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Dome Light for 2003 Tacoma

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by kidstock, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Oct 29, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    kidstock

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  2. Oct 29, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    meatman

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    got one from superbright leds it was.. (upcb xwhp30- fes) but sold it to a friend. did not like that you need your keys in the acc. postition for it to come on.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    Still Looking on this sight no luck.
     
  4. Oct 29, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    x2. I keep hoping someone will come up with a fix for this issue, so we (1st Gen owners) can enjoy LED brightness from our internal lights.
     
  5. Oct 29, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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  6. Oct 29, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    So you guys are saying if I go with an LED the only way it will work is if the key is in the ignition and turned on?
     
  7. Oct 29, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    The LEDS will work if your key is on atleast acc. Otherwise it will just flicker. Myself, i have all led's in my 1st gen.
     
  8. Oct 29, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    Wonder why this is?
     
  9. Oct 29, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    Late to the party I'm sure - haven't found a DIY fix for this in any forums, only to purchase from other members. Link to a electronics forum discussion around this looks like an easy DIY mod if you buy some resistors. Pasted the calculation for different V drops and mA applications, this way each unique volt drop can get the correct resistor.

    http://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/28393/why-do-we-need-resistors-in-led

    With the Battery - resistor LED circuit example
    The LED has a certain defined voltage drop at a chosen current.
    - To be specific lets say that at 20 mA the LED drops exactly 3.00 Volt. *typical of some modern LEDs.
    - If we wish to run the LED at 20 mA we MUST arrange for it to drop 3V *not more and not less.
    If we wish to use 9V to supply to operate the LED we MUST "get rid of" 9V (supplied power) - 3V (drop) = 6V difference somehow.
    - - - - >The resistor does this.

    To drop 6V at 20 mA use the Ohm's Law calculation. Resistance (R) = Power/Voltage(V) / Amperes (I). So R=V/I = 6V / 0.02A = 300 ohms.
    In this example a 9V battery + a resistor capable of 300ohms + an LED will operate at 20 mA. The resistor can be placed before or after the LED. The current is dropped across it in either location.
     
  11. Dec 13, 2014 at 2:20 AM
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    csjumper2003

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    My first gen led interior sets work just like they are supposed to
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2014
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