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Hey guys! So I recently realized that the back-light bulbs in a couple of my Toyota OEM switches had burned out! Specifically the back-light for one of my aux light switches and for my A-TRAC switch. So here is a write up showing how to replace those bulbs.

First, here is the "before" photo with my center console lights on, this is why I wasn't able to notice the back-lights being burnt out until recently. But I sure do love my center console lights!



Next, here is a photo with the center console lights off so you can see which switches aren't lit up. Again for me it was the top Aux Light switch back-light and the A-TRAC switch back-light.



What you want to do first is find a switch you can stick a small screwdriver or other tool behind and carefully pop it out. Some switches are easier to remove than others.



Once you get one out though, you can stick your finger in the empty switch hole and push out the other switches out from behind.



Here is a picture of the bulbs I ordered, for my purposes I only needed 2 but I actually ordered 3. Regardless of the switch the bulbs are all the same. Part #90010-01083 is the bulb part number.



Here is the aux light switch, you can see the 2 circles on the side which are the bulbs, the top bulb is the on/off indicator while the bottom is the back-light. For different switches the bulbs may have different colored plastic or even have colored lines on them but the bulbs are all the same.



All you have to do to remove a bulb is use a small screwdriver, stick it in the notch on the bulb's back, and turn it to the left a quarter turn or so for it to unlatch, and then it should fall out.





Here is the switch laying down on its side with the old and new bulb by its side.



All you have to do to reinstall the new bulb is put it in the bulb notch, lock it in place by turning it to the right with a screwdriver, and then you're ready to reinstall the switch!





Next I replaced the back-light bulb for my A-TRAC switch, which is slightly different than the Aux Light switch. In this case the bulb is located on the opposite side of the switch and there is only one bulb, the back-light one, since there is not indicator on the switch itself to show if it is on or off (same for the RR DIFF LOCK switch). Replacing the bulb on this switch is exactly thesame process as the other switch bulb.





And there you have it! Once the new bulb is in you can replace all the switches and you're good to go!



Note: the SUB WOOFER switch has no back-light. Here is a photo of the blank bulb removed from the sub woofer switch. Plus there is no wiring running to the sub woofer switch to power the bulb so even with a bulb installed, it wont turn on. Also the sub woofer words themselves aren't transparent so even if the bulb did light up the words on the switch wouldn't be back-lit. Just for your information.

 

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Thanks for this. My A-trac light went out about a month ago and looking at yours, the rest are rather dim as well. I was dreading possibly having to tear the dash apart. New ones on the way with new rubber trim for the windows too! Old stuff is pretty haggard in some spots.
 

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Hmmm. Seems like a good opportunity to modify the OEM bulbs with LEDs!

Thanks for the write-up.

- Robot
 

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Good stuff! Can the bulb be removed from the tiny plastic holder and replaced with a different coloured LED bulb?


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Good stuff! Can the bulb be removed from the tiny plastic holder and replaced with a different coloured LED bulb?


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No idea! You should test it out and let us know!
 

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They do make LED replacements for those bulbs. They look like the same ones used on the A/C, rear window, & ECT PWR switches on my 4Runner.

Easy to replace. I did modify the LED placement on one by unwrapping the wire leads and angling the LED towards the front of the switch to provide better illumination.
 

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They do make LED replacements for those bulbs. They look like the same ones used on the A/C, rear window, & ECT PWR switches on my 4Runner.

Easy to replace. I did modify the LED placement on one by unwrapping the wire leads and angling the LED towards the front of the switch to provide better illumination.
Oh yeah since these are probably too small to be 360 degree beam angle like a regular bulb huh? Hadn't thought about that.
 

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Hey guys! So I recently realized that the back-light bulbs in a couple of my Toyota OEM switches had burned out! Specifically the back-light for one of my aux light switches and for my A-TRAC switch. So here is a write up showing how to replace those bulbs.

First, here is the "before" photo with my center console lights on, this is why I wasn't able to notice the back-lights being burnt out until recently. But I sure do love my center console lights!



Next, here is a photo with the center console lights off so you can see which switches aren't lit up. Again for me it was the top Aux Light switch back-light and the A-TRAC switch back-light.



What you want to do first is find a switch you can stick a small screwdriver or other tool behind and carefully pop it out. Some switches are easier to remove than others.



Once you get one out though, you can stick your finger in the empty switch hole and push out the other switches out from behind.



Here is a picture of the bulbs I ordered, for my purposes I only needed 2 but I actually ordered 3. Regardless of the switch the bulbs are all the same. Part #90010-01083 is the bulb part number.



Here is the aux light switch, you can see the 2 circles on the side which are the bulbs, the top bulb is the on/off indicator while the bottom is the back-light. For different switches the bulbs may have different colored plastic or even have colored lines on them but the bulbs are all the same.



All you have to do to remove a bulb is use a small screwdriver, stick it in the notch on the bulb's back, and turn it to the left a quarter turn or so for it to unlatch, and then it should fall out.





Here is the switch laying down on its side with the old and new bulb by its side.



All you have to do to reinstall the new bulb is put it in the bulb notch, lock it in place by turning it to the right with a screwdriver, and then you're ready to reinstall the switch!





Next I replaced the back-light bulb for my A-TRAC switch, which is slightly different than the Aux Light switch. In this case the bulb is located on the opposite side of the switch and there is only one bulb, the back-light one, since there is not indicator on the switch itself to show if it is on or off (same for the RR DIFF LOCK switch). Replacing the bulb on this switch is exactly thesame process as the other switch bulb.





And there you have it! Once the new bulb is in you can replace all the switches and you're good to go!



Note: the SUB WOOFER switch has no back-light. Here is a photo of the blank bulb removed from the sub woofer switch. Plus there is no wiring running to the sub woofer switch to power the bulb so even with a bulb installed, it wont turn on. Also the sub woofer words themselves aren't transparent so even if the bulb did light up the words on the switch wouldn't be back-lit. Just for your information.

Very gratefull for this. As a newby 2014 FJ owner i just found out my ATRAC switch bulb didn't work.
A quick search on this incredible forum and your well documented step by step instruction is sooo reassuring. as a can solve this easy. Thanks !

(my wife: : you still on that #@$$**! forum ? You finely bought the damn car now, so why??. Didn"t told her my yourney on this forum only just begun :)
 

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Very gratefull for this. As a newby 2014 FJ owner i just found out my ATRAC switch bulb didn't work.
A quick search on this incredible forum and your well documented step by step instruction is sooo reassuring. as a can solve this easy. Thanks !

(my wife: : you still on that #@$$**! forum ? You finely bought the damn car now, so why??. Didn"t told her my yourney on this forum only just begun :)
Glad I could help! I figured since I could only find very limited information before doing it that I should document it well and share it for everyone to have! And yes, the forums do tend to suck people in and the information is almost endless!
 
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