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2012 Lamp Kit from AutoMatCentral.com

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by automatcentral, Dec 20, 2011.

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  1. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    Will do review! These will go good on my truck

    dibs on first review!
     
  3. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    I replied to your PM.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    Im getting there......
    DO the 2012s have different shaped or sized fogs?
     
  5. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    All of the fog openings on the 2012's that I've seen are 3.5" in diameter.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    I have a 2012 and would possibly be interested in these lights - however i do not currently have fog lights on my truck it didnt come with them. Will these be a direct replacement. Meaning do they fit in the factory location (bolt on) and all i would have to do is the wiring and mount a switch ????
     
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    Yes, these lights are expressly for trucks like yours which don't have factory fogs. The set includes the lamps, wiring, mounting and other items mentioned on our product page. They will fit well in the factory locations; however, you may need to use additionally hardware to ensure they mount securely and flush on your truck as with any other aftermarket kit.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    purchased a set! cannot wait to receive the item and get a review in ASAP!
     
  9. Dec 21, 2011 at 5:35 AM
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    Thanks! Assuming your review is the first one, we still have another slot available.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    Lol awesome! Aka Lumbajak always copyin me...jk
     
  11. Jan 12, 2012 at 5:11 AM
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    This offer is still open for anyone interested. As a reminder, the members who submit the first two reviews will receive full refunds.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    OK FIRST REVIEW HERE WE GO:

    So i puchased this kit on ebay: we have all seen the links to the "Blinglights" kit for our 2012 trucks.Well i of course decided to give it a try and buy it. Afterall the price was more them reasonable considering the dealer wanted over $400.00 plus install(crazy).

    Well after purchasing it and only waiting a few days for it to arrive i finally received it and immediately opened it up.

    Opening the box: Kits actually not bad, plug and play really.The lights themselves and the housing are real solid the wiring is nice and have decent connectors.In all honesty the only bad was maybe the switch.Im sure the switch would do the job but looks weak and kinda cheesy.

    Well after removing the plugs that my truck came with from factory i was able to take a look inside the are were the fog lights went and after really looking at the kit and the mounts was kinda skeptical of how they were gonna mount and if i was even going to like the results of the whole install.

    What did i have to lose right.Kit wasnt expensive and worst case scenario i could just put the plugs in and take it as a loss.

    I really wish i would of had more pics or even better qualify for you all but i was not really expecting to do a how to or even a review on these things.But figured a few 2012 guys would find it helpful.

    here is my truck with the grill removed. some people choose to remove the bumper but i figured the grill and lights were going to be my best bet.
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    I basically put the lights were i felt they would be flush and then taped them up from the outside using a few strips of clear tape so they wont move and began to figure out how i was going to mount them.
    No pictures sorry. :(
    But once i was able to see them from the back i figured doesnt look bad at all and with my drill began to drill to holes were the screw for the mounts would need to be placed and simply drilled the screws in. It was not easy getting my drill in there but i managed. and after i drilled to small holes where the screws would go i was easily able to use a screw driver to screw in the 2 screws that were provided to mounts the light.

    Here are a few pictures of behind the light to show how easily they mount.
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    The light on the passenger side basically has a long connector which goes straight to the drivers side light and is perfect in length and easily hidden.
    Pics might seem confusing but its basically theway i routed the wiring through a bracket that is in front on the radiator and secured it with some zip ties.

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    And to be fair on hest with everyone reading this i actually did not use the switch that was provided. i actually chose to wiring them direct with my hid (headlights). So basically when i turn my headlights on the foglights come on as well.

    The light also has a small blue light inside of the housing that can either be switched from the fog light to the blue light. I chose to have them both on at the same time and ran it all direct straight to the headlight wiring.So once again no switch was used.

    Here are random shot of how the lights look after install.

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    Final review:

    Im happy. 9/10. Great price. You even get a free hat. Wiring and housing is very sturdy and secure.Fit is great.I would recommend the kit to anyone with a 2012.

    So why a 9 and not a 10. switch is cheesy looking and mounting tabs could possibly be a bit better but work and get the job done.And final reason for it getting a 9 out of 10. Its simply not factory.

    Get the kit and enojoy these lights.Like i said you truly have nothing to lose and it makse the truck look more complete obviously.

    I will probably make a thread with this exact same post so other may find it better and could possible help other in deciding that this is the route to go when buying fog lights for your 2012 toyota tacoma.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:40 AM
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    Thanks for the great review!

    For anyone else interested, there is still a review slot open for a full refund when purchased from automatcentral.com.

    First come, first served.
     
  14. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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    interested for my Tacoma that currently does not have fog lights. are these HID bulbs? where's the ballasts ?
     
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    let's see some pics of the lights on
     
  16. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:58 AM
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    This kit comes with halogen bulbs, although you can convert it to HID as it is compatible with any H3 size bulb.
     
  17. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    does the rocker switch fit in the stock delete location in the dash?
     
  18. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    order sent. dips on second review will install as soon as delivered.
     
  19. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    I posted this in another thread i started - but here are pics with the lights on - this was taken a couple days ago.

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  20. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:18 AM
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    The included rocker switch can fit in the dash and it does the job; but, some customers prefer to use more elegant switches.




    Thanks for your order. Once you receive the item, please be sure to place your review in a separate thread.
     
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