how to turn off pointless footwell light

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  1. Trollbait

    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    I have never had footwell lighting in a car before. I remember the first time I saw it I thought "Wow, now that's cool!". I love it. I have searched in vain for black items on a black floor mat in pitch dark before. It's amazing to me that having it irritated someone enough to start this thread, but I'm glad there is a solution, albeit a slightly inconvenient one, with the OBD port.
     
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    Agree, especially it dims to very weak light whenever the car is not in "Park" and it's barely noticeable.
     
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    So I just bought and installed those cool illuminated Prius door sill protectors in my wife's 2017 Prius. Scared me because the instructions has you splice into the wires for the foot sill lights under the dash. But our car has no lights! Oh no! But when I unclipped the covers, the power brackets where right there! (The protectors are sweet...the two in the front are lit, the back don't)
    Anyway, I searched on the McGeorge Toyota website for those two little lights but can't find them...just the two courtesy lights in the doors. (Which we already have)
    Can anybody find the part number for those little foot lights? (Or if you take yours out, I'll buy them from you!)
     
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    So if anyone is interested in installing them, I think I've found the LED light assemblies that clip into your underdash panels. To see if your car is already wired for the lights, you just unclip the right side panel, push it down, then pull it straight out. A small wire harness will be in the middle of it.
    Anyway, theToyota Part Number is 81080-33280
    I ordered a couple from McGeorge on-line ($14 each) and will let y'all know if they fit and how bright they are. (If they are dim, I'm hoping we can swap out the bulb with a brighter one.)
     
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    Just to clarify the footwell lights are only on the level IV & V.

    They are their brightest in Park and dim a little in drive.

    They do not turn off at all until you shut the car off.

    I just changed the amber color for the white ones.

    I like they way they look and will upload soon.
     
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    Just to clarify the footwell lights are only on the level IV & V.

    They are their brightest in Park and dim a little in drive.

    They do not turn off at all until you shut the car off.

    I just changed the amber color for the white ones.

    I like they way they look and will upload soon.
     
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    Take the bulb out.
     
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    Is it a removable bulb, not a hardwired LED?
     
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    Yes you can unplug it and remove it.
     
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