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LED bulbs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sleevenspindle, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Aug 4, 2011 at 4:59 AM
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    sleevenspindle

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    Anyone replace any bulbs with LED's? I've replaced some lights, but after awhile the LED's start to flicker. Anyone know of any manufacturers that have bulbs that last longer? Love the look. I just hate how often I need to replace them. Thanks guys.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2011 at 5:15 AM
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    Where did you purchase them from?
     
  3. Aug 4, 2011 at 5:23 AM
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  4. Aug 4, 2011 at 5:25 AM
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    I have always bought mine from autolumination.com and they've lasted. Not sure if it's a voltage regulation thing or what.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    sandjunkie

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    map lights, dome light, and license plate are all led from superbrightleds.com No flickering problems.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    mine are from superbrightleds as well... i got the amber 12led for the DTRL white leds for the map lights and a festoon led bulb for the dome... ive replaced my DTRL with a yellow bulb and my map and domes with LED panels, i can sell you my old ones if you want. nothing wrong with them
     
  7. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    puckstopper55

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    LEDs should last a very long time. I replaced my maps, and dome with LED panels, and my LP lights with LED bulbs. No flickering except the dome when its dimming.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    I think you mean you swapped your parking lights instead of DTRL....did the 12 head version fit through that hole?? I mean I'm assuming they did since you put them in there but it had to be tight.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    sir you are correct... i meant the parking lights... haha. and yup, it fitted thru the hole just fine

     
  10. Aug 4, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    DAMN! I was hoping you found something that wouldn't flicker in there. I don't want to mess with a relay or load resistor, etc. :(

    Anyway, I replaced my maps, dome, and license plate lights with LEDs I got off Amazon. They have all worked perfectly too! I also added LED lights for a "fighter pilot" mod and lights to the center console and glove box. They are in my gallery.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2011 at 5:43 AM
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    Thanks for your quick responses guys. I bought mine off of Ebay. Probably one of those "you get what you pay for" things. I replaced my dome, map, brake, upper brake and license plate bulbs with LED's. The only ones that did not start to flicker was the dome. Had I known the 2009 Tacomas would have come with tail LED's I would have waited. Also they have that great charcoal color that they didn't make for the 2008's. Oh well. Thanks again.
     
  12. Aug 5, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    YES PLEASE!!
     
  13. Aug 5, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    ive got a set of v-led switchback bulbs in my front DTRL/Turn Signal lights. Tapped 12v power from amber corner light that is on in position 1 and 2 of the light switch. Also had to wire in a Load Resistor in parralell with the LED to fix the hyper flash.

    White when the corner lights are on and they switch to amber and blink for turn signal. Also did Fog Light Mod and can have the fogs on anytime. Just with the lights off they will be on, in parking lights they will be on, high beam they are on.

    With my 55W 8K DDM headlights and 35W 8K fogs on at the same time I can literally see every thing vividly.

    Also I noticed the headlights seems lowered a little after switch to these bulbs up top. Maybe they modified the bulb to compensate for beam scatter? i definitely didn't adjust it.
     
  14. Dec 12, 2011 at 5:59 AM
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    What are the sizes? i want to swap out the map and dome bulbs

    **edit - SuperbrightLEDs.com has a handy dandy tool that tells you all the sizes :)
    here is the link for 2011 tacoma http://www.superbrightleds.com/vehicle/2011/toyota/tacoma/62/1052

    I too buy all my LED bulbs from superbright and have never had my issues, used them for my past three cars and my motorcycles :)
     
  15. Mar 9, 2015 at 7:22 PM
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    I used these for my 2015 Tacoma and they work great. I got them both at Walmart.
     
  16. Mar 9, 2015 at 8:35 PM
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    You know you can get these on eBay for a lot cheaper. Same bulb(s). Same performance, a lot less $$$. I'm running those in my Taco - have been for over 6 months with no issues so far.
     
  17. Mar 10, 2015 at 1:58 PM
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    That's good to know. I was already at Walmart so it was more convenient for me to pay $6 for the map bulbs and $8 for the dome light. No shipping and no waiting
     
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