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LED makeover 2006 Grand Prix GT

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  • LED makeover 2006 Grand Prix GT

    Ok so I finally decided to do the LED makeover that I have wanted to do for years.
    I know I still need to get my new hood and front end on, I'll get to that, and a paint job soon.
    But for now I'll try to share what I have used, how well they work, etc... So if any others have a Grand Prix GT they want to switch to LED's they'll have some suggestions to help them.

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    Fog Lights: I went with TECHMAX 881 LED Fog Light Bulb,886 894 898 DRL 6000K Xenon White 2800LM 60W 320°Beam.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082HPY68F

    Installing these was simple, you will want to remove those plastic rings on the new fog lights, else the fit is too tight with the rubber that is already there.
    So far they look good, but to be honest they add very little light to my setup because I have LED Low Beams, but they do look awesome when on, and they add a lil lower left and right hand light...

    Signal Lights in Fog Light Housing: I went with Alla Lighting 3156 3157 LED Bulbs 3000lm Extreme Super Bright Turn Signal Lights for Cars Trucks T25 3057 3457 4157 4057, Amber Yellow.....
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WYRCZ2M
    I still have to install these, may get to them during the work week, may be Saturday.
    I went with Amber because the original bulbs were Amber, even if they were white, I still would have went Amber, while white LED's will make the amber signal a bit brighter, it looks washed out, the Amber is a bit brighter than stock, and looks really good, from what I have read..
    Both of these will need the iBrightstar 50W 6ohm Load Resistors installed.


    Headlamps: My choice is pricey, but worth it, got them for 64$ each on Prime Day
    Low Beams - I went with HIKARI Ultra LED Headlight Bulbs Conversion Kit -HB4/9006, Prime LED 12000lm 6000K Cool White -- Eyes Of Megatron
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VSF5BB2
    You need to remove the plastic clip from the bulb, and use needle nose to twist it into the housing the way you'd do a bulb, then the light slides into it, install and turn until the light stops turning, look and the part with the led's on it should be vertical like an I and not horizontal like ---
    If you do that, and get within 25 ft of a wall, measure up 4 ft and put a line of tape, adjust bulbs till the top of them just hit that 4 ft mark, do this and even in the stock housing you are not going to blind anybody.
    NOTE: These are not DOT 3 compliant, so during Inspection swap in your old headlight bulbs.
    These are a big difference, I was running Phillips Crystal Vison, and these are much brighter on the road, I can see deer really well now.

    HIGH Beams - HIKARI Ultra LED Headlight Bulbs Conversion Kit -HB3/9005, Prime LED 12000lm 6K Cool White
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077B7GJ5J
    I thought lights could not get any brighter till I cut these on, LOL I can see for a long way..
    The fans on them are good, so they should stay cool and run fine for a long time, so far I have only had them in a few days, but I have no complaints.

    Side Marker: In Headlamp Housing - I went with SIRIUSLED 194 LED Bulbs Extremely Super Bright 3030 Chipset for Car truck Interior Dome Map Door Courtesy Marker License Plate Lights Compact Wedge T10 168 2825 Xenon White Pack of 10
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0186P1MUW
    I am not sure if they are the best 194 LED's out there, but they got good feedback and reviews.
    I am putting these in the front side marker soon, I did not have them in when I did my headlights.

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    Inside of Car. 2 Dome Lights, and each light over each rear door.
    SIRIUSLED 194 LED Bulbs Extremely Super Bright 3030 same as for my side marker lights.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0186P1MUW
    They look a lot better, I wanted to be cool and go blue, but I like to see when I need to, so far the only bulbs left to replace are my vanity mirrors, need to find out what bulb they are,,
    I do want to do my Dash and all one day, but not for a while...

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    Rear Brake Light Assembly: UXITO LED Tail Light Bulb 3157 3156 3056 3057 3047 4057 4157 LED Bulbs for Stop Brake Tail Light, Brilliant Red (Pack of 2)
    For the 2 Brake Lights I went with https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07V67K1L7
    Both look amazing, I did have to hook up a iBrightstar 50W 6ohm Load Resistor https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HF47RV9
    Installed one each lower bulb in the housing, as they are the turn signals, without them you will get hyperflash, do not bother trying to find a relay to fix this, ours is controlled in the BCM..
    I'll get pics eventually to show the wires, if you look you will see a black and yellow wire that come from the main harness connector, and run to the lower bulb, the other wires connected to it go to the upper bulb, and then to the lower, you want the two I mentioned at first...
    NOTE: The resistors will get as hot as the bulbs did, so find a way to keep it out of the way of all wiring and plastic.
    My plan is when I rewire mine, and I go with my male/female crimp connectors to be able to switch back and forth if I ever need to go stock again, I will then get something like a #4 3/8" screw, a self tapping one, and mount the resistors in a spot where I see they can cool easily, but not be close to burning anything, or exposed to the elements.

    Rear Marker light in brake light housing is a 194, so I popped in a SIRIUSLED 194 LED Bulb.

    Rear Backup Lights:
    I went with JDM ASTAR Extremely Bright 144-EX Chipsets 3056 3156 3057 3157 LED Bulbs with Projector for Backup Reverse Lights, Xenon White
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NPIUFMM
    They look great, light up the are behind me when I back up a lot better than the stock ones did..And they look awesome!

    License Plate Tag Lights: For these I went with the SIRIUSLED 194 LED Bulbs Extremely Super Bright 3030.
    Good thing I got a pack of 10, when I out them in the front side marker area all 10 will have been used, I may grab an extra 10 pack just in case any blow out...


    So far I have had no issues with anything, well other than once the dome lights did get lower and flicker a little, but this was when I started cutting them back on via the button, if you open a door to cut them on there are o issues, I'll try to recreate the dome light issue, but either way to me they work when I need them to, when I open the doors...

    I'll try to get videos and pics soon, especially for the resistor wiring. to the signal lights..

  • #2
    Yea, I would like to see pics of this project.
    2002 Chevrolet S-10 350 V8

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    • #3
      Yes I would like to see some pics & video too William !

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