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Shifter LED Conversion

Converting the Shifter Lamp to LED

Alex Cannara

Many bulbs on the XJ can be replaced with LEDs.  An LED can provide a brighter light with less heat, and will last nearly forever.  Click any picture for a larger view.

old lamp

1)  Use a green LED for the shifter (the green plastic filter under the shifter cover can then be removed).  Use the old bulb shroud  and spray paint the inside white.  The LED has a 1000 ohm resistor soldered to the positive lead.  The plastic mounting form is used to position the LED in the housing.  Alex has several plastic forms he can provide, or can provide the dimensions if you wish to make your own.

cutting out old lamp wiring

2)  LED and wiring positioned in form.

prepare old wires

3)  LED and form inserted into shroud.  Use some adhesive if necessary.
preparing new bucket

4)  Solder and shrink-wrap the ground lug and bullet connector.
sealing bucket

5)  Mount as usual.


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