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2003 SR5 headlights

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Jhild, May 2, 2010.

  1. May 2, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    Jhild

    Jhild [OP] New Member

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    Just picked up an 03 SR5. interseted in black headlights and found plenty on ebay but no reviews any suggestions on a particular brand? does the grille have to be removed when replacing headlight assembly? thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. May 2, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    clarkie152

    clarkie152 Well-Known Member

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    yes remove grille at least.
     
  3. May 3, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    xsvtoyz

    xsvtoyz Well-Known Member

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    HID (ACA)/ Web cams/ Header/Full Custom exhaust/ K&N FIPK II/SuperCharger
    like he stated and takes about 20 minutes total
     
  4. May 7, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    Jhild

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    thanks for the advise
     
  5. May 8, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    Whitfield

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    Bobbed Left front ~ Ok not really but I bought it crashed from the kids dad 4-CHEAP. Frame Swap and 04 Clip + 6" lift ~ Woo Hoo!!!
    Many lights for sale on Ebay are crappy China knock offs ~ Buyer beware as you usually get what you pay for. Check the description of the high dollar lights for features / compliance claims and compare those to the ones you are planning to buy. Read any negative feed back and then call the seller and ask specific questions about light sealing / moisture / return policy for defect / what classifies a defect / and DOT compliance before you bid. OEM approved manufacturer and materials is not the same as DOT / SAE compliant.


    Most don't care but some will. With show only (NON DOT / SAE) lights you see a big difference with the light output / direction due to the improper reflector & lense design. Most show lights will not pass the test for (beam focus / direction / intensity) for VA state inspection.
     
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