Add on glove box/console light?

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by texasred, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. texasred

    texasred Active Member

    2017 DCSB Limited Bitchin’ Blazing Blue

    Geez those are some dark lil holes to find stuff in. Anybody using some type of spring loaded battery powered light on these spots?

    Or some other idea? Come on Toyota. Even my 71 Olds Cutlass has em!

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  3. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member


    I tried an LED stick-on thingy that was supposed to turn on when I opened the glove box or console and waved you hand in front of it. Junk...

    Other than that, can't help ya.
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  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I had one of the LED ribbon lights with on/off sensor in the bed of my truck and it worked flawlessly and the batteries lasted about a year. Something similar could work in the glovebox.
  5. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I just ordered some led motion lights for the bed of my new truck. They’re so cheap it’s worth the chance. If they’re crap you aren’t out much.
    Check these out, small enough for the glove box.
    The adhesive tape usually sucks that comes on them so I use 3M auto adhesive tape.
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  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    So you can light up your monchichi’s. 90CC5499-B6B0-43C0-8624-585D24849E4B.jpeg
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  7. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Haha. I had to look up what a monchichi was.
    It looks like a dress up outfit @kp.taco would have.
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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

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  9. OP

    texasred Active Member

    Just what I had in mind! My Japanese stuffed monkey collection is hard to keep straight.


    Thanks guys
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  10. OP

    texasred Active Member


    I bought 4 of the lights OR17TRD suggested.

    Good news: mounted to the top of the glove box and the console lid worked like a champ! Way bright but not blinding at night.

    Bad news: One of the 4 was a complete dud (waiting to hear from seller) and getting your own 3M tape is definitely on target.

    Thanks for the feedback.
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  11. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Awesome. Glad that worked for ya.
    Yeah, these new LED lights are the way to go. I even have LED spot/motion lights around my house outside because they use so little power they last forever and are so bright.
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