UPGRADES FOR YOUR TOYOTA FORTUNER
Being that the top-spec Fortuner already comes fitted with Bi-LED headlights from the factory, here is our guide to converting the rest
TOYOTA FORTUNER COMPLETE LED UPGRADE GUIDE
The Crusade is fitted with Bi-LED headlight but leaves the rest of the car in the dark. Read through this guide for our LED interior conversion on your 2017 – 2018 Toyota Fortuner Crusade with LED Headlights + Fog light upgrades for the GX and GXL models.
TOYOTA FORTUNER LED CONVERSION KITS
The complete inside, as well as reverse lights & number plate lights, are fitted factory with halogen globes, easy enough these can be converted to LED for a pure white illumination inside with brighter reversing lights.
FORTUNER MAP LIGHT LED CONVERSION
Very much the same as all late model Toyota’s, there is a slight modification which is required to the bulb holders where you will need to shave the tops of the plastic tabs inside the holder next to the connection points just to allow the CANBUS to pass through. This will not reduce any compatibility with factory globes. Read below the TOYOTA FORTUNER COMPLETE LED UPGRADE GUIDE
FORTUNER VANITY LIGHT LED CONVERSION
The vanity tab has a simple tab that is located on the outer side that you will just need to push in which will dislodge from the visor and pull down. Further to that, you can un-clip the bulb holder from the unit for easy access to the bulb.
FORTUNER COURTESY LIGHT LED CONVERSION
Very much the same system as the vanity lights, though you will need to remove the lower part of the door trim to pop out the unit. Unplug the housing from the car because these are constantly triggered whilst the door is open. There is a small button to the back of the door frame that you can tape down to avoid the lights from activating whilst you are doing the conversion.
Once removed the rest of the install is like any other, just out with the old and in with the new. As you can see from the last photo the increase in brightness is quite substantial. This is amplified at night with illumination of the surface surrounding the car.
FORTUNER DOME/TRUNK LIGHT LED UPGRADE
Both the dome lights in the rear passenger and trunk are the exact same housing. These can be removed completely via the 2 tabs located diagonally from one another.
FORTUNER GX + GXL LED HEADLIGHT UPGRADE | LOW BEAM
Toyota Fortuner models in the GX & GXL range are both kitted with projector headlights but halogen globes from the factory. Our new Project Series LED Conversion kits offers a wider field of vision below the cut off-line with an increase of brightness reducing the lights hotspot.
To start you will want to remove the existing factory globe which can all be accessed easy enough through the back of the headlight with just enough space between the airbox to work within. Simply pug in the new LED globe and secure back into the headlight.
While in this area it is also quite simple to upgrade the parker globes to LED as well. Simply pull the holder out, switch over the globes and refit into the housing.
As you can see from the below pictures, you now have a much cleaner look to the front. As well as a significant improvement out of the vehicle’s headlight. The left side shows the factory halogen and lack of illumination towards the bottom of the beam. The right shows the new Project LED and increase of all-round illumination.
FORTUNER GX + GXL LED HEADLIGHT UPGRADE | HIGH BEAM
FORTUNER REVERSE LIGHT LED UPGRADE
The tail light needs to be removed to install the LED bulb. The 2 bolts on the inside of the tailgate lock the housing in position. Remove the housing towards the back with a bit of muscle and the reverse light is located in the lower bulb holder.
FORTUNER LICENCE PLATE LED UPGRADE
One of the more difficult conversions on the Fortuner is the license plate bulb. Tight to get to due to the strip that covers them only giving you minuscule access to remove. Insert a flathead screwdriver through the side of the holder and twist slightly to pop out the holder. This is difficult due to the small amount of space you have to work with. These can be quite fragile as well so be a tad cautious whilst removing. Putting the unit back in is a lot easier than the removal process.
CRUSADE AUXILIARY LED
Last but certainly not least this customer’s Crusade is fitted with our 7inch Type-X LED Driving Lights. Coupled with the Rhino 4×4 bull-bar we think that this Crusade has some serious street cred’!.
OEM TYPE PUSHBUTTON SWITCHES
The Toyota Fortuner, very similar to that of the Hilux will run the Short Type Toyota push button switches from the year 2016 onwards.
TOYOTA FORTUNER COMPLETE LED UPGRADE GUIDE