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Headlight retrofit questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JeffBoyardee, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. Dec 21, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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    JeffBoyardee

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    That is for a pair of bi-xenon projectors only. You will need to add ballasts, wiring harness, bulbs & shrouds.
     
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  3. Dec 21, 2019 at 7:32 PM
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    So that plus one of the xentec hid kits and yours have a decent setup?
     
  4. Dec 21, 2019 at 8:13 PM
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    I don't know anything about the Xentec HID bulbs/harness. This is an area where I wouldn't go cheap. The last thing you want is a headlight out because of a cheap bulb or ballast. I know Morimoto & Hylux are well regarded brands. I would also recommend adding a HID relay harness. They are not required but will protect your factory wiring & provide stable voltage to the HID bulbs & ballasts.

    The Retrofit Source (TRS) is a well regarded vendor on the TacomaWorld site. They have a kit specifically for a 2011 Tacoma. They usually offer a discount for forum members as well.

    https://www.theretrofitsource.com/2005-2011-toyota-tacoma-headlight-package.html

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/forums/the-retrofit-source.178/
     
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    You should just order through theretrofitsource

    They make it really straightforward on what you need based on the direction you want to go
     
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    Go with the Morimoto M-LED BI LED setup. Quick easy money.
     
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    Thats what I was looking at initially because of a thread on here. But it's a huge price difference. How does the led compare to hid?
     
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    The lux output is pretty close to HID from what I remember. I have been very happy with the output and feel like I'm driving a Mercedes or BMW. Hahaha.

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    If the M-LED fails do you have to break the headlight back apart to replace it?
     
  10. Dec 23, 2019 at 3:47 AM
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    That was another of my concerns. If the led goes out (which I understand, they SHOULDNT, but in the world of Chinese electronics, you never know) do you have to replace the whole unit?
     
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    Yes you do. Sorry, I was never notified that anyone inquired about them. I've been running them for quite some time now with no issues.
     
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