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Another center console and glove box LED mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FY01CPO, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Jul 20, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    FY01CPO

    FY01CPO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I used the fine info from these threads:

    (Center Console/ Glove Box Light (auto on/off when opened)

    My Footwell/cupholder interior accent led project (AKA Fighter Pilot Cockpit Mod)

    05+ Interior Accent Lighting Install

    and did a little bit of changing it up as far as tapping power. For the white LEDs, I tapped in to the power line that goes to the LED for the gear shift instead of behind the A/C controls. I used that line for my footwell and cup holder area lights. Either way, it doesn't make much difference. I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I put 2A fuses in the mini fuse holders and I got everything I needed from Radio Shack. It really wasn't hard at all to do. I don't have pictures of the install as the pictures in the other threads are what I did.

    I also put the LED for the cup holder area above it so I can see stuff down there a lot easier. I also have a different cup holder set up than the other posts I saw on this mod.

    I did put a twist on where I mounted the lights and they do not affect me at all as I don't really open my console or glove box while driving. The night shots are not very telling but the footwells have a nice, soft amber glow and the cup holder area is really nice and visible.

    Enjoy! :cheers:

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  2. Jul 20, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    JKD

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    Very nice. What is behind that panel where you mounted the glove box lights? (I only ask because of the proximity to the pass. airbag.)
     
  3. Jul 20, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    FY01CPO

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    There is actually quite a bit of room behind it. There is some ducting for the cabin air and the recirc along with the airbag stuff. I was actually surprised how small the air bag pack was compared to the space it blows up to.

    There was some electric/electronic device clipped onto the back of the glove box cover you have to pull off but it is about double the thickness of a domino and posed no issue with installing the lights. In hindsight, I could have taken pics of it and the space behind the panel since the other posts don't show it too well. I'd say there was about 1.5-3" of space behind the panel.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    FY01CPO

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    Oh, and the airbag pack is about 6" or so higher up in there. Completely out of the way. When I was taking the panel off, I braced my self for an airbag explosion since I was a little unsure about it myself. I'd say the pack is roughly the size of a sandwich. Maybe a little thicker.

    And thanks for liking it!
     
  5. Jul 20, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    HondaGM

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    nice,i like the switch on the center console lid
     
  6. Jul 20, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    FY01CPO

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    Thanks. They were both pretty easy to install. You can see the one for the glovebox in the daytime picture of it. Right over to the left. I may paint mine black if the white & silver colors bug me though.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    That's sharp, now you have me thinking about it.:cool:
     
  8. Jul 22, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    Do it! Welcome to the forum, BTW!!! Show us some pics of your truck in the new members forum.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    ETaco23

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    How did you get the LED in under the AC controls? did you have to remove the center console?
     
  10. Nov 30, 2011 at 5:05 AM
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  11. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    FY01CPO

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    LOL. It's lotion for the motion. HAHA.

    I love the LEDs in there especially since it is dark when I go to work and dark when I come home now that winter is here.
     
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