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Changing Dome Light Bulb

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rockstar Junkie, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Aug 28, 2008 at 3:26 PM
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    Rockstar Junkie

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    How do you go about changing the dome light in the Tacoma's? I was wondering if one of those colored bulbs would work. I tried to get the cover off, but didnt want to break anything. Any insight would be great. Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:27 AM
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  3. Sep 8, 2008 at 10:57 AM
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    Not sure what you are trying to do, but Pepboys has these blub sleeves that I put over the lights themselves so that I had RED lights vs. the white on both my map lights and the dome.... Looks pretty sick at night. :)

    Good Luck...
     
  4. Sep 8, 2008 at 11:05 AM
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    my friend tried the bulb "sleeves" on his truck and the sleeve started smoking like crazy...:eek:

    Rockstar, you should get an LED dome light bulb... i got mine on ebay and it had 48 LED llightbulbs...it's bright as hell.
    Here's a link to the one i got:
    http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/bliss-star?_nkw=48+led&_fromfsb=0&_trksid=m270.l1313
    I got mine in Blue. It looks like he only had blue, or white as of now.

    About the cover, i took mine off using a key... i wrapped a thin towel around it so it wouldn't scratch anything... you could also use a flat screwdriver
     
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    Wow - that sucks!! I will have to watch for it... At the moment I do not have my doors open long enough for them to heat up and smoke... Either way, thanks for the heads-up!!

    Cheers,
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  6. Sep 8, 2008 at 12:26 PM
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    My question is how do i get the stock one out? Can't figure how to get the cover off!
     
  7. Sep 8, 2008 at 12:34 PM
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    The light cover? Use a flat head screw driver and GENTLY pop it off... You will see a section on the light that should fit the tip in.

    If you mean getting the bulb out - the map lights were a pain... Gotta just carefully pull em out with your fingertips... The Dome light should pry out with a finger...
     
  8. Sep 8, 2008 at 12:48 PM
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    De-badged, Tint 20%, Blue 48 LED dome-light, .......
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    can you post some pics of these. seems like something i might be interested in
     
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    Ok, I got the cover off, and the local Checkers doesnt have the right size colored bulb. Have to stop by another place on my way home from work.
     
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    So, use a small screw driver to remove the dome light cover.... i see the little slot on the driver side.

    what about for the map lights? do i have to take the entire console off? or just the covers? how do I do that?

    thanks
     
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    pop the covers out with a screwdriver. the bulbs are a PITA to get out....
     
  14. Dec 16, 2009 at 5:00 AM
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    For the dome light, I purchased a 15-LED set that had adapter "bulbs" and an interface connector. Just remove the backing on the LEDs and stick it in place. Much brighter........I bought the plain white.

    I got them at Autozone. If I remember correctly, I paid about $15 for them.
     
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    so what if the door dome light goes out? replace the bulb or is it a fuse?
     
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    Here are some pics on how to remove the dome light. There's more info on some of the head liner removal posts.

    SDC10127.jpg
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    SDC10129.jpg
     
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    Replacing the dome light is explained it my owners manual, but I need to replace the “map” light bulb, also called the “personal light”.
    No mention of it in the manual. :confused:
    Any help out there?
     
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    *** just realized this is a gen 2 thread... I have an '03

    Quick question related to this - what size screw is used to secure the dome light fixture to the ceiling? I had to replace my fixture and have lost the screw/s.

    I've done some searching online and on TW and haven't been able to find what I need. I also called my local dealer and they didn't know or have any on hand.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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