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Headlights that don't match HELP!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JohnnyD, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    JohnnyD

    JohnnyD [OP] New Member

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    A few months ago the front passenger side of my regular cab 2007 truck was hit. As part of the repair the headlight assembly was replaced. I noticed th other day on the new light the color of the turn signal lense does not match the driver side. On inspection I found the replacement was not an OEM but an after market part from China. I have returned the truck to the body shop and they have agreed to replace it with an OEM assembly but today when i went to pick it up the new one from Toyota is clear and not yellow. It is an OEM Toyota part but it does not match the old one. I told the shop manager they must make different colors based on trim level. He claims no. I know we did this at the BMW plant I worked at. Can anyone help me out with this?
     
  2. Jul 14, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    brian

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    From what I've heard, you can open them up and simply take out that orange reflector to match. The bulbs are already orange I believe.

    You'll find disassembly info in any BHLM thread.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    Rtrn2taco

    Rtrn2taco Nostalgia...

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    If they cant find a passenger to match, tell them to replace the drivers side. Your truck should be repaired to the way it was prior. I atleast would not settle for anything less.
     
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