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Cupholder Lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tanzak88, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Jan 25, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    tanzak88

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    So, I'm getting kind of tired of searching for my cupholders while driving at night so I decided to buy some cheap LED's to put in them. Stupidly, I didn't think of what I would splice into to get power for them. They're simple LED's and I'll grab a photo of them in a sec here. My plan is to drill a small hole in the rear of the cupholder, and flush mount the LED's in them. One per cupholder. Any ideas of what I could tap into? TRD Sport, no leather.

    Thanks

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  2. Jan 25, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    Make sure you get super small and kinda dimm LEDS. The ones I've seen larger than 3mm light up the entire cab and makes it hard to see at night.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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  7. Jan 25, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    So, since I have a 6spd, I can't tap into the shift console lights.... What would be the best to tap into...? Possibly the clock? Any options under the center console?
     
  8. Jan 25, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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  9. Jan 25, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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    Tapping into the 12v plug on the battery side is fine?
     
  10. Jan 25, 2011 at 11:27 PM
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    I would just tap into the wire coming off the backside, for and easy power source. Because leds do not draw much current so you'll be fine.
     
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