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Old 07-14-2014, 10:40 AM   #21
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No plans to produce those, unfortunately.
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bezel and wiring

Hi folks,

Looking to install these headlights on my 2012 SR5 which do not have any fog lights installed. How would I go about getting the proper bezel (I do need this right?) and wiring? Do you have any links to acquiring these two items?

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I just installed these on my '13. Super easy install thanks to the OP.

Now I don't have to be ashamed of my yellowy fogs compared to my Retrofit headlights.

I also did the fogs on anytime mod.

Pics coming from my phone in a minute.

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The flash on my phone causes you to see the LEDs, when you look at the lights you don't see them, they just look like clear glass.





Retrofit headlights and fogs on


Fogs only (my driveway has a very slight incline towards the door)


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Looks good. One of these days, I'll get to doing a retrofit for my headlights. Hopefully, later this year.
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Looks good. One of these days, I'll get to doing a retrofit for my headlights. Hopefully, later this year.
I had my headlights done by Burt (Ambiguous).

They aren't cheap, but he does really good work.

Here's his thread:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...down-time.html

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No plans to produce those, unfortunately.
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Are the same type of optics, as these Nimbus LED foglights




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Are the same type of optics, as these Nimbus LED foglights




http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fits-JK-Dodg...932&rmvSB=true
Those appear to be knockoff JW Speaker fogs, so nope. Not the same.
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I swapped out my factory fog lights with LED projector fog lights from The Retrofit Source. I used their Morimoto XB LED Fog lights because they were a direct replacement for my factory 2014 fogs (they fit '12-'15 Tacomas according to their website) and because I sort of have a love affair with LEDs. I ordered them on Sunday and they were at my door by Wednesday. Quick responses by TRS about fitment and the fastest free delivery I've ever received.

OK, enough boring talk. The box inside of a box trick!



Opened up the XB box and everything was nice and neat.


Contents of said box: Two connectors, two spare screws (I ended up not needing them) and of course, some fancy looking fog lights.



Backside of the new fog lights. Heat sink built in and you can see the weather proof connectors.




Above shot.



To start, you need to remove these two screws. You can either use a P2 Phillips screwdriver or a 10MM socket to remove them.




Once the plastic inner fender is pushed out of the way, this is what you値l see. The two screws on the one side are what secure the fogs. You値l need a stubby P2 Phillips head screwdriver to remove them.



They simply tilt out.




Putting the new XB LED Fog lights in is exactly the opposite of pulling the factory ones out
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Now, to hook up the wires, you will want to double check which lead goes in which slot of the factory connector. Simply turn your fog lights on and plug the connectors in to find out which is the positive and which is negative. LEDs will only work one way, so if it works, then you win! If not, simply reverse the two leads and THEN you will win!




Now that you致e discovered which wire goes where, you need to plug them into the connector that TRS provides.




Once you have the connectors together, you can safely zip tie the excess wire up and out of the way.



Here is a comparison of the factory fog light on the left and the XB LED fog light on the right. Yes, the halogen bulb throws more light upwards and all over the place. Not sure how good that is for a fog light.




Here are both of the XB LEDs installed.





Low Beam Halogen headlights and no fogs.



Low Beam Halogen headlights plus XB LED fog lights.




To adjust the XBs for up and down level-ness, use a P2 Phillips head. Just like the factory fogs.




First impressions is that they池e awesome. However, I値l admit to not really driving around with them yet. I値l update later on how I like them as time goes on. Also, forgive me if this was a rather lengthy or not that informative of a write up. It's my first time. So be gentle! Also, all pictures are from my iPad.


Edit: Close up shots of them installed. Kinda nice that it has a lot less chrome.




Here is a link to the XB fogs:

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/led...l#.U6uvlbFC-Do
Hey man, just wanted to say thanks for the nice write up. Because of this write up I was able to install mine tonight. TRSAndrew was also nice working with.
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No problem. Glad you found it helpful.
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quick question

Don't want to mess up your write up thread but do you think I need to adjust the fog's? Should they be up higher? Thanks in advance.
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Honestly, I almost never see my headlights against a wall like that, so I wouldn't be able to judge if that is what mine look like. You can always try it on your own vehicle and see if you like them adjusted up or not. Just a simple screw turn. Sorry, not so helpful on that part. Haha
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Honestly, I almost never see my headlights against a wall like that, so I wouldn't be able to judge if that is what mine look like. You can always try it on your own vehicle and see if you like them adjusted up or not. Just a simple screw turn. Sorry, not so helpful on that part. Haha
No worries. Do you know how they adjust? Just up and down or can they be adjusted left to right as well? Also, which direction on the screw goes which way? I.e clockwise makes them go up or down? I have noticed that a lot of my light is pushing to the left and right of the truck and not so much out front. Not sure if thats how they(fog lights in general) are supposed to project light or not.
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No worries. Do you know how they adjust? Just up and down or can they be adjusted left to right as well? Also, which direction on the screw goes which way? I.e clockwise makes them go up or down? I have noticed that a lot of my light is pushing to the left and right of the truck and not so much out front. Not sure if thats how they(fog lights in general) are supposed to project light or not.
They should only adjust up and down. To bring the light up (the light that you see against a wall), turn the screw clockwise, down would be counter clockwise. Fog lights aren't meant to be overly bright, but you should be getting a pretty equal spread from the front out to the sides. But yes, you will get more light off to the sides with these compared to your OE fog lights.
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This is the screw. It's a...brass looking guy.

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This is the screw. It's a...brass looking guy.

I'm tracking on where the screw is to make the adjustments. My question is which direction on the screw makes the fogs go what direction...? and if there is a horizontal adjustment or just vertical...
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They should only adjust up and down. To bring the light up (the light that you see against a wall), turn the screw clockwise, down would be counter clockwise. Fog lights aren't meant to be overly bright, but you should be getting a pretty equal spread from the front out to the sides. But yes, you will get more light off to the sides with these compared to your OE fog lights.
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I'm tracking on where the screw is to make the adjustments. My question is which direction on the screw makes the fogs go what direction...? and if there is a horizontal adjustment or just vertical...
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Is it worth getting these with the LaminX yellow film? What is the lumen output and the color temperature after applying LaminX? The original LEDs have 1200 lumen (per lamp) and 5000K color temperature listed.

Never mind the above questions. I did some research and found that yellow fog lights actually do not offer any advantage. What helps is wearing yellow tinted glasses which eliminate the blue color out of the visible spectrum, thus enhancing contrast and improving visibility in low light conditions. Also, having a low clear cut-off line and spreading the light to the sides helps with visibility during fog driving conditions.

http://www2.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF5/593.html and http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasc...9/phy99xx4.htm
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