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Unknown Light Under Center Console storage bin

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by deo1929, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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    deo1929

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    I noticed last night that when I opened the console in total night darkness, there appeared to be a light on underneath the storage bin in the center console. I could see light coming from the slots in the passenger side of the bin. When I looked in the rear slots of the console, the light looked like 4 or 5 small LED white lights. They seem to be on all the time. Anyone have an idea what this is for?
     
  2. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    TacoNut

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    Did you buy the truck new? or did a previous owner to something.

    IIRC the factory inverter is under the console on most of theese trucks, could be a power light from that.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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  4. Jan 28, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    I bought it used as a "certified" vehicle in November, 2010. It has only 31K on it and just hit 3 years from date of delivery. It does have the VIP Toyota alarm system. I'm not sure I can get a good picture of the light. It looks like the back of the console can be removed. If I could take it off, I might get a better picture. Anyone know how to do that without pulling the whole flippin' console?
     
  5. Jan 28, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    I think the lights are there so you can see in the dark.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    From what he posted, it's not a TRD so thats out.:eek:
     
  7. Jan 28, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    Nope. Not a TRD. Couldn't find one with a stick. All automatics.

    I don't know what could have been added. Maybe it's part of the VIP alarm. It detects glass breakage and it might be some sort of sensor. I'll do some more digging this weekend.

    As far as seeing in the dark, it's useless. It's more of a dull glow and only visible through the console slots.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    Sounds light the backlight for the shifter shining through
     
  9. Jan 28, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    Manual transmissions don't have backlight. ;)
     
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  11. Jan 31, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    Mystery solved. The Toyota tech left his LED flashlight in it when they pulled the console for the throwout bearing and clutch fork replacement. Makes me wonder what else was overlooked.....:frusty:
     
  12. Jan 31, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    That's funny.

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  15. Jan 31, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    Yeah...the gnome had a name too. Mark. :laugh:
     
  16. May 21, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    left a flashlight in the console crazy toyota techs. Hell came up on a led flashlight though.
     
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