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Dust boost with mini D2S kit

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vantaco, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Jun 11, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    vantaco

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    I'm finding it impossible to reuse the dust boots after my HID retrofit

    the plug for the HID bulb is much larger than than the opening on the dust boot

    what's the best way to get this working properly?

    cut a slit in the boot? how long and where? will the boot continue to rip over time?

    thanks
     
  2. Jun 11, 2011 at 11:57 PM
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    assuming you are useing a d2s connector you should trim the boot a little at a timein a circular pattern so that you can just slip it over the connector and it seals itself off slits will only allow moisture to get in there and like you said over time tear more than you had originally wanted. push to boot outwards and take of a little rubber donut then try fitting little at a time is the key. if you cut to much your kind of screwed.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    there's no way to trim a little at a time...the opening for the dust boot is way smaller than the plug, so it needs to be opened quite a bit
     
  4. Jun 13, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    I just did it and it is possible to trim a little at a time. Just turn it inside out and start trimming.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    could you post a pic?? that would be awesome

    where/what did you trim?
     
  6. Jun 15, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    When you look at the center of the boot (where the bulb housing passes through), there are 4 little peg looking things that perhaps add additional integrity to the "sturdyness" of that part. I used plain scissors and cut those pegs out. I turned the boot inside out and first cut up to the pegs because its easier, then snipped 4 slits between all the pegs, then cut out the little pegs one by one. When you do it this way, it leaves enough material to completely line the bulb housing as long as you barely cut them out and not go too far passed them.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    I didnt trim anything, the boot is rubber, it stretches, so i stretched it over everything and it seals perfectly.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    how did you get it to strech enough? i'm using new aftermarket lights and haven't tried on my oem lights yet but the aftermarket ones don't seem to want to strech enough
     
  9. Aug 3, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    anyone else with any other ideas?

    ***still haven't tried my oem boots yet
     
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