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2020 Tacoma OEM LED Headlight Megathread

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MikeyMcFly, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Feb 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    MikeyMcFly

    MikeyMcFly [OP] This is heavy, Doc.

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    I figure since the other 2020 Tacoma threads are getting muddled with OT stuff, we should have an OEM headlight megathread here that hopefully stays on the technical side.

    Searching through this article I've found the following pics of the TRD Pro and TRD OR units.

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    TRD OR

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    It appears the general design of the head lamp is the same, with the TRD Pro having the TRD and PRO insignia, while the OR simply has a open space.

    The TRD Pro is listed as having sequential LED/DRL headlamps, which is not something listed with the TRD OR / Limited / Sport. It appears the side indicator varies between assemblies, with the OR having a regular reflector and the Pro appearing to have an outline on the side indicator, maybe for an LED?

    My personal questions are as follows:
    • What is the difference in turn signal indication? Does the "racetrack" on the headlights change color on the Pro and not on the OR?
    • Where is the front facing turn signal on the OR, if it's not part of the "racetrack"
    • What is the DRL situation for each truck? In the photo above the Pro has the "racetrack" on with the fogs, but not the regular head lamps. This is akin to the current LED DRL setup. However for the TRD OR the photos I've seen don't show the DRL only situation, it shows this:
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    • This shows the little spot below the "racetrack" illuminated as well. So what's the turn signal configuration and what's the DRL setup.
    So this is where I am at. Further questions / comments / answers are welcome.
     
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  2. Feb 7, 2019 at 5:01 PM
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    Kabanstva

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    I love the updated LED headlights. Anyone notice it already has Rigid foglights installed?
     
  3. Feb 7, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    na8rboy

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    Side marker appears the same to me. Angle of headlight (picture) is just different.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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    Anchovy

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    The 3rd gen Pro has always had the option of ridgid fogs from factory
     
  5. Feb 7, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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    Why do they look like something off Ebay?
     
  6. Feb 7, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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    Taco_Coma

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    Wonder what the SR5s are going to look like
     
  7. Feb 7, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    na8rboy

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    I'm guessing what we have now.
     
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  8. Feb 7, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    MikeyMcFly

    MikeyMcFly [OP] This is heavy, Doc.

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    You're right. I watched a vid on YT and all the LED headlights have LED corner lights, which is pretty neat.



    EDIT Embed didn't work at the time, check 4:04

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  9. Feb 7, 2019 at 5:14 PM
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    20tacoma17

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    I think the design of the light itself looks really good. However, I think it's going a little overboard on the drl like most others are doing as well. Will be interested to see in person and light output.
     
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  10. Feb 7, 2019 at 5:29 PM
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    Honestly... after watching that video posted above, I’ve gotta agree. At least for now, till I see them in person. Those headlights look like someone checked all the boxes possible for an eBay pair ( not in a good way).

    Not to be a naysayer, but the grilles they showed in that vid were WOOF. Not that many of the tacoma grilles have been great... so par for the course there.

    I am most excited about the new infotainment system and panoramic camera, I guess.

    I mean, I get the updates as necessities but for me personally, nothing really stands out.
     
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  11. Feb 7, 2019 at 6:52 PM
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    I guess the big question will be if this will be a simple plug and play swap or will more wiring modifications be required
     
  12. Feb 7, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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    smikec

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    Agree, and price $$$$
     
  13. Feb 7, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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    Yep, first thing that came to mind....”those look like the tacoma beast/oemassive lights”
     
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    Can’t see that happening. Our lights have a bunch of bulb connectors made to fit specific bulbs. These are probably going to have one wire harness plugged into them. Not saying you can’t probably rewire the stock plugs to make it work.
     
  15. Feb 7, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    Side marker is definitely changed. Looks like 2 side emiting LEDs. Also more squared off in the front. Curious as to the “sequential turn” and DRL. The reflector based led is better than a halogen, but still nowhere near the performance of a purpose built projector. Depending on price, these would be a great candidate to use as a base for a retrofit.
     
  16. Feb 7, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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    When I first saw that new LED headlights were going to be on it I was excited, but as I look at them, then look at mine... I dont like the new headlights, or tail lights for that matter (at least the chrome alteza ones)

    The grill on the limited in the video looked pretty cool, would like to see what it looks like color matched to a inferno.

    I also like the new radio, I would like to get a peak into the new radio, I would love to know if the new software can be pushed to older radios like other companies have done.
     
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  17. Feb 7, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    Curious question, retrofit what? Not questioning your expertise, just an honest question as how would you upgrade this, if it is reflector based?

    S
     
  18. Feb 7, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    For a split second, this made me want to check into trading up for a 2020, now I'm really thinking a supercharged 4runner would be cool!
     
  19. Feb 7, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    Same here. At first, I was like YES LEDS. But i think the current generation with a retrofit with Halos and diodes switchback look better than this.
     
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    Will I be able to use Waze??? If so, I’ll be trading in for it.
     
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