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"Brighter" Reverse Light mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 05PreRunner, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. HIKR

    HIKR Well-Known Member

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    OK, so I want to resurrect this thread, b/c I ordered the cheaper version of the OP's bulbs:

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4435

    And they did NOT fit in the factory reverse-bulb socket; with or w/o the prongs still attached. They ARE the same bulbs, just w/o the blue tint, correct!?

    OP...were they a direct drop-in; even with those prongs still attached??

    I'm about to drop $13 for some Sylvania 886's and try that mod, but thought I'd post here before I waste any more time/money.
     
  2. 05PreRunner

    05PreRunner [OP] "Living life in the FAST lane..."

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    They were a direct drop in for me.:confused:

    Those seem to be the same EXACT style too.... hmmm....

    maybe try closing up the contacts on the bulb plug to hold the prongs better
     
  3. Sideways

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    I can't see didlee backing up since I tinted my front windows (unless I roll the window down)
    I just ordered a pair of the bulbs OP posted :)
     
  4. Toyota Truck

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  5. 05PreRunner

    05PreRunner [OP] "Living life in the FAST lane..."

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    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    random bump
     
  6. gldnstateballa

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    hey so im not good with this whole light situation, do these lights you put in require any like cutting or serious work? Or are you just replacing the bulb?

    and also whats a HID light? those dont just go into the same socket as stock bulbs do they?
     
  7. Cortland

    Cortland THIS IS AMERICA!!!

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  8. 05PreRunner

    05PreRunner [OP] "Living life in the FAST lane..."

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    Literally Just replacing the bulbs..
    Some people said that the bulb had a loose fit... Just close up the connectors a little bit and you're good to go..

    HIDS are a completely different set-up which requires an external ballast.
     
  9. SoCalBlack08

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    any pics vs the stockers?
     
  10. cdikkers

    cdikkers Minimum Wage!

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    How about we just wire up an additional set of fog lights on the rear bumper facing backyards? Then if you need some extra light backing down the trails, just flip a switch (Handy when being tailgated also!)
     
  11. pyrate

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    I've done this in the past but they always have that look of a serious afterthought add-on. Anyone had good success ingegrating lights off the rear bumper? I like this idea better when trying to hook up a trailer too (as you don't want the truck in reverse when doing this):eek:.

    Thanks!
     
  12. oneshot808

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    just ordered those bulbs hopefully they arrive in HI still intact
     
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    finally got it in today and did everybody get 3 pairs? or just me... I ordered 1 and i got a bag with 6 bulbs (3pairs)
     
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    So 808oneshot how did those bulbs workout? Did they fit? How much brighter than the stock ones? How about the heat output?
    I don't want to melt my lenses in the process. By the way, also from the 808 Awwwwrite!
     
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    There is a difference but it ain't major tho. I had trouble with the new lens because they don't fit properly in the socket so you gotta play with the pins and they might break if you force it. Heat not so much yet haven't seen any burning or plastic bubbles around the housing. I keep checking each week
     
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    Mahalo
     
  17. TIPICOTACO

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    few things here n there, check out the build
    OP - will this bulb also fit into my '97? Those prongs are throwin me off, but I absolutely NEED brighter lights. thanks

    EDIT: okDUH answered my own question with these: http://www.planetbulbstore.com/h1156.html

    These say they're 50w, think they will still make a good improvement over the stock ones??
     
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    I'm going to get some LED replacements for my reverse lights when I install the new LED tail lights. They are really bright and really white, and will make my tails all LED. :cool:
     
  19. SargeSlapnuts

    SargeSlapnuts SargeSlapnuts 보고용의!!!!

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    255/85-16 tires, front push bar w/9000lb winch, driver and passenger windows tinted to match factory rear tint, quick at home spray on bedliner, hid's, lifted with 3"toytec rear lift kit and ome front lift, locked with powertrax, and a cb radio in place of ash tray, fog light mod, diff breather mod, greasable shackles, Home made Baja Rack, "extra" bright reverse lights. also converted to 4x4 safari snorkel
    go with ddmtuning.com to get your lights. i got 55w dual beam for 75 bucks. regular kits are only 35w. my light are bright as fuck.
     
  20. 05PreRunner

    05PreRunner [OP] "Living life in the FAST lane..."

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    Just a quick update..

    3-8-2011

    STILL running these bulbs and they are still working perfectly fine..
     
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