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Dome light LED bulb that actually works right.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Taco me elmo, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Feb 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    Taco me elmo

    Taco me elmo [OP] Who needs roads?

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    As title says, Chris and I have tried 3 bulbs to no avail.:mad::mad::mad::mad:

    Anyone have experience with switching the Dome light bulb with an LED that lights up with proper brightness when doors open?
     
  2. Feb 3, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    They pretty much all will ramp up to full brightness when you open the door. I've had all different kinds, and they increase brightness when they turn on.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    Taco me elmo

    Taco me elmo [OP] Who needs roads?

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    First gens are very different , second gens dont have this issue, hence the forum thread area. :p
     
  4. Feb 3, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    memario1214

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    Okay, just trying to help and give my experience. Later
     
  5. Feb 3, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    dud122

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    i had the same problem too!!! i've gone through two bulbs and it did the same thing. i thought there was something wrong with my truck. WTF!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Feb 3, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    Taco me elmo

    Taco me elmo [OP] Who needs roads?

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    Its not the truck, the LED bulbs require less wattage so it confuses the relay. It gives less juice hence why its dimmer.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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    This ^^. Problem is confined to 1st Gen Tacomas, but definitely not unique.

    Been looking for the same thing for some time. WhatThePho? says he found some bulbs that work. Waiting for specifics...
     
  8. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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    I think mine do....:notsure::notsure:
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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    Seemed pretty normal when I opened the door tonight...

    But then anything is better than 1st gen OEM...


    Micah, lets go hit a trail right fuckin' now, its my B-day & you have to do what i tells ya !!..:p:p



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  10. Feb 3, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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    Can you post the brand and part number of the LEDs you're using, Doug?

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BTW!
     
  11. Feb 3, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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    Hey , thanks Steve...:), honestly brother I couldn't tell you , get with csjumper2003 (Chris) & ask him what part # etc; he put in 4wd's/Doug's 1st gen & he can hook you up, I'm pretty new to the whole LED thing & its increased illumination but can honestly say that I'm stoked with them & chris is a good guy to deal with..;)
     
  12. Feb 3, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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    Taco me elmo [OP] Who needs roads?

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    CSJumper has tried 3 diff LED's.
     
  13. Feb 3, 2012 at 11:30 PM
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    Well then I say lets roll to his pad ,tie him up & beat the shit out of him !!!!:mad::mad::p:p

    j/k

    Seriously though , guess I'm not seeing the big picture here, is it they are just dim from the time they energize or do they come on bright (normal) at first & slowly dim (like on a reastat) ??
     
  14. Feb 4, 2012 at 5:37 AM
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    what has happened with mine is that when the truck is off and the doors are open the led dome light is very dim. but when you turn the key to the auxiliary position (is that what its called when you turn it half way to turn the radio and lights on??) or if the truck is running the LED dome light is on nice and bright.

    i have also tried lights from csjumper as well as others but they all so the same shit. do the map lights work? i never even tried those because of the dome light bs.
     
  15. Feb 4, 2012 at 5:46 AM
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    I got my led dome light from superbrightleds.com and havnt had any problems. Good luck
     
  16. Feb 4, 2012 at 6:14 AM
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  17. Feb 4, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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  18. Feb 4, 2012 at 7:13 AM
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    Can you link the item please?

    I knew there was a bulb out there that works.
     
  19. Feb 4, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    I dont know what to say gents, I haven't had problem one with chris's led's always work, always bright & the map light is awesome as well as the LED backups, sooooo, I dunno...:notsure::notsure:



    Gotta remember these things are probably made by 6 & 7 year old chinese kids, no matter where ya get them...
     
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    does anyone know if csjumper's map lights work?
     
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