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BHM (black headlight mod)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Kyouto42, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    So, if you're like me and been on the fence of doing this... (mostly because it's my only working vehicle at the time, and my motto is 'strive for perfection, settle for half-assed), I just ran across this on newegg: http://www.neweggmall.com/Product/2001881740/product.html

    Whether it's good or not I'm not sure, but it claims they're new, they're 125 shipped standard on sale right now.... if nothing else it's a cheap replacement set for ding'd up lights. I just ordered them, I'll post back how they are after.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    Delmarva

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    I have some and they're good :D
     
  3. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    Blackened Taco

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    I too was on the fence and I bought a set from EBAY and the lights themselves are by Eagle Eyes, I love them, fit great, adjust easy, made a huge visual difference. I did replace the bulbs in the headlights and my foglights with Sylvania Silver Star bulbs and now have a great look with nice bright white light. the true test will be time on whether the lenses stay clear or haze up. Overall though, pretty well made item.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    sliverworm

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    I will probably pick up a set of these..
     
  5. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Good to hear there's been good experience with them (wipes the sweat off forehead). Yea, if everything goes well I'll probably try to jump in on the next HID group buy or get some on ebay or such.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    Marc M

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    Why not run a bead of silicone around them before you install them. Just a little bit of insurance.

    Marc M
     
  7. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Mine have been on my truck for about a year and haven't fogged up.. I live right on the shore, so a pretty humid environment.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    that's what i did...im installing mine's tomorrow...just gotta figure out how imma remove this one bolt by the fenders
     
  9. Apr 9, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    do they come with lense covers?pics look like they dont.
     
  10. Apr 9, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    X2! Better safe than sorry. Also be sure the rubber seal around the light bulb is on properly.
     
  11. Apr 9, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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  12. Apr 9, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    my passenger fogs VERY slightly even after running silicone around them
     
  13. Apr 9, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    cheehab

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    germ- you've got these exact lights?
     
  14. Apr 9, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    I just installed mine on Monday. The easiest way to get to the bolt is to lay on the ground and reach straight up behind the bumper in front of the fender liner. It was so easy I put mine back in when done.

    The lights rattle if you don't put that 4th bolt in.

    Marc M
     
  16. Apr 9, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    just won mine on ebay.cant wait.
     
  17. Apr 20, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    Those look really nice. I'll probably get me a pair in the near future.
     
  18. Apr 20, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    guess near future was within 10 minutes...i just bought these. :p
     
  19. Apr 20, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    Definitely put a bead of silicon around the sealing surface. I didn't and they did get moisture inside. Still for $115 for an extra set of lights they're cheap as hell... :D
     
  20. Apr 20, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    It's really easy to do them yourself, just find the thread. It's a fun project and it feels good when your done!
     
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