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Old 04-03-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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2012 headlight/grill removal

I have been asked this question a lot so I thought I would put up a video of how to remove the headlights and grill off of a 2012 tacoma! Hope this helps someone!


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Old 04-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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Thanks a lot! Definitely helpful!
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
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Thanks just trying to help out when I can!
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:34 PM   #5
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sub'd, thanks for doing this! When grillcraft comes out with their meshfor the 12 i'll be puttin in my kragens behind it and will need this vid.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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I don't see the video here or is it because I'm on my iPhone?
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:42 PM   #7
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yeah, its there. Droid, FTW!
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:48 PM   #8
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yeah, its there. Droid, FTW!
Ahh! Damn iPhone...lol. Is there a way someone can embed this to YouTube please? I have the 10mm screws undone and the plastic tabs, but I don't want to force it off and break something.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:46 PM   #9
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It's a whole lot more than "a little finesse" that's for damn sure lol. I've been sitting here all day trying to wiggle these headlights out without scratching or removing the bumper
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:49 PM   #10
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Ok, just got them out - so to clarify on the "tilting and pulling out." You bring the inboard side of the light upward and out and you actually push the outboard side in. Maybe this might help people a little that aren't as "tetris" savvy like myself...
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:20 AM   #11
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Ok, just got them out - so to clarify on the "tilting and pulling out." You bring the inboard side of the light upward and out and you actually push the outboard side in. Maybe this might help people a little that aren't as "tetris" savvy like myself...
There is definitely some serious finessing to get these out, I have done it twice and I'm about to put them back in after the retrofit. I put a t-shirt around them to help prevent any scratching.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:38 AM   #12
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exactly what I have been doing for awhile....it works pretty good for how thin a shirt is.
Granted this is an '06 but the whole puzzle box feeling is the same....As the light rotates more, I always try to cover those fender edges....this was just due to me having only 1 hand being used for the camera at the time.


Thanks for those pics. Definitely shows how to tilt them perfectly.

good thread OP. very helpful
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Us guys with iPhones/iPads...u gotta get CloudBrowse app...it allows u to view all flash and other formats that u normally can't. Just and FYI.
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Weird. I'm on an iPhone and I watched the video fine. Maybe it's because it's jailbroken.
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Ok, just got them out - so to clarify on the "tilting and pulling out." You bring the inboard side of the light upward and out and you actually push the outboard side in. Maybe this might help people a little that aren't as "tetris" savvy like myself...
I hate to bump an old thread, but THANK you for this. I was fighting with mine for quite some time, knine00's video helped immensely but your description on how to get the lights out saved me. Literally went from an hour fiddling with one light to 30 seconds and I was done with both lights. That third bolt down under the light was also a BITCH. My only two struggles with my removal & install.

Going to post a link to this in thegreatwall's retro install how to.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:49 AM   #18
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Yeah I really hated that third bolt. Its enough to make you stop doing the mod lol
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Did you do the retrofit yourself? If so what did you use to black out the inside of your headlight and how?
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