Rear Hatch LED Lights 5th Gen 4Runner

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Rear Hatch & Cargo Area LED Lights 5th Gen 4Runner

Rear Hatch & Cargo 4Runner LED Lights - Final

Rear Hatch & Cargo Area LED Light Swap on 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner

  • Trunk or Cargo Area Light Bulb: DE3175

The rear hatch/ cargo/ trunk lights on our 4Runner are not very bright. If you are looking to increase the brightness of your hatch lights, you may want to swap them out with LEDs.

Beyond increasing the brightness, your color will change from yellow and dim orange to a crystal bright write color. The color of LEDs looks much better.

The rear hatch and trunk area is one of the most important areas to light up. We use our rear trunk for groceries, hauling the kid’s stuff, trips to Home Depot and so much more. When you are accessing the rear trunk at night with the factory lighting, it’s hard to see.

With new LED bulbs, it will light everything up.

Step 1 – LED Lights Before

Rear Hatch & Cargo 4Runner LED Light #1 - LED Lights Before

Step 2 – Pop Tab on Hatch Light

Rear Hatch & Cargo 4Runner LED Light #2 - Pop Tab on Hatch Light

Step 3 – A Better View of the Tab Inside

Rear Hatch & Cargo 4Runner LED Light #3 - A Better View of the Tab Inside

Step 4 – Pop Cover off Light Assembly

Rear Hatch & Cargo 4Runner LED Light #4 - Pop Cover off Light Assembly

Step 5 – Pull OEM Bulb Out

Rear Hatch & Cargo 4Runner LED Light #5 - Pull OEM Bulb Out

Step 6 – Install New Festoon Bulbs

Note: Festoon is a style of bulb. They are long and pill shaped. When you see one of these pill looking bulbs, it’s called a festoon bulb. You learn something new every day.

Rear Hatch & Cargo 4Runner LED Light #6 - Place New Bulb Between Metal Holders

Step 7 – Test LED Lights

Rear Hatch & Cargo 4Runner LED Light #7 - Test LED Lights

Rear Hatch & Cargo Final

Rear Hatch & Cargo 4Runner LED Lights - Final

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  • JC
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    Thinking about doing this next! Have to get some interior lights ASAP from our friends at Xenon Depot!

    @theblizzard4r

  • Augie
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    Just swapped out rear hatch lights for the Sylvania DE3175 bulbs…don’t appear to be any brighter than the stock halogen lights. Going to return the bulbs and try the Phillips option you recommend.

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