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Headlight bulbs

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Hektor, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Feb 25, 2014 at 10:08 PM
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    Hektor

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    I need to replace my headlight bulbs since they don't light that bright anymore. I called the dealer and they say 32 each. Is this how much the sell for??? Also how hard is it to change them??? Thanks
     
  2. Feb 25, 2014 at 10:20 PM
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    That's way too expensive. Good bulbs are about $45 for a pair. They are very easy to replace. Remove a rubber boot on the back of the housing, undo a wire clip, then pop the bulb out. Don't touch the glass of the bulb when you put the new one in.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2014 at 10:42 PM
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    You can get a decent set of Sylvanias for like $12. If you want silverstars or something, they'll be more like $30 for a pair? It's been a while since I've been in the halogen game.

    Like the other poster said, don't touch the glass. I like to clean bulbs off with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol just to be sure, never know if they were touched in the factory.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2014 at 11:27 PM
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    I changed to Silverstars Ultra (what ever the F that means).

    Better then OEM but not what I was looking for...
     
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  9. Feb 27, 2014 at 9:25 AM
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    No need to align them.......Plug & Play....

    You will like em!
     
  10. Feb 27, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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    Thanks I'll be ordering them soon. One last question they don't look bluish do they???
     
  11. Mar 1, 2014 at 12:44 PM
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    No...... nice a clean white
     
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    Then go buy it at the store? :notsure:

    I bought more than just that at the time, so I got free shipping.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2014 at 5:23 AM
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    what i was saying is that they were like 35 each at the parts store....i got 2 of them for 25 online plus 11 shipping
     

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