Vanity Visor Lights 5th Gen 4Runner
Vanity Visor LED Light Upgrade 5th Gen 4Runner
Vanity Visor LED Light Swap and Upgrade (Installation Guide) on 5th Gen 4Runner
Moving forward with the next interior LED light swap is the Vanity Visor LED Light. We recently just dropped in the courtesy door lights for the 5th gen and the swap was quite simple. We will be moving onto the map lights, dome light and rear hatch lights next.
The stock bulbs in the vanity/visor location are pretty weak, to say the least. If you are looking to replace or upgrade your existing bulb, LED lights are the way to go. The vanity/ visor lights are pretty simple to swap out. Just pop the light cover off and swap in the new bulbs.
To prevent from scratching any surface of your headliner, it is best to use your plastic pry tools or a very small flathead screwdriver. You should be careful with a screwdriver though. If you are not gentle enough, you can damage the tabs that are holding the vanity/ visor light cover on. You can also cover the tip of your flathead screwdriver with a microfiber towl, but it is easier without one.
If you do not close the mirror cover, leaving the bulb light on will be extremely hot. When you go to remove the stock bulb in the vanity/ visor, just keep the mirror cover closed for at least 5 minuets. Doing this will give you the ability to actually touch the bulb in order to remove it. There are a few other sections in this LED light bulb swap that you want to note, though. Check out the LED swap process below.
4Runner Vanity/ Visor Light Bulb Number & Quantity
- Bulb: 168 (Quantity x2)
4Runner Vanity/ Visor Product
- Recommended for 4Runner (Buy 2 Bulbs): Check Today’s Price
- Small Flathead Screwdriver
- OR Plastic Pry Tools
Vanity Visor LED Light Install Step #1 – Pop Tab on Light Bulb Cover
This is really the only tricky part about swapping out your stock bulbs with LED lights. You need to remove the light cover from the housing. To do this, you can use a small flathead or plastic pry tools. In the second picture with the arrows, you can see the tabs that you need to press in. Once you press in on these tabs, that will loosen the light cover. You have the tabs pressed, you can wiggle the light cover off.
Vanity Visor LED Light Install Step #2 – Remove Light Cover
IN the picture above, you can see the hole/gap on the light cover where the tabs fit into place. You want to stick your screwdriver or pry tools right here in order to free the light cover from the housing.
Vanity Visor LED Light Install Step #3 – Remove OEM Bulb
This lightbulb is VERY hot if you do not close the vanity mirror cover. Just make sure to close the vanity mirror cover before attempting to remove the OEM bulb. If you do not have this cover closed, you will burn the shit out of your fingers.
To remove the bulb, try to gently wiggle the bulb with one finger. It will be tough to fit two fingers in here. Do your best to use two fingers and pull the bulb out.
It is very tight in here, and I did not want to pull the whole housing out of its place. It felt like it was in there pretty good. The last thing I want is to have a loose vanity light housing hanging out of place.
Vanity Visor LED Light Bulb Install Step #4 – LED Light Swap
These are your new vanity/ visor LED lights. These are high-quality LED lights. They are not the cheapest LED lights out there but they are amongst the highest-quality. When it comes to lighting, never buy cheap products. Always buy the right products!
Vanity LED Light Install Step #5 – New LED Light Bulb
There is a positive and negative on these lights. The red dot on these LED (168) bulbs faces the rear of your 4Runner.
Vanity LED Light Install Step #6 – Test Light Bulb
Always test your lights before placing the light cover back on. If you test your lights and they do not turn on, you have the LED (168) light bulb in backwards. Take it out and turn it around.
Vanity LED Light Install Step #7 – Pop Light cover Back On
That’s it! If everything lights up, snap your light cover back into place and call it a day!
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