Led Interior Lights

Discussion in '1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma' started by tacotaco88, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. tacotaco88

    tacotaco88 Member

    Hi y’all , so I just got some replacement LEDs from superbrightled.com and they work when the vehicle is in on position or running but when keys are out and truck is off I get nothing from the new lights. I’ve switched them around and still nothing. Does anyone have this problem or know how I can fix it?
     
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  3. TacoBOB77

    TacoBOB77 Well-Known Member

    Specifically what lights did u replace that are not turning on?
     
  4. ToyTaco04

    ToyTaco04 Member

    Doesn't the truck dim the old incandescent / halogen slightly when going from running to off?

    LEDs are sensitive to voltage levels instead of dimming like old type bulbs they just shut off.

    Either way, it seems like a voltage drop is happening once you turn the truck off.
     
  5. jonnyT

    jonnyT Member

    Ya I have same problem the leds don't seem to work in my 04 it's the dimming.
     
  6. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That’s really odd that the bulbs won’t work only in that situation. LED lights are much more sensitive to voltage. Hence the reason you may see a glow in some LED bulbs when you replace them in a house. This can be due to a scant amount of leaking voltage from a switch loop, lamp, etc.
    As far as dimming goes, usually an LED isn’t dimmable to my knowledge unless specifically designed. That shouldn’t apply to auto bulbs though.
    Usually when they don’t work it’s due to a reversed polarity and you can flip the bulb and make it work. And sometimes the bulbs are just cheap junk. That wouldn’t apply to this situation though.
     
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  7. mizak82 nyv g g

    mizak82 nyv g g New Member

    Have same issue. Added resistor still nothing. Perhaps the led isn’t made for this interior. Orange lights every where
     
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Not sure what your taking about with the orange lights everywhere?
     
  9. mizak82 nyv g g

    mizak82 nyv g g New Member

    The interior lights are all amber/orange.

    Swapped all my lights in my 4runner a lot easier.

    So far I’ve noticed if I turn on all three light. Dome and the 2 reading lights they all work. If the key is in the ignition they all work. If it’s just the dome when I open the door. It doesn’t work. Frustrating.
     
  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    There is a switch to turn on the dome light when the door opens. Make sure that switch is turned to door?
     
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