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I'm planning to replace all my interior lights with led-versions. I searched the forum how to do it but I couldn't find any description. Can anyone be of any help how to replace the lights by myself?

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Ben,

I've moved your question from XK Press pack / equipment spec / tech spec & pics FAQ thread.

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Do a search on this forum, its been done before, and I believe the details of the LEDs used was also provided.
 
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Thx Kj,

I searched the forum but didnt get any results; perhaps my fault using the wrong parameters? Can you help me with it?

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Here is a thread that I started that should get you started... There are a couple other threads that have great info and different bulb lists that I have used as well...

https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/x...pgrade-195058/
 
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Thx Texas Traveler,

It will help me in some way for sure, but still didnt find a description how to get to the bulbs so I can take the old out and put the led in. Do you have a tip about the search term I should use to find more suitable threads?

Thx

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Thx Texas Traveler,

It will help me in some way for sure, but still didnt find a description how to get to the bulbs so I can take the old out and put the led in. Do you have a tip about the search term I should use to find more suitable threads?

Thx

Ben
All the interior lights just have plastic covers that can be removed by using minimal tools (small pick or screwdriver) to access bulbs. The foot well lights have no covers and simply pull out and replace. The only ones that are a little more than that is the overhead lights in the roof console, where you have to gently remove the roof console to gain access to bulbs, still not a hard job... You can search and find procedure to remove roof console if your unsure...
 
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Sorry but a horrible harebrained idea to replace interior lights on XK with leds.

The stock incandescent lighting is laboriously designed to:
Gently and progressively come on, and go off the same way.
All while maintaining the perfect warm hue becoming of luxury.
Its bright enough but never a sharp glare.

You will go to led lights that:
Dont dim progressively, if they dim at all.
Dont have the right hue.
Dont have the same real lumens- but feel like it due to glare.
And may give you Canbus error.

I will never forget the first time I saw an XK.
The showroom was being closed because they were moving.
All cars were gone except the XKR that sat inside the building.
The salesman (now just guarding the inventory) had nothing to do and was just fiddling around with the one car.
He said in his idleness he was just sitting inside the XK and getting a sense of the space.
He was memorized by how much thought had gone into the mood lighting.
 
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Sorry but a horrible harebrained idea to replace interior lights on XK with leds.

The stock incandescent lighting is laboriously designed to:
Gently and progressively come on, and go off the same way.
All while maintaining the perfect warm hue becoming of luxury.
Its bright enough but never a sharp glare.

You will go to led lights that:
Dont dim progressively, if they dim at all.
Dont have the right hue.
Dont have the same real lumens- but feel like it due to glare.
And may give you Canbus error.

I will never forget the first time I saw an XK.
The showroom was being closed because they were moving.
All cars were gone except the XKR that sat inside the building.
The salesman (now just guarding the inventory) had nothing to do and was just fiddling around with the one car.
He said in his idleness he was just sitting inside the XK and getting a sense of the space.
He was memorized by how much thought had gone into the mood lighting.
Q&C to each his own... As for me I like the color of 4000K pure white light, not only in my cars but my home as well. But if you enjoy 2 century old technology in yours, that's just fine by me, I won't fault you for it...
 
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And a side note. I just changed all my exterior in my 04. Whenever doing the amber lense or red lenses dont use white, use amber or red leds. The white give a washed out look. The red actually look pink if you use white leds.
 
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I changed mine purely from a standpoint of continuity since mine has LED: tail lights, DRL's number plate lights and Xenons, IM(not so H)O it made sense to carry that through to the interior. All my interior bulbs inc glovebox, centre console, trunk and under dash all changed for around £10 and (IIRC) 8 bulbs.

No CANBUS errors in 4 months

I still need to change the bulbs in the wing mirrors but was advised that defused LED's were better and I've been unable to locate them this side of the pond....yet.
 
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Hi Mark,

I have send you an PM on the luggage item. Did you get any further with purchasing the luggage bags or can you provide me with the address of the manufacturer. Thx in advance.

For all other reactions to my post; mayby i will only change the bulbs in the boot and under the dashboard

Grtz and again thx

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I'm with Q+C on this, love the warm look. Actually have been replacing the LED and CFL's in my house with the vintage style LED's and love the color.

I looked at changing the instrument cluster LEDs to blue but they are soldered in place. Reward isn't worth the pain since if I screw up that board the car is bricked.
 
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