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DIY: Map Light Switch Replacement

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by csuviper, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Nov 24, 2015 at 7:09 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper [OP] Moderator Staff Member

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    I kept blowing a fuse and one of the map lights wouldnt work after installing LED bulbs so I decided to investigate the broken map light switch.

    Pulled the upper console down by removing 6 torx head screws and unplugging one electrical connector.



    The map light switch comes off by sliding it sideways off the prongs:



    Cracked the broken switch open to find that one of the terminals fried.


    Also found that the light connector popped off of one of its plastic numbs. With some pressure on the top it pops back into place.


    Found these switches on Amazon. Says it doesn't fit my truck but after install i found out that the switches do fit. They are an exact match.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FY81BUQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Existing switch is on the left, new on is on the right. Worked just fine when plugged in.


    Success!





    Found an awesome temp fix for the switch while you are waiting for the new switch to come in. Connect the inner two prongs with a connector. This allows the light to come on with unlock and the door being open. Obviously you can't turn the light on manually.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  2. Oct 4, 2016 at 12:05 PM
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    FishingFreak4

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    Just joined to say that you are the man! I couldn't figure out what the heck was going on after my led light install. The switch and everything seemed to function fine on the drivers side, but the light would not work unless I pressed really hard on the switch. The switch ended up being the problem. Your make shift bridge to confirm the problem was the switch and not the circuit made my day. I now know for sure the switch needs replaced even though it seemed fine. Bro high five your way!
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2016 at 12:25 PM
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    NJMIke

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    Awesome. Was looking for this switch on Toyota OEM parts websites and the best I could find was an assembly for $90+.
     
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  4. Oct 4, 2016 at 4:08 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper [OP] Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad to help
     
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