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 Post subject: Upgrading my interior lights to LEDs + Rear Lights [UPDATED]
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:48 am 
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EDIT: That's weird my original post was not complete. I edited and it is now showing my full LED light list. It was auto hiding half of my orignal post. Don't know why and I wasn't using BB code. I had to disable bb code and smilies so it would stop doing that. Now my full post is showing. AlsoDo not automatically parse URL.

I looked at this nice guide here

http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/Articles/Toyota-RAV4-Common-Problems-Repair-Maintenance-Guides.htm

and decided that it was time to upgrade the RAV4 EV's interior lights and rear lights.. Ok, so I also popped my knee and it is swollen so i can't walk so I have a lot of spare time. Yorkim sounds like a pretty good maker so I am getting all the lights from them so the color can be as consistent as possible.

Dome light and cargo light
https://www.amazon.com/Yorkim-Bright-Interior-Chipsets-Festoon/dp/B00ZKTXJA4

For the map and vanity lights as well as the license plate lights I am getting these 194 bulbs
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06VVWTPT1/

For the rear lights I found
https://www.amazon.com/Yorkim-Backup-Reverse-Extremely-Voltage/dp/B01L3M9ORS

But it almost seems that you can use the 194 bulbs for them. The designs look different and I am not sure if I should go with 921 LED bulbs or 194 if the 194 can be used?

I'm also considering on changing the rear turning signal AMBER lights, but I am unsure if these lights are incandescent or LEDs already. Does anyone know? Also, what about the front turning lights? AMBER LEDS? I know the high beams are not LEDS and instead halogen? So I am considering upgrade those too.

once i get everything and installl them I'll take pics of before and after for the results :)


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my interior lights to LEDs + Rear Lights [UPDA
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:51 am 
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The lights really help they are much brighter and super cooler. I actually burned my finger with one of the regular lights as I pulled them off after taking a picture. The LEDs stay cool. The brightness really does make a huge difference at night. The color really is white while the other is yellow

Oh the dome and cargo leds are a bit large for their slots. You can still get them in there, but it is tough and the dome slipped out once after installing. Other than that though the dome and cargo LEDS are omega bright. Much brighter than the 194s

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https://i.imgur.com/Vae9ZuB.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/AB6ZDH2.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/eUoJS7s.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/n4TFyV8.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bugoPFz.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/OcKMT4g.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my interior lights to LEDs + Rear Lights [UPDA
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:19 am 
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I'm tempted by this mod... I like LEDs :)
how did you remove the covers for the map lights?
Is it just pull the plastic cover that triggers the switch? or take down the whole enclosure (both lights + sunglasses holder)


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading my interior lights to LEDs + Rear Lights [UPDA
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:14 pm 
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Just look at pauls guide its the first link in my post. He has pics on how to do it. You just pull the glass cover for the light bulb but they have little tooth notches. It is not hard I've never done anything like this before and it went well. Just the cabin and cargo leds are a little large so it will be a little hard to fit but they do fit. The lights are great at night helps when looking for stuff or reading. The dome light and the argo are very bright.


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