especially the "angle" of the socket that the globe plugs into.
Then while memorising that angle squirm back out a bit, grab your LED, and while touching/holding the socket with one hand insert the globe with the other. You may have to turn/twist/twiddle the globe a little before it lines up correctly with the socket, just persevere and you will get there!
 
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Success!

Pretty big difference in color temperature (led on right). The yellow of the halogens always bugged me:

 

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