When it comes to interior lighting, many manufacturers choose to skimp on output. Why? Your guess is as good as mine. You would think that keeping the inside of a truck well lit would be a priority. Some things remain a mystery.
Toyota uses halogen bulbs that are dull and provide warmer, more yellow light output. These barely illuminate the inside of the cabin. The map lights could be worse, but the dome lights are beyond bad. The output is almost useless.
I know I’m not the only one who has dropped something while in my truck, and it disappears under the seat never to be found again. Seriously! Why does whatever you drop gravitate towards the crack in between the seat and the center console? It’s almost like it has its own gravitational pull, and feeds off of loose change and car keys… But, I digress; back to the lights.
For those that have experienced this, you know how much of a pain it is digging around under your seat or in between your seats trying to find whatever it is you dropped. Especially with those dimly lit halogen lightbulbs doing the bare minimum to increase visibility. It’s even more frustrating at night!