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Map, Dome and License Plate LEDs Installed

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by BAP_29, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Sep 2, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    BAP_29

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    Installed LEDs in the dome, map, and license plate lights. Turned out pretty good I'd say. Ordered them from superbrightleds.com

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  2. Oct 1, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    Are the license plate LED's the same size as map and dome light led's?
     
  3. Oct 1, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    The license plate lights don't seem to be throwing out a lot of light. But the interior ones look crazy bright.

    Map light & License plate: 168
    Dome light: DE3022
    The dome and map light LED mod will probably have to be different. But the Map light and license plate ones should be similar. What parts did you use?

    Do you know if you can put maplights into the Tacoma Xtra cab? I only have a dome light. I took off the plastic cover above the rear view mirror. It looks like I've got all the wiring ready to go. I bet there is an easy way to add OEM map lights, but I haven't seen a good tutorial (after searching). Any advice?
     
  4. Oct 1, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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  5. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    Can you provide some details on the exact bulbs and install?
    Looks cool. Thanks!
     
  6. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    Map Lights - 168 style - WLED-x5 LED Wide Angle LED bulb (need 2 bulbs)
    Dome Light - 4410-x9 LED Festoon bulb (need 1 bulb)
    License Plate - 168 style - WLED-x-x LED bulb (120 degrees viewing) (need 2 bulbs)

    Install was simple:

    Pop off the dome light cover and just snap in the bulb. Replace cover.

    Map Lights - Pop off the lens covers and pry out the bulbs using a flat head screw driver. Push new bulbs into place, Replace lens covers

    License Plate - Unscrew the black housings and twist out the old bulb. twist in the new bulb. Replace housings.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    The map and license plate are both 168 Style

    Dome Light is a festoon type bulb. See above post
     
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    Hey, i went to the website, but it's so confusing. Can you please provide the links or navigation to each different type of bulb you used?
     
  9. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    Wut color is your license plate bulbs?
     
  10. Oct 12, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    The light blue or dark blue? Thank you for your help!
     
  13. Oct 13, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    light blue, it looks like 6000k hids in person. The dark blue square looks like royal blue in person
     
  14. Oct 13, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    The led I have in my dome light have had some of them go out how do u like urs
     
  15. Oct 13, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    I havnt had any trouble with mine. You must have a panel of leds in your dome light. The kind I have is just a bulb with leds inside of it. It looks almost identical to the stock bulb.
     
  16. Oct 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    ya thats what i have right now. i think im gana change to the style that you have soon. i have had mine for like 2 yrs and its just now starting to lose lows of lights in the panel.
     
  17. Oct 16, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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  18. Oct 24, 2011 at 12:56 AM
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    Hey Bap,
    I just got my bulbs in. The dome light doesnt really fit evenly into the prongs, are yours like that too? Also, the license lights arent as bright as the stock, is yours that way too?
     
  19. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:13 AM
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    I also had a question on the map lights, how did you fit the metal housing around the bulb? The hole in mine wasnt big enough to use that metal reflector.
     
  20. Oct 24, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    Thats odd about the dome light, mine fit perfectly. It was the same size bulb as the stock one if I remember correctly. And yes the license plate lights dont appear to be as bright as stock, but they've since grown on me and seem suitable to me. My map lights pushed right up into the housings though. I dont know why your bulbs are causing you so much trouble.
     
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