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Wrong reverse lights?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ImpulsedComa, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Jan 22, 2015 at 2:45 PM
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    ImpulsedComa

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  2. Jan 22, 2015 at 3:27 PM
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    Those are two different type of bulb bases and you will never be able to modify them to make them work. Have you taken out the old bulb to see what type of bulb it is?

    I've seen some parts stores start to sell led type bulbs, so take the old bulb down with you and see if you can match it up instead of going through ebay.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2015 at 3:34 PM
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    yes removed the reverse light. The bulb base looks like the second link i posted, so these def wont work...


     
  4. Jan 22, 2015 at 6:11 PM
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    weird, my reverse lights look just like the one your ordered in the first link lol
    and i just rememberd that mine are aftermarket and yea the factory uses that flat one
     
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  7. Jan 23, 2015 at 5:48 AM
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    So you have reverse lights that look like my first link, but with the flat base connection?
     
  8. Jan 23, 2015 at 10:02 AM
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    I have never taken the covers off my lights but I find it hard to believe that a t-10 or 194 type bulb is going to put out enough light for a backup light, I have only ever seen these used as low light output marker or running lights. are you sure your not looking at the wrong bulb? those small bulb don't put out any sort of light you can see anything with
     
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  9. Jan 24, 2015 at 4:20 AM
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    Yes, took the cover off and tge light in the middle is the reverse bulb. Regular white bulb with the bottom connection that looks like it was squeezed flat. Like the e second link i posted.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2015 at 8:33 AM
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    it must be just for show then because even the best of those small bulbs isn't going to put out much usable light to see anything with
     
  11. Jan 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM
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    Guess ill leave the originals in then... Im not looking for show, i need them to put out more light. Gonna have to put in extra lights back there tied into the reverse lights.
     
  12. Jan 24, 2015 at 12:12 PM
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    yep, I know what you mean. my chevy would light up the whole yard when they come on but the taco is acts more like a turn signal, it gets you attention by lighting up to warn you im backing up but it doesn't light anything up worth a damn.

    if you need something to help you see then maybe get those led light bars and mount it under the bumper like these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-15W-LE...Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e8b4502ed&vxp=mtr
     
  13. Jan 24, 2015 at 2:33 PM
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    they look good, thanks
     
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    I know this is an old thread- but for some completion and those looking in the future, the reverse light is a number 921 (not a 194).
     
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    damn i ordered the first ones too. I searched it and thats the bulb that came up???
     
  16. May 24, 2015 at 8:18 PM
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    I've also been looking at those JDM's. Nice to hear someone speak favorably about the brand. Maybe I'll try them too. Here's another one that I am looking at. I like the idea- it more closely mimics the OEM bulb as far as light source location. And I wonder if they might make better use of the reflectors. Reviews confirm it is a 921.
    http://www.amazon.com/Philips-12841...2525234&sr=1-8&keywords=921+led+reverse+light
     
  19. May 24, 2015 at 8:48 PM
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    yeah, i have the JDM black headlights on my truck and they're great. the headlights were a good price and nice quality so i figured why not spend a few more dollars on some bulbs and buy a brand i already know and like
     
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    Hope this helps.

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