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Headlights (am i fu**ed?)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by StormTrooper, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Nov 30, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    i bought the halo projecter headlights for my 2008 toyota tacoma and they worked great until now, the left headlight doesnt work... all of the other lights work ( turn signals, bright beams, and halo rings ) but that main headlight wont come on anymore in the left headlight... i tried to see if i can replace a bulb or something and i cant do it. do i get another headlight or what?
     
  2. Nov 30, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    relax dude :laugh:
    check the bulb
     
  3. Nov 30, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    but theres the bulb part is covered in rubber stuf, so i cant get into it
     
  4. Nov 30, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    doesnt the rubber part turn off or something? i dont remember it being all that hard when i replaced my bulbs. just go tinker with it some
     
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    maybe someone with the ebay style projectors can chime in...
    but i would assume you can change the bulb.
    there has to be a way to pull off the rubber grommet and access the bulb.
    pull the headlight off the truck and inspect it if you cant reach it while installed
     
  6. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    okay thanks ill try :( . ill show u a pic of whats on it...
     
  7. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    it is easy to pull off that rubber, to check the bulb is it ok or not.
    Don't worry. By the way, did you use HID on it?
     
  8. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    This is the only rubber part thats in front of mine. All I have to do on mine is pull it right off. There has to be a way to get to them.
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    okay i got the rubber cap off, but how do i tell if the bulb is okay or not?
     
  10. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    this is it, but how can i see if the bulbs ok?

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  11. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    and no it wasnt HID
     
  12. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    Does it look burnt? Can you see if the element is broken/burnt. If all else fails switch the light out with the one that works.
     
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    ill have to try all that tomorrow, so where can i find another bulb like that?
     
  14. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    That wire pushes into a slot. All you have to do is push the tab in and then down or up depending how its designed, and then the bulb will virtually fall out.
     
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    I don't know anything about the projector headlights but the bulb should come out, there my be a pin holding the bulb to the headlight or it may twist to lock in place... but, it has to come out as bulb do go out and need to be replaced.

    Once you get it out just look at the filaments to see if they are broken, you could also take the other one out and install int in this connector to see if it works .. if it does then you need a new bulb.
     
  16. Nov 30, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    You should be able to find it anywhere. Wal-mart, Target, any auto shop...etc...:cool: If your that uncomfortable, take the bulb with you.:rolleyes:
     
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    okay thanks alot guys
     
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    Im willing to bet it is a H1 bulb. You can find one at any autoparts place for like $8-$10 or brighter bulbs like silverstars for $20 per bulb.
     
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    If it isn't the bulb, check your fuse for that particular light. The location of the fuse is described in your owners manual.
     
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    yeah i checked all the fuses, theyre all good. ill just try and get a better look at how to get the bulb out tomorrow in the daylight cuz theres scres and pins and all this crap lol
     
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