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Old 02-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #41
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New Ebay link to Dome LED: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=170780815794

Just ordered mine! Looks like they are shipping from California, that should give me time to fix my door switch...

FYI: I got this and installed it, all I got was a dim, high-speed flicker... Must need the resistor...
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Sorry for the late response on the pics. Hope this helps at least one person because I almost went insane trying to figure out this issue.
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I did the same thing, only useing the old bulbs as my resistor.
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I soldered it directly accross the connectors on the bulb, so basically from one end to the other. You can see it works first just by taking a full lenth resistor without clipping the wires and jumper it accross the led bulb while its still in the socket. Just connect one end of the bulb to the other.
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here are the dome lights on superbrightleds...

http://www.superbrightleds.com/vehic...tacoma/62/1036

the 1st one looks like csjumpers and the oversized one at the bottom looks like the other one i tried that didn't work

Awesome info! Thanks for this link!!
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sweet... how bright is it? for $3 who cares?! haha
edit: looks like they are sold out. here are more that look the same but you get 2... http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-31mm-12-L...14934450121333
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sounds good i bought a pair. i'll let you guys know if it works when i get them
Mine arrived today, and I can now confirm they have the exact same problem (i.e., dim flickering unless the key is in the ACC or ON position) in all three light fixtures (dome and both map lights).
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Mine arrived today, and I can now confirm they have the exact same problem (i.e., dim flickering unless the key is in the ACC or ON position) in all three light fixtures (dome and both map lights).

Here's the fix for my 2004 Tacoma DC.

I added 2 - 100 ohm 1 Watt resistors to my dome light bulb (similarly to pictures above) and each map light bulb and they worked perfectly. Neither would come on with just 1 resistor on them!!! I read somewhere that someone got them to work with just 1 resistor on each bulb, but I had to use two n each to get them to work...

Got the resistors at Radio Shack, they were 2 for $1.50.
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I soldered it directly accross the connectors on the bulb, so basically from one end to the other. You can see it works first just by taking a full lenth resistor without clipping the wires and jumper it accross the led bulb while its still in the socket. Just connect one end of the bulb to the other.
did this today and it works perfectly! thanks

and thanks otoball for the pics
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i bought one of these and it works perfect and its way brighter than one i bought off superbrightleds.com a while back. for under $3 its worth the chance and ive had zero problems with it.

heres the link....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/48-SMD-White...item43ad0699b5
Mine arrived today, and I can now confirm it also has the exact same problem (i.e., dim flickering unless the key is in the ACC or ON position). Looks like I'm off to Radio Shack for some resistors...
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I have no idea what the deal is with my 04 taco but it did not like a festoon bulb with a 1W 100ohm resistor soldered to it. As soon as I put it in the dome it blew the interior lighting fuse.

At first I thought I just blew up the bulb somehow but then I went to drive to autozone for a new trailer hitch pin and realized my radio would not turn on.

Then long story short I had extra fuses and replaced the blown one, and now instead of flickering when keys are not in the ignition, the bulbs are on full as normal. Weird. Maybe the fuse that was in was just old or going bad, idk.
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Did you take the Resistor off or leave it on?? I had to put two on mine... Might be that you had some part of the resistor touching the metal/ground area which would short it out and blow the fuse instantly...

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Did you take the Resistor off or leave it on?? I had to put two on mine... Might be that you had some part of the resistor touching the metal/ground area which would short it out and blow the fuse instantly...
I added the resistor to begin with which is what I believe shorted it. I think what happened was like you said, the resistor made contact with the ground. I did a stupidly hurried soldering job and some of the solder got bulked up towards the ends where contact is made, so I'm guessing this is the same as direct contact.

Either way for whatever reason, now WITH the resistor removed from the dome bulb and the fuse having been replaced, the lights all work as they should/no flickering. Even the MAP lights, which I did nothing to whatsoever.
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Putco 1.50" led tube light. Oem is 1.75". Its just take ourmt and drop in. Putcos 1.75" will not fit.
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Mine arrived today, and I can now confirm it also has the exact same problem (i.e., dim flickering unless the key is in the ACC or ON position). Looks like I'm off to Radio Shack for some resistors...
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Okay, just trying to help and give my experience. Later
Don't take it personal. These guys are weird on this site. Thanks for the post bud...
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Anybody have anymore pics of the light completed and lit up? I'll bet it looks sick.
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Anybody have anymore pics of the light completed and lit up? I'll bet it looks sick.
I will take some tonight.


I only need one 1watt 100ohm resistor on the dome light and everything works fine for me on my 04 tacoma.

e/ just realized this was bumped and you posted a couple months ago.
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