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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by piercedtiger, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Aug 3, 2008 at 12:08 AM
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    Pat

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    When you do the BHLM and you take the Yellow Film off of the blinker does it effect the light output at all or make the light a different color?
     
  2. Aug 3, 2008 at 6:35 AM
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    Well, it's not a film. It's a plastic lense. So it cuts down the reflective part and makes it a little less visible when the lights are off, and maybe a little less visible during the daylight. Basically you're only seeing the turn signal bulb flash rather than that whole section light up from the lense spreading out the light. But at night they are plenty visible.

    I also did the alternating signal mod so the flashing should be more visible anyway.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2008 at 8:52 AM
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    Ah ok. Im going to go do the BHLM right now!
     
  4. Aug 3, 2008 at 10:36 AM
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    Sorry to double post but....

    Im doing the BHLM and before I put my headlights in the oven I need to take out the main headlight bulb but I cant seem to get it to come out. I got the big rubber piece off thats around it but how do I get the actual bulb out.

    Also on the other lights I just unplugged them but the bulbs are not out. Will that be ok?
     
  5. Aug 3, 2008 at 11:06 AM
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    I would take all the bulbs out to be safe. The main headlight bulb has a spring clamp that holds it in place.

    I just twisted the housings for the side marker and signal bulbs so the bulb/harness just hung down while I pulled the light out. Helped keep my fingers from touching the bulbs and ruining them too.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2008 at 2:22 PM
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    You can replace the stock reverse bulbs with Sylvania 886 bulbs. Just need to cut them as per the diagram below. Most people have better luck with a dremel and cut off disc to cut the bulb off as close to the base as possible. Wire cutters and other things have broken the wire to the filament.

    th_832238_62_c65606828bd6d283380d431c9294d206ee443bb3.jpg


    Original thread here: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t93076.html
     
  7. Aug 8, 2008 at 6:55 AM
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    Ok... claiming ignorance on the current setup of the reverse light bulbs: after you cut the leads, does it just plug straight in, or do you have to make further modifications?
    :confused:
     
  8. Aug 8, 2008 at 7:44 AM
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    Yes.







    :D




    Seriously though, I think they just plug in after you cut the base/plug off. I haven't even looked at the stock bulbs.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2008 at 8:03 AM
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    I might pickup a set of these on my way home...
     
  10. Aug 29, 2008 at 9:54 AM
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    Apologies for my being a tardy devil over the timespan on this one. Honestly, I'm worse than a five year old for getting distracted and sidetracked. :D :D I'm having a run on the downloads/articles site to try and get some more updates and manuals added over the next couple of weeks or so. I'm especially trying to get the sections that are looking a bit thin on info updated.

    So...., might one ask a small favour? :) I'm personally not sure which are the best/most useful posts from this thread to add to the modifications sections, (plus I always get sidetracked by links and such when I start reading through). :D Would it be possible to post the post id's of the info/posts that would be well suited for going up there? My apologies for being a pain. :D

    Cheers.
     
  11. Aug 29, 2008 at 10:47 AM
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    Well, I try to add actual mods to the table of contents on the first page to help people wade through the clutter of other posts so you could start there I guess... The links should go directly to the post in this thread if it's posted here. Other mods may shoot off to Toyonation or Customtacos.
     
  12. Aug 29, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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    Oops. I'd not noticed those links under the mods sub heading all linked to posts here. (Where is the awfully embarrassed smiley when one needs it)? :eek: Cheers for that pointer. :D
     
  13. Aug 29, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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    ...I'm not sure how many of these will apply directly to the Hilux Surf though. Take each one with a grain of salt as the Surf isn't exactly a Tacoma.
     
  14. Aug 29, 2008 at 12:12 PM
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    These will be going in a specific Tacoma section. :) Some of them would be doable on probably quite a few of the different Toyota models with only a minor, (if any), change required, by the looks of it. At least if they're in a Tacoma category, however, people will know they have to adapt the instructions to suit if they get the urge. :D Plus, it makes pinpointing the mods you're after easier when they are categorised by models or makes. I deviate on that area with the manuals and lump them all into a single category because they're easy enough to find just by using the search, but articles are a different beast. It's more natural to find those by category rather than name/description alone.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    did this mod yesterday, loks great and will never get bent up again,,, became a tw member today
     
  16. Sep 3, 2008 at 7:24 AM
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    Getting ready to do the bed lights as well as install some antennas. I saw a write-up somewhere on removing the back seta, panels and roof panels. I need to do this to install the antenna on the roof and feed the lights through the two small "plugs" at the rear bottom of the cab on the passenger and drivers side.

    Anybody know where the write-up is or how to get to those plugs from the inside?
     
  17. Sep 3, 2008 at 7:52 AM
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    What mod exactly? :confused:
     
  18. Sep 12, 2008 at 11:23 AM
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    TRD Goodies here and there. 5100's all around Add a leaf, Big tires etc...
    Not exactly dirt cheap but cheaper than most.

    A wireless Back up Camera has been a lifesaver.

    I never realized how hard it would be to see with a Snug Top Shell and a double Cab Long Bed.

    I got this from Costco for 89 bucks.
    Easy to install and really helpful.
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    A real cheap extra are these cup holder Phone holders.
    I keep a pen and gum in mine.

    [​IMG]

    Last but not least are a CD Visor Sleve. 5 to 10 dollars, get them at Best Buy.
     
  19. Sep 19, 2008 at 7:29 AM
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    I just put some LED lights in my map lights and dome light. They are pretty bitchin. here's the difference between the LED and the stock light.
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    i got them from superbrightleds.com
    the total was 15$ for the two map lights and dome light including shipping.


    EDIT: for the map Light I am currently using a 36 LED dome light. Is is 10X brighter than the little festoon bulb I had in there at first
    http://www.oznium.com/flexible-5mm-led-dome
     
  20. Sep 19, 2008 at 7:33 AM
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    what was the part number or can we get a link?
     

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