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Dome light bulb - recommended bulb is too big

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Deeman, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:29 AM
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    Deeman

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    I have a base model 2004 with the small dome light right up near the windshield / rear view mirror.

    It does call for a 3175 bulb which seems like it would work but it seems like a 3175 is a bit too long to fit into the bulb terminals. It's just a tiny bit too big and I tried smashing the terminals to be a bit more open to accommodate the bulb, but it just does not fit.

    I tried both a LED and conventional bulb and its the same for both.

    Is this a common issue? Am I missing something?
     
  2. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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    the bulb should fit into grooves that are on each side of the contacts. unless yours does not fit inside the housing at all?
     
  3. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:44 AM
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    You are correct, that worked. It was really tight but it fit. Thanks!
     
  4. Aug 1, 2020 at 3:24 PM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  5. Aug 1, 2020 at 6:36 PM
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    I just popped in my 04 and it took a little muscle. Maybe thats why they sell em in a two pack! Hah
     
  6. Aug 2, 2020 at 9:21 AM
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    which Leds did you use? did it work?
     
  7. Aug 2, 2020 at 5:02 PM
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    I ended up getting mine from @csjumper2003 due to his including the resistors on them. otherwise there is not enough draw in the 01-04 to keep a single one on.
     
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  8. Aug 2, 2020 at 5:25 PM
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    right on yeah thanks for informing me of the seller
     
  9. Aug 2, 2020 at 8:47 PM
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    @csjumper2003, hook me up with two pairs please. pm your payment option, hopefully you take paypal
     
  10. Aug 2, 2020 at 10:14 PM
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    No problem. Pm incoming.
     
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    csjumper to the rescue!
     

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