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Acanni headlights?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by IEsurfer, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Aug 11, 2020 at 3:59 AM
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    IEsurfer

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    Harryhood87

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    I believe most of those reviews are given immediately after install and not after months of use. Search around here for information regarding 1 piece headlights. I think one of the issues is they aren't sealed well and develop moisture inside. Some folks drill a hole in the bottom of the light before install to improve air flow or reseal the lenses themselves.
     
  3. Aug 11, 2020 at 6:18 AM
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    mattvivsound

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    I bought a set of TYC headlights and they looked pretty close to a factory housing.... but I retrofitted them with some Morimoto M-LED projectors.
     
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  4. Aug 11, 2020 at 9:51 AM
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    I’ve had two sets of Amazon/eBay aftermarket lights, first set got crunched in a fender bender, on my second now. I can’t speak to the longevity of either, but fitment and initial impressions are good.
     
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  5. Aug 11, 2020 at 10:12 AM
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  6. Aug 11, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    Old green toyota

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    Aftermarket headlights fade and turn yellow. Also the adjusters usually dont work or break. The last concern is the beam pattern is typically terrible.

    That being said, I have a set on my truck, I replaced all the adjusters and did a bi-xenon conversion. They have only been on for a year or so. I expect them to eventually fail, but for $100 I'm ok with it.
     
  7. Aug 11, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    Uphillshunter

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    I ran the single piece headlights (with the led strip below the headlight) for over a year with no problems.

    I have since done retrofit headlights (meaning I have resealed them as a part of doing the retrofits) still, no problems.

     
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  8. Aug 11, 2020 at 11:26 AM
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    Plkyone

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    Oh those are the two piece light unless you definetly want the lights with the black background I would go with TYC lights they would be a much better quality than those. I have had a few sets of lights and the TYC are by far the best aftermarket fit, I'm just going to retrofit mine to change the look.
     

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