1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

my glove compartment light is missing?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by keakar, May 15, 2015.

  1. May 15, 2015 at 3:04 PM
    #1
    keakar

    keakar [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2014
    Member:
    #139537
    Messages:
    5,259
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    karl
    louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2006 4runner sport 4.7L V8 (white)
    used to have - 99 2.4L I4 5 lug & 04 prerunner v6
    I looked and the hole is empty where it snaps into plus I see no switch for it anywhere so is the switch built into the light socket snap in thing?

    am I right to assume every truck has one or do some not have it?

    also how does the glove box come out so I can find mine and/or install one there?

    I see the bolts holding the glove box in but is there any snaps or clips or anything I need to know about to take it out?
     
  2. May 15, 2015 at 7:55 PM
    #2
    arifleman

    arifleman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2012
    Member:
    #82626
    Messages:
    160
    Gender:
    Male
    Pacific NW
    Vehicle:
    2002 TRD 3.4L Ext Cab
    P1020857.jpg P1020858.jpg I have an '02 and the light is behind a round grate on the "ceiling" of the glovebox. I attached a picture of the grate hanging down, no need to remove the glovebox on mine. My bulb was burned out and it is oh so tiny, also picture attached. I have heard glovebox light is on whenever running lights are, i.e., no headlamps on/no glovebox light. I managed to pull my bulb and keep meaning to pick one up at the Toyota dealer when I am down there on other business, but I keep forgetting..
    I would be interested if anyone has done a mod to improve these glove box lamps. Everytime I have seen a post on these it involves a burned out bulb!
     
  3. May 15, 2015 at 7:58 PM
    #3
    Steves104x4

    Steves104x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Member:
    #35468
    Messages:
    12,292
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Buffalo NY
    Vehicle:
    2010 RC 2.7 4x4
    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Replace with an L.E.D. would be sweet... and bright!
     
  4. May 15, 2015 at 10:20 PM
    #4
    keakar

    keakar [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2014
    Member:
    #139537
    Messages:
    5,259
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    karl
    louisiana
    Vehicle:
    2006 4runner sport 4.7L V8 (white)
    used to have - 99 2.4L I4 5 lug & 04 prerunner v6
    mine is just an empty hole where the light socket "should be" so I have to go looking for it in there somewhere because I "assume" its back there, but looking at your picture, the lip looks like it would not be something that could go completely through the hole.

    well as to doing a mod??? I do have the spare bulb and socket from the turn signal I replaced that had a broken lens. might be a little bit over kill though to have an amber 1156 bulb in there lol.

    im thinking the same as you, put in a modded socket and switch that looks better.

    im going to look for it and if the light is behind there somewhere, i'll just snap it in place and change the bulb (I assuming if the bulb lit up at night then so would something under the dash to see it)

    I figure the chevy trucks had simple little push switches and horizontal light socket, that would be my first thought to see what that light looked like but then there are the LED trim lights that might be better.

    short led strip lights like these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-LED-563...t=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item27de349659
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2015
  5. May 16, 2015 at 10:26 AM
    #5
    Steves104x4

    Steves104x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Member:
    #35468
    Messages:
    12,292
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Buffalo NY
    Vehicle:
    2010 RC 2.7 4x4
    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Maybe under the doors or rocker panel so the passenger has light on the ground when they open the door or a white reverse light strip the width of and wrapped around the corners of the rear bumper. Don't forget red clearance lights on the back and amber on the front of the cap, too! Oh, God no...
     

Products Discussed in

To Top