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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. Sep 10, 2019 at 7:09 PM
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    guwoptaco

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    Dome lights. It seems to rely on the map light switch though. If that part is in the middle (pic of open doors), both lights stay on regardless of doors open or closed.
     
  2. Sep 10, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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    lapoltba

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    That circuit (electrically) is quite weird. Try switching polarity on the map lights, then the dome light. You haven't broken anything I don't think, but the ground path could be wrong.
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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    guwoptaco

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    I didn’t do anything to the map lights - those are stock. If I reverse polarity on the dome lights, I fear it will short again and put me back to where I started.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2019 at 7:49 PM
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    photoguy190

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    You say it “on” but describe the “door” setting. I’m probably just misunderstanding do to the fog of the internet. Just to make sure the switch has 3 positions off, door, on. To have it operate that way you are wanting the switch must be in the center not clicked on either side. FE35A10C-177B-4E7E-B966-A9EDDE5B2D8C.jpg
     
  5. Sep 10, 2019 at 8:50 PM
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    guwoptaco

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    Yes, it’s clicked to ‘door’ but behaves like ‘on’, meaning regardless of door open or closed, the light stays on.

    Internet fog is real, harder to explain without a video. Maybe I’ll make one of those soon.
     
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  6. Sep 11, 2019 at 1:19 AM
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    TC_Mic

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    Sounds like both your maps are turned on at the map switch not the center switch.
    Try pushing each map light on/off.

    There are 5 switch positions for each map.
    Center switch OFF
    Center Switch DOOR
    Center switch ON
    Push switch ON (Overrides center switch setting. Light will be ON regardless of center switch position for THIS light only)
    Push switch OFF (Gives control to center switch, Center switch now controls ON/OFF of this light)
     
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  7. Sep 11, 2019 at 9:13 PM
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    DaBigDogg

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    Yeah, that settles it, I'd rather feel like I'm in my patrol car at work than searing my retinas. I swear I must have been a moth in another life to keep staring directly at the ridiculously bright lights. :D
     
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  8. Sep 12, 2019 at 12:01 AM
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    guwoptaco

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    Both the map and dome lights behave together
    so when I go to turn the Maps on while the rocker is set to ‘Door’ or ‘On’, the map light gets brighter when I push the light in, but it never turns off by pushing the map light in.

    The only time the light goes off is when the map light rocker switch is set to ‘off’.
     
  9. Sep 12, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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    TC_Mic

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    OK ... I mentioned the issue because others have had maps stuck in the "ON" position and were able to resolve once they clicked the map button.

    It is my understanding that the Dome/Map circuit is ground controlled/switched which is what allows the PWM fade out to work. You issue sounds like there is a "leak", for lack of a better term, to ground someplace in the grouped circuit. This would allow "OFF" to work properly as well as the always partially (dimmer than "normal") on at all times, thus getting brighter when pushed "ON" as I believe mine are the same level of bright no mater which option switched them "ON".

    My best suggestion is: You may have already done some or all of this. Feel free to throw this out with any other rubbish.
    1. pull the overhead console down
    2. open the dome
    3. remove all bulbs
    4. close doors
    5. one at a time add back a bulb
    6. test all functions
      • Passes - do another
      • Fails - Remove that bulb
        • try bulb in different location
        • test
          • Pass - Move to next bulb
          • Fail - try other bulb in original location

    This should help determine which portion is the offender. On the other hand if this does not find/resolve the problem, it is beyond me and hopefully someone else can offer a better diagnostic or solution.

    Good luck!!
     
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  10. Sep 12, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    This was the EXACT words that came out of the wife's mouth after seeing them for the first time a few weeks back!!!

    Since my first and last visit to THE red light district was 15+ years ago (day trip from Cologne, Germany) she has started dropping references to the details she knows about!!! I keep saying she'll have to come with me for the next visit. She'll lay off the reference for a few days.
     
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  11. Sep 12, 2019 at 7:01 PM
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    When will the map lights in white be back in stock
     
  12. Sep 15, 2019 at 8:53 PM
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    I see I am not the only one who wanted this...

    the hard part is catching them in stock when they drop
     
  13. Sep 15, 2019 at 10:41 PM
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    Hopefully with his new manufacturing processes, he'll have plenty to go around when they launch, like with the latest drop which managed to stay in stock for 24+ hours, if I remember correctly.
     
  14. Sep 16, 2019 at 4:48 PM
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    Is there anywhere written up how you did this??
     
  15. Sep 16, 2019 at 9:54 PM
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    Excuse me if this has already been asked, but will these ever be offered in grey housing for us SR5 owners? The black housing on grey headliner is the only thing keeping me from jumping on these ha. Just a little OCD.
     
  16. Sep 17, 2019 at 3:46 PM
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    You can spray paint the black housing. The leds snap off
     
  17. Sep 20, 2019 at 7:37 AM
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    I will sell you mine if you want, haven't installed yet. PM me
     
  18. Sep 20, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    My right side is losing it...last row is flickering.
    Could it be a connection issue?
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  19. Sep 26, 2019 at 4:09 PM
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    Time to get to work, boys :welder:
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  20. Sep 26, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    @MESO, does the 3rd Gen dome light also fit 2nd Gens? It looks like it fits within my 2nd Gen dome light bezel. I want some for my 2008, but they're not on your site anymore
     

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