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Old 08-04-2011, 04:59 AM   #1
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LED bulbs

Anyone replace any bulbs with LED's? I've replaced some lights, but after awhile the LED's start to flicker. Anyone know of any manufacturers that have bulbs that last longer? Love the look. I just hate how often I need to replace them. Thanks guys.
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Where did you purchase them from?
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I have always bought mine from autolumination.com and they've lasted. Not sure if it's a voltage regulation thing or what.
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LEDs should last a very long time. I replaced my maps, and dome with LED panels, and my LP lights with LED bulbs. No flickering except the dome when its dimming.
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mine are from superbrightleds as well... i got the amber 12led for the DTRL white leds for the map lights and a festoon led bulb for the dome... ive replaced my DTRL with a yellow bulb and my map and domes with LED panels, i can sell you my old ones if you want. nothing wrong with them
I think you mean you swapped your parking lights instead of DTRL....did the 12 head version fit through that hole?? I mean I'm assuming they did since you put them in there but it had to be tight.
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sir you are correct... i meant the parking lights... haha. and yup, it fitted thru the hole just fine

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I think you mean you swapped your parking lights instead of DTRL....did the 12 head version fit through that hole?? I mean I'm assuming they did since you put them in there but it had to be tight.
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sir you are correct... i meant the parking lights... haha. and yup, it fitted thru the hole just fine
DAMN! I was hoping you found something that wouldn't flicker in there. I don't want to mess with a relay or load resistor, etc.

Anyway, I replaced my maps, dome, and license plate lights with LEDs I got off Amazon. They have all worked perfectly too! I also added LED lights for a "fighter pilot" mod and lights to the center console and glove box. They are in my gallery.
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Thanks for your quick responses guys. I bought mine off of Ebay. Probably one of those "you get what you pay for" things. I replaced my dome, map, brake, upper brake and license plate bulbs with LED's. The only ones that did not start to flicker was the dome. Had I known the 2009 Tacomas would have come with tail LED's I would have waited. Also they have that great charcoal color that they didn't make for the 2008's. Oh well. Thanks again.
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I did my DTRL/ signals with 360 degree LED's had to install the load leveling resistors in parallel I believe they are 10w ratings fixed the hyper flash issue. SUPER easy to install the resistors i can fire up some pics if needed.
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ive got a set of v-led switchback bulbs in my front DTRL/Turn Signal lights. Tapped 12v power from amber corner light that is on in position 1 and 2 of the light switch. Also had to wire in a Load Resistor in parralell with the LED to fix the hyper flash.

White when the corner lights are on and they switch to amber and blink for turn signal. Also did Fog Light Mod and can have the fogs on anytime. Just with the lights off they will be on, in parking lights they will be on, high beam they are on.

With my 55W 8K DDM headlights and 35W 8K fogs on at the same time I can literally see every thing vividly.

Also I noticed the headlights seems lowered a little after switch to these bulbs up top. Maybe they modified the bulb to compensate for beam scatter? i definitely didn't adjust it.
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map lights, dome light, and license plate are all led from superbrightleds.com No flickering problems.
What are the sizes? i want to swap out the map and dome bulbs

**edit - SuperbrightLEDs.com has a handy dandy tool that tells you all the sizes
here is the link for 2011 tacoma http://www.superbrightleds.com/vehic...tacoma/62/1052

I too buy all my LED bulbs from superbright and have never had my issues, used them for my past three cars and my motorcycles
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