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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to improve the interior lighting? The dome light is set too far back to provide any real lighting for the front seats as you are all aware. I dropped my cell phone on the floor and couldn't find it because it was too dark. I had to get a flashlight to find it. I have looked for some type of aftermarket dome light but haven't found anything yet. I have also looked at the various light strips and tubes at car places but they either all connect to the cigarette lighter or are the wrong shape/color (Who the HELL needs a blue lightup plastic dolphin sticking out of their cigarette lighter?)

I was also looking at the autodimming mirror available from Scion that has map lights built in. Any experiences with that?
 

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Easy answer, you can easily add string lighting (any color you prefer) to the underlay of the seat, or run it by the underdash.....i had the same problem and had my car shop install some underdash and underseat lights, cheap, easy to do, and now i can see everything!
 

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and if you get it through a auto shop, or just ask me and i can get you the info on my kit, it doesnt run through the cig lighter, all the wiring is hidden....
 

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Hey I didn't see it but maybe I missed it.. does varad have any direct replacement LED bulbs for the xB's dome light? I want a blue dome light.
 

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^^^^SEE THATS WHAT I WANT RIGHT THERE!^^^^
Exactly! Is there a write-up on how to do that anywhere on scionlife? I haven't found one but i see people doin' it all the time. Is the install clean? No wires to be seen?
 

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the ones I used were the 3-clustered blue LEDs and i bought them from www.svc.com (Lighting section) at $1.99 a piece. a lot of people have used cold cathodes but i wanted something different with a light-pattern once they are lit up. i just wire-tapped my cigarette lighter - black is power and white is ground. easy install.
 

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blimey said:
I put one of these in mine.I stuck it right on the rear view mirror mounting cover.Not perfect but it helps.They run @ $10 at Advance Auto


I love these lights. I have several around the inside of the car. Made for a great addition until I get the courage (and it warms up a bit) to cut into the headliner to add something more permanant. I'm new to the DIY in the car, and I'm too cheap to pay someone to do it. :rolleyes:

Tarra
 

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Hey Rvg2151, great idea on the laser lights, man... I was planing on doing the same thing but ya beat me to it. Good job it looks good.
Those Pics Arent Mine.
Thats A Quote From STICK 1NZ.
THERE HIS PICS AND LIGHTS.
 

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These are the LED's I used. You can get 'em here in diffrent colors too @ buck 99.

http://www.svc.com/lazerledsblue.html

Just find a power source i.e. cig. lighter and run a 10-12 feet of wire on each side of the headliner then just tap the clustered LED onto the wire.

Good luck.
 

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great mod light pattern is a great twist instead of just glowing light. only one thing i would add is to wire them to 12v direct and fuse it. they are led's with a low draw but then your cig lighter is low fused at the jump. just a suggestion. any time you add 12v accesories they should have dedicated 12v and fuse just to be safe and keep any draw off your fusebox. hope i am not coming off critical. love the mod !!!!!!
 

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Hey I didn't see it but maybe I missed it.. does varad have any direct replacement LED bulbs for the xB's dome light? I want a blue dome light.
Check out these guys. I have their blue LED's in both of my dome lights and they kick @ss!

http://leddomelight.com/
 
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