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DIY Lighted Glovebox

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Scooter, May 22, 2015.

  1. May 22, 2015 at 11:02 AM
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    Scooter

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    So here's another lighting project I did using some left over LED strips from my kitchen renovations. First, I bought some pushbuttons on ebay.

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    I popped the red cap off, and filed down the shaft. The switch on top of the picture is the original length, and the one below it is filed shorter.

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    I removed the glovebox, and then removed the glove box top liner. To remove the top liner, you need to remove the bolt next to where the latch catches, and then the liner just pulls down. It is held by two clips, one on each side near the rubber bumpers.

    I removed the left rubber bumper.

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    I had to make the hole slightly bigger to insert the switch.

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    I stuck the LED strip to the liner.

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    I wired up the switch.
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    I put everything back and connected the switch to constant positive power, and this is what it looks like.

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  2. May 22, 2015 at 11:04 AM
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    hogeyphenogey

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    brilliant!
     
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  3. May 22, 2015 at 1:35 PM
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    Looks good
     
  4. May 22, 2015 at 1:37 PM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    2nd gens arent lit from the factory? 1st gen ftw ;)
     
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  5. May 25, 2015 at 2:14 PM
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    There are a lot of things that should have been factory installed, but aren't.
     
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  6. May 26, 2015 at 10:08 AM
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    That's really cool!!
     
  7. May 26, 2015 at 10:09 AM
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    this is awesome, subbed for sure
     
  8. Jun 17, 2015 at 11:48 AM
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  9. Jun 22, 2015 at 3:08 AM
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    I have searched for this many times, and gave up when I saw no good results.

    Now this is a good writeup! :thumbsup: Now I have another "to do item" on my list.
     
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  10. Jul 13, 2015 at 9:31 PM
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  11. Jul 13, 2015 at 9:34 PM
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    llibrm OH NOOOOOO!

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    Well done eh
     
  12. Jul 13, 2015 at 9:37 PM
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    Thanks
     
  13. Jul 20, 2015 at 1:37 AM
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    Congrats!

    That rocks man!

    Thanks for sharing. :cheers:
     
  14. Aug 16, 2015 at 11:54 PM
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    kgarrett11

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    Can someone lay out the electrical/wiring part for me please! Pics would help alot! Im pretty dumb when it comes to wires... Thanks!
     
  15. Sep 15, 2015 at 11:25 AM
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    I would like some help finding a constant power source too. Pics would be awesome. Thanks!!
     
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  16. Sep 28, 2015 at 11:02 AM
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    Stock...
    same question, where did you find constant power?
     
  17. Nov 2, 2015 at 4:51 PM
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    Arkie-Marty I'm not a real DIY expert, I just play one on TW.

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    MODS COMPLETED IN MY TACOMA CAREER (2015 & 2017): WeatherTech Floor Mats, Chrome Nerf Bars, Under Hood LED Lights, Glove Box LED Lights, Cup Holder LED Lights, Center Console LED Lights, LED Bed Lights, Dual USB Port Console Install, 12v Power Outlet in Bed, 12v Power Outlet Under Hood, Gentex 177 Rearview Mirror w/Temp & Compass, @ImMrYo's Rearview Mirror Relocation Bracket Mod, Disable Lock/Unlock Beeps Mod, Under Door Projector/Puddle Lights, Behind Rear Seat Storage LED Lights.
    Man, the more I look at this the more confused I get. I know the wiring is simple if you're familiar with wiring, but I'm no electrician. I managed to install the under hood lighting mod with no problem, but this one is difficult for me for some reason. I've looked all over TW, Google and YouTube trying to get this all straight in my head to no avail. I think I've actually studied it TOO much.

    I've got the exact same momentary switch and LED strip as OP, and I've got the glove box and liner removed, with switch installed to liner. I need help with finding a constant power source and I also need a simple wiring diagram for this mod. Thanks in advance!
     
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  18. Nov 3, 2015 at 4:10 AM
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    I'm in the same boat! C'mon guys!
     
  19. Nov 3, 2015 at 4:41 AM
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  20. Nov 3, 2015 at 7:20 AM
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    Arkie-Marty I'm not a real DIY expert, I just play one on TW.

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    Thanks DCSBTACO! Below is my 2nd grade art skillz attempt at drawing it up. I haven't tried it yet but I'm pretty sure this is correct.

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