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I just tried this mod on my `12 Fusion. Bought some 12volt 9 LED bulbs off of eBay and went about installing them. Easy enough to get the fixture out of the mirror housing and even easier to change the bulbs. I put the first bulb in an marveled at how bright and white it was. Then I noticed a little smoke then a lot of smoke coming off the bulb and one by one each LED went dark and actually fell off. It's a good thing I didn't just change the bulbs and assume everything was going to be OK. I'd really like to do this mod so does anyone know where I can get some quality reliable LED bulbs?
 

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I've order some eBay LED puddle bulbs for my MKZ, hoping to not have the issue mentioned above! :undecided:
Might have been a bad batch, plus they're just cheapos from eBay. I'd contact the seller, bet he'll send you replacements.

I was pondering today if anyone has used the LED logo projectors in place of the puddle lights yet?
I remember in browsing eBay for larger lights for my Bronco I came across these logo projectors.

Or to save you from having to make the jump, these



I am going to look in to getting a spare set of the puddle light housings and mounting some w/ the lincoln logo. As they seem to be designed for a lower location, I'm curious if it'll look good. Cost should be low enough so I'm willing to take the risk on it regardless
 

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I just tried this mod on my `12 Fusion. Bought some 12volt 9 LED bulbs off of eBay and went about installing them. Easy enough to get the fixture out of the mirror housing and even easier to change the bulbs. I put the first bulb in an marveled at how bright and white it was. Then I noticed a little smoke then a lot of smoke coming off the bulb and one by one each LED went dark and actually fell off. It's a good thing I didn't just change the bulbs and assume everything was going to be OK. I'd really like to do this mod so does anyone know where I can get some quality reliable LED bulbs?
I bought a bunch from Superbrightleds, they have great quality bulbs. I went with the cool white color, which are nice & bright.
 

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I have a question. On my 2012 fusion sport I dont have thoses puddle lamps but it does look like it has a cover / clip over where it would of been. Is all the wiring pre existing where you can just maybe add a bulb there???

best if someone can email me instead thx guys

[email protected]
 

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I have a question. On my 2012 fusion sport I dont have thoses puddle lamps but it does look like it has a cover / clip over where it would of been. Is all the wiring pre existing where you can just maybe add a bulb there???

best if someone can email me instead thx guys

[email protected]
..how the heck does the sport trim NOT have puddle lamps????

Did you buy your car used?? If so, maybe the previous owner ripped the mirrors off trying be cool in tight spaces.

The sport trim I thought was equal to or more loaded than the SEL trim (outside of engine/tranny options)
 

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..how the heck does the sport trim NOT have puddle lamps????

Did you buy your car used?? If so, maybe the previous owner ripped the mirrors off trying be cool in tight spaces.

The sport trim I thought was equal to or more loaded than the SEL trim (outside of engine/tranny options)
Truer words were never spoken. The option packages on the Sport and things that were grouped in to them were horrible. The "base" Sport did not come with puddle lamps. The SEL received many options standard that the Sport did not.
 

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I've order some eBay LED puddle bulbs for my MKZ, hoping to not have the issue mentioned above! :undecided:
Might have been a bad batch, plus they're just cheapos from eBay. I'd contact the seller, bet he'll send you replacements.

I was pondering today if anyone has used the LED logo projectors in place of the puddle lights yet?
I remember in browsing eBay for larger lights for my Bronco I came across these logo projectors.

Or to save you from having to make the jump, these



I am going to look in to getting a spare set of the puddle light housings and mounting some w/ the lincoln logo. As they seem to be designed for a lower location, I'm curious if it'll look good. Cost should be low enough so I'm willing to take the risk on it regardless
I have installed these logo lights in the bottom of my doors and would like the readers to be aware of the following:

They run hot and should not be powered on for more than about 10 minutes. If you leave them on for an hour, they will get hot enough for the solder under the LED to melt. I used a timer (6 minutes) to prevent my second set from failing.

There are very many sources for these but look to be only 2 models. I only saw one supplier's ad that mentioned to not keep them on for more than 15 minutes.
 

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why can’t i view any photos
Because of the greed of Photobucket, and they ruined forums all over the internet. We've all posted pictures using their site over the years, and they all of a sudden wan't to charge us $40 a month to use their site to post our pictures. Screw them!

Now to post photos again, we have to use a different site, so all of those old posts with photos contain dead links to the pictures. The members who posted the pictures can edit the older posts to fix the issue, but they probably aren't visiting the site anymore.

You can try using different browsers, I can see the pictures now using Chrome, but not using Firefox.
 
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