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Any Experiences With These Tail Lights...???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Crow Horse, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. Aug 17, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    Andrew_Homan07

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    I have them and like them a lot. Haven’t had any problems.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2020 at 1:36 PM
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    I just got the clear one's off ebay,,,,,Like the way they look when they are off during the day or when on at night. But during the day when the sun is bright they do look to pink, if you have them on. So I am returning them, Might go with the solid red lens shown on here......
     
  3. Aug 22, 2020 at 1:57 PM
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    Do you have a pic with them on during the day,,,,,I just returned a clear set chrome housing that was too pink during the day...
     
  4. Aug 24, 2020 at 9:21 AM
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    Shortened flowmaster exhaust with a turn down pipe, under cowl intake, throttle body spacer, train horn, underhood led lights, hood struts, dual 27f yellow tops. Led ditch lights, led front roof light bar, led fogs and headlights, behind grill mounted piaa dual color driving lights. Aux fuse and relay panel. Pro comp skid plate, bilstein 5100 leveling shocks on a 2in. lift, b110 rear 5100, ubolt flip kit with an add a leaf, front superbumps, light racing jounce rear bumpstops, sway bar relocation, brake line bracket extension, driveline carrier bearing drop, front diff drop, on board air compressor, 10 gal pump driven fresh water tank, cb radio, pioneer 4200 hu, infinity reference component front and component rear speakers powered by rockford fosgate 4 channel, kicker comp cvt102 10 pancake with a kicker 1600w class d amplifier. Big three upgrade, capacitor. Full cab sound deadening and thermal insulation. Led interior including added footwell, courtesy, cupholder, center console, and glovebox lighting, rock lights, bed lights, ring gear armor, under bed ammo can storage, pistol safe, body armor sliders, roof rack, hilift, 285/70 17 bfg km2 on american racing teflon atx, tailgate strut, and tailgate lock, retrofit projector headlights(home built), rgb halos inside turbine shrouds, black out surround, black chrome reflector and shroud, white halo outside shroud, white led drl, rgb behind grill on rf control. Mods followed from a TW thread: Anytime fogs Anytime rear view camera Anytime 400w inverter Alternating blinker/running lights 110v center console outlet ABS kill switch Engine kill switch (magnetic) 12volt bed socket Rear diff breather relocation Led bed lights Cargo net anchors Grid it center console top Grid it sun visor Locking center console Instrument cluster led swap Map lights on with dome Cigarette lighter add (shifter position) Dtrl kill switch Hilux lighted 4wd selector switch. Vios hvac knobs Hood scoop led bar
    Sorry I didn't get a notification about your post. Ya they are a little pink during the day but at night it looks totally different. Heres a day pic, I will add a night shot once the sun goes down.20200824_091921.jpg
     
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  5. Aug 26, 2020 at 9:44 PM
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    Shortened flowmaster exhaust with a turn down pipe, under cowl intake, throttle body spacer, train horn, underhood led lights, hood struts, dual 27f yellow tops. Led ditch lights, led front roof light bar, led fogs and headlights, behind grill mounted piaa dual color driving lights. Aux fuse and relay panel. Pro comp skid plate, bilstein 5100 leveling shocks on a 2in. lift, b110 rear 5100, ubolt flip kit with an add a leaf, front superbumps, light racing jounce rear bumpstops, sway bar relocation, brake line bracket extension, driveline carrier bearing drop, front diff drop, on board air compressor, 10 gal pump driven fresh water tank, cb radio, pioneer 4200 hu, infinity reference component front and component rear speakers powered by rockford fosgate 4 channel, kicker comp cvt102 10 pancake with a kicker 1600w class d amplifier. Big three upgrade, capacitor. Full cab sound deadening and thermal insulation. Led interior including added footwell, courtesy, cupholder, center console, and glovebox lighting, rock lights, bed lights, ring gear armor, under bed ammo can storage, pistol safe, body armor sliders, roof rack, hilift, 285/70 17 bfg km2 on american racing teflon atx, tailgate strut, and tailgate lock, retrofit projector headlights(home built), rgb halos inside turbine shrouds, black out surround, black chrome reflector and shroud, white halo outside shroud, white led drl, rgb behind grill on rf control. Mods followed from a TW thread: Anytime fogs Anytime rear view camera Anytime 400w inverter Alternating blinker/running lights 110v center console outlet ABS kill switch Engine kill switch (magnetic) 12volt bed socket Rear diff breather relocation Led bed lights Cargo net anchors Grid it center console top Grid it sun visor Locking center console Instrument cluster led swap Map lights on with dome Cigarette lighter add (shifter position) Dtrl kill switch Hilux lighted 4wd selector switch. Vios hvac knobs Hood scoop led bar
    Sorry for the delay, been busy. Here's a quick night shot.20200826_214024.jpg 20200826_214024.jpg 20200826_214125.jpg
     
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  6. Aug 27, 2020 at 8:27 AM
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    I've been running the DTMoto (they're all the same just rebadged) tails for over 2 years. I did seal them along the bead with clear silicone before installation.
    20200821_213828.jpg
     
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  7. Aug 27, 2020 at 8:50 AM
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    Sealing aftermarket lights with RTV is the most important thing to remember especially if you live in a place where it is actually humid. Had mine unsealed for years, then traveled to Missouri and they all fogged up within hours lol.
     
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  8. Aug 27, 2020 at 9:20 AM
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    Those look so much better than the altezza stock crap. I gotta get some.
     
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  9. Aug 27, 2020 at 9:44 AM
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    Exactly why I swapped them out. Oem reminded me of the early 2000s and Wings West body kits.
     
  10. Aug 27, 2020 at 10:25 AM
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    It think the OEM tailights look 10 times better with black backing
     
  11. Aug 27, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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    Couldn't agree with you more on that. Especially since it takes a whole 5 minutes to run a bead around at the seam.
     
  12. Aug 27, 2020 at 4:19 PM
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    I have the black housing version and they are garbage. Dust has made its way into the white tube taillight and the resistors have broken off so I have a hyper blink. First was the drivers side and now it is he passenger side also. But I do run my truck off road so I am sure it is from the vibrations and bouncing around inside the case. The resistors are not supported for shit inside there. I have the VIP Tuning version if there is really any difference. I found a set of what looked like quality replacements and then covid hit and they went unavailable. As soon as they come back I am going to snag them. Or another good looking set come available that is not $150. I know I got what I paid for. My next set will be more money or go back to factory.
     
  13. May 4, 2021 at 7:24 AM
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    Just got these taillights from eBay seller dt_moto. On my 2015 OffRoad the LED functionality works but the top ceramic plug doesn't fit into the housing. I can't recall where but in one of these threads someone said there are two different OEM taillight harnesses and I think I have the one that doesn't fit.

    Three questions for anyone that can help:

    1. Did any of you have to modify the top plug hole on the new lights to fit the socket/connector? I can probably Dremel it out but seems silly for a brand new part.
    2. Can someone do me a big favor and take a photo of your top (amber / turn signal) light socket? I.e. the grey part that lights plug into?
    3. How did you all secure the tail light pigtail / main harness connector plug? On the OE lights there is a spot to secure it, on the Spyders there is not.

    Some photos for reference:

    Side-by-side of the Spyder ALT-ON-TT05-LBLED-RC and OEM lights:

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    Side-by-side of the back of the lights. Notice on the Spyder the big open space and nowhere to secure the wiring harness like OEM. I'll probably use double-side tape or something like that if I can get sockets to fit.

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    Light socket for the top (amber / turn signal) bulb on the pigtail harness. Shape doesn't fit into the Spyder housing.

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    Spyder housing where this socket doesn't fit:

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    OEM housing where it does fit:

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  14. May 10, 2021 at 6:37 PM
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    Coming back to confirm that the Toyota 81555-04150 "non-LED" tail light harness solved my issues and allowed me to install the Spyder units. Here is a comparison of the harness plugs - OEM "LED" variant on the left, "Non-LED" 04150 variant on the right.

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    Finished product, these look so damn good. Honestly should have come like this from the factory.

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  15. May 10, 2021 at 11:13 PM
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    When you guys talk about running a bead of clear rtv, do you just run it around that seam where the black housing meets the lense?
     
  16. May 11, 2021 at 11:14 AM
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    Not knocking these at all as I think they look great, but they do remind me of the 10th gen Ford F150 (97-04).
     
  17. May 14, 2021 at 10:50 PM
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    Thats what I mean yeah
     

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