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3rd Gen HID vs LED vs Halogen H11 projector headlights

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by crashnburn80, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Nov 21, 2021 at 11:43 AM
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    Spike Spiegel

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    Apparently some folks had to reverse polarity?

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/c-O48A2-zKQ
     
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  2. Nov 21, 2021 at 9:55 PM
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    daveeasa Slowest crimp in the West

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    So, ok, the assemblies you have @Spike Spiegel, they aren't LED for high beams too, just the low beams? B/c the massive headache was with the full LED assembly for both high and low and I couldn't get a straight answer for the pinouts. I'll add a photo of what I sent the dude, he said he had to hack it to get it going and per the video you posted it looks like power and ground on the low beam are reverse polarity, but then he goes on to say "maybe you have to swap it" so like, wtf right?

    The male in mine definitely looks 100% reversed but then the 4 position does too based on what I see in that video.

    I could send you the whole shebang de-pinned and let you own that part? Do you for sure not need any HB3/9005 male connector feeding in, it's really just the low beams?

    For now based on what the dude told me (which seems totally wrong based on that video) I have

    2 position male connector, terminal 1 is power, 2 is ground (video makes it look very much like that should be swapped)
    4 position female connector, terminal 1 is high beam power, terminal 2 is ground, terminal 4 is low beam power (video makes it look like 2 should be low beam + and 4 should be low beam -)

    TLDR: If you want the female and male connectors with 2 plugs and 2 jumpers x 2 sides, and you own the pinout, that I can do. Or I can just send you what I have pre-built which looks 100% wrong but I'm thinking you'd prefer no 9005.

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  3. Nov 22, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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    Just low beam is LED
     
  4. Nov 22, 2021 at 8:29 AM
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    So the de-pin and re-pin in the video is a cool idea. As the terminals are the same.

    A conversion harness is also very possible just extra bulk and lack of clarity on the terminal positions for the 4 pin
     
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  5. Nov 25, 2021 at 4:32 AM
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  6. Nov 26, 2021 at 3:12 PM
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    Polarity was reversed as mentioned in the video. Thanks again @Too Stroked !!!

    We'll see how these fare in the snow this weekend after applying two coats of CarPro UK 3.0 ceramic coating on them.

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  7. Nov 26, 2021 at 3:24 PM
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    Those units have awesome performance but snow will be a challenge. Really depends on the type of snow though, as dry stuff doesn’t stick much.
     
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  8. Nov 26, 2021 at 3:27 PM
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    I'm bringing a blanket to keep them nice and cozy
     
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  9. Nov 26, 2021 at 6:28 PM
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    Driving back from Costco it was immediately apparent these are miles better as @crashnburn80 has demonstrated.

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    The headlights are a tad brighter than this picture is showing. The SS3 MAX fogs no longer make my low beam disappear. I am legitimately shocked. (Even when I ran HID's they would get blown out)

    Quick question, do I measure the height of the foglight beam from the center of light emitted or the sides? They seem to be the highest point as the fogs tend to bow up a little bit.
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    Noticed the little black spot grew into this little guy after pulling up closer to the garage door. Wonder what it's from

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    Alright that's enough 4Runner intrusion for now until I get a hold of some SS5's and mount them somewhere.
     
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  10. Nov 26, 2021 at 7:33 PM
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    I think I've noticed that too. Wonder if it's pattern or mounting.

    The guys on the swap thread have all noticed that too. Some kind of artifact in the pattern, don't know if it was intentional by the vendor or not.
     
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  11. Nov 26, 2021 at 7:51 PM
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    I'm wondering if it has to do with the 4Runner bumper design getting hit near the middle portion causing it to reflect light. I'll have to test this theory with a black fabric later.

    Maybe @Diode Dynamics has some insight?
     
  12. Nov 26, 2021 at 8:39 PM
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    Is that just a OEM halogen to OEM led swap?
     
  13. Nov 27, 2021 at 12:07 AM
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    For headlight housings, yes.
     
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    Spaceship artifacts are 100% courtesy of Toyota.
     
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    @crashnburn80 Just looking through the recommendations in post 2 and I couldn't help but notice Amazon says that all but the Phillips are unavailable. Do you have any updated recommendations or links? Specifically for the GE links.
     
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    Thanks for pointing that out, those GE bulbs are now sold under the Tungsram label. I need to update those links.

    Tungsram H11-55NHP/BP2 Nighthawk Platinum Automotive Bulb, 2-pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B8Y259H

    Tungsram Megalight Ultra +130 H11 Brighter Headlamp Bulbs (Twin Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BK5TC5M
     
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  17. Nov 28, 2021 at 2:12 PM
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    ryanvar42 That is your opinion. It is wrong.

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    Did my first night drive the other night in about 11 months and the Hikari Ultras worked great. That's all, and nothing else to compare them to.
     
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    Just wanted to add that I did the H9 Philips upgrade on my low beams and it's definitely an improvement thank you VERY much for the recommendation. It's not "great" but it takes what I thought was a borderline dangerous stock light to a reasonably acceptable level. I got the yellow connector inserts from daveeasa so no trimming or anything, very simple.

    I leased this one but my next rig will be a keeper and it MUST have the OEM light package, no doubt about it.
     

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