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'97 headlights

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cr500taco, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Apr 16, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    cr500taco

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    Hi,
    I had the 7X6 sealed beams which I swapped out to 7X6 conversions. I am looking to get a new set of housings to do a HID retrofit in. I have looked on a few online stores for the housings and when I put my truck info in, they show the '98-2000 style headlights as well as the 7X6 conversions. Is this a mistake or will the '98-2000 headlights fit my '97?
     
  2. Apr 16, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    TacoMX

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    no, the 98-00 headlights wont fit your truck. Totally different design. The confusion comes into part because in 97 the 5 lugs switched to the plastic headlamp design like the 98-00.

    Look into round eyes if you want some better housings.

    http://www.roundeyes.com/Toyota_Headlamps-Rectangular_Toyota_Conversion_Headlamps.html
     
  3. Apr 16, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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  4. Apr 16, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    cr500taco

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    Thanks for the input. I didn't think the 98-00 lights would fit.

    Those lights that round eyes have are exactly what I am looking for, a little pricey compared to the Pilots I was thinking of getting that don't have a completely clear lens.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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    STiLL WILL

    STiLL WILL MY NAME ISN'T WILL

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    All kinds of badass shit. Click on the link in my signature to see.
    I'm running the e-bay diamond crystal H4 headlight conversion on my Tacoma w/Sylvania ZXE "Xenon-filled" bulbs and couldn't be any happier.

    Changing a bulb > Changing a whole sealed headlight ALL DAY!!

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