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Old 10-07-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
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LED wedge bulbs in Litronics

I haven't posted to often on this forum, but have always appreciated all the valuable information located here. Recently one of the wedge bulbs in my Litronics (which emits the yellow light behind the xenon low beam) burnt out. I was never fond of the yellow, so I went in search of alternate replacements.

I checked the forum and didn't see any info on using LED's in the headlights so I thought I would go ahead and try it myself. After some research I ended up using PIAA 194 LED's and they look great. The LED itself had a slightly different base then the standard halogen 194 bulb, but they still work and no more yellow light in my Litronics. The Litronics now really look great with just the parking lights on (first knob setting), the LED's emit a clean blueish/white light.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:47 PM   #2
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That's good to know. What are the chances of you posting a picture of your new bulb?
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:54 AM   #3
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I will post up some pictures this weekend. Did you want to see pics from outside the car pointing at the headlights as the parking lights are turned on, or pictures of the the actual bulb itself seperate from the headlight? The latter would be more difficult as it is already installed.

Also a note on the install: I have never worked with LED bulbs before and so I was not aware the base on these bulbs differed from normal halogen bulbs. I don't know if all LED bulbs have a similar base, but here is a link to the bulbs I used (no affiliation):

http://www.eautoworks.com/product-PIAA-6137.htm

There are two wires pertruding from the base of each bulb. To make them fit, I examined the bulb housing in my litronics, noting the two metal connection points, then bent the wires on the LED bulbs so when pushed into the litronic housings they touched the metal connection points. The bulbs do not "twist lock" in like the OEM halogen bulbs do. I literally "wedged" the bulbs into the housings and they have not fallen out since.

I carefully shook my litronics to see if the LED bulbs would loosen and fall out, but they did not. And again I have had them in for 2 weeks now with no problems.

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Old 10-12-2008, 08:17 PM   #4
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Post a pic of them installed -just the parking lights on.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:17 PM   #5
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Didn't get a chance to take pictures over the weekend, but I did get a hard top for my car...it's awesome. I didn't know I would like it so much. It really changes the feel of the boxster. I will again try to take pics this weekend.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:04 AM   #6
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Hey OP, thanks for the reply to my other thread. Did you ever got the chance to take those pics?
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