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BHLM or Aftermarket Replacements

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by markymark, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Nov 22, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    markymark

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    2007 Taco - I'm thinking of doing the BHLM since one of my HL are fogging. Plus I like the look. However, I'm curious whether or not some of the replacements found on ebay are any good?

    I don't mind doing the mod, but I don't have a lot of time these days, so if any of those "bolt on replacements" are any good, I may go that route and save the OEMs for backup.

    I searched, but some results refer to brands I can't find, or the posts are pretty old.
     
  2. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    Pugga

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    Doing the BHLM on OEM headlights would be better in my opinion. The OEM headlight assembly is generally better quality than the Ebay ones. That being said, the Ebay ones work just fine. If you get a set off Ebay, run a bead of clear RTV silicone around the seam between the clear lens and the body to keep moisture from getting in. Other than that, there's really nothing wrong with the Ebay headlights.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    I got a set of ebays and regret it, I sealed em up with silicone, still got moisture, also noticed the horizontal adjustment sucked on them.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    Light output is not so great on the eBay ones not like your stockers.

    Plus you get the satisfaction that you did it.

    revotec is an okay brand.

    But like Mike said run some silicone around them.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    My stock ones have alot of cracking on the inside of the lens. If yours are still clear than do the bhlm
     
  6. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    Thats why I got the ebays, Im thinking im going to take the DTRL lense out of the ebays and put it in the oem ones, maybe the white reflector, not sure.
     
  7. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    I got mine on eBay and have been happy with them, no fogging. They are "Depo" brand.
     
  8. Nov 22, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    Thanks for the replies. Great info, which is one of the things I love about this forum.

    What about the whole thing with baking them in your oven during the BHLM process, then cooking food in that same oven? I mean, it's scary to think that there could be some residual effects afterwards...or maybe I'd just get high every time I bake?
     
  9. Nov 22, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    Headlights are high in protein. :cool:
     
  10. Nov 22, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Key word = HIGH

    :cool:
     
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