5th Gen Mods, Accessory Lights, Install, Lighting, Maintenance

Reverse Lights 5th Gen 4Runner

Updated 10/17/19 / Read Time: 2 mins

LED Reverse Lights for 5th Gen 4Runner

LED Reverse Lights 4Runner - Final

Reverse Lights LED Swap on 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner – Ultra Bright LED Reverse Lights

One major light you want to replace is the back-up/reverse light bulbs. By replacing your reverse lights as well as your license plate lights with new bulbs, you will have better vision in reverse at night. For even better reverse lighting, you should take a look at the tail as turn mod by Diode Dynamics.

When you are looking at your dash screen in reverse, it is incredibly hard to see in dark conditions. Sometimes I don’t even use the reverse camera because it’s so dark. You may have experienced this as well.

License plate lights are a good start, but the reverse lights are great for night visibility. Going from stock bulbs in the reverse light housing to ultra-bright LED bulbs, your visibility will be better. The light output on these ultrabright LED bulbs is much better than the factory bulbs.

Not only is your visibility better, but the color of lights are better. The color of these ultra bright LED reverse lights are crystal white.

Bulb Number

Step #1 – Located Tab and Pop Off Cover

LED Reverse Lights 4Runner Install Step #1 - Located Tab and Pop Off Cover

Step #2 – Locate Bulb, Twist and Remove

LED Reverse Lights 4Runner Install Step #2 - Locate Bulb, Twist and Remove

Step #3 – Replace Bulb and Testing LED Lights

LED Reverse Lights 4Runner Install Step #3 - Replace Bulb and Testing LED Lights

LED Reverse Lights – Final

LED Reverse Lights 4Runner - Final

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Kikacrane
Kikacrane
March 28, 2020 3:00 pm

No Lie, this is a top 5 mod for me. I back in and out everywhere I can, but with the improved light I feel like I could drive full time in reverse. Diode Dynamics, gold stars. Thanks for the writeup!

Romeo
Romeo
December 19, 2019 10:43 am

Do you know what stock lumens and wattage are? I don’t want to burn anything up putting a 50watt reverse light on my 2020 4runner

Steve Carter
Steve Carter
June 15, 2019 8:01 am

Just replaced my backup lights with LED on 2019 and this article made it much quicker and easier, thanks!

Rodney Hightower
Rodney Hightower
May 10, 2019 1:25 am

What is the red light that is above the back window? I can’t seem to find the replacement bulb for that anywhere. Thanks

Veronica
Veronica
October 22, 2018 2:23 pm

Hello I need help. I switched out halogens like you did and they worked fine at night. Then in the morning they weren’t working. I tried switching them around and still nothing. I put halogens bak in so I can return the led lights and those now don’t work. Plus they don’t snap in like they use to. Now I have no working reverse lights. Any ideas ???

Andrew
Andrew
June 26, 2018 12:46 am

I looked these up on Amazon and it had me enter my car details (2018 4Runner) and it says these do not fit my car, is that so?

Garret
Garret
March 22, 2018 5:59 pm

Does this mod interfere or throw a dash light due to the bulb swap? Sometimes vehicles don’t see the LED bulbs and bring up an indicator on the dad that a bulb is out.

keith
keith
January 11, 2018 5:57 pm

Walk-throughs are the best. Look is a great idea, more specifically after I got my rear windows tinted and now it’s dark as night back there this might help. @kgagne3

Roseva
Roseva
January 11, 2018 5:28 pm

Thanks for the instructions on how to switch them out.. I’m hoping to change these out soon – I agree the lights on the Runners are not bright at all. Thinking of also buying the adaptor to switch the brake/reverse lights for even more light!
@theroamingredrunner

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