Toyota 4Runner LED Install – 2000 3rd Gen DIY

Toyota 4Runner LED Install – 2000 3rd Gen DIY

What’s happening everyone, my name is Phil with and today we have a 2000 Toyota 4Runner our work truck, that we’ll be doing an LED interior installation on. Now we’ve had this one for about a year, we just haven’t gotten much time to work with it well, cause we’re always working on someone else’s car. But today’s the day and we’ll be doing a full LED interior installation. That is the front map, the dome, the trunk, the license plate, as well as the back up reverse lights. For today’s installation, we’ll be using a premium PrecisionLED 5730 style LED conversion kit. And we’ll also be offering this in our standard 5050 SMD conversion kit as well. If you wanna find out more about the difference in those two types of kits and the types of LEDs that they use, go ahead and check the description below and find a link to that video describing the difference. Now, before we get started, if you really like the types of videos that we make, please – like, subscribe, and share this video out on your Facebook and your Twitter newsfeed and really help us get the word out. It helps motivate us to make the next videos as well as lets other people know the proper installation methods for these types of products. Now, let’s go ahead and get started. We’re starting off here with the front overhead map lights. And we’re gonna be using the included trim tools that come with your kit. We have a fork shape wedge tool, serrated knife tool, and the pointed wedge. And these come with every single package purchase from Now, we’re actually just gonna be using the pointed wedge tool here. You’ll see two indentations, one on each side that you are just gonna put a little bit of pressure on and it should pop the lens out on each side. Just like that. Now one side we already have an LED installed. The other side, just wanted to show you how it comes in and out. There are two small ball-point ends on each side of this bulb. And it only goes in one way and you turn it 90 degrees til it sits into a a recessed portion of the housing here. And that’s how you know it turns on. Now these are non polarity-specific bulbs so that means that even if I were to turn the bulb the other direction it would still work because there is circuitry inside that allows it to work when positive is negative and negative is positive. So, now that we have these working, we’re gonna put this back on. Just make sure that you line up these switches with the holes. And the same way it came out,
the front side is gonna go in first. And then we’re just gonna apply some pressure. And put those back in. Here we have the rear trunk light. We’ll be using our fork shape wedge tool. Now there is an indentation here for you to insert a tool. But really, what I find, is going on either side of it, applying pressure, works a little bit better to remove this panel. Inside we have a festoon type bulb that we can just pry out. There it goes. Now, to get this bulb in, it seems easiest to me to use a pair of pliers actually, to get the right kind of grip. And what you’re actually going to do is put it inside first and then come down from the top. And that’s actually easier than coming from the bottom and trying to get them into the pins. As you can see, works just fine. Now that the bulb is in, again, we’re gonna put this side of the clear lens back in first. And then apply pressure. Get those two click sounds
and you know it’s in securely. Alright, if you’ve never done work on your back up reverse lights or these turn signal housings, the way that you need to remove them, there are two screws: one here and one here,
they’re Phillips head screws. And there are two pins, one here and one here,
that are holding this assembly in place. First of all, we’re gonna remove the Phillips head screws. And you just wanna grab these ones out of the way. And I do like to keep a pair of pliers around. Now what you need to do after these are released, is to push this whole assembly this way. And it should release. There we go. Ok, now that you have access to the rear of these housings, the top bulb is your back up reverse light. Right now there’s nothing in it. But I’ve got one of our back up reverse lights. This is one of our 5730 premiums that just came in. These are really nice. These just plug right in to the factory socket. And I’ve already got the reverse lights on so you can see how bright they are. When you’re reinstalling them, they just go in. You find where the holes line up, turn it clockwise, and now you’re back together. All we have to do now is put this thing
back where it belongs. This side is gonna go in first. You’re gonna push the pins in this way and then screw in those two bolts. So let’s do that now. We’re gonna show you briefly how to get access to the license plate lights on the Toyota 4Runner. Now all you need is a Phillips head screwdriver. And there are two screws per light housing that you’ll be removing to get access. Now, as you can see, this clear lens has to come off for you to access the LED bulb. Now as you can see, we already have the LED bulb installed in this one if it were halogen, for your vehicle, you would just go ahead and replace it. You do wanna make sure that the bulb does turn on. And you can do that just by unlocking and locking the vehicle. And as you can see, the lights did turn on. So all I have to do is replace the lens cover back on. What you’ll notice is, on the lens cover, there is one side that has an extra plastic piece for alignment. You wanna make sure that lines up properly with the casing here so that you get the installation correct. Cause it only does go in one way. And that’s the end of the installation. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected] Or you can reach us online and submit a support ticket at Now, like we said before, please like or subscribe if you enjoyed the video or enjoy the process for what we do. It really does help us out
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About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. It would have been helpful if there was a small clip of the lights illuminating at night to see how far the led actually travels throughout the car

  2. When are you going to show us a before and after night time video,so we can see the difference? The fact that you don't,makes me wonder why you do all that work,but never show the results… Hmmmm.

  3. I'm haveing trouble when I put the led bulb in it turns on right away and I never turned on the lights and when I turn on the light it goes off any tips?

  4. EDIT:
    The bulbs seem to be a great product, however, due to the customer service I received, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY. The issue was finally resolved after almost a month. The first round of replacement bulbs had the correct bulbs, except for the damaged bulb. I notified them they shipped it… except they didn't. It took almost two more full weeks for me to receive the final correct bulb.

    Overall disappointing experience with Precision LED thus far. My wife got me the Premium LED Interior Package for my 2000 4Runner with all the add-ons (lisence plate, glove box, vanity, and reverse lights) as a birthday gift. The total cost of the kit with shipping was $138.94. Sadly, one of the map lights arrived damaged and, both the vanity lights, as well as the reverse lights, were the incorrect size. I've attempted to contact Precision LED multiple times with no response. I will update this post as the situation progresses.

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