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05 Sierra Interior Reading Lamp Removal

05 Sierra Interior Reading Lamp Removal

Postby 870 [OP] » Dec 27 2012, 5:46am

I want to replace the interior lighting with LED bulbs, but cannot figure out how to take apart the the roof console to get to the two reading lamps. I want to verify the bulb model before ordering online, and will need to take this off anyway to replace. The attached pic is not mine, but an example of the lights that i am talking about. Can anyone tell me how to remove this.
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Re: 05 Sierra Interior Reading Lamp Removal

Postby agrwuj » Dec 27 2012, 4:38pm

Take pointed x-ato knife, or small fine pointed tool, and pop off clear lense carefully. Pull out silver reflecter, pull carefully on bulb to pop out.You do not have to remove overhead-console. Just did this to my truck this summer, (2003 ext-cab) to upgrade to led bulbs. Stock bulb number is 578 , LED bulb is 4410 .
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Re: 05 Sierra Interior Reading Lamp Removal

Postby Bostonmaniac781 » Dec 27 2012, 8:31pm

The map lights in the picture you posted are 194 bulbs. Superbrightleds.com has a lot of options, so do amazon and ebay.
All you have to do is take a small flat head screwdriver and pop the clear lense off and your in.
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Re: 05 Sierra Interior Reading Lamp Removal

Postby 870 [OP] » Jan 03 2013, 8:47pm

Thanks guys. that was easy enough. got my led bulbs on order now.
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Re: 05 Sierra Interior Reading Lamp Removal

Postby longnkrnch » Apr 24 2016, 12:16am

Tried this with 194 LEDS didn't work. The bulb hole in the reflector was too small for the bulb to go through. If I tried putting tail of bulk in reflector, then it would not plug in. I just put the incandescent 194 back in.
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Re: 05 Sierra Interior Reading Lamp Removal

Postby Jasen » Apr 24 2016, 2:12am

I recently swapped the LEDs from my other rig to the truck and had the same issue, the LEDs are so much brighter you don't need no stinking reflectors.

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Re: 05 Sierra Interior Reading Lamp Removal

Postby longnkrnch » Apr 24 2016, 4:11am

What are the bulbs you used?
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Re: 05 Sierra Interior Reading Lamp Removal

Postby Jasen » Apr 24 2016, 4:13am

longnkrnch wrote:What are the bulbs you used?


12 LED wedges from superbright, $5 a piece IIRC
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