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Map Light Out

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Blankcheese, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Sep 11, 2016 at 11:07 AM
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    Blankcheese

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    Replacing the interior bulbs with LED and now my left map light won't work with a new LED or the original bulb. The right one works fine. I figured they were on the same fuse, but wanted to confirm?
     
  2. Sep 11, 2016 at 11:08 AM
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    Should be. Sure it's not a contact that got slightly bent?
     
  3. Sep 11, 2016 at 11:12 AM
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    I'm going with bent contact, I looked on the interior fuse panel picture I found on here, and I didn't see any reference to map light at all.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2016 at 11:12 AM
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    That fuse is under the hood
     
  5. Sep 11, 2016 at 11:13 AM
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    I bought a set of LEDs off Amazon for about $20 and so far this conversion wasn't really worth it. I like the color of the LED light but the added brightness isn't as dramatic as I thought it would be.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2016 at 11:14 AM
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    If the map lights are on the dome circuit, I have a socket issue
     
  7. Sep 11, 2016 at 11:53 AM
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    I have the same problem with my drivers side socket. still playing with it. the copper tangs that the bulb pops into are real loose and its really starting to piss me off.............but i will feel better soon..:cheers:
     
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  8. Sep 11, 2016 at 1:18 PM
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    Guy on Facebook had awesome LEDs

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  9. Sep 11, 2016 at 1:35 PM
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    My dome lights go off sometimes (not often) best I can guess is sometimes the reflector opening isn't big enough and messes with the connection by jamming down the LED.
    I need to Dremel the openings a little bit haven't gotten around to it yet.
     
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  10. Sep 11, 2016 at 1:36 PM
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    I installed some nasty bright LEDs in my Taco and i had to take them out for ones that were a little less potent. Too much light in a small truck..
     
  11. Sep 11, 2016 at 2:08 PM
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    I'm trying to figure out what actually turns the light on? On the left map light, I made the mistake of asking the metal reflector out to get to the bulb. Well you can guess what it looks like after putting in back in again...
     
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  12. Sep 11, 2016 at 2:19 PM
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    I had the same problem. I thought I was screwed, but just bent the metal reflector back into place after putting it back in. Seemed to do the trick

    It's a pressure switch located furthest from the windshield. From what I could gather, it's either a prong connected to the light cover or a flat surface that triggers the switch.
    I had broken the light cover hinge so I didn't want to push my luck by playing around with it any more than needed

    Maybe try rotating the bulb? Might have the polarities switched? Had to do that when putting in mine.

    Don't know if that'll help but that's the extent of my knowledge. Good luck John!
     
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  13. Sep 11, 2016 at 4:02 PM
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    I mangled the one metal piece pretty good and broke a tab. I tried the LED both ways, a second LED and the original bulb. Thinking prongs now, need to revisit it when I have some more patience. Thanks for the info its greatly appreciated!
     
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  14. Sep 11, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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    No problem brother. Sorry it wasn't much help!
     
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    I just installed an $11 pack of LED'S from amazon and they are pretty badass. Bright as hell and have had a few folks stop at my house and ask about them. They shit when I say 11 bucks from amazon lol.
     
  16. Sep 16, 2016 at 9:10 AM
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    Have link?

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  17. Sep 16, 2016 at 10:18 AM
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    Add me to the list. The one company's bulb was fine but then I went to switch out with another company. The VLEDS are a tad bigger, at the base, than the other company. Long story short One of the connectors was pushed up. I ended up blowing a fuse today but knew why.
    I too manipulated the reflector not too bad though...I guess.
    Funny Toyota didn't give us a spare 7.5 Cooper Bussman low profile fuse...lol
     
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