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bhlm failure....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by xtirtzt, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Feb 24, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    xtirtzt

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    ok... well good news.. i got off my cell phone ticket which is the original reason i took the day off and had time to do the bhlm...bad news, while trying to separate the headlight after i got it out of the oven like a retard i broke one of the tabs off that secure it to the truck in a bad spot... so now im on a hunt for a new headlight...not going well so far..and as far as the mod goes i have givin up i just got so discouraged after breaking the tab off, i just put my truck back together even with the broken tab( the headlight wiggles a little now) and want nothing to do with it, now comes another hard part i need to get a new headlight and install it without my parents knowing because they were pissed that i was even taking my brand new truck apart and putting the headlight in the oven to begin with... i just told em it was too hard and i gave up on it leaving the part that i broke it out...280 for a new one from the dealer... not doing that.. so ive been calling junkyards...no luck, so now im thinking maybe ill just buy the black ones off ebay, are these headlights any good, does anyone else have them?
     
  2. Feb 24, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Too bad. At least you tried. Good luck on finding new headlights. The cheapest I've seen are on Ebay.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    NicksRig

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    How exactly did you bust that tab? Prying to much? Don't want to do the same thing when I go to do this mod.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    xtirtzt

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    ya i was being dumb and using that to hold onto while i tryed to pull it apart...they are a bitch to get apart you def need patience thats alot of glue that holds them together....hope you have better luck than me
     
  5. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    I broke a tab off on my 98 tacoma shortly after i bought it and secured it with a peice of bailing wire, primitive yes but it worked and nobody ever noticed when I sold it. And it didnt move. Try that, it sure beats 300 bucks for a new one. Can you get a zip tie to work?
     
  6. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    I agree. A zip tie could work.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    Is it the top mount ?
     
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    I have the black ebay lights... they are good :thumbsup:
     
  9. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    are they the jdm ones... or wut ones are they and how much did u pay for them? and did they just bolt right in with no problem?
     
  10. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    JB weld the tab back on. You should keep the light in the oven at 250deg for 18min, to assure a easy seperation.
     
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    there is no such thing as 'JDM' for a Tacoma - :laugh:

    They're black -- have amber lenses... don't remember what I paid, but the seller was 'revotec.'
     
  12. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    ... i dont even know what jdm is...thats just wut it says on the ebay listings
     
  13. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    i just did my bhlm.it was easy. i just have to get the time to put them on.if you want to buy my stock 08s or have me do the bhlm done,send me a pm.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    JDM = Japanese Domestic Market

    Its how makers for shitty import vehicle parts sell shit for a higher rate. Claim everything is JDM, like JDM Tacoma headlights. You see, the thing is, there is no Tacoma in Japan thus making JDM headlights non existant.
     
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    Toyota sells repair tabs for the headlamps. Call the parts dept.
     
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    yup... I always laugh at the ignorant sellers...
     
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    yes it was...the outer one
     
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