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The light in my trunk is so dim I didn't realize the car came with one.

This normal or do I need to get the bulb replaced?

Its totally useless the way it is now
 

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summerwind said:
The light in my trunk is so dim I didn't realize the car came with one.

This normal or do I need to get the bulb replaced?

Its totally useless the way it is now
Unfortunately, I think this might be a normal thing. Even the Lexus ES350 folks are complaining about the dim trunk light. I noticed that the light in my '05 Camry is much brighter than the one in my '07 ES. Its not difficult to replace that bulb - you may wish to get a brighter bulb for your replacement.
 

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if you think thats dim, you should check out the one under the hood....
 

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Camread said:
if you think thats dim, you should check out the one under the hood....
There's one under the hood? :confused: - are you serious?
 

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Soo. anyone replaced this bulb with a brighter one??

If so what part number/ reference number..
 

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summerwind said:
Soo. anyone replaced this bulb with a brighter one??

If so what part number/ reference number..
Reading the owners manual and using this forum's search engine, I find that the existing bulb is a 194.

The same type bulb (T-3 1/4) with a 29% greater output is a 168 that is used inside the passenger compartment.

There may be higher wattage bulbs available but I don't care to spend 5 minutes looking for them.
 

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both my camry trunk lights are DIM...so im going to inveset in those computer lights and stick those in the trunk like what white chocolate did and a couple other members but i cannt remember their names
 

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who cares about the brightness in there......are you having a picnic in there or something?
 

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Guys...this is an easy fix, get a 921 bulb and put it in there, it fits right in to the wedge, ....cost $2 for 2.....it is soooo bright , forget rewiring and such...there is a plastic cover that i simply cut off and threw away, it is to protect the bulb from tall luggage and such...
 

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njerald said:
Reading the owners manual and using this forum's search engine, I find that the existing bulb is a 194.

The same type bulb (T-3 1/4) with a 29% greater output is a 168 that is used inside the passenger compartment.

There may be higher wattage bulbs available but I don't care to spend 5 minutes looking for them.
Thanks nj,

Page 400 of the 07 Camry hymnal doesn't appear to give a Bulb number (has just a dash) for the trunk light and the table on page 400 is a puzzle at best.

I appreciate the research
 

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I carry a flashlight anyways. One with batteries and one that is a LED shaker type.
 

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Eyekutr said:
Guys...this is an easy fix, get a 921 bulb and put it in there, it fits right in to the wedge, ....cost $2 for 2.....it is soooo bright , forget rewiring and such...there is a plastic cover that i simply cut off and threw away, it is to protect the bulb from tall luggage and such...
Thanks, who makes that 921 bulb?
 

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i think it was sylvania, i bought it at kragen, 2 in a pack, like 200 % brighter....really
 

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Thanks NJ and Eyekutr. Eyekutr are you a Lasik surgeon? Just a guess.
 

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You got it streaker. You know, one other thing is to stick an LED in there, they fit right in w/o ANY mods, unlike the large bulb i stuck in my dads trunk and LED looks super cool and way brighter, PM me if you want and I'll get you one....
 

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This is the bulb I tried as well....it works awesome, no mods at all, ebay item.....200061351017 so cheap too....

 
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