Interior Light by Wrangler Generation
Chart of interior light bulbs for each generation of Jeep Wrangler:
||Front Dome Light Size
Benefits of LED Lights for your Jeep Wrangler
If you’re looking to add more visibility and a cleaner light to your interior, then LED lights are the best on the market. Composed of a light emitting diode and thin rod filament, LED bulbs require very little power to operate.
Many Jeepers are surprised to hear how easy and inexpensive it is to replace existing bulbs with an aftermarket LED dome light. Even a retrofit of an older or YJ or TJ model is relatively inexpensive and worth it for the added visibility.
For those who are more interested in the aesthetic aspect of LED interior lights, accents strips (which we’ll discuss later) and lighted aftermarket switches add that little bit of extra suave you’re looking for.
- Low upfront investment
- Ease of installation
- Brighter luminosity than halogens
- Greater longevity than HIDs or halogens
- Use very little electricity
- Directional lighting
- Turn on instantly
Jeep Wrangler Lighted Aftermarket Switches
For extra accessorizing, there are aftermarket LED light switches for your integrated media panel (YJ and TJ Wranglers), console stick, and dashboard. With a variety of colors to choose from, LED replacements add extra customization to your Wrangler, as well as added visibility.
Installation for your console LED lights are relatively simple. Simply unscrew and detach the panel and connect your LED bulbs to their respective fuses.
Installing Console Light Switches:
- Detach console surrounding trim panel
- Detach electrical connectors (located toward the P of your Console)
- Attach new bulbs
- Reinstall the surrounding panel
Installing New Dome Lights
Again, replacing your interior dome lights is relatively easy. For older vehicles, you may need a phillips screw head to replace the lens to get to the bulb. For newer Wranglers, you can simply use a flat head screw to wedge it against the corner of the lens and acquire enough leverage to lightly crank it open.
Replace the old bulb with a new one and take the time to clean your Light covers. Remove any smudges that obstruct visibility and consider investing in an LED bulb for an even cleaner and brighter light.
Rear cargo lights and additional overhead installations can add even more visibility in the darkest of places. Whether you’ve dropped a precious item or are doing an aftermarket installation to your interior, having that extra visibility pays off.
LED Accent Strips: What are They?
For that added aura and style to your Wrangler, we offer LED accent strips for your car door, rear cargo area, and dashboard. Accent strips are a low power, LED light source that come in a variety of colors and shades. Some are even color changing.
Single color LED light switches are incapable of switching between colors, even with multiple RGB bulbs. Even dimming and pulsations are restricted. More advanced LED light strips have fast acting light switches that can alter on and off between colors.
Choose from vibrant red or a neon green to brighten up your vehicle and impress everyone who steps inside. While not the most utilitarian upgrade, it certainly impresses. Besides, as a Wrangler owner, we know you’re already familiar with having nice things.
Installing LED Light Strips
Finally, to install an LED light switch, you’ll need to connect to a 12V power source. Typically, this could be found in your Wrangler’s cigarette lighter. Although, this may need to be hardwired in newer Wranglers. Some power sources include:
- Cigarette lighter socket
- Internal fuse box
- Behind the stereo
Find your spot and turn off the fuse box. While the vehicle is off, solder the connection wire of your LED accent strip to your power source and test their electrical connection.
You will need a crimping tool if hardwiring is required. Finally ground to the metal body of your vehicle using a screw.
Kits should come with instructions for attachment to the interior of your vehicle. You can usually use velcro, glue, or even zip ties to firmly attach LED light strips to the dashboard, rear, or side of your Wrangler.
Fitment includes: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, Laredo, Sport, Islander, S, Sahara, Renegade, SE, X, Rubicon, Unlimited, Sport-S, YJ, TJ, JK, JL