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Hid?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MikeyD, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Aug 13, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    MikeyD

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    so i just bought this HID conversion kit on ebay that was suppose to be just plug and play. When i received the kit it said i had to drill a hole behind my headlight so the bulb can fit. Has anyone had to do this with their HID kit?
     
  2. Aug 13, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    humanoid

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    Have a pic of the kit? Never heard of anyone having to drill into their housing.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

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    never heard of that either. I just bought some HID's and came across quite a few different brands in trying to find the right ones, never came across drilling tho.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    yeah thats wierd.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    I would definitely not drill any holes.. You might've bought the wrong bulb size.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    Some headlight assembles require drilling a hole in the back of the housing (I had to do this on my wifes S40). My advice is just ignore the instructions and start plugging and hope for play.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2009 at 10:48 PM
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    No drilling required. You have to remember that these are universal kits for that size bulb. Not every vehicle will have the same application.
     
  8. Aug 14, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    MikeyD

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    thanks for your help guys. It turns out i didnt havd to drill the bulb fit perfectly.
     
  9. Aug 14, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    BIGLuke

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    Thats crazy!!! I've installed over 10 HID conversion kits for my friends all of which were on different vehicles including my taco, and I have never had to do any drilling for any part of all of those installs.
     
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