XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

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Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Post by Cleat » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:47 pm

Regular stock bulb.

Gives me just enough load for the flasher to be happy.

I was able to squeeze a clear 1156 LED bulb in the footwell, dome (with a modified setup using footwell light fixture), rear hatch, and underhood locations.

Nice and bright.

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Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Post by GT350RS » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:40 pm

Interested in the cluster bulbs and Clock bulbs. Do you want the old sockets first or can they be sent after the swap?
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Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Post by DAReese » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:53 pm

SvoSierra wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:55 pm
Information: If you are going to run LED turn signals, here is the modification needed for the STOCK flasher relay behind the dash. If you need more info on finding it, look in your shop manual. Carefully open the STOCK relay and snip the lead on the integrated circuit as shown in the photo. Easy as that, no $30 special relay needed.

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For those doing the LED swap, Superbrite LED has a flasher that is plug and play that eliminates the need to dissect and rely on a thirty-year old flasher for $12.97. e-Bay has them for even less. EP-27 is the one I got, works fine. The only issue I have is the noise is less than OEM, so you can't always hear that your turn signals are on, especially with a 3" exhaust.
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Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Post by Jayrod82 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:28 pm

Howdy! are you still making the Dash cluster LED's? if so how do I order a set?

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Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Post by James Wieler » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:12 pm

Can anyone advise on how to remove the dome light cover? I hear they are brittle so I want to make sure I'm prying on the right spot.
thanks
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Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Post by DAReese » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:53 pm

James Wieler wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:12 pm
Can anyone advise on how to remove the dome light cover? I hear they are brittle so I want to make sure I'm prying on the right spot.
thanks
James
Very carefully. I use a paint spatula in order to spread the stress over a larger area. It can't flex too much, but a little flexing is OK. I've been fortunate, as it seems none of mine don't look as brittle as some of them I've seen.
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89 Scorpio - waiting on some parts before it hits the road again
88 XR4Ti - mono red C3, parts car
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Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Post by DAReese » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:02 pm

SvoSierra wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:55 pm
Information: If you are going to run LED turn signals, here is the modification needed for the STOCK flasher relay behind the dash. If you need more info on finding it, look in your shop manual. Carefully open the STOCK relay and snip the lead on the integrated circuit as shown in the photo. Easy as that, no $30 special relay needed.

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Just wondering if it would make more sense to buy a new relay instead of altering a 30+-year-old one?
David Reese

88 XR4Ti - mono white T5, someday to be bi wing
89 Scorpio - waiting on some parts before it hits the road again
88 XR4Ti - mono red C3, parts car
used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

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Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Post by Ed Lijewski » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:15 pm

DAReese wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:53 pm
James Wieler wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:12 pm
Can anyone advise on how to remove the dome light cover? I hear they are brittle so I want to make sure I'm prying on the right spot.
thanks
James
Very carefully. I use a paint spatula in order to spread the stress over a larger area. It can't flex too much, but a little flexing is OK. I've been fortunate, as it seems none of mine don't look as brittle as some of them I've seen.
Ideally try to insert the drywall spatula or broad putty knife where the spring clips are that retain the cover in place. Search for a photo of one removed from its base to guide you re the location of the two springs.

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Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Post by DAReese » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:02 pm

Ed Lijewski wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:15 pm
DAReese wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:53 pm
James Wieler wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:12 pm
Can anyone advise on how to remove the dome light cover? I hear they are brittle so I want to make sure I'm prying on the right spot.
thanks
James
Very carefully. I use a paint spatula in order to spread the stress over a larger area. It can't flex too much, but a little flexing is OK. I've been fortunate, as it seems none of mine don't look as brittle as some of them I've seen.
Ideally try to insert the drywall spatula or broad putty knife where the spring clips are that retain the cover in place. Search for a photo of one removed from its base to guide you re the location of the two springs.

YMMV
Yep, that's what I meant.
David Reese

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89 Scorpio - waiting on some parts before it hits the road again
88 XR4Ti - mono red C3, parts car
used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

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Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Post by Merkurfast » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:37 pm

How about the Scorpio? Any advice in removing the overhead console to replace bulbs?

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Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Post by DAReese » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:54 pm

They're easily replaceable. Ford used that light for years in many models.
David Reese

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Re: XR LED upgrades (Interior, Exterior, etc)

Post by Ed Lijewski » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:36 am

Merkurfast wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:37 pm
How about the Scorpio? Any advice in removing the overhead console to replace bulbs?
Wish I had taken a photo...from memory:

The surround cover is held in place on two sides, IIRC the left side slides under a metal tang, and the right side by a metal screw. To remove it, remove the screw, then gingerly tap on the surround to release it from the tang.

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