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1st Gens w/Retro Fit HIDs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ace115, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Jan 18, 2020 at 10:46 PM
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    Ace115

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    Hey guys, who’s done retro fit HIDs and how did you cleanup all the new wiring/electrical? Let’s see pics.
     
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  2. Jan 18, 2020 at 11:30 PM
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    I’m curious also. I will be retrofitting soonish.
     
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  3. Jan 19, 2020 at 6:43 AM
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  4. Jan 19, 2020 at 2:38 PM
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    That’s a cool thread but I’m more interested to see how everyone ran their wires and mounted ballasts etc.
     
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  5. Jan 19, 2020 at 2:41 PM
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    TashcomerTexas

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    You don’t want to see mine. Just threw shit in there
     
  6. Jan 19, 2020 at 3:24 PM
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    that’s pretty much how mine looks at the moment. Need some ideas on cleaning it up.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2020 at 5:44 PM
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    I made all custom wires with weatherpak fittings and nylon braid over everything. Took a lot longer and a lot more zip ties than I was hoping for. After lots of research I ended up sticking ballasts and ignitors to engine room walls with weatherproof 15 lb/sq inch velcro and haven’t had any problems.
     
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  8. Jan 19, 2020 at 5:51 PM
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    Pics?

     
  9. Jan 20, 2020 at 10:50 AM
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    Some quick pics, I just put the pieces as close as possible and ziptied until everything was locked in place. The H17s work great, if I did it again I'd try the D2S for a bit more output, but upgrading is not necessary nor worth the time since this is already in place. Installed in 2017, never had a problem with them. These wires run Lo/Hi, DRL in signal housings, and switchback halos. Installed in CAPA TYC housings which have the butyl seal. I used Tesa 51036 tape for harnesses and some liquid electrical tape and self-fusing silicone tape can be spotted for waterproofing. Not the prettiest but it would take a lot more time to improve the aesthetics.

    I really like these connectors for compactness and they have the slot to mount them with a strip of stainless steel if necessary: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078Q3K83Y



    PS=Passenger Side
    DS=Driver Side
    HL=Headlight
    SB=Switchback Controller


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  10. Jan 20, 2020 at 12:14 PM
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    Same . Installed the TRS mini H1 kit 5 years ago and was gonna mount the ballasts, etc properly but never did lol.
     
  11. Jan 20, 2020 at 12:23 PM
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  12. Jan 20, 2020 at 1:16 PM
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    I’m Working on that situation too, wires just sitting there for now
     
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  13. Jan 20, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    will be lurking, just did my retrofit but its pretty scary looking back there
     
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