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Interior Lights or lack of.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Toronto Tacoma, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Dec 28, 2016 at 6:41 PM
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    Toronto Tacoma

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  2. Dec 28, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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    Honestly I'd look into having it totaled at this point
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2016 at 6:57 PM
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    Can't find my pic but I added footwell lighting to my dome light circuit. I plan to add more to the rear footwell. Good luck OP
     
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  4. Dec 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    Switching out the interior lights on my '16 DCLB was my first "modification" as I found the lack of light in the cabin disappointing. I think you'll be very pleased with the LED's. When you do switch out your map lights and dome light make sure they are off before removing the OEM bulbs and installing the LED replacement. I can't remember if I was able to turn off the vanity lights or not while I switched over to the LED replacement.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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    If you find the pic, please share! Can you provide a link where you were able to purchase the foot well lightning?
     
  6. Dec 28, 2016 at 7:02 PM
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    Look for my postings. It's in the what did you do to your 3rd gen thread
     
  7. Dec 28, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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  8. Dec 28, 2016 at 7:16 PM
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    I also found this for the foot well lights in your post in the "what have you done to your 3rd gen today" thread
    http://www.vleds.com/all-products/auxillary/strip-lights/pcb-6-c.html

    I've seen some horror stories of ECU's getting fried from not knowing exactly where to tap for a power source. The price is right for the lights but I have zero experience with wiringo_O

    I've seen the guide you've provided but I will seek out a pro's help before any attempts. Thanks for the info! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Dec 28, 2016 at 7:28 PM
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    Yeah I've seen those stories too. I took into consideration the factory 7.5A dome circuit and my totalled up my LEDs a little shy of 3.4A of current draw. I've been in the 12V industry for 20 years now so I only use computer/air bag safe tools. Write ups and tapping wires blind are kind of a scary thought.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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    How did you get the map lights out? I can get enough finger in there to pull and pliers slip off.
     
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    Check build thread
    what wire did you tie into for this?
    I wouldn't mind doing the same.
     
  12. Feb 15, 2017 at 3:08 PM
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    Pull the entire upper console down. It's only 4 plastic pins holding it up, no screws. Access the bulbs from the top. Simple twist and they're out.
     
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    Check build thread
    or get some tape on them.
    its in the LED conversion thread.

    Works pretty good.
     
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    Make a small tube out of tape so the sticky side is inside big enough to go over the bulb about 6 inches long. Put the open end over the bulb a press it on all around. Pull straight down and done. I used duct tape.
     
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  15. Feb 15, 2017 at 3:41 PM
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    I believe it was a tan wire behind the fuse box. I'll try to find the wire diagram when I'm home.
     
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  16. Feb 15, 2017 at 5:46 PM
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    What everyone else said below. That's exactly how I was able to pull the bulbs out. Here's a YT video on how to do the whole install. The part where he uses his fingers to pull the bulb out is where I utilized some clear packing tape around the bulb and gently pulled it out. I think you're in the same boat as me when it comes to man hands because I couldn't get my fingers in there like this guy in the video.
    https://youtu.be/xOy5LlwEPd0


     
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  17. Feb 16, 2017 at 7:42 AM
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    I started tugging a bit on the console, but there was not any play in it and I did not want to break it.

    I have some silicone sealant drying on some pliers right now. I figured that would give it some grip. When it warms up a little I will go back out for another shot.
     
  18. Feb 16, 2017 at 2:14 PM
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    LOL you guys are working way too hard! Tape? Tubes? Silicone? No need!

    Just use a broad bladed plastic interior trim tool and the console pops right off. I found that starting on the drivers side moving to the passenger side was the easiest method. Piece of cake!
     

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