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Old 02-13-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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for the love of * how do you get LED corners in

just got mine from JleviSW and i have the installation instructions and everything and they don't even get close to going in. I bent out the housing and the fit was not snug even the slightest bit. I can't get them to twist either, pressing as hard as i can? Any help?
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:10 AM   #3
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put some more muscle into it. are you sure they are the right ones?
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i think you have to dremel / file down one of the prongs.
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i think you have to dremel / file down one of the prongs.
You dont have to if you got the right kind. If you didnt get the right kind just file down one of the prongs and then put it in and it will be fine. If you got the right ones then just push down harder then turn. It shouldnt be hard.
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It's not a prong issue, the newer bulbs have a larger base because of the 8 additional LEDs. You need to bend the housing out a bit to accommodate the larger bulb. It requires a bit of force and is a very tight fit but you can do it. When putting the socket back into the housing, the socket will be a bit larger than the housing hole so line up the tabs and press the two together.
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/\ Sounds like something will break with all that force
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everything "snaps right in" or is "plug and play" until it actually arrives.
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everything "snaps right in" or is "plug and play" until it actually arrives.


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