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2012 headlight/grill removal

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by knine00, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Apr 3, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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    knine00

    knine00 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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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  2. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    syl5000

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    Thanks a lot! Definitely helpful!
     
  3. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    S7ICKlVlAN

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    Good stuff knine. Don't feel back, I scratched my lenses too....spent the whole evening sanding and buffing everything out. Good tips!
     
  4. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    knine00

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    Thanks just trying to help out when I can!
     
  5. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    tango down

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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.
     
  6. May 9, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    JTaco386

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    I don't see the video here or is it because I'm on my iPhone?
     
  7. May 9, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    deadhed61

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    yeah, its there. Droid, FTW! :)
     
  8. May 9, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    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.
     
  9. Jun 15, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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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
     
  10. Jun 15, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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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...
     
  11. Jun 16, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    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.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2012 at 5:38 AM
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    Thanks for those pics. Definitely shows how to tilt them perfectly.

    :thumbsup: good thread OP. very helpful
     
  13. Jun 28, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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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.
     
  14. Jun 30, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    Weird. I'm on an iPhone and I watched the video fine. Maybe it's because it's jailbroken.
     
  15. Jun 30, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    I've never really seen the upside to jail breaking an iPhone. Guess this could be a pretty good reason.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    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. :eek: 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.
     
  18. Feb 22, 2013 at 3:49 AM
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    Yeah I really hated that third bolt. Its enough to make you stop doing the mod lol
     
  19. Feb 22, 2013 at 6:26 AM
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    Thanks for posting ill be doin Bhlm soon
     
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  20. Mar 6, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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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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