Car: 2011 Chrysler 300 Limited
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Alright Zach, you need to be really sure you are ready for this mission. It was a pain in the ass. But, I will guide you through it because it really makes our cars look better.
1. Do not take off the clear plastic lenses. You dont have to.
2. There are NO screws holding on the lights assembly to the roof of the car. You have to get a flat head or a plastic prybar and work it in there to get the assembly off. There are some strong clips that hold that thing in there so dont be scared to pull hard.
3. Once off, there are 10 screws that hold the whole thing together. Take them off and you can break the whole assembly apart. Now be careful because there are 2 small pieces that you cannot lose. Its a small black wheel and a metal piece that make the sunglasses door open slowly. There is one large circuit board and then the ribbon cable with the LEDs attached. Thats the picture I have up top.
4. Now the hard part. I ordered single LED lights from superbrightleds.com for 2 bucks apiece. Get some extra ones just in case you mess up. I removed the 2 small circuit boards with the single LED light from the ribbon cable. I spliced the new LED to the ribbon cable by using a lighter and burning the ends off. You have to do this because you cant peel the insolation off because its real hard. Then slice and cover up good. I stuck the new LED light on the oppisite side of the old LED light circuit board. You have to use the same small circuit board because it hold the LED in place. I didnt mess with the accent light because you dont want your car lit up when your cruisen.
I know it might be hard to understand this but ask, and I can clarify. Also, the floor lights are the same, a circuit board with an LED. I spliced on the same new LED light and stuck it to the same circuit board and they worked fine. Ive attached some pictures for final product.