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changing to LED lightings

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by makikid808, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    makikid808 [OP] They call me unko

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    was looking at some led lightings and was gonna get 4 of the bulbs from superbrightleds.com. 2 for the dome light and 2 for the door lights, but i wanted to change the lens of the door light so the cab is brighter. does anyone know where to get lens for the door lights?
     
  2. Feb 17, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    You may need to add a resistor for the dome bulb... I tried putting one in mine tonight, it just flickered really fast and was really dim... Search the forum for the fix...
     
  3. Feb 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    Is that the ones from the super bright LEDs? How about the door lights did you have any luck with those?
     
  4. Feb 17, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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    You don't need a resistor for interior bulbs. If they're flickering, you may have bad contact or try turning the bulb around and see if that works.
     
  5. Feb 18, 2012 at 5:05 AM
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    No, the dashboard lights from superbrightleds.com work great, the dome light came from ebay, but the dome light is a different story and does require a resistor, look up the other thread on dome light led bulbs... I haven't changed the door lights yet...

    You'll need 1 - 100 ohm 1 Watt resistor for each map light bulb and 1-2 for the dome light bulb. You can get them for $1.50/ea at Radio Shack.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    This ^^.

    Definitely not true. This is a well-documented 1st Gen problem/feature. See http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/154318-48smd-led-dome-lights-4.html#post3229746, http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gr...acement-interior-led-kits-14.html#post3360547, http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/185091-dome-light-2003-tacoma.html#post3943616, http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gr...ment-led-kit-group-buy-5-a-9.html#post3965269, and http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...dome-light-led-bulb-actually-works-right.html.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    I added 2 - 100 ohm 1 Watt resistors to my dome light bulb and each map light bulb and they worked perfectly. Neither would come on with just 1 resistor on them!!!
     
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