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Old 06-20-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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Can the tail lights be disassembled?

I want to get rid of the chrome in the tail lights of my 2010 Taco but I don't want to tint them as I get hassled by the cops enough and I don't need to give them another reason to pull me over. I want to take them apart and paint the chrome black. Is it possible or will I just destroy them?
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:17 AM   #2
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:20 AM   #3
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Also, this will affect light output, and you would probably not be able to pass inspection if your state requires them.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:23 AM   #4
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no, you have the led tail lights. leds are diodes and are damaged by heat. dont even attemp to put them in the oven. youll be sorry.... new tails from toyota are pretty expensive. also not covered under warranty if you bake them...
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:25 AM   #5
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no, you have the led tail lights....new tails from toyota are pretty expensive. also not covered under warranty if you bake them...
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:25 AM   #6
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another way is to Dremel the housing from the lens.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:45 AM   #7
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You can't open them like the headlights using the oven and DON'T take a dremel to them. I opened a set of taillights up and painted some parts on the inside but I couldn't get them to fit back perfectly. I made them work but it wasn't as nice as I hoped for.
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You can't open them like the headlights using the oven and DON'T take a dremel to them. I opened a set of taillights up and painted some parts on the inside but I couldn't get them to fit back perfectly. I made them work but it wasn't as nice as I hoped for.
Was it you that put that write up?
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What about using a heat gun instead of the oven cause the chrome pisses me off everytime I see it
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That F'ing sucks
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I have photos and pics of it up but someone with a xr originally did it
05XRunner did it to his wife's truck...i think
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That F'ing sucks
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Im working up the balls to get a candy red to just paint the stop/tail protion.
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