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Cheap DIY Console Light Mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 503TRD, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Aug 14, 2010 at 11:49 PM
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    503TRD

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    Hey guys! I just got my 2010 Tacoma a few days ago and I love it! Anyways, I've got a cheap, easy, DIY mod to light up your console at night. I have this so if I or a passenger is looking for something in the console at night, we don't need to use a map light and have it effect the drivers' vision, so I got a "Sylvania Dot-It Dimmable" 3 LED light. You press it once, all 3 LEDs come on, press it again, one goes out so 2 are on, press it again, another goes out so 1 is on, press it again, and it turns off! I got it for about $5-6 at my local Fred Meyer.

    So here it is: The white circle is two velcro sides, if you want to have it be velcro'd on...
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    The brown 3M tape on the back peels off, leaving a sticky side on the back for you to stick it on
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    Battery powered
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    Now just peel off the brown 3M tape, and stick it where you want it! or stick the velcro on, however you want..
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    DONE!^

    Now, let's see it work!
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    There it is! My first mod! Sorry for the poor quality pics, taken with my iPhone.
     
  2. Aug 15, 2010 at 1:03 AM
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    tcBob

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    cheap and effective mod...nice
     
  3. Aug 15, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    I like it!
     
  4. Aug 15, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    Rocketball

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    Cool. Wonder if they have a "clapper" model. :D
     
  5. Aug 15, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    I like ! Quick, no wiring. Just curious is there a way to link the pics for a slide show effect rather then downloading each pic ? :confused:Good write up. Curious George
     
  6. Aug 15, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    My enhancement to this mod would be to build in a pressure switch that turns it on when I open the console :)
     
  7. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    Nice write-up.

    One note of caution for some... the adhesive those things use don't really stand up to AZ desert summer temps to well :p
     
  8. Aug 15, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    save all pics to a new folder and voila.... instant slideshow!
     
  9. Aug 15, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    There is always someone on this forum that knows how to do anything thing and everything. I am on other forums where people are nasty when you ask a question so TW is mo betta.:confused:
     
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