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There are a few older threads on this and most of them say talk to ARMADEN. I know he isn't active anymore and I didn't know who the new go to was for ordering LED lights. I have a 2013 crew cab Titan and want to replace all interior lights. I have 3 sets of over head, 2 visor, the doors, cargo lights and license plate lights.
 

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There are a few older threads on this and most of them say talk to ARMADEN. I know he isn't active anymore and I didn't know who the new go to was for ordering LED lights. I have a 2013 crew cab Titan and want to replace all interior lights. I have 3 sets of over head, 2 visor, the doors, cargo lights and license plate lights.
We can certainly help you out with that. Do you already know the bulbs fitments you need for those fixtures or can we help you out with that also?
 

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Im looking on Superbright led.com
I have found this light for the license plate:
superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/miniature-wedge-base/194-led-bulb-6-smd-led-tower-miniature-wedge-retrofit-car/1728/4112


For the third break light/cargo light I have found
Cargo:
superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/miniature-wedge-base/921-led-bulb-19-smd-led-miniature-wedge-retrofit-car/1563/3624
Break Light:
superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/miniature-wedge-base/194-can-bus-led-bulb-5-smd-led-tower-miniature-wedge-retrofit-car/1127/2675
The question I have with these is do I have to use a different light for the break light. Right now I was ordering a red one I just didnt know if I had to use red or if I could use a white one.

I am looking for Blue LEDS for the interior.
I am just struggling to find the below LEDS in the blue that are some what bright:
Map Light Bulb Size: DE3175
Dome Light Bulb Size: DE3175
Step/Courtesy Light Bulb Size: 158 or 194 or 906
Sun visor light.
 

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Im looking on Superbright led.com
I have found this light for the license plate:
superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/miniature-wedge-base/194-led-bulb-6-smd-led-tower-miniature-wedge-retrofit-car/1728/4112


For the third break light/cargo light I have found
Cargo:
superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/miniature-wedge-base/921-led-bulb-19-smd-led-miniature-wedge-retrofit-car/1563/3624
Break Light:
superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/miniature-wedge-base/194-can-bus-led-bulb-5-smd-led-tower-miniature-wedge-retrofit-car/1127/2675
The question I have with these is do I have to use a different light for the break light. Right now I was ordering a red one I just didnt know if I had to use red or if I could use a white one.

I am looking for Blue LEDS for the interior.
I am just struggling to find the below LEDS in the blue that are some what bright:
Map Light Bulb Size: DE3175
Dome Light Bulb Size: DE3175
Step/Courtesy Light Bulb Size: 158 or 194 or 906
Sun visor light.
Those may be okay for the plate lamps or may not be bright enough.
For the Cargo lamps those certainly will not be as bright as you would want them to be, something more substantial is needed to be able to see items in the back.
We do have the blue LEDs for the interior, but the thing there is you will never find any that are immensely bright as our human eyes do not use blue light nearly as efficiently as white light.
Based on what you are looking to convert over there, here is what we can suggest for better overall performance:

Plate Lamps:

Cargo Lamp:

Third Brake Light:

Here you can used the same bulb as the cargo lamps above or these here:
T15 9-LED Wedge:

Map and Dome Lamps:

Step/Courtesy Lamps:

Visor Lamps:
 

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Thanks for the help. I'm pretty sure Ill be taking your advise and just get everything in the cool white. Those cargo lights are much brighter then the ones I was looking at. Ill try and post before and after pics so you can get more customers for those that are interested.
 

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The vendor response here is why I bought my stuff from ARMADEN. Tell him the vehicle, he sends you a package, done. No having to figure out bulb numbers. Unfortunately, ARMADEN closed shop years ago. His bulbs were first rate, still going strong. Not that this does you any good. :(
 

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After I get all these in Ill be back to get my headlights. What is the difference in the LEDs and HIDs? I've been looking at the HID kits but trying to figure out the big difference in the two. From what I have been reading it looks like I'm going to have to put LEDs in for the high beams but I'm just trying to figure out what is better for the fog and low.
 

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Don't put HID's in the stock housing, they're not made for reflector housings. I now have gotten 6 sets of retrosolutions LED headlights for different vehicles and have been completely satisfied with all of them. Great amount of light, bright white, instant on, customer service is very very responsive and helpful. I have 2 sets in my Titan, 2 sets in my Maxima, 1 in my motorcycle, and 1 in my dad's Frontier. Granted, nothing will beat HID's in good projector housings, but these LED's are great if you want to keep your stock reflector headlights.
 
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Thanks for the help. I'm pretty sure Ill be taking your advise and just get everything in the cool white. Those cargo lights are much brighter then the ones I was looking at. Ill try and post before and after pics so you can get more customers for those that are interested.
Most welcome anytime and we'd love to see your photos. Thank you so much for the recent order!
 

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A little help here.....does anyone know how to get the over head map light covers off without breaking them on a 2017 Titan so that i can install my LED Bulbs?
 

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A little help here.....does anyone know how to get the over head map light covers off without breaking them on a 2017 Titan so that i can install my LED Bulbs?
Are they the same (or same shape) as the gen 1?
 

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Don't put HID's in the stock housing, they're not made for reflector housings. I now have gotten 6 sets of retrosolutions LED headlights for different vehicles and have been completely satisfied with all of them. Great amount of light, bright white, instant on, customer service is very very responsive and helpful. I have 2 sets in my Titan, 2 sets in my Maxima, 1 in my motorcycle, and 1 in my dad's Frontier. Granted, nothing will beat HID's in good projector housings, but these LED's are great if you want to keep your stock reflector headlights.
On a lot of the threads it said the HIDs worked in the stock housing. Do you not recommend them because they are just that bright or are there other issues?
Retrosolutions yall sell both HID and LED what do you recommend?
 

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HID's do not output light the same way halogens do, and they are made for projector housings. The light will be bright, but it will scatter very quickly instead of creating a beam. Also they will blind other drivers unless you have them pointed almost straight at the ground because they scatter so quickly.

Here's my low and hi beams at least 200 feet from that railing with retrosolutions' older gen LED's. The light scatters more to the sides than with halogens, but I count that as a bonus because LED light is VERY reflective so anything that can reflect will at a very high distance.
 

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On a lot of the threads it said the HIDs worked in the stock housing. Do you not recommend them because they are just that bright or are there other issues?
Retrosolutions yall sell both HID and LED what do you recommend?
We recommend the LED just for the pure ease of installation and reliability. However, in general (not vehicle make/model specific) HID provide a better controlled beam pattern. The Titan lamps up to current though do work really well with the best LED headlamp bulbs.
 

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I called today and they said that the
Map and Dome Lamps:

DE3175 2W Festoon

retro-solutions.net/product-info.php?High_Power_DE3175_Festoon_bulb-pid690.html

are on back order. SO nothing has shipped yet. I asked them to ship everything else and when they get the Dome Lights ship them separate. They had no issue doing that. Cust-serv was great and understanding and gladly cooperated with wanting the shipment split up. So it may take a little longer for photos but they are coming.
 

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I called today and they said that the
Map and Dome Lamps:

DE3175 2W Festoon

retro-solutions.net/product-info.php?High_Power_DE3175_Festoon_bulb-pid690.html

are on back order. SO nothing has shipped yet. I asked them to ship everything else and when they get the Dome Lights ship them separate. They had no issue doing that. Cust-serv was great and understanding and gladly cooperated with wanting the shipment split up. So it may take a little longer for photos but they are coming.
Thank you so much for the understanding and we are terribly sorry for the delay with the bulbs on back order.
 

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Well I couldn't wait and I installed the lights in the day light which means i never got before pictures. The after pictures are coming. I did have a question though..... The front and center over head map/dome lights are always on. When turned off they still have a dim glow. Is this normal? I understand LEDs use less power. I just don't know if this is supposed to happen or is normal. Like I said it is just my front and middle light and not the rear one. I will try and get a photo of the dim lights but I'm not sure if it will even show up.
 

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Well I couldn't wait and I installed the lights in the day light which means i never got before pictures. The after pictures are coming. I did have a question though..... The front and center over head map/dome lights are always on. When turned off they still have a dim glow. Is this normal? I understand LEDs use less power. I just don't know if this is supposed to happen or is normal. Like I said it is just my front and middle light and not the rear one. I will try and get a photo of the dim lights but I'm not sure if it will even show up.
It is rather normal for the type of circuit the vehicle uses. It uses a circuit that when "on" one side is positive power and the other side negative, however when "off" the negative switches to positive power. The result is a relative 0v on the circuit, but because there is a little more resistance on one side of the circuit there is a small voltage potential that causes the very dim glow. Small resistors can be slipped into the contacts along with the bulbs though to help with that. We can send some of those to you if you would like.
 

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It is rather normal for the type of circuit the vehicle uses. It uses a circuit that when "on" one side is positive power and the other side negative, however when "off" the negative switches to positive power. The result is a relative 0v on the circuit, but because there is a little more resistance on one side of the circuit there is a small voltage potential that causes the very dim glow. Small resistors can be slipped into the contacts along with the bulbs though to help with that. We can send some of those to you if you would like.


Wow, thats customer service. I'll be ordering fro them as well!
 
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