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Jerez 11-01-2011 09:10 PM

2nd Gen Auto Shifter LED...
 
BLUE:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...liveITSku1.jpg

Ok, so recently a couple of members have brought up questions about changing out that little light located next to our shifters...and a couple want brighter ones than the ones they sell out there.

So this is what i came up with...

bought a pack of 2 led strips from pepe boys (around $10-15)

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...liveprCfVw.jpg


took my truck apart (everything literally pops off these trucks if you dont already know that :rolleyes:)

then unhooked the plug to splice into the wires (i threw a bit of solder just to be safe)
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...live5m6DP8.jpg

test:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...liveZVMy39.jpg

they come with double sided 3mm tape so sticking is easy..
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...liveq5SXSw.jpg

on

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...livev8a8bq.jpg

close up shop:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...liveWUh5hL.jpg

everything on (or driving at night)
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...live3OEaS8.jpg

sorry for the crappy cell pics....i literally just did this mod like 20 mins ago ;)
these lights are really bright and they are the same ones used for your clusters

since it comes with 2 strips you can maybe split the cost with another local member...those of you that are local to me, I will be having blue, red and white strips in "stock" with me incase you want it done...all you need to pay for is for one strip which will be like $8ish depending how much the pack cost....goodluck :thumbsup:

any questions feel free to post on here and ill get back to you asap

AsianAnts 11-01-2011 09:16 PM

good idea... what if i get the led strip with no weatherproof thing to cover the led and resolder with red orange and green LEDs?? hahah

nvm...the spacing is far apart.. if each letter got an LED it would be possible...

Casey05Taco 11-01-2011 09:16 PM

Well what does the package the LEDs come in look like, we don't have a pepboys in my town :/

Jerez 11-01-2011 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AsianAnts (Post 3961512)
good idea... what if i get the led strip with no weatherproof thing to cover the led and resolder with red orange and green LEDs?? hahah

nvm...the spacing is far apart.. if each letter got an LED it would be possible...

ya, idk if you could.....if you make your own board with leds and resistors then ya you could make it...:D

Quote:

Originally Posted by Casey05Taco (Post 3961513)
Well what does the package the LEDs come in look like, we don't have a pepboys in my town :/

damn...idk where its at, i can upload a pic tomorrow :cool:

Blackshirts 11-03-2011 01:52 PM

That's kinda like what I did. Gj bro

Jerez 11-03-2011 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackshirts (Post 3971469)
That's kinda like what I did. Gj bro

Nice :thumbsup: great minds think alike lol

DOUBLLD 11-13-2011 04:01 PM

thats a good idea those are the leds that light up my interior sry for bad pics cell phone

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...um/taco405.JPG
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/taco2126.JPG

4x4Taco09 11-14-2011 08:54 AM

If you don't have a pepboys or a parts house local, or want to pay high prices for what these lights strips usually cost, go to eBay. Type in SMD led strip. (surface mount diode). I buy them and install them under atvs and so many other places. They are cheap cheap cheap.

Your truck looks good OP! I think I'm going to have to swap my cluster to white/amber and everything else. I don't like how the color swap comes out on the HVAC. So I'll just try to match it all

Jerez 11-14-2011 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4x4Taco09 (Post 4028752)
If you don't have a pepboys or a parts house local, or want to pay high prices for what these lights strips usually cost, go to eBay. Type in SMD led strip. (surface mount diode). I buy them and install them under atvs and so many other places. They are cheap cheap cheap.

Your truck looks good OP! I think I'm going to have to swap my cluster to white/amber and everything else. I don't like how the color swap comes out on the HVAC. So I'll just try to match it all

Ya true that :thumbsup:

Thanks man, I've been meaning to get someone that wants that color code: white with amber to match it all...

Jerez 11-14-2011 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DOUBLLD (Post 4025282)
thats a good idea those are the leds that light up my interior sry for bad pics cell phone

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...um/taco405.JPG
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/taco2126.JPG

Yup I have the same ones running on the bottom as well on my truck. Looks good :thumbsup:

Shemicals 01-22-2012 11:35 PM

subbed for later

rrh_2 02-21-2012 05:05 PM

Got the strip fixing to do the mod but when I splice the wires which order do I hook them up in

Jerez 02-21-2012 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rrh_2 (Post 4605189)
Got the strip fixing to do the mod but when I splice the wires which order do I hook them up in

I honestly dont remember...both wires look the same so I spliced n wrapped the wires then turn on the parking lights to see if it works, If not, the just flip the wires around :thumbsup:

Jerez 03-13-2012 12:28 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwVNO...e_gdata_player

^^^this dude copied my idea lol

What I don't understand is why go through the a/c controls for power when you have power on the wires of the stock bulb are right under neath the shifter :facepalm:

Jerez 03-13-2012 12:42 AM

BLUE:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...liveITSku1.jpg

DOUBLLD 03-14-2012 10:13 PM

I love the blue shifter lights. Another mod I'm doin this weekend lol

Jerez 03-18-2012 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DOUBLLD (Post 4740723)
I love the blue shifter lights. Another mod I'm doin this weekend lol

:thumbsup: sweet

jaime11 05-10-2012 10:57 PM

cant you just switch the orange led for a diferent color? or do you have to do all of this?

Jerez 05-10-2012 11:34 PM

It's not and led...it's a bulb...and you can buy a bulb the same size with the color you want, I only did this becuz it covers more

BrokenTusk 05-10-2012 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerez (Post 5072525)
It's not and led...it's a bulb...and you can buy a bulb the same size with the color you want, I only did this becuz it covers more

Just so you know, its your fault I want to change every damn lightbulb in the taco


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