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Dash and Shifter bulb replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by hillmatic, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Mar 16, 2018 at 2:24 PM
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    hillmatic

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    How many have you done this on a first gen auto (2003 Tacoma Double Cab)?

    It looks like I have one bulb failing on the gauge cluster (left side of the speedometer) and the shifter light has been off (maybe there isn't a light?) since I bought it.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2018 at 2:01 PM
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    ^^ Same thing happening to mine! Can you give some steps, or tips to change them out? Also what bulbs are you using?
     
  3. Mar 19, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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  4. Mar 19, 2018 at 5:51 PM
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    @Wju did u change all the bulbs ?? I got my apart to check on a flashing problem found it as led but 2 are not .
     
  5. Mar 19, 2018 at 6:14 PM
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    This is what it looks like i just got the truck in Saturday previos owner change the bulbs looks like all of them wtf was he thinking right only 2 are the toshiba ones so aim trying to find my flashing problem .


    Edit - they just change the 194 with cheap ones. Where did u order ur from?
     
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  6. Mar 19, 2018 at 9:27 PM
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  7. Mar 20, 2018 at 6:51 AM
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    taco03Trd 03 rig trd v6

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    Yes he did to cheap IMO. i order some from superbrideleds .com yesterday better reviews on the led .
     
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  8. Mar 20, 2018 at 6:56 AM
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    What kind of suspension u have on ur rig i just got a DC trying to build On my ext cab i have the billies with the trd springs nothing on the back end tho .
     
  9. Mar 20, 2018 at 8:25 AM
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    Hows the ride on the 880s ? Iam looking at option for my DC i dont want to swap my billies from ext cab to the new DC i just want to put a new set up on DC
     
  10. Mar 20, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    Whats the bulb size under the shifter do you remember .

    Thanks
     
  11. Mar 20, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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    nobody reads anymore...

    it's a #74
     
  12. Mar 20, 2018 at 11:31 AM
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    Yea we dont jaja thanks ...
     
  13. Mar 20, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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  14. Mar 20, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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    I've also seen this video and it's a good guide. I need to replace mine soon again, not sure on what color to go with. I like the red or orange because it doesn't strain your eyes at night, the only time the dash lights matter.
     
  15. Mar 20, 2018 at 3:18 PM
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    I got the cool white hope there not to bright .
     
  16. Mar 20, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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    Yeap they look sharp for sure . Ima look at the 882s with billis i wont have any extra weight in the front anyways .
     
  17. Mar 20, 2018 at 3:54 PM
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    The sylvania 194's are among the best led's and available locally.

    They also provide 180° light, so no dim spots like the ones with a single diode on each side of the "bulb".
     
  18. Mar 20, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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    It does look pretty good. Is the backlight on your odometer washing out the reading? Can't see the mileage.

    Have you replaced the instrument control lights (a/c, heater, etc)? Which lights/what color did you go with there? I have one of those out too.
     
  19. Mar 20, 2018 at 5:03 PM
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    guys, c'mon really? read the post with people who have changed their lights. plenty of pictures of colors too

    but since you're lazy, @Wju pic is just with lights on, not with key "on"

    these are not this bright, it's just the way the light is captured by my camera

    led-dash1.jpg
    led-hvac1.jpg
     
  20. Mar 20, 2018 at 6:14 PM
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    You could have posted a link to said thread, but you didn't. Why is that, I wonder?
     

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