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Headlight Replacement by Southpaw

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 757southpaw, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Oct 4, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    757southpaw

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    I first removed the grill. Could of been more descriptive but it was pretty easy.

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    Removed the two top screws that hold the lamp housing on top.

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    Removed a 3rd screw.

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    Moving this out of the way helps getting to the 3rd screw but be careful not to break it off as it's a little flimsy. It also holds the light in via the black rivet.

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    Removed a 4th bolt (most difficult part) Had to get it from under the truck with a long reach and 10mm socket. It's located against the fender.

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    Once all screws, bolt and rivet were removed, I disconnected 3ea. connections from each light and wiggled them out of place.

    I took off a BLACK clip located on each light housing. It is meant for the grill to snap into it so I'd recommend attaching them to the grill and then installing the grill into the clips...see pics.
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    My new lights are (black) Eagle Eyes by Revotec bought on ebay. I wiggled them into place, connected the three wire connections for each light and screwed, bolted and riveted them into place. Again the 10mm bolt was the toughest.

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    Once they were in place I put the grill back on and viola :) I can't hardly wait to see it the morning.

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  2. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    Looks great, but keep an eye on them for fogging... Mine were on for 3 days & now they look like a tropical rain-forest!:mad: I have to re-seal them & I can only do it when the wife is away. She'll have a shit fit if she sees my headlights in her oven...
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    757southpaw

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    Thanks for the heads up. Mine are aftermarket and I'm hopeing they won't fog!
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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  5. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    lifted, bedcover,BHLM, grill, etc...
    still wouldn't hurt to put a bead of clear silicone around the edges just in case... i was lucky with my bhlm didn't leak... let us know how the aftermarket lights hold up
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    can you link me? and do these fog up at all? thanks
     
  7. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    good photo's & write up
     
  8. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    wat?
    my aftermarket drivers side fogs like a mofo and the passenger side one has the turn signal cover flopping around.....and they are both losing a layer of clear on the outside
     
  9. Oct 4, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    I will say this: I did my own BHLM, resealing with Windo-Weld on Viet2100s recommendation, and for about 6 months now they've been completely trouble free except for a small patch of clear delamination on one that is barely visible. I suspect this delam is due to the baking process.

    Aftermarket lights don't tempt me on account of the stories like the ones in here. They all seem to have quality control problems.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Nice writeup. Rep.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    I recommend a bead of clear silicone around those. I have the same headlamps and my passenger fogged up after 3 months. I let it air dry and then ran a bead of clear silicone all the way around on both and its been good. You can totally see they weren't sealed properly, as the factory glue was inconsistent all around. Otherwise, it looks great.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    Nice job.. did you put the 4th bolt back in ?.. mines in a jar in my tool box :laughing:.. what a bitch to get to
     
  13. Oct 5, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/05-0...=Make:Toyota|Model:Tacoma&hash=item5d2acd34d9

    :frusty:

    You got me lol. gonna work on it this am!

    Thanks bro...rep accepted :D
     
  14. Oct 5, 2010 at 6:13 AM
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    :yay:Stoked ~~~~>
     
  15. Oct 5, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    Sticky for 2nd Gen Tips, Mods & More???
     
  16. Oct 5, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    Good tip!
     
  17. May 9, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    weird how your sig shows up everywhere you post but here :confused:
     
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