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Climate Control Light Bulbs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ryanyoshi, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. ryanyoshi

    ryanyoshi [OP] Member

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    Hey Guys,
    Yesterday, my light bulb went out on the right side of my climate control. I have done numerous searches online and have found people saying that I can only find that replacement bulb at Toyota. Other people say that a #74 bulb will fit perfectly and some say that a #74 bulb will not fit perfectly. Can anybody help clarify this problem for me. By the way, it is a 2003 tacoma. Thanks.
     
  2. dually

    dually Low and slow

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  3. ryanyoshi

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    Thanks Dually,
    I think that I will take this route. Appreciate the help.
     
  4. dually

    dually Low and slow

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    No Problem!! I did my cab blue, let me know if you need assistance picking out bulbs!
     
  5. pidro_el_pirata

    pidro_el_pirata Lean Mean MPG Machine (best = 27)

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    Hey I need help, i'm confused there's like six different kinds of the same one. I have a 1st gen just like that article you posted and I want to do everything in the article.

    Also, what does blue look like vs white? Are the leds in the article picture blue or white?
     
  6. dually

    dually Low and slow

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    They are blue, thats what I put in my truck. It looks sicks. I'll reply to that PM here shortly when i get some time!
     
  7. RJSNoCal

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    Been looking for help in replacing the heater panel bulbs in my 99 for a while now. Thanks for the info.
     
  8. pidro_el_pirata

    pidro_el_pirata Lean Mean MPG Machine (best = 27)

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    Mmmk got my bulbs in the mail today (quick shipping:D) and started to do this. Only ran into two problems with this mod.

    First off, the smaller bulbs that go into the a/c and climate control area.. The right bulb is really loose. Is it possible to open up the housing and tighten the clamp inside? I don't want to start just pullin on stuff yknow.

    Second, how do you open up the dome light cover? Does it just pop off? Which way should I push it?

    And i'm still workin on the dash so I might have more q's later.

    Thanks folks
     
  9. pidro_el_pirata

    pidro_el_pirata Lean Mean MPG Machine (best = 27)

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    Answered my own questions.

    For the loose light, I just popped on a TINY bit of gorilla glue, away from the electrical contacts.

    For the dome light, just pry it off away from the switch. It's pretty easy.


    And dually.. that dome light looks legit!
     
  10. dually

    dually Low and slow

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    Sweet!! Im glad you got it done
     
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