Adding the LED Accent Lights to Prime Plus & Premium

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  1. William T Roney III

    William T Roney III Junior Member

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    I just completed the LED Accent light on my brand new 2017 Prius Prime Premium. I just couldn't see paying over $4,000.00 more for the few extras that you get. Besides I don't need HUD as the Speedo and the 11" screen show me enough already - including navigation. Anyway, I took lots of pics and made a PDF and would like to know how to do this because there are about 40 pics with descriptions in total. I can upload the PDF to a cloud like Google Drive or some other one if needed i.e. Drop Box. Please let me know as I would like to do this in the most efficient manner possible. A few photos are uploaded. I was able to upload the PDF but I didn't think it would go as it is 4MB in size. I also changed all (and I mean all) of the interior leds to cool white including the foot-wells. Why Toyota put those ugly regular bulbs with the yellowish tint in is beyond me on such a technologically advanced vehicle. Please also let me know if I have violated any rules.
     

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    It's probably an economy issue - I would presume they are more expensive for negligible efficiency gain.

    Personally, I love the HUD - rarely look at the other display. It's definitely something I would put on my MUST-HAVE list next time I go buying a car.
     
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    I'll sticky it for reference. Thanks!
     
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    William how easy is it to change the foot well bulbs and what size are they? Same as the puddle lights?
     
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    The footwell bulbs in my Advanced are amber LEDs. I looked at them yesterday as I was changing the other interior bulbs to LEDs.
     
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    Unless you're looking for something else, I think the PDF you uploaded here is just fine.

    Also, great job!
     
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  7. William T Roney III

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    I took them out and drilled (3/16" bit DON'T go all the way through just enough to get the bulb out of the way.) out the yucky amber light (very hard to get out and used a carb jetting drill bit to get two new holes next to the metal pads the other bulbs were soldered to) and put in these instead. I just took them out of their plastic housing then soldered them into the exact place I took the amber bulbs out of. You just have to be sure to get the + & - sitting the correct way.

    10X-Super-White-T3-Neo-Wedge-LED-2SMD-Bulbs-Dash-Cluster-A-C-Climate-Light-Lamp (search on eBay)
     
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    Thanks, sounds like I'm leaving them in :D
     
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    great job - what a pos to do though!

    did you have any thoughts about running white LEDS all the way up and maybe squeezing the weights around the amber leds?
     
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    Impressive work.. I will try to do the same by adding led to the empty spots. One concern is the hot glue method. Do u have any issue in the hot summer condition and causing hot glue to melt and shifted led? Maybe I should use silicon glue.


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  11. William T Roney III

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    If you want to use the other glue that's perfectly fine. I have not had any issues and don't expect any because I use the high temp sticks and it would have to get above 160 degrees to melt it.
     
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    Would it be possible to just bake the lights instead of using a hot air gun?

    I'm very proficient in using the hot air gun but it must be hard to get consistent heating all the way around.
     
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    It was not that difficult to do with the hot air gun. I don't bake lights at all never tried it. I would research what it would do to LEDs before attempting that process.
     
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    I've baked headlights before by preheating the oven to 225 F, turn off the oven, and Insert the headlights in on a cardboard tray for like 10 mins.

    But I am pretty good with hot air tools, since I use it everyday at work when reworking surface mount components on circuit boards so I might try your method instead. Your tutorial is very informative. I would never dare try something like that on my own, but thank you for taking the risk for all us.
     
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    Aside from the bulbs under your feet, how hard was it to change all of the other interior lights to LEDs? I 100% want to do this.
    Do you have a link to the bulbs you purchased for each?
     
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    Easy. Took a half hour or so and it would have taken much less if I had bought the right tools instead of using a plastic letter opener.

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    You can find the style of bulbs using this link. Then order from eBay or Amazon.

    A plastic spudger is a must so you don't ruin the fabric or other plastic parts. It was not that difficult to change out the bulbs at all. Just take your time and be patient.

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    My interior LED light kit should be arriving tomorrow. Hopefully can install by the weekend. Will post pics when completed!
     
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    Thanks a ton for sharing this! You are amazing and I'm going to work on soon.
     
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