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HELP!!!! 2004 Toyota Tacoma Headlight Recommendations

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jkmoody, May 7, 2019.

  1. May 7, 2019 at 6:14 AM
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    jkmoody

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    I have a 2004 Toyota Tacoma that needs all headlights replaced (signal lights too). So I wanted to reach out on here to see if anyone had any recommendations on what I should replace the factory ones with. Thanks in advance and its greatly appreciated!
     
  2. May 7, 2019 at 6:22 AM
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    is this an emergency situation?
    I have heard they (forum mods) don't like the big HELP in titles unless it is real emergency
     
  5. May 7, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    adamdsgn

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    I just replaced my '03 headlights with the most expensive version they offer on www.rockauto.com. I also ordered new fillers, side marker lights and lower blinker lights. Makes a world of difference. I would also suggest replacing the craptastic bulbs that come in the headlights once you get them installed.
     
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  6. May 7, 2019 at 1:35 PM
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    I also did this, although the bulbs that came with mine are pretty solid
     
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  7. May 7, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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  8. May 7, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    Buy OEM housings. Find some used in the For Sale section. Then just upgrade to a brighter bulb if you want more output. I would recommend staying away from aftermarket houseings due to being cheaper and having leaking issues over stock.
     
  9. May 7, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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    Led Halos:
    https://www.amazon.com/Profile-80mm-Pivot-Switchback-Halo/dp/B07D3DNWSJ/ref=sr_1_6?crid=1CEJHKIUZMHIU&keywords=profile+switchback+led&qid=1557262699&s=gateway&sprefix=profile+switchb%2Caps%2C239&sr=8-6
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    H1 Xentec HID kit:
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    Then whatever paint you want! :thumbsup:

    My profile pic is the old headlights I used to have.
     
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  11. May 8, 2019 at 12:42 AM
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    It comes with parts to hold it in place, its basically a lock ring.
     
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  13. May 8, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    Stick to the OEM version from Rock Auto for headlights. Mine came with 8k Sylvania bulbs and delivered for $63.00.
    The corner lenses can be had (painted) for $14.00 each, not including tax and shipping.

    Good luck.
     
  14. May 8, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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    I put Anzo headlights in my 99 and was pretty happy with them. Had to replace the hazy stock housings.
     
  15. May 8, 2019 at 11:10 PM
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    CrankTank

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    Another vote for OEM- nothing better in the long run.
     
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