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Dome lights?

The dome light in my 98 isn't working right anymore. I was going to make an LED one but I want to see what other people are installing and how they install it.
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I think Buggman and jp7 are both into LED's. You can do a search and look for LED domelights to start. There are also bulbs you can buy off of site like superbrightleds.com.
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Buggman makes excellent LED's that fit right into your dome light with Zero modification.
I have a set in my truck and they are super bright and excellent!
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Well the light that's in there isn't working right. That's why I want led so new led bulbs wouldn't help. I was thinking of rewiring the light But I'm not sure where I can get 5v from to run my LEDs. I tested the dome light and it wasn't even reading. And I'm not sure how to take down the head liner.
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Search my threads - I am a professional LED retrofitter, I build a 48 surface mount PCB board that fits the ranger dome light, makes plug-n-play LEDs look like a joke. These are for order in you want one.
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I looked at tht 60 led one and it's pretty sweet but I like to make alot of my own stuff. I think I'm going to order up some 12v LEDs unless I can find some around the house and I'm gonna tear down the headliner and re wire my dome light and cargo light. I'll post some pics if I remember
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Search my threads - I am a professional LED retrofitter, I build a 48 surface mount PCB board that fits the ranger dome light, makes plug-n-play LEDs look like a joke. These are for order in you want one.
How much, I'm interested!
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You may have a bad connection in the dome or the bulb may be shot.
Unscrew the dome & check the terminals & screws for corrosion, then check the black plastic screw blocks in the roof to make sure they're not busted.

A "Mustang" dome light is always an option too. Pretty easy to install.

I have plug-in led's that fit all different types of domes & I have led panels for even more light... but it sounds like you're kinda a do it yourself person, so I'd say to do a little experimenting with some pcb's & led's to see what you come up with.
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I've done an LED retrofit myself in my dome light. I used two LED boards I got from superbrightleds.com and just wired them together then directly wired them into the dome light wiring

Nothing like the quality of Buggman and Jp7, but it works for me
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