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886 Backup light mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by FFRNDAN, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Mar 14, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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  2. Mar 14, 2012 at 9:03 AM
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  3. Mar 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    I can't wait to do this tonight!!!
     
  4. Mar 14, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    OP,

    I bought mine for $7.99 x 2 at autozone. <-- want to add this to your first post?
     
  5. Mar 14, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    So has anyone compared these to LED reverse bulbs yet? I'd be interested to see which is better.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    Nice write up OP! possibly gonna do this in the near future!
     
  7. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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    I have the stock 09+ "LED" style tails, so yes, no problem

    It isn't, maybe one of the mods can add it?

    I've been running it for about a month, left them on for about 5min when I first did this, no problems at all.

    Unless you drive in reverse for an hour, I don't see a problem :p

    I used VERY light pressure with my saw, using a thin metal blade. Let the saw do the work, do not put extra pressure.

    I think thats about what I found them for, thanks!
     
  8. Mar 14, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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    you got a rear view camera op? if so can you post some pics of the camera while in reverse? i've tried 2 different LED bulbs, and have considered trying this too
     
  9. Mar 15, 2012 at 4:02 AM
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    It is a plate frame and only goes on when you put the truck in R. Sure you could wire it off a switch to work differently, I just wired it into the R lights.
     
  10. Mar 15, 2012 at 5:44 AM
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    I'm throwing my LED's in the trash and doing this mod! Thanks for the write up.

    LED's don't work very well at all for those with the rear view cam.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:50 AM
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    Too lazy to read the entire thread, so not sure if anyone has said it. But if this is NOT done right, you are looking at some EXPENSIVE repairs down the road. This runs a lot hotter then what the reverse light bulb. Ever notice a fog light bulb is in glass housing? Do this mod AT YOUR OWN RISK.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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  13. Mar 15, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    Did this mod yesterday. Found the bulbs at O'reilly for $7.99. Instead of cutting the posts though, I simply grabbed both posts simultaneously with a pair of needle nose pliers as close to the plastic base as possible and bent back n forth till i got a nice clean snap. Then i put a nice little bend on each one before installing them in the socket for a little extra grippage between the contacts. Worked like a champ thanks for the idea! Nice n bright, highly recommend doing this.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    I don't have the backup camera, wish I did. I need to find the thread that shows the add-on how-to. These new bulbs do "throw" light further than stock. Much brighter.

    As long as you don't drive for an hour in reverse, you will be fine, read the whole thread next time, its discussed above.
     
  15. Mar 15, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    once again, for the ppl that seem to think this is a big no no. i've had mine for years. no problems at all. original bulbs and everything. i've left them on for several minutes as well. to the guy that thinks the fog lights are glass.... hahaha
     
  16. Mar 15, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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    I cut them with a dremel. Just take your time with it.

    I have a OEM backup camera. I will get some before and after pictures on the 1) viewing screen 2) side mirrors 3) as a driver from behind
     
  17. Mar 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    There are other issues other then overheating, that don't require you being in reverse for one hour.
     
  18. Mar 15, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    I was gonna say.......If you ain't Bo or Luke Duke then you won't have yer truck in reverse for more than what? .....15 to 20 seconds at a time?
     
  19. Mar 15, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    X2 . I have 5% tint and can't see shit with my reverse lights. If this works without issues then hell....I'm game!
     
  20. Mar 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    You are all over reading my statement. Overheating can be an issue, if not done correctly, as can shorts, opens, blown fuses, and feedback. Installing something that is not meant to be there, although can work without problem, can occasionally have issues do to installation error. I'm not saying don't do it. Just saying don't do it unless you are absolutely confident in knowing WHAT you are doing.
     
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