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LED Interior Lights Install (Pics)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thai fyter, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    thai fyter

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    So I followed this thread by mceagle555 (http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/24089-leds-lights-made-easy-interior-exterior.html) for replacing some of my interior lights with LED's and his recommendations are SPOT ON! I did the interior dome light and the two map lights inside. I also did my license plate lights, which look bad ass if I might say so myself. Very straight forward install on all three and took a total of 10 minutes to do the whole thing. The hardest part was pulling out the old bulbs from the map light sockets. It was really hard to get any grip on those tiny little bastards. I used http://www.superbrightleds.com/ and all of the same bulbs that mceagle recommends. I think it came to $19 with shipping. The dome light and map lights are very bright and give the interior a very "expensive" look. Like he said, they are not "ricey" at all. Anyway, super cheap and easy mod.

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  2. Apr 26, 2010 at 11:01 PM
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    Looks great man! I changed out my dome light the other day w/ an LED block....think mine has 20 or so on it. I was looking for a place that had map light LED's & you just answered my question. Thanks!
     
  3. Apr 26, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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    ^^^ the same part number to those led light would be very helpful. Thanks!
     
  4. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    If you click the link in my first post it has the part numbers for virtually every LED replaceable light on our truck except for turn signals.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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    I'd like to see some night pictures of the LED's on the license plate. Does it make it stupid bright or just add that 'pure white' LED look to it?
     
  6. Apr 27, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    I have been meaning to do this, thanks for the reminder and pics!!:)
     
  7. Apr 27, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    just ordered mine! looks good man :)
     
  8. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    I'll try and take some more pics of the interior with the garage lights off as well as the license plate lights. The license plate lights give it that expensive car look, not too bright, just right IMO.
     
  9. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    UGH...I hate these threads! They cost me $$$$$$ Just ordered mine in cool white. :D

    Thanks for the pics!
     
  10. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    id also like to see the plate lights as well. Just curious if its worth the extra money for those. thanks
     
  11. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Here is the license plate and another picture of the interior at night. I disabled the flash on my camera so that it wouldn't drowned out the LED lights. The lights appear substantially brighter in person and I am extremely pleased with the outcome of a $15 mod. It just looks a lot "cleaner" if that makes sense. Maybe someone can post pics of their standard "halogen" interior and license plate for comparison purposes.

    Interior (again):

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    License Plate: (sorry for the brake light reflection on the bumper)

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  12. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    Glad I could contribute to the destruction of your wallet! I also ordered cool white after debating between that and natural white. The cool white has only a VERY minimal blue hue to it. I think you will be very happy with them.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    They only cost $1.40 a piece from superbright. I think you can find some at auto zone or pep boys for around $10 for 2 lights. They are usually Pilot brand and I have never had good luck with Pilot lights FWIW.
     
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    Looks good...I would like to have more light inside.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    I did that as well, pulling the map light out wasn't that hard for me.
    Before and after, great difference.
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  16. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    You should do it, it's cheap and easy (like my girlfriends in high school). They are definitely brighter than stock. My wife actually hates when I turn them while we are in parking lots or driving because she thinks everyone is staring at us. Ha!

    Thanks for the comparison pic Rakso!
     
  17. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    No problem :D

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  18. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    K just some more and thats it, k?? :D I just don't wanna make another thread about the same.
    These are the ones I have right now.

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  19. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    Nice- I just ordered up the map lights- dome and 1 for my camper shell!

    Thanks for the pics and link!

    Azbackcountry
     
  20. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    Dayyyyuummmmmm dude, that second pic of the map lights is effin Bright! Looks bad ass. Thanks for all the pics man.
     
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