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Glove Compartment Lighting

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mark C., Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Dec 2, 2009 at 4:23 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. [OP] If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    Just bought a new 2010 SR5 A/C..(first NEW truck I've had since 1981). I've seen the mods for console lighting, but haven't seen anything on installing light(s) in the Glove Compartment/Box. Has anyone here tried adding lights there? I know popping on the map light will throw enough light to see in the compartment, but I always liked the old pressure switched lights in the box. Lazy, I guess.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 2, 2009 at 5:12 AM
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    Janster

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    Haven't seen any mods for that - but sounds like a good idea and probably not all that hard to do (in theory anyway).

    Go 4 it!!

    Post up the information with pictures. I'm sure lots of folks would be interested.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2009 at 6:45 AM
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    yeah,go for it.....after you finish posts some pics.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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  5. Dec 3, 2009 at 12:51 AM
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    Kelson

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    Hey where the write up on the lights for the footwell. I wanna do that mod and the glovebox mod.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2009 at 1:09 AM
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    I'm gonna be going to town here in a few days on some cockpit lighting. I'll take some pictures.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2009 at 5:45 AM
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    Looks nice, hedlesbrmstkbass ! Can you tell us what parts you used, where you got them, where you got your power, and perhaps some progress pics?

    Thanks!
     
  9. Dec 4, 2009 at 2:10 AM
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    i used this

    http://www.oznium.com/led-ribbon-roll

    they used to sell them in smaller sizes...idk what happened lol...but i think you could use almost anything...

    this would be a good alternative...

    http://www.oznium.com/led-modules

    i just have it wired to a switch...its all on the same switch...the footwell lights and the glovebox...

    whenever i get a chance to and feel like not being lazy lol (prob. when the semester ends) im gonna try and hook the footwell lights to my door pin switch and use one of these : http://www.oznium.com/pin-switch for the glovebox (the same type of swithch, that one looks waay to big lol)
     
  10. Dec 4, 2009 at 3:28 AM
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    Thanks for the link...........I went to Autozone and got a 12-inch strip for 14 bucks and it comes with a pressure switch. Hope to install it this weekend.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    Subscribe. Nice job. I like it.:D
     
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