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Nov 25, 11:19pm - #335831 
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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Nov 26, 11:57am - #335832 


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!!!

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


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Nov 28, 6:02pm - #335834 


me kim.. ME!!! let me know how it goes...

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Nov 28, 6:06pm - #335835 
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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Nov 28, 7:07pm - #335836 
kim... if you dont find out the answer i'll ask an electrical engineer tomorrow at work for you.

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Nov 29, 9:10pm - #335837 
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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Nov 29, 9:22pm - #335838 
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)?

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Nov 30, 1:57am - #335839 
just go to Autobacs (Beach & Lampson-Garden Grove) and get BL Hybrid # 293/M26
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Nov 30, 2:12am - #335840 
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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Nov 30, 2:47am - #335841 
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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Nov 30, 9:42am - #335842 
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

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Nov 30, 6:59pm - #335843 
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

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Dec 1, 12:16pm - #335844 
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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Dec 2, 1:43am - #335845 
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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Jan 2, 4:56am - #335846 
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

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Jan 2, 10:23am - #335847 
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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Jan 2, 10:27am - #335848 
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

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

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Jan 2, 3:18pm - #335850 
just buy a led set up in the 293 format from leds.com or something

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Jan 2, 4:56pm - #335851 
... nice one

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