1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Gauge lighting

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by joshua32, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Feb 21, 2007 at 7:04 AM
    #1
    joshua32

    joshua32 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Member:
    #949
    Messages:
    137
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joshua
    Tyler, TX
    Vehicle:
    06 Prerunner SR5
    I tried searching but couldn't find anything. Has anyone changed out the lights in their 05-07 Tacoma? I have an 06 and am pretty sure they are led lights but I am not certain. I am looking to either make them superwhite or blue. Thanks for the help,

    Joshua
     
  2. Feb 21, 2007 at 7:14 AM
    #2
    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Member:
    #643
    Messages:
    6,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    San Antonio, TX
    Vehicle:
    2015 4Runner Trail Edition Premium
    Cloaking Device
    I would be very interested in going Blue, but I have not heard of anyone doing this. You are correct. They are LED light bulbs.

    The question is: Are they orange, or is the filter on the gauges orange?
     
  3. Feb 21, 2007 at 7:22 AM
    #3
    joshua32

    joshua32 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Member:
    #949
    Messages:
    137
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joshua
    Tyler, TX
    Vehicle:
    06 Prerunner SR5
    That is what I was wondering. I had a 05 Silverado that I traded in for my Tacoma and the leds were actually soldered in so changing them out was expensive. If they are just bulbs then it wouldn't be a problem, as long as there isn't an orange film on the gauges. Hopefully someone will chime in that has some insight.

    Thanks,
    Joshua
     
  4. Feb 21, 2007 at 9:35 AM
    #4
    2003greenbean

    2003greenbean Carolina Alliance Costal Div

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Member:
    #672
    Messages:
    912
    socaste,sc
    Vehicle:
    03 trd
    cold air intake, step bars, custom grill, 3in lift,12 in audiobahn sub, 285/75/16 procomp tires, 20% tint,
    i dont know about the 2nd gen tacomas i have bulbs in mine that i changed but i have an 03
     
  5. Feb 21, 2007 at 6:37 PM
    #5
    06TRDsport

    06TRDsport Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Member:
    #30
    Messages:
    386
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Bend, OR
    Vehicle:
    2007 F250 Diesel and 1999 4Runner
    I'm pretty certain that the 05+ use an orange tinted led for the dash lights, which would be a major PITA to change.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2007 at 3:48 AM
    #6
    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Member:
    #643
    Messages:
    6,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    San Antonio, TX
    Vehicle:
    2015 4Runner Trail Edition Premium
    Cloaking Device
    Well, at least an orange tinted LED can be changed out. If it is a film that is in the gauge wall, then that is tons harder to replace.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2007 at 7:08 AM
    #7
    joshua32

    joshua32 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Member:
    #949
    Messages:
    137
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joshua
    Tyler, TX
    Vehicle:
    06 Prerunner SR5
    Hopefully this weekend I will have time to tear into the gauge panel and see.

    Joshua
     
  8. Feb 22, 2007 at 7:32 AM
    #8
    ForeRunner

    ForeRunner Scotch before noon. Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Member:
    #7
    Messages:
    12,104
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Drunken Sailor
    Somewhere between Maine and Florida
    Vehicle:
    2016 Subaru WRX STI Limited (no wing)
    Extra PSI
    Well I found a quick write up over on Toyota Nation with what it takes however the person who changed the LED's hasn't given a link or supplier for them yet. I hope whoever does this is very skilled with a soldering iron and is also very patient.

    Link to Toyota Nation
     
  9. Feb 22, 2007 at 9:58 AM
    #9
    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Member:
    #643
    Messages:
    6,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    San Antonio, TX
    Vehicle:
    2015 4Runner Trail Edition Premium
    Cloaking Device
    Holy-hard-to-do, Batman!!! :eek:

    I think I will just put up with my orange/amber junk. I don't want to mess anything up (and I would).
     
  10. Feb 22, 2007 at 2:01 PM
    #10
    joshua32

    joshua32 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Member:
    #949
    Messages:
    137
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joshua
    Tyler, TX
    Vehicle:
    06 Prerunner SR5
    This mod will be put on the list for a professional to do. It was the same thing I went through with my Silverado. I know some people that are electronics whizzes that I hope will be up to the challenge. Damn...this sucks.

    Thanks for the link and info.

    Joshua
     
  11. Feb 22, 2007 at 5:10 PM
    #11
    06TRDsport

    06TRDsport Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Member:
    #30
    Messages:
    386
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Bend, OR
    Vehicle:
    2007 F250 Diesel and 1999 4Runner
    I would love to do that, but unfortunately I'm not that brave.
     
  12. Jul 13, 2010 at 8:37 AM
    #12
    danding

    danding Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Member:
    #8245
    Messages:
    77
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Daniel
    Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    Silver 01 PreRunner SR5
    Lunar 1500, 12 inch DD audio sub in a probox, panasonic cq-c700u, hopefully more mods to come in time.
    Did you put LEDs are just bulbs? Was it hard to do?
     
  13. Jul 15, 2010 at 2:51 AM
    #13
    dubbedSinner

    dubbedSinner blisters

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010
    Member:
    #39957
    Messages:
    1,028
    Gender:
    Male
    704
    Lowered 3/4, debadged, led tails, projector headlights with hids, billet grill, blacked out windows, painted front and rear bumper and grill shell. Inside, 4 crappy 15's, suede wrapped headliner and door panel inserts, alpine double din, few painted pieces inside, and every led is either blue or white.
To Top