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Dome light LED bulb that actually works right.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Taco me elmo, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Taco me elmo

    Taco me elmo [OP] Who needs roads?

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    They work fantastic, I had them installed since last week and no issues.
     
  2. dud122

    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

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    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    i thought i found a solution to this over on ttora a while ago
     
  5. dud122

    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

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    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

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    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

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    sounds good i bought a pair. i'll let you guys know if it works when i get them
     
  8. csjumper2003

    csjumper2003 Jumper's Leds Vendor

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    I've been researching this issue why some like dougs are working fine and some post 00s are having issues. I found that the dimmer feeds off of resistance that the factory bulb uses thus controling the amount of power sent to the bulb to turn it on. Dougs doesn't have this and his pop on right away and dont dim. The key is to add resistance to the led as the factory has. I'm going to try out my new theory when I hook back up with taco elmo.

    Thanks
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    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

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    awesome... i guess the lights i got coming from ebay will be useless as well
     
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    I went to my local advance auto parts store here in kentucky and I got a led square that will fit many different dome lights with a connector type deal and its works flawlessly with the truck on of off when the doors open and by the switch and its really bright. And the brand was Dome Litz (ps sorry for no periods I'm texting and driving)
     
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    tacoman355 WORD!?!

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    I have a 2003 Taco and here is how I fixed the LED light issue. I had a problem with my dome light not coming on with an LED in it. I had to turn the key to the "ACC" position or turn one of the dome lights on to get the dome light to work (WEIRD STUFF). Here is the fix:

    1- buy x4 1w 100olm resistors

    2- solder x1 resistor to each of the map light bulbs.

    3- solder x2 resistors to your dome light bulb (you cold probably buy a bigger resistor but this is what worked for me).

    This fix allows you to have LEDs in your TACO. Hopefully this helps. Pics to follow soon.

    NOTE: When putting LEDs in the are polarized so they only work in one direction. You may have to switch them around to get them to work.
     
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    I have a 2003 Taco and here is how I fixed the LED light issue. I had a problem with my dome light not coming on with an LED in it. I had to turn the key to the "ACC" position or turn one of the dome lights on to get the dome light to work (WEIRD STUFF). Here is the fix:

    1- buy x4 1w 100olm resistors (Radio Shack)

    2- solder x1 resistor to each of the map light bulbs.

    3- solder x2 resistors to your dome light bulb (you cold probably buy a bigger resistor and reduce it down to one, but this is what worked for me).

    This fix allows you to have LEDs in your TACO. Hopefully this helps. Pics to follow soon.

    NOTE: When putting LEDs in the are polarized so they only work in one direction. You may have to switch them around to get them to work.
     
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    anxious for pics.. hope this works for me too sounds easy enough..
     
  17. Ohbrian

    Ohbrian Taco Roja

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    I did this tonight but I used a single 1W 100ohm resistor on the dome and it works like a champ.
     
  18. Texasdynaryder

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    do u hook that resistor in directly with the hot wire or what?
     
  19. tacoman355

    tacoman355 WORD!?!

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    yeah itll take a month but its worth it, lol
     
  20. Ohbrian

    Ohbrian Taco Roja

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    I soldered it directly accross the connectors on the bulb, so basically from one end to the other. You can see it works first just by taking a full lenth resistor without clipping the wires and jumper it accross the led bulb while its still in the socket. Just connect one end of the bulb to the other.
     
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