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changing headlights?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RDAY, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Jan 28, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    RDAY

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    is it true u have to take out the whole grill just to change ur headlights? i bought some new ones and just trying to figure out how to replace them.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    bobwilson1977

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    Which generation do you have? If its the old one, then yes, you have to remove the grill. But its easy. There's just a bunch of clips that you squeeze along with unscrewing the two screws that hold the fog lights on and the grill comes off.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    mjp2

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    ^^ What he said. Undo 2 screws, pop out 2 plastic pieces, and the whole assembly comes straight up and out.

    Getting to the screw on the side of each headlight housing will be your biggest hassle, but even with that you'll be able to get both lights done in well under an hour including time spent figuring out where everything is.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    the center grille come out very easy....there are like 2 screws that hold it on top and 2 pinch clips that connect it to the headlights. once that is out, there are 4 screws for the headlights and the only one that is hard to get, u have to crawl under there and get a stubby phillips or a small ratchet and take it out.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    RDAY

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    I have the 2nd generation still need to do all that?
     
  6. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    mjp2

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    That's specifically for the 05+.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    Yes. The fourth bolt is a bitch...
     
  8. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    Dilsky

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  9. Jan 28, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    RDAY

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    thanks lol.
     
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