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I'm only going to cover the rear overhead passenger lights (for those of you who have the pano roof) as these seem to be a little more tricky than those in the footwells and doors, those are fairly simply and pop right off with a plastic trim tool. This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I just wanted to share with you how you can get to these bulbs if need be.

You definitely want to get a plastic trim tool if you can as it will save scratching/damaging any of the surrounding plastic.

There are 2 plastic covers you want to remove first. What I did was insert the trim tool on the bottom of the cover and start to wiggle it to loosen it up. You may have to insert it at the top as well to loosen it up. Eventually it should slide right out.




Here you'll see a metal clip with a top and bottom which holds the entire handle in place. Use the trim tool to push down on the upper and lower portions of the clip and gently pull on the handle to unclip. Do the same for the other clip as well and the entire handle should come off.




Now you want to remove the clear bulb housing from the handle. You'll see 5 tabs 2 on each side and 1 on the bottom that you want to unclip.




With the housing removed, again using your trim tool, pop the smaller tab to remove the cover to get to the bulb




Here you can see the bulb. You should be able to just pull it right out.




Here is the LED bulb installed. The size you want for all the interior are known as 194.




Before you put the handle back, you want to remove the 2 metal U shaped clips completely.




Place the handle back on and now pop the U shaped clips back in over the individual sockets. This is what holds the handle in place.



Now pop in the outer plastic covers and voila you're done.

I used 4100k for the temperature of the LEDs. I wanted a whiter light than the warm yellowy color that comes standard.

Here's what they looked like before -




And after -

 

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Good write up! Do you know if there is a blue LED available for interior applications such as you did? With the Crystal Grey interior the yellowish LEDs just don't quite do it...
 
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I did this on My old S4 Avant - thing is that the new LEDs were so bright i ended up not even turning them on!

good write up
 

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Due to Photobucket, adding all the pics as attachments
 

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Great post, thank you for the detailed instructions and the photos. I have been trying for days to get these [email protected]#3 covers off to get at the light (step one of the whole process). But, to no avail. I have pretty much every size shape and color trim removal tool but I just cannot get these covers off. Does anyone have any advice, tips, or tricks to share for getting these off? I have replaced all the other bulbs (or filtered) all the other lights except these and it's driving me nuts not to be able to get at them! Thanks in advance for your advice!
 

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OK, I finally got them out and replaced the bulbs, but not without a casualty of a piece of the trim (oops---you can see the broken piece in the photo). Once I saw how they go in there, it made it easier to get the others. So, I sacrificed a piece of trim that won't be seen because it's behind the handle. I am including a photo of the trim piece in question so that you can see how it goes in. It seems that piece helps to keep the spring clip (the part that comes out next) expanded, so once you are able to pull it down everything comes apart. That plastic piece is almost like a "keystone" holding everything together.

So, thank you, Spyder918 because I NEVER would have figured out how to get to these bulbs without your post!


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