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Headlight help OEM vs DEPO brand

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JonWon, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Nov 30, 2017 at 7:00 AM
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    JonWon

    JonWon [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Morning everyone!

    So I need some opinions....I managed to screw up my left OEM headlight...broke the tabs off the housing so the housing will no longer hold a bulb. I was trying to replace my LED headlight bulb if anyone is curious how I managed to break the tabs...so lame.

    So heres the deal....I can get a brand new oem headlight for $550 or I can get fully black DEPO brand set for $550.

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    I love my oem stuff but its hard not to go for the black pair of DEPOS..

    Anyone try these DEPOs on 3rd gens? Ive read reviews on other DEPOS headlights and most say they are ok but the light output and internal parts is where they may be lacking.
     
  2. Nov 30, 2017 at 7:28 AM
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    Where do you find the black set for $550? All I’ve seen is about $500 each even for the depos.
     
  3. Nov 30, 2017 at 7:47 AM
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  4. Nov 30, 2017 at 6:10 PM
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    Interesting, this is tempting. I wonder what is the difference between the
    312-11AER-ACN2 for $312 vs the
    312-11AER-AFN2N for $519?
    Possible the cheaper one doesn’t have the DRL running light?
     
  5. Nov 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM
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    Did some hunting on eBay...so you're original mention of them all being $500 is most likely correct for the LED drl version. It's the non LED one that is $300 so definitely a no go for me I will get a new oem for about $550.

    Part number I listed has to be non drl..
     
  6. Nov 30, 2017 at 6:31 PM
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    Good catch I would have been so irritated if I had rushed into this and ordered these not realizing they were the non LED drl ones.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2017 at 6:38 PM
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    I googled that part number and couldn’t find anything for or against them having the DRL.
    I’m not ready to replace my headlights quite yet, but do want to swap into black ones sometime soon.
     

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