Courtesy Door Lights 5th Gen 4Runner

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Courtesy Door Lights (LED Swap) 5th Gen 4Runner

Courtesy Door Lights 4Runner (LED Swap - Before and After)

Courtesy Door Lights LED Swap (Step by Step Guide) on 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner

If you are looking to swap out your Courtesy Door Lights with LEDs, this is the LED Swap and Install you want to read. We recently wrote a post on the 5th Gen 4Runner Light Bulb Numbers. We figured we would just do a post on every light bulb swap you can do on the 4Runner.

The Courtesy Door Lights LED lights on the 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner are pretty straight-forward. There are tons of companies that make aftermarket bulbs for the Courtesy Door Lights but when it comes to lighting, you always want the best.

The OEM Courtesy Door Lights in your 4Runner will more than likely last forever. If you are here because you want to do an LED swap, you obviously want more light output and better color. The LED Courtesy Door Light swap will give you just that. LED Courtesy Door Lights will give you more light output when exiting and entering your 4Runner. These LEDs will also provide a much better, brighter white color.

Not all LED Courtesy Door Light bulbs are created equal. Don’t skimp on aftermarket lights for your 4Runner. There are hundreds of Amazon and eBay sellers out there who are selling absolute garbage in the lighting department. The last thing you want is for a bulb to burn out after 2 weeks. Just do yourself a favor and get something quality. You will likely have it forever and never have to install or swap in a new LED bulb.

If you are running aftermarket LED 4Runner headlights or LED 4Runner Fog Lights, matching your interior lights will add a pretty good look. This is only one of many interior 4Runner LED lights. There are a few others you can do including the vanity lights, map lights, dome lights, and hatch lights.

Courtesy Door Lights Bulb Number & Quantity

  • Bulb: 168 (Quantity x4)

Courtesy Door Lights Product

Tools Needed

  • Small Flathead Screwdriver
  • OR Plastic Pry Tools

The install process is a piece of cake. This is a great little mod that can be done in under 30 minutes. If you are looking for a fun little mod for your 5th Gen 4Runner, this is a great option.

This LED swap can be done by simply popping out the OEM housing, removing the internal plastic housing and swapping in the new bulbs. That’s it! Below are some shots and process of the LED Courtesy Door Light bulb swap.

Courtesy Door LEDs 4Runner Step #1: Pop out OEM Housing

Courtesy Door Lights 4Runner Step #1 - Pop OEM Housing Loose

If you have a set of plastic pry tools, use those. You can use a small flathead screwdriver but it’s always safe to use plastic pry tools. I left my set of pry tools at the Snail Trail 4×4 shop. So, I was stuck using this flathead. It worked fine. I had absolutely no issue with using a small flathead. Nothing got scratched or scuffed. As long as you are precise, you will be fine. This is a pretty simple step, just pop off the light housing and put it out.

Courtesy Door LEDs 4Runner Step #2: Pull Housing/ Unplug Wire Harness

Courtesy Door Lights 4Runner Step #2 - Pull Out Housing

Pull out the harness and unplug the wiring. There is a small tab that is holding the wire harness to the light assembly. You can use your small flathead screwdriver or your pry tool to pop this tab loose. This will free the wire harness from the assembly.

Courtesy Door LEDs 4Runner Step #3: Push Light Assembly Loose

Courtesy Door Lights 4Runner Step #3 - Push Light Assembly Loose

I messed around with this top grey piece for a second before I got it. At first, I was trying to pop tabs all over it. All you have to do is push the back end of the grey part with your thumb. It will pop right off. You have to push it pretty hard but you will get it.

Courtesy Door LEDs 4Runner Step #4: Pop Second Bracket on Light Assembly

Courtesy Door Lights 4Runner Step #4 - Pop Loose Second Bracket on Light Assembly

You will need to pop the bracket using a small flathead or your pry tools. After you pop these tabs a little bit, you can wiggle this whole assembly until it comes off.

Courtesy Door LEDs 4Runner Step #5: Pull Out OEM Bulb

Courtesy Door Lights 4Runner Step #5 - Pull Out OEM Bulb

After the the top grey bracket is off, you can remove the OEM bulb.

Courtesy Door LEDs 4Runner Step #6: Swap in New LED Bulb

Courtesy Door Lights 4Runner Step #6 - Swap in New LED Bulb

Plug in the new LED bulb for the Courtesy Door Lights.

Courtesy Door LEDs 4Runner Step #7: Test New LED Bulb

Courtesy Door Lights 4Runner Step #7 - Test New LED Bulb

If you test your light and it does not work, just flip the light around and plug it in the other way. There is a positive and negative on these light bulbs. There is a little red dot on the positive side but nothing on the OEM housing that shows you positive or negative. Just make sure you test your bulbs before you button everything up.

Courtesy Door LEDs 4Runner Step #8: Snap the second bracket back on

Courtesy Door Lights 4Runner Step #8 - Snap second bracket back on

Snap the second bracket back onto the light housing.

Courtesy Door LEDs 4Runner Step #9: Snap Bracket onto Light Cover

Courtesy Door Lights 4Runner Step #9 - Snap Bracket onto Light Cover

The two tabs in the back on the bottom lock right into place. Then you lower the front and push the whole assembly back into place. It will snap and lock into place.

Courtesy Door Lights 4Runner (LED Swap – Before and After)

Before

Courtesy Door Lights 4Runner (LED Swap - Before and After)

After

Courtesy Door Lights 4Runner (LED Swap - Before and After)

That’s it! This is an awesome little light mod to do. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.

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