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led replacement bulbs for climate controls 2003 tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jrsmith2tn, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Feb 6, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    jrsmith2tn

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    I need to replace climate control bulbs in my 2003 tacoma with led type bulbs but cannot find any references as to which bulbs to use. The current bulbs are like the NeoWedge series LED's, they are not the normal wedge bulbs.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    might be able to find bulb sizes on sylvania.com
     
  3. Feb 6, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    Does anyone know how many are behind the controls? Also how many are behind the gauge cluster?
     
  6. Feb 6, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    I think there are 4 behind the gauge cluster. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    I say get the climate control interface off and see what you need and then try and find them. Check Radio Shack, eBay, or just google the numbers on the bulbs if you can read them. You might find the exact bulb or better yet, and LED replacement. Good luck, probably won't be super easy! GO Packers!
     
  8. Feb 6, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    Look at build!
    3 behind the controls and 4 behind the cluster!
     
  9. Feb 7, 2011 at 4:11 AM
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    Thanks to all who have responded, still don't know which bulbs fit. I am going to try sending one of mine to the a vendor and see if they can match it with a compatible LED bulb. I will post the results here when I get it.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2011 at 5:42 AM
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    For the temp controls, I bought some at Radio Shack that were 12v and small & soldered them into the leads.
    That fixed my problem - sorry I don't have the item # though.
    It was tricky getting the case apart but it was doable, with a small screwdriver and some prying.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    I still want to use replacement bulbs without special alterations. There should be some that fit. The image above is the type required I just don't know which size.:D
     
  12. Feb 7, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    For the dash led's use 194's and you will need 4 of them. Make sure to get the leds that have 5 led's and that use a wide angle like these.
    http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=/specs/WLED-x5.htm

    For the A/C controls it requires #74 bulbs it takes 2 for the controls and those bulbs can be single led's like these.
    http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=/specs/74-x.html

    If you follow what I said you will have results like mine(I used blue ones).

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    If you have any questions just let me know I'm here to help.
     
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    Does anyone know what size the map lights are?
     
  14. Feb 9, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    why does everyone want LED? I hate when the lights inside are too bright when I'm driving at night, and they give you shitty hot spots, I want to go with blue, but definitely NOT LED.
     
  15. Feb 10, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    Nevermind same as the dome light.
     
  16. Feb 10, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    Rab I had blue leds in my truck and they were beautiful with no hotspots etc.. well worth it imo. The ones id be worried about is on the climate controls but that's just due to design, instruments are fine
     
  17. Feb 10, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    well, how about I send you my cluster, and you make it blue!
     
  19. Feb 10, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    Haha id be doing the easy part so.. sure why not! But seriously just get some 5x wide angle highpowered leds and you'll be good I sold my blues to my friend, they were sexy but I thought wtf everyone has blue so I got red and now my truck looks like an attack helicopter at night lol
     
  20. Feb 11, 2011 at 1:37 AM
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    haha nice, how did you deal with the orange on the back of the cluster?
     
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