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Headlights for a 2006

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hook78, Feb 6, 2023.

  1. Feb 6, 2023 at 4:36 PM
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    Hook78

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    Friend is looking for new headlights for his son’s 2006, any recommendations on best sources for best price? No preference between old and new, just needs to replace a cracked yellow set. Looking for stock.

    Also feel free to PM me if you have a set, I’m in Eastern NC.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2023 at 5:05 PM
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  3. Feb 6, 2023 at 5:17 PM
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    Tacoma Beast type prices are out for this situation…
     
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    Check am-autoparts they have lights with ten year warrantee
     
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    OEM is the best way to go. Aftermarket are shit…plain and simple. Given that it’s your kid go OEM so he has a quality headlight if you can swing it.

    second option look at 2nd gen marketplace for a used OEM set.
     
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    ^this or Carparts.com might find a good used set
     
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    They changed the headlights in 2011.
    I think you’ll have a hard time finding a set of used OEM in “good” shape.
    You’ll likely be back in the same situations before long. After all, 2011 was 12 years ago.
    I think I’d go aftermarket. The key is, to MAKE SURE the rubber boot is installed correctly at the head light socket. And to make sure the signal and marker lights have a good seal.
     
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  10. Feb 6, 2023 at 5:52 PM
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    A little something every chance we get.
    Google OEM replacements, and insert "CAPA" and/or LKQ into the search - made to OEM specs.

    Do NOT try to go any cheaper than these DEPO replacements - I had condensation in a 3 year old set, and bought them again - then sold them all because I wanted "a little better focus" because I am old. There are VERY SMALL differences in the DEPO vs. the OEM reflector.

    Amazon.com: DEPO 312-1186P-US2 Replacement Headlight Set (This product is an aftermarket product. It is not created or sold by the OE car company), Black : Automotive

    I replaced them with a CAPA set that was "TRD Sport" black tint (you can barely tell). They are LKQ parts, and oddly, I got them through WalMart on-line. the link is now worthless, but I got them for less than OEM.

    Projector type lamps are at your own risk. Try reading any headlight review thread by @crashnburn80 .Ultimate Headlight is the main one. Staying close to OEM pattern is his recommendation. I have the Ultimate Mod, and fixed up my battery, and now old man can see clearly.

    The cheapest might be the best when it comes to finding OEM LKQ on line. Look for "CAPA Certified" and the reflectors and plastics are of OEM design and spec.
     
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    Appreciate all the responses, will pass these along. I’m suspicious of a set that cost $100 compared to OEM new that cost $300+ per side. But that’s because I’m a cynical guy. My friend ultimately has to make the call
     
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    Here's a CAPA start. Regular replacements start much lower - can't say anything about them.
    These are less than I paid for the "sport" version, which was barely worth the tint!
    Replacement 2007 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 6 Cyl 4.0L - Driver and Passenger Side Headlights, With bulb(s), Halogen, Clear Lens CAPA CERTIFIED SET-T100125Q (carparts.com)

    Good Luck
     
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    That is understandable.
    I got mine as a gift, I refused to buy new ones.
    And my father hated seeing the faded lenses when I’d go visit him.

    Some guys seem to have trouble with the inner bolts.
    But I didn’t have any problems, I went through the fender well with a 10mm flex head ratchet wrench.
     
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    I just purchased some new online OEM replacements from a toyota dealer for $$207 each I think with free shipping. This is my post from another headlight thread:

    Ok I just found this and am pulling the trigger. Use the FREESHIP code and save on shipping too. The freeship code is working as of today when i checked it.
    HEADLIGHTS $207.30 WITH FREE SHIPPING at https://parts.serratoyota.com/ total cost $414.60 for both headlights.

    Part numbers are

    81110-04163
    81150-04163
     
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    By the way the lights were packed extremely well and look beautiful.
    Edited the previous post to include part numbers also
     
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    Just an updated note for anyone reading this in the future...
    I just found out that Toyota put out a Technical Service Bulletin in 2011 to address the concern of the turn signal bulb overheating the headlight lens and discoloring/burning the housing. They did come out with a newer light to address this issue with updated part numbers. If you order the new headlights from a Toyota dealer be sure and use the newer part numbers if you want to get the updated headlights. I wish I would have known this 2 weeks ago when I ordered mine. Apparently, I was sold the older part number lights and not the updated ones.
    TSB with the info is available here. Also, you find the replacement part numbers in the document.
    Here is that info:

    Old part #: 81110-04163 Replacement part #: 81110-04200 Headlamp Assy, RH
    Old part #: 81150-04163 Replacement part #: 81150-04200 Headlamp Assy, LH

    Smoked/tinted Headlights:
    Old part #: 81110-04173 Replacement part #: 81110-04210 Smoked Headlamp Assy, RH (Sport/OffRoad/X Runner) *Headlamp trim is "smoked" color.
    Old part #: 81150-04173 Replacement: 81150-04210 Smoked Headlamp Assy, LH (Sport/OffRoad/X Runner) *Headlamp trim is "smoked" color. .

    It appears at this time like several of the toyota dealers online are selling the older units due to a shortage of the replacement models and stating that the newer part numbers were replaced with the older part numbers. However if you read the TSB you will find the opposite is true.
     
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    I was told they don’t have anymore of the updated lights and are only selling the old ones. Forget what thread I was reading that in. Might have @crashnburn80 ultimate headlight upgrade
     
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    Good lord! Then again, I'm not at all surprised with them being aftermarket. Just because they look like OEM doesn't mean they will perform like OEM.

    And just a word of caution on "CAPA Certified" parts in general. Remember that CAPA is an insurance company run certification program. They "certify" parts as being "just as good as OEM" (in their opinion) because insurance companies don't like paying for OEM parts. Now I ask you, is good enough for your insurance company good enough for you? Not me, but I work in a Toyota dealership Parts department. I get to see the difference between OEM and aftermarket parts almost every day.
     
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