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Old 01-12-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Light up the ignition switch

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I dunno how many times I get into the truck , close the door and gotta search for a place to put the key . I have the Flyzeyes Mod under the radio but it doesnt light the ignition . I have Led in the map and dome lights but that doesnt light up the ignition switch .
Anyone got a quick fix ?
My dimmer shuts off to quick once I close the door > by the time I get the door closed , The auto dim goes dark and I cant see the ignition switch

Here is a guy who used glow in the dark paint http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...tion-ring.html
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #3
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I've seen some vehicles with a little ring around the ignition switch, wonder if it's possible to epoxy a little light strip in there?
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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Put the key in before you close the door. Hahaha
My buddy has a 93 4runner & it has a little light on the steering column that shines on the ignition. Maybe you can find something like that or a lighted ignition ring from another model like a rav4 or 4runner

I do leave the door open now but I like your idea . If a Rav 4 or a 4 runner have the lighted ring , I will look into a mod
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:32 PM   #6
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I was just thinking about this the other day. My gf just got a new kia that has a lighted ring around the ignition. Seems pretty useful...

Maybe one of those mini LED light strips wired into the dome light?
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Rav4 definitely has it..my wife's 05 is also color coded to the instrument panel lights.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:47 PM   #9
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I like the idea of adding a lit ring around the ignition switch >
Lets say i grabbed a ring from the wrecking yard and installed it tying it into my interior lighting circuit . Only issue , my auto dimmer goes off too quickly . Is there a way to lengthen the auto dimmer timer ?
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Maybe a LED ring?
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...ducts_id=14906
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Never had a problem finding the hole in the dark
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Use some glow in the dark paint. I have some glow in the dark nail polish that I bought at a Halloween store. I have put it on all of my light switches in the house. It works well.
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old thread, I know, but the idea came to me...

hardwire an led angel eyes?

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...er/878/#images

Not sure where I'd tap it in to keep it glowing longer like in my old camry.
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my camry has one, i wonder if the parts are interchangeable?

but then if the diameter is different, you might have to trim the steering column plastic.
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I'll go ahead and bump this. Tried to do this a while back on my 2013 with a 3rd gen 4runner ring. Too small. I could do some serious sanding to get it to fit but haven't gotten around to doing it. I'd imagine a 5th gen 4runner ring would fit but I have no idea where you'd find just the ring...I'm not sure if the ignition cylinder comes with it if you were to order one but I don't think so just by looking at the parts diagrams.

On a side note, and not sure if the trim on ignition cylinders differs between 2nd gen years but mine has a black piece (for signal from chip in key or whatever) and under it is a coiled up copper wire and some other electronics. Had to pry this piece off to even have a chance of fitting a lit ring on the cylinder.

I'll get the 3rd gen ring to fit eventually but I'd definitely suggest the 5th gen ring if you can find a wrecked one. My friend has a 2013 4runner and they at least looked identical. Nt sure on exact measurement.
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Use some glow in the dark paint. I have some glow in the dark nail polish that I bought at a Halloween store. I have put it on all of my light switches in the house. It works well.
Great idea!
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