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Old 02-17-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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changing to LED lightings

was looking at some led lightings and was gonna get 4 of the bulbs from superbrightleds.com. 2 for the dome light and 2 for the door lights, but i wanted to change the lens of the door light so the cab is brighter. does anyone know where to get lens for the door lights?
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was looking at some led lightings and was gonna get 4 of the bulbs from superbrightleds.com. 2 for the dome light and 2 for the door lights, but i wanted to change the lens of the door light so the cab is brighter. does anyone know where to get lens for the door lights?

You may need to add a resistor for the dome bulb... I tried putting one in mine tonight, it just flickered really fast and was really dim... Search the forum for the fix...
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You don't need a resistor for interior bulbs. If they're flickering, you may have bad contact or try turning the bulb around and see if that works.
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Is that the ones from the super bright LEDs? How about the door lights did you have any luck with those?
No, the dashboard lights from superbrightleds.com work great, the dome light came from ebay, but the dome light is a different story and does require a resistor, look up the other thread on dome light led bulbs... I haven't changed the door lights yet...

You'll need 1 - 100 ohm 1 Watt resistor for each map light bulb and 1-2 for the dome light bulb. You can get them for $1.50/ea at Radio Shack.
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You may need to add a resistor for the dome bulb... I tried putting one in mine tonight, it just flickered really fast and was really dim..
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You don't need a resistor for interior bulbs. If they're flickering, you may have bad contact or try turning the bulb around and see if that works.
Definitely not true. This is a well-documented 1st Gen problem/feature. See http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/154318-48smd-led-dome-lights-4.html#post3229746, http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gro...ml#post3360547, http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...ml#post3943616, http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gro...ml#post3965269, and http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...rks-right.html.
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I added 2 - 100 ohm 1 Watt resistors to my dome light bulb and each map light bulb and they worked perfectly. Neither would come on with just 1 resistor on them!!!
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