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Changing head light bulbs in my 2010

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by paid4c4, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. paid4c4

    paid4c4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I want to change the headlight bulbs in my 2010 Tac. Is the retainer ring the hard rubber/plastic that the bulbs fit into, is that what I turn to get the bulbs out? I thought I would ask before I break something. The search feature didn't produce an answer.
    Bill
     
  2. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    That rubber boot pulls straight off, then you will see the retainer ring. Nothing twists off. It's a PITA to change the bulbs in these trucks with the battery and windshield washer fluid reservior in place. I've found it easiest to move them first.
     
  3. jeratbp

    jeratbp Well-Known Member

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    I was able to change mine without moving the battery or washer res. it sucked, but still got it done.

    The rubber boot was the biggest pain. At one point I thought I was going to break something.

    Once that was removed it was easy to remove the clip and replace the light.
     
  4. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    It can be done, but it's a PITA! I had a hard time fishing the new bulb into place without touching it or dropping it so now, I just remove the obstacles.
     
  5. jeratbp

    jeratbp Well-Known Member

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    Well not even a year later and the SilverStar Ultra 9003 bulb I bought is already out on the passenger side. POS!
     
  6. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    You shouldn't be overly surprised about this. Look at the side of the box, they clearly show you that the live of the Silverstar Ultras are about 1/5 what they're normal, every day bulbs are. The shortened life expectancy is common among all the brighter burning halogens.
     
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    jeratbp Well-Known Member

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    Well I've ordered the OEM bulbs from Toyota Parts Zone
     
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