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Old 11-20-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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need help: how to change bulb on 2012 side mirrors????

Anyone know how to change out the turn signal light in the 2012 tacoma side mirrors? Cant find how anywhere only have been able to locate puddle light change out on diff vehicles..
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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That should be under warranty...
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:49 PM   #3
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I imagine he wants to change the orange bulb to one of those mirrored, only-orange-when-lit type of bulb. Or maybe he wants to actually change the color of the light. Either way, i'm not sure anyone has tried it yet.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:53 PM   #4
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yea I wanna change it out with a super white led bulb..just not quite sure how to change it out... really dont wanna take apart the mirror if I dont have to... be nice if I could just pop off the clear light cover.. nothing in the manual shows how or tells how...
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:29 PM   #6
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I'm sure it's similar to the 4Runner mirrors so you need to pop off the mirror cover (colored part) and there's a few screws to take out. It uses LED's that are built into the lens.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:25 PM   #7
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So ... I'll be the one to ask .... are you allowed to have "super white" lights?

It may seem like a smart ass question but that is not my intent. I am guessing that they are amber, as the rear directional lights are ... in order not to night blind those driving behind you ....
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no there not legal technically but either is any light you place on your car that is not the same lighting as it came from the factory such as (license plate bulbs, HID'S, Projectors, parking lights, turn signals, and tail lights, or reverse lights, window tint, things hanging from your rear view mirror, a crack in your windshield, no front license plate, in dash tv operating while driving),
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no there not legal technically but either is any light you place on your car that is not the same lighting as it came from the factory such as (license plate bulbs, HID'S, Projectors, parking lights, turn signals, and tail lights, or reverse lights, window tint, things hanging from your rear view mirror, a crack in your windshield, no front license plate, in dash tv operating while driving),
I was thinking about the color ... nothing more, nothing less ... but thanks for the lesson.
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thats not correct either,you can replace every light on your taco,as long as it meets specs.i do d.o.t. inspections for california.
This. There are very clear specifications laid out in the California Vehicle Code (or whatever state you live in vehicle code). As long as you are within those specs, you are fine.
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1- follow the law. saves you problems later

2- if its broken, it should be under warranty

3- since VERY few people on here have 2012s, you're probably barking up the wrong tree

and, fyi, you CAN change lights on your vehicle, as long as they comply with your local regulations. my money is on the fact that super white turn indicators are not legal
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I haven't paid much attention to the new mirrors when I see them in person but I imagine there is a screw holding the lens on or maybe you just pop it off.

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the thread wasnt to ask whats legal and whats not it was simply to see "IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO REPLACE THE BULB IN THE SIDE REARVIEW MIRRORS"... any help in this department would be great.. I have a quick code I carry with me daily while working and enforcing CRIMINAL AND OCCASIONALLY TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS/VEHICLE VIOLATIONS... Im good in this department.. But again whats legal and whats not is NOT my question..
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[QUOTE=Sbpd50816;4077724"IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO REPLACE THE BULB IN THE SIDE REARVIEW MIRRORS"... I have a quick code I carry with me daily while working and enforcing CRIMINAL AND OCCASIONALLY TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS/VEHICLE VIOLATIONS... Im good in this department.. But again whats legal and whats not is NOT my question..[/QUOTE]

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I think the OP frightened everyone away last november by stating he is a COP so it's OK he's doing something illegal. Sounds legit to me!?
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