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I switched all interior lights on my 2015 Limited to LEDs. I really like the look and find the cargo light much brighter than stock. But it really focused my attention on the cargo light's lack of function. Every other car I've had with a cargo area had a light that turned on when the door was opened--even a sub $20k car. It is an annoyance to have to turn this light on and off.

My question is: if someone forgets to turn it off, will it turn off automatically after a set time? Or will it stay on and run my battery down? If it does turn off after a time period, when attempting to turn it on later I suppose one would have to turn the switch off and then on again?

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My LED goes on when I open the hatch and goes out when I close it. All the other LEDs go out when I lock the RAV.

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Ok, I tested mine out and it works the same as yours. Because it didn't have a three way switch, I thought it just turned on and off as a normal light switch. Glad to see its tied to opening the door. Thanks!
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Do you mind sharing which light you opted for. I recently got a 2015 Rav4 Limited Black w/ Terracotta Interior. I am thinking about changing the cargo light in particular, as they are not bright enough.
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I finally purchased this bulb for the cargo light:

EBay Item Id: 370832745999

I bought the last one yesterday, but if you are interested in buying one just email the seller. They replied promptly to my inquiry.

Initially I purchased a set of LED bulbs that supposedly included a cargo bulb. But all the festoon bulbs included were 31mm--the dome light size. The cargo light bulb is actually 29mm. At first I bent the stationary contact in the cargo light to accommodate the larger bulb. But the switch contact moves the bulb back and forth; this causes the bulb to rotate some. I wasn't comfortable about stability over the long term so I purchased the correct size as above.
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Got mine from AutoGoody.


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you guys might also want to check ddmtuning.com.

i bought several LED in the past (festoon, wedge and panels). In the end i ended up using panels where ever i can fit them.

Panel sizes differ from 20x16mm, 40x20mm, 60X20mm, 40x35mm and cob panels 17cm. I liked the panel LEDs mainly because they give off a lot of light compared to festoon or wedge LEDs. Application wise, you do not have to worry because it comes with all the different adapters you need. the extra effort that you have to do is how to fix it in the slot that you are trying to replace it with. Word of hint: you'll need the 3M double sided tape. Goodluck finding what suites you.
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The Autogoody pack is not for 2013-2015 RAV4. Ours don't have courtesy step lights. Also pictured in the pack are festoons larger than 31mm, which is the largest interior bulbs our models take.

Best thing is to measure what you have and make sure the kit includes those size and configuration of bulbs, or buy them separately.
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The Autogoody kit works fine, they even sent several extra lamps, enough to swap out most of the wife's Prius lamps! The pic is just a generic pic, not the exact product, do a search, lots here have used their kit.


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My apologies. I was looking at the wrong kit. Is the festoon cargo bulb that comes with that kit 29mm?
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