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First Time Changing After Market Bulb Need Help Identifying

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gody, Nov 27, 2022.

  1. Nov 27, 2022 at 1:38 PM
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    gody

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    BULB.jpg We have a 06 Tacoma with aftermarket projector-type headlights. We had a bulb go out. We were able to remove the bulb but we dont know how it comes apart or how to find a replacement. Can anybody help us out?
     
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    theres no markings on the powersupply box thingie or on the bulb itself?
     
  3. Nov 27, 2022 at 3:06 PM
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    Here is a d2s hid bulb for reference. It is probably something like this, if not this exactly.

    Since it is a projector using an hid bulb it may use standard hid bulbs, however with aftermarket stuff you can never be certain and it could be some custom kit.

    You may want to post this in the lighting sub-forum since guys with more experience in lighting can give better answers than I can
     
  4. Nov 27, 2022 at 3:30 PM
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    None. I also posted on the Lighting Forum. Thanks
     
  6. Nov 27, 2022 at 3:49 PM
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    Is that knurled piece a nut? Try twisting it to unlock? The link he posted above looks like it might work.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2022 at 3:55 PM
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    No. Its what locks the bulb into the housing. We dont know how to remove the bulb from the silver thing, if it comes out at all. I assume thats some kind of transformer. The name on the light housing is Febergtco5.0
     
  8. Nov 27, 2022 at 4:02 PM
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    I looked up that style bulb. *If* it's the same, it has two small pins that catch the housing. Looks like a 1/8 or 1/4 turn to pop it free. Might be kinda tight. At least that's been my experience...mayhaps to maintain a good tight connection.
    EDIT: If it were me, I would try a pair of Channellocks on the metal ring around it. A firm counter clockwise nudge may free it up.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2022 at 4:11 PM
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    Also, do you have a pin wrench for an angle grinder? You could adjust the pins to fit the indents on the bulb base. Then turn to release it
     
  10. Nov 27, 2022 at 4:52 PM
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    Ok. So the black base twists out? I thought that. Its my sons truck and hes afraid to break it.
     
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    Ok guys. Got it. Has anybody seen anything like this before? I used a small pair of channel locks on the base of the bulb and a slight twist. I didnt expect it to be spring-loaded. Thanks, everyone for your interest and ideas. I'm an old Chevy and a Jeep guy by the way. The headlights on my 04 WJ are in no way this engineered. Impressive.Bulb Parts.jpg .
     

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