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Climate control light bulbs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by djm228, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. Sep 28, 2020 at 11:44 AM
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    djm228

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    I need help finding what kind of bulb I need for the lights behind my climate controls. They're a lot smaller than the bulbs behind my gauge cluster. Both bulbs are burnt out and have no lettering or anything on them to identify them.
     
  2. Sep 28, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    #74 I just bought a box and it sits on the kitchen table
     
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  3. Sep 28, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    They are 74s.

    I’m 99% sure about that.
     
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  4. Sep 28, 2020 at 3:40 PM
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    umm, bought #74's in the past and they were a little too large I think (could have been 174's), Can't find the receipt for what did work, gl
     
  6. Sep 28, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    a dropped one and a rusty 4wd one.
    Following, i want to replace my HVAC with purple LED.

    already have the dash done and the 4Runner non painted hvac panel plate.

    I ordered what I though would work for purple but they did not fit
     
  7. Sep 28, 2020 at 4:48 PM
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    01+ trucks use a T4 (could be a T3, been awhile since I did mine) Neowedge bulb, and theres 3 of em.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2020 at 5:02 PM
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    a dropped one and a rusty 4wd one.
    I forgot what the issue was but I think they were Identical in physical layout just couldn’t get them to work.

    got a link by chance ?
     
  9. Sep 28, 2020 at 5:05 PM
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  10. Sep 28, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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    a dropped one and a rusty 4wd one.
    Which size is it bro @Blue92 ? T5?
     
  11. Sep 28, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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    a dropped one and a rusty 4wd one.
    Ahh I’m retarded t4 for my 04
     
  12. Sep 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    a dropped one and a rusty 4wd one.
    I’m going to double check some threads. But while we are talking about it they DID change something from 03, to 04. My 03 can’t be dimmed with the LEDS but my 04 can.
     
  13. Sep 28, 2020 at 7:45 PM
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    Does anyone know how to fix the sockets if you install a new #74 light bulbs in the climate control and it doesn't work?
     
  14. Sep 28, 2020 at 9:31 PM
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    Flip it around LED’s are direction dependent I believe
     
  15. Sep 28, 2020 at 11:31 PM
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    I believe the filaments are directional too.
     
  16. Oct 6, 2020 at 8:55 AM
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    I found out what my issue was. Apparently there's different sized bases for 74 bulbs (or at least the LEDs). I ordered T5 74 LEDs, but I actually needed T1 3/4 74 LEDs. I checked the dimensions of a standard halogen 74 bulb, and it matched up with this and this. They have base type W2.1x4.9d. The T5 LEDs I bought have no dimensions listed and they work as a glovebox light. Guess I just needed to do a little more research.

    TLDR: T5 74 LED is NO GOOD, buy base type W2.1x4.9d
     
  17. Oct 6, 2020 at 8:58 AM
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    Man, that was the first thing I fixed on my 01. Such a PITA to get to them.
     

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