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Aftermarket BHLM Thoughts?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by MrGuitarguy, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Oct 19, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    MrGuitarguy

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  2. Oct 19, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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    Not to tell you how to do things, but I just completed the BHLM about 2 hours ago and it was easy. Just take your time (3-6 hours, depending on beer, patience, etc.) I am confident that my OEM headlights will work out fine with the BHLM. I just did a write up on this and you can look in the lighting section to find some tips and tricks. I would save the money on the aftermarket lights and spend the $6 on some paint and be done with it! Good luck either way, it is a good mod!
     
  3. Oct 20, 2010 at 5:39 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I got some on ebay that are "depo" brand, and haven't had any issues with them.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    The middle ground is watching the buy/sell/trade section of TW for members selling their BHLM headlights. They're less expensive, but still factory lights. And if they're mildly imperfect, well, that's probably what you would have gotten if you did the DIY. And the best is, then you still have your factory lights to go back to if you aren't happy.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    Thank you all. Id like to do the BHLM myself but as I already stated I dont trust myself. Anyone in the Houston area have spare time (obviously Ill give money for beer. I dont drink).
     
  6. Oct 20, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    Try in the Texas regional forum. I'm sure someone would be willing to help.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2010 at 4:25 AM
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    I did the same thing you are considering and couldn't been happier. I would've done it myself but I wanted to keep my stocks just in case I change my mind later or if I decided to sell the truck later down the road. Bought mine off eBay, just put a bead of silicone around the housing before install and you should be fine.

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  8. Oct 21, 2010 at 6:01 AM
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    Wow, good deal. I would just put a bead of silicone around them once I got them. I'm probably going to be buying "ebay" headlights too. I did the BHLM myself on my stock lights, and they were good until about a month ago after I went through a car wash. The passenger light started leaking. I tried re-sealing it, but it's still leaking. The drivers side is perfect though.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2010 at 12:09 AM
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    Your the second person to mention silicone. Why does everyone mention to silicone ebay lights? Or those lights?
     
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