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Custom LED Map and Dome lights

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2016+)' started by MESO, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Mar 23, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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    NIU_Huskies

    NIU_Huskies Well-Known Member

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    Finally installing my map lights but for some reason my right map light always stays on and won't turn off. Anyone know why the right side is always hot and won't turn off or dim to off?

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  2. Mar 23, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    You pushed the button in(tucked up inside the console. Click it off
     
  3. Mar 23, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    NIU_Huskies

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    LMAO, thank you. I feel like a dummy not getting that on my own. I felt like it was something trivial or small that I wasn't figuring out.
     
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  4. Mar 25, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    Hey, Stew...

    With you working on your new super-bright, VLED pod-based map lights, will you still be building and selling your current "Ultimate" 3rd Gen Map Lights? (I wants me a pair of them red ones... :D)

    And just out of curiosity - how will your new VLED maps compare in brightness to your current "Ultimate" maps?
     
  5. Mar 25, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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    Just installed my maps. What a pain in the butthole it is to remove those little bulbs. Damn Toyota.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    I made a duct tape bowl, roped it around and yanked it out like a loose tooth.
     
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  7. Mar 25, 2019 at 4:55 PM
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    I ended up using packing tape after watching a video. Worked like a charm. Just seems silly that they make the bulb so inaccessible though. Oh well, it's out and the MESO red maps are in! Can't wait to see them in the dark tonight.
     
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  8. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    Just pull the upper console down and take the bulbs out the back as they are designed to be removed. So easy and literally takes about 90 seconds.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:11 PM
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    Seems like more work than the tape method :notsure:
     
  10. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    By the time you have your tape thing made I would be done and drinking beer while you still fiddle around trying to get the bulbs out.
     
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  11. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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    I dunno. Only took about 15 seconds to rip a piece of tape, wrap and pull the bulb.
     
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  12. Mar 25, 2019 at 10:11 PM
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    It was much easier to pull the console off and remove them from the back...
     
  13. Mar 25, 2019 at 10:15 PM
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    Ok, so, I got my red maps today, super excited. I just spent about half an hour installing and uninstalling one of the lights. The first one went in like a breeze and turned on (the left one), so I moved on to the other (the right one) and that's where I struggled. I cant get the damn light to turn on! They're on the right sides, because the first one worked (the left one). I basically did the same thing to install the right hand side one and I cant get it to work at all.

    Any troubleshooting tips?? Is it a defective light?? It almost seems like it doesn't press in all the way, when compared to the left sided one. I tried pressing the little button in and out a few times and still, cant get it working. I hope I'm not missing something super obvious lol.
     
  14. Mar 25, 2019 at 10:16 PM
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    @2ayne This is the thread yooooo...
     
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  15. Mar 25, 2019 at 10:24 PM
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    Unplug it(right side) and turn wire around. Should work then
     
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  16. Mar 25, 2019 at 10:26 PM
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    Take the plug out and turn it 180 degrees, then plug it back in.
     
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  17. Mar 25, 2019 at 10:38 PM
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    That worked! Thanks man!
     
  18. Mar 25, 2019 at 11:24 PM
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    Anyone found out if they fit the Fj cruiser yet?
     
  19. Mar 26, 2019 at 2:46 AM
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    Lets see 45 seconds to jerk the console off or 45 minutes searching garage and house for tape finding out there is none drive 40 minutes to get to closest store only to find out they are out of stock have to drive another 15 minutes get there and they only have environmentally friendly tape and we all know it does not stick but what the heck. Pop lens cover peal some tape off to make a tunnel and it folds in on itself scrap and redo 3 times before I get it to work.

    Not saying it always happens like this but in my case I have done it the easy way to many times to know not to bother and just manhandle the thing :)


     
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  20. Mar 26, 2019 at 6:08 AM
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    Pondering trading my Red 3rd Gen Maps for White.... :gossip:
     
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