View Full Version : Changing stock interior map lights to LED


matic
06-23-2007, 06:58 PM
I'm interested in changing the stock interior map lights to some bright (hyper) white LED lights. Can anyone help me identify what the appropriate type of replacement lights would be and/or recommend a reputable supplier for these lights? I've included pics and specs of the stock bulbs below.

Toshiba
12V8W B73
Size (approx): 28mm or 1.125"

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/boltdozer/IMG_1403.jpg
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/boltdozer/IMG_1392.jpg
http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb312/boltdozer/IMG_1390.jpg

LEDmod
06-25-2007, 01:47 AM
They are size 194
There are many different type of LED bulb you find from dim to crazy bright....

mikemann
06-25-2007, 06:47 AM
can you get the square led arrays in there? How do you seperate the lens from the housing? Also was this just a yank down from the ceiling? I don't have my xb yet, but there have been previous posts about how this was hard to get down?

SquallLHeart
06-25-2007, 07:02 AM
yank, twist, remove the bulb, replace.

the universal led arrays you speak of should come with different adapters. i'm sure there are ways to make it fit.

mikemann
06-25-2007, 07:06 AM
What I meant was I assumed the clear frosted lense came apart to do the bulb change. Maybe I don't have a feeling for the size of the LED arrays, but I thought they would be bigger than that round twist lock housing for these bulbs, was trying to figure out how you get the LED array in there. :-)

matic
06-26-2007, 07:07 AM
The easiest way to get the dome light unit out is to use a thin flat screwdriver (or similar) and push the two metal clasps at the top or bottom of my first picture. The whole unit should come out pretty easily after this.

michaelbailey10
07-12-2007, 12:17 AM
superbrightleds.com

fairladyz541
07-12-2007, 02:38 AM
Dose anyone know where I can get Super Bright LEDs to replace the rear plate OEM ones. I noticed on the new Lexus that they are bright compared to ours..................

Any ideas

toyotaisme
07-12-2007, 06:18 AM
be nice to change them in blue.

k1tz1e
08-04-2007, 05:05 PM
Is the dome light bulb a 194 also or are they different entirely?

ray_18
08-10-2007, 08:03 PM
the dome is 28mm but the closest one i found was 30mm just push it in there superbrightleds.com is the place
3022-x4 LED Festoon bulb
30x10mm (1.181 inches long)12 VDC Festoon Base Bulb with 4 LEDS
Select LED Color
$ 1.89

ray_18
08-10-2007, 08:06 PM
Superbrightleds.com 12v car bulb then scroll all the way down continue 2 car bulb then festoon then the second festoon base buy now then first one on second page

3022-x4 LED Festoon bulb
30x10mm (1.181 inches long)12 VDC Festoon Base Bulb with 4 LEDS
Select LED Color
$ 1.89

Thats for the dome light

mikemann
08-11-2007, 04:23 AM
Just an update for those checking this out. You can change these bulbs easier by just popping out the clear covers that you push in and out instead of pulling out the whole housing.

The map lights are 194's and the dome light is a 31mm festoon.

The rear trunk light is a 28mm and good luck finding those. You can bend the tabs back and fit a 30/31mm one in there and it will work fine.

I purchased a 25-LED array for the map lights, these are awesome...super bright. I bought white and decided to go with blue, so I ordered a second set. If anyone wants a set of these for their xb - I have an extra set. PM me.

medullaman
08-11-2007, 08:30 AM
I purchased a 25-LED array for the map lights, these are awesome...super bright. I bought white and decided to go with blue, so I ordered a second set. If anyone wants a set of these for their xb - I have an extra set. PM me.

I got one of these to put in my ome light, but it was to big to fit in the dome. after reading this I decided to go try it myself. It worked great and looks sweet. I can't wait to get the other one installed now. Now I just need to ind a solution that fits in the dome.

lvbitwiz
08-18-2007, 04:51 AM
These were added today, all came from superbrightleds.com

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n29/bitwiz/rearled.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n29/bitwiz/ledblinker.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n29/bitwiz/newlight.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n29/bitwiz/bluelights.jpg


I also changed out the plate lights with the 6 led 194's in white. I just need to take a pic

STEVEN107
08-24-2007, 05:19 AM
does anyone know how the wiring works for the interior lights? i just switched all interior lights to led and it was super bright and now it won't turn on unless all doors are locked (by switch) and its super dim. any ideas?

DJ_FroZone
10-23-2007, 09:50 PM
so how do u get the plate lights out? or how do u change them?

DJ_FroZone
10-23-2007, 11:30 PM
edited i got the doms and maps out but how do u get the trunk and plates out

DJ_FroZone
10-24-2007, 06:21 PM
edit again i got it! the plate lights are way freakin hard to get too. but i still did it got the trunk lights too

broken_20_2
05-21-2008, 01:02 PM
Sorry for bringing this up again, but I am LED impaired. I bought some super white LED's (194, 5 bulb) for my map lights. They work fine. However, I want to change to blues, and I would like them a bit brighter. I also want to change my dome light to blue as well. Now, my questions:

1. What is the biggest LED array that will fit in the map lights? Can I go with a 10 led array in a 194, or will that be to big? Is there an alternative to a 194 bulb that I should be using (without having to hard wire, since I'm an idiot when it comes to electrical)?

2. I see that some of you have used a 30mm festoon bulb for your dome, and some have gone with a 25 LED array. I would like to do the 25 LED array since it would be brighter. Can you provide me with a link to exactly what I want to buy?

LED's are new to me, and I don't want to waste money on something that isn't going to fit or I'm not going to be able to install (i.e. having to hard wire). I REALLY appreciate the help!

LEDmod
06-03-2008, 03:35 AM
I have 36 LED for the map light... and 48 LED for the rear dome light...

1vicissitude
06-04-2008, 05:11 AM
36 and 48 huh? I dont see them on your site, could you list prices and colors? Provide a link perhaps?

PregoRollerSkate
06-18-2008, 08:27 PM
And how bright are yours compared to the other images shown?

CheapChic
07-10-2008, 10:19 AM
Can someone help me.

how does the dome come out to change the bulb.
thanks

DJ_FroZone
07-10-2008, 12:27 PM
for the dome bulb. the whole assembly doesn't come out. just the glass windo part use a flat head screwdriver and pry it