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Headlight bulbs for 97 Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SmokeyDP, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    SmokeyDP

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    My headlights don't really light up the road very well and the glass isn't too bad so I think I need new bulbs. Is there someway to put brighter/new bulbs in them? Every other car I had the bulb came out, but this looks like it's built in. Should I just get OEM replacements from here: #3
    http://www.trademotion.com/partloca...0047&callout=3&catalogid=2&displayCatalogid=0

    I looked on eBay for a new lens but the few i saw said they didn't come with the bulb, but it don't see how the bulb goes in and it says it uses 'stock bulbs'. I was hoping to find something I can a replaceable bulb in.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-9...r_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item45f0373849
     
  2. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    stock, for now
    if you have the sealed headlights, there is no way to replace them. Mine were sealed in my 96, but I upgraded to h4 bulbs(like the 01+) and eventually did a hid kit.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    Where did you get a new housing from that holds H4 bulbs?

    Will the ones in my eBay link fit in my 97? I assume they take H4 bulbs since it says the bulbs come out.
     
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    Just a follow-up, but I ended up buying these headlights and they are fantastic. They look OEM and don't stand out anymore than they should. They work with H4 bulbs and were easy to install.
     
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