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Dome light #335831 Nov 25, 11:19pm Nov 25, 11:19pm
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Dome light
After my dome light bulb blew out, i went to kragen and got a new bulb but its never been as bright. I recently test drove the new RL and that thing has secondary dome lights that are blue LEDs (stay on the whole time but not that bright) so i wanted to use four white LEDs in place of our stock bulb. anyone know how to do this? since our stock bulb uses 12v can i use 4 LEDs since they take about 3v each? thanks


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Re: Dome light [Re: Kim] #335832 Nov 26, 11:57am Nov 26, 11:57am
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ooooh LEDs... yeah those are better then OG... mine blew out today.. so now i need a new Dome light as well...


Autozone did not have any (BASTARDS)... and toyota said that they did not have any eather... so i'am S.O.L. i'am looking for a Blue Dome Light... but...LEDs look better in my opinion... eather / or ... dont matter to me...

i'am gonna check out pep boys today... i hope they have it!!!

Re: Dome light [Re: ZOEpilot16] #335833 Nov 26, 5:04pm Nov 26, 5:04pm
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so no one huh? well i'm going to go to radioshack today and see if i can make one.


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Re: Dome light [Re: Kim] #335834 Nov 28, 6:02pm Nov 28, 6:02pm
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me kim.. ME!!! let me know how it goes...

Re: Dome light [Re: ZOEpilot16] #335835 Nov 28, 6:06pm Nov 28, 6:06pm
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there are two types of dome light bulbs
one for celica with sunroof
one for celica without...

the one with a sunroof is just a bulb that is connected with one side, while the other connects on both sides.


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Re: Dome light [Re: VSGTS14] #335836 Nov 28, 7:07pm Nov 28, 7:07pm
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kim... if you dont find out the answer i'll ask an electrical engineer tomorrow at work for you.

Re: Dome light [Re: spaztikid] #335837 Nov 29, 9:10pm Nov 29, 9:10pm
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went and got 2 LEDs (all they had) then burned them out cause i gave them too much voltage. I'm pretty sure if I connected four together and maybe used a resistor to lower the voltage/amps it could work .


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Re: Dome light [Re: Kim] #335838 Nov 29, 9:22pm Nov 29, 9:22pm
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kim i asked a guy at work today thats an electrical engineer... he said that he needs more information...

so do you want 2 or 4 leds? what are the specs of the LED's you bought?... amperage, voltage, resistance (ohms)?

Re: Dome light [Re: spaztikid] #335839 Nov 30, 1:57am Nov 30, 1:57am
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just go to Autobacs (Beach & Lampson-Garden Grove) and get BL Hybrid # 293/M26
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Re: Dome light [Re: morris] #335840 Nov 30, 2:12am Nov 30, 2:12am
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Morris: i don't think it'll be worth it to buy a new bulb from autobacs since it won't be that much brighter and they over charge.

Spaztkid: the dome voltage output is 12V, and each white LED takes 3.6V, 20 amps not sure about ohms. so i'm guessing is i were to solder 4 together it will work properly and the whole cabin should be extremely well lit.


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Re: Dome light [Re: Kim] #335841 Nov 30, 2:47am Nov 30, 2:47am
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solder the 4 LEDs in parallel and all in series with a resistor.

since you dont have the ohm about the LED... im not sure wut size resistor you should use... spineyes

as long as you can get a resistor to limit the voltage to around 3.6V, you will be fine. and all 4 LED will receive around 3.6V since they are in parallel.

PM me if you got the ohm of the LEDs.


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Re: Dome light [Re: Kim] #335842 Nov 30, 9:42am Nov 30, 9:42am
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Originally Posted by Kim
Morris: i don't think it'll be worth it to buy a new bulb from autobacs since it won't be that much brighter and they over charge.

Spaztkid: the dome voltage output is 12V, and each white LED takes 3.6V, 20 amps not sure about ohms. so i'm guessing is i were to solder 4 together it will work properly and the whole cabin should be extremely well lit.


thats all the info i need... i'll let you know tonight thumbsup

Re: Dome light [Re: spaztikid] #335843 Nov 30, 6:59pm Nov 30, 6:59pm
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basically it will work if you wire 4 leds in series or paralell...

it is easier to do it paralel and safer for the LED's in this case...

running the LED's in series with 12 volts your gonna be putting about 16.6 amps through the LED's... and sinse they're rated at 20 amps you will be fine...

good luck... lemme know if its bright thumbsup

Re: Dome light [Re: spaztikid] #335844 Dec 1, 12:16pm Dec 1, 12:16pm
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i just put one of those blue rubber covers over my white bulb and that has worker=d good for the last 6 months my dome light blew out before too whats up with that?


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Re: Dome light [Re: celicadragon] #335845 Dec 2, 1:43am Dec 2, 1:43am
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cheap bulbs.

this is going to have to wait abit. four white LEDS is $20 from radio shack. hopefully i'll find a cheaper source bit hey its not that important anyway. thanks Spaztkid and Elec-FuYu, much appreciated thumbsup


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Re: Dome light [Re: Kim] #335846 Jan 2, 4:56am Jan 2, 4:56am
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I'm shure the Blue rubber covers may absorb heat - shortening the life of the bulb. This sight is where the guys at work get their LEDs. I'm getting them.

This link has all the celica's bulbs in LEDs insted of incandesent. They also have load resistors to help keep relays happy!

http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/LampReplacementGuide [Email]maingear1@hotmail.com

Re: Dome light [Re: Kim] #335847 Jan 2, 10:23am Jan 2, 10:23am
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Originally Posted by Kim
cheap bulbs.

this is going to have to wait abit. four white LEDS is $20 from radio shack. hopefully i'll find a cheaper source bit hey its not that important anyway. thanks Spaztkid and Elec-FuYu, much appreciated thumbsup


Here you go Cheap LEDs I've ordered from the before and the LEDs are bright. The shipping was pretty quick aslo I think 2-3 days.


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Re: Dome light [Re: spaztikid] #335848 Jan 2, 10:27am Jan 2, 10:27am
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
basically it will work if you wire 4 leds in series or paralell...

it is easier to do it paralel and safer for the LED's in this case...

running the LED's in series with 12 volts your gonna be putting about 16.6 amps through the LED's... and sinse they're rated at 20 amps you will be fine...

good luck... lemme know if its bright thumbsup


thanks josh..and i had the same problem, kim. i bought 3 different kinds of lights and neither were bright as the original. i finally wound up just taking one out of a totalled celica rofl rofl

def going to have to try the led's...they sell some cheap ones at pep boys rolleyes ...lik 3 single white led's for $5. gonna give it a try. thumbsup

Re: Dome light [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #335849 Jan 2, 11:20am Jan 2, 11:20am
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is there anywhere where you can buy a dome light that is LED so i dont have to go through the trouble soldering them

Re: Dome light [Re: Vlad] #335850 Jan 2, 3:18pm Jan 2, 3:18pm
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just buy a led set up in the 293 format from leds.com or something

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... nice one

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