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2004 DC interior light issue

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by kidked888, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:04 PM
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    Cannot get my front two interior lights to work when the door(s) are open. If I push the button both work perfectly fine. Middle over-head light works fine as well. Have not checked the fuses yet, but other than that cannot figure out what the issue might be. I found another thread that has a button where you can toggle on and off, but as you can see in my pictures my 04 does not have that.

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  2. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:07 PM
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    Maybe not an option for your year?
     
  3. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:17 PM
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    AFAIK our year doesn't have a "door" option for the front dome lights like the rear dome light has. The front dome lights only work with the push button.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:19 PM
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    Dang toyota what were you thinking....at least I know I'm not going crazy now
     
  5. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:22 PM
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    I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to DIY if you were inclined. Splice into the door light wire, run up to the dome light.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:26 PM
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    Interesting. Possibly totally unrelated and doesn't really help you, but the front dome lights in my '05 DC come on and operate as the rear dome light does when the door is open.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:33 PM
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    Im guessing you just have the switch turned to "off" for the rear dome lights and that is why they dont come on when the door is open?
     
  8. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:38 PM
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    I think you misread my post. My front and rear dome lights operate in the same manner when the door opens and closes.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:39 PM
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    Oh I did sorry, I had an 00' AC and both front and rear operated in the same manner as well. I don't know why they would do that only to the 04 but looks like that may be the case.
     
  10. Jan 16, 2021 at 6:57 PM
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    do you have or know of any DIY instructions for this? Electrical is not my expertise
     
  11. Jan 16, 2021 at 9:59 PM
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  12. Jan 17, 2021 at 4:42 AM
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    You can splice it in to rear light, shouldn't be too difficult since you don't have the sunroof. Use a coat hanger or similar to fish the wires.

    You will have to add a diode otherwise the rear light will turn on when you use the switches up front.

    You'll also need to solder the wires directly to the lamp holders instead of tapping the wires so the rear switch will retain the off/open/on for both sets of lights.
     
  13. Jan 17, 2021 at 5:51 AM
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    Not sure I'm reading your post right as my answer seems too simple... Do you have an on/door/off toggle on the main cabin overhead light? More easily accessed from the back seat. Sounds like it is in OFF position and you want it in DOOR position. From your pics it looks like you have the switch.

    That's how it works on my 05 DC. But maybe just different options depending on trim levels.
     
  14. Jan 17, 2021 at 6:07 AM
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    04 being the stepchild year is apparently different as my DC doesn't function that way either.
     
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