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Best back up lights for the money?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OldManTacoFeels, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Sep 21, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    OldManTacoFeels

    OldManTacoFeels [OP] The bells of tacos

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    As winter approaches and the PNW gets darker and darker I am in need of some more light for backing up. Any suggestions on how to do that cheap? Like less than a couple hundred?

    Lmk thanks
     
  2. Sep 21, 2020 at 11:50 AM
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    Muddinfun

    Muddinfun Well-Known Member

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    DeAuto. Incredible amount of light. Awesome company and they stand behind their lifetime warranty if you have a problem.

    https://deautokey.com/
     
  3. Sep 21, 2020 at 11:53 AM
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    OldManTacoFeels

    OldManTacoFeels [OP] The bells of tacos

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    Thanks dude!
     
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    kn61408 Retired old fart

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    I switched to the Osram 35w HIR bulbs. They are relatively inexpensive, and a massive amount of light. No problems as yet with any discoloration in the lens and they have been in about 6 months. Check the link posted above for info.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2020 at 1:27 PM
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    I just did this same upgrade this past weekend with pics in that post. Night and day difference. I would suggest those as well
     
  11. Sep 23, 2020 at 6:29 AM
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    +1 for the Osrams but buy an extra bulb or two - you have to bend the contacts to get them to fit into the sockets and the glass is extremely easy to break. Two pairs of pliers works best - a small needle nose to hold the base of the bend and a larger pair of regular pliers to do the bending.

    Night and day difference on the backup camera.
     
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  12. Sep 23, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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    Good call, I bought three one to learn and screw up and two to install. Sadly, I did need three.
     
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  13. Sep 23, 2020 at 6:33 AM
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    LOL i bought 3 as well. Did pretty good with them so i have a spare in case anything happens to one of them. Thought about ordering 2 more just to have but i dont forsee any future problems
     
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    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    What's the difference between the two, other than $20?

    They look identical.

    [​IMG]
     
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    For those of you having problems with bending the tabs on the bulbs, there is an easier way suggested by another smart TW member whose name a don't recall unfortunately. Just close up the spring tempered contacts in the socket just a bit with a pick. I did it and it worked like a charm.
     
  18. Sep 23, 2020 at 7:34 AM
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    I ended up doing both and they are super solid in there - I bent the tabs and they were still a little loose so tried the pick trick. I wasn't sure if only bending the contacts would be enough but good to know.
     
  20. Sep 23, 2020 at 8:54 AM
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    I did the same!! Used a nail and bent the the 3 tabs on each side of the socket. I did the tab or prong to the outside of the tab to get a good side connection as well. Very solid with no shaking or looseness
     

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