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DIY LED DRL (2012-2015)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Izrasosa, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Jan 11, 2016 at 8:02 PM
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    Izrasosa

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    Started working on a small project recently and decided to share my progress. I've always liked the XSP-X style lights but they just looked to simple to justify spending that kind of money on them. I had spare trim pieces laying around so I decided to give it a shot and do it myself. Here's my progress so far.

    Ordered a set of 12 piece 10mm LED eagle eye bulbs off Amazon for $12.
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    I then made a template from a cardboard box. I measured the center of the trim and then 1 inch between 6 points. Keep in mind the trim piece isn't square so make sure to take measurements from the bottom to ensure a straight line.
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    I then taped the trim to keep from scratching the paint. Take the same measurements with the templates and mark them on the masking tape. Make sure to start the point by hand just enough to have a guide point for the drill to keep from possibly slipping or not lining up with the points marked. I used a 1/2' bit to give a little room to make adjustments to ensure a straight line.
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    Next is to remove the back support lining to give the nut a flat surface to bite.
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    Using a level lay the trim on a flat surface and adjust each bulb accordingly. Also measure each bulb from bottom to top to ensure straight alignment.
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    Will finish wiring install when weather permits.
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2016 at 10:47 PM
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    SocalTaco15

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    Subbed for outcome!
     
  3. Jan 11, 2016 at 11:00 PM
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    I have those same lights and use them as my rock lights. Plenty bright. Looks good man.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2016 at 5:15 AM
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  7. Jan 12, 2016 at 6:06 AM
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    Where is that trim piece from on the truck? Pic if possible. Many thanks.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2016 at 6:20 AM
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    ChadsPride

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    subd for pics - custom > factory
     
  9. Jan 12, 2016 at 6:21 AM
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    Looks good so far.
     
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    Can't wait to see this completed. I was thinking about doing this and taping into the DTRL. So during the day I would have these LEDs on and then at night my "raptor" lights in my grill would be on.
     
  13. Jan 15, 2016 at 8:15 PM
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    Awesome!! Want to see it on the truck :)
     
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    Right below the headlights
     
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  18. Jan 16, 2016 at 8:39 AM
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    Here is a picture of the trim piece he is working on...
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  19. Jan 16, 2016 at 10:08 AM
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    Thanks Bradley!
     
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  20. Jan 16, 2016 at 10:13 AM
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    No problemo! :thumbsup:
     
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