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I keep getting brighted!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by veg hed, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Oct 6, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    veg hed

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    So I have my low beams on but it seems like every other car, especially truckers, bright me like they think I have my brights on. I give them a flash back to show them I am not that a-hole but it keeps happening.

    My truck is in practically new condition with low miles so I doubt the head lights have ever been messed with. Anybody else have this happen? Suggestions?
     
  2. Oct 6, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    What kind of aftermarket light bulbs you got? If you have any?
     
  3. Oct 6, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    The Tacoma is just higher than a lot of cars so our lights shine right into the their eyes and most car lights are lower. That's my guess. I used to get it all the time in my old Ranger.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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    Are you carrying added weight in the bed? Your rear springs may be sagging a bit, in essence, aiming the nose of your truck up a little.

    As mentioned, extra bright aftermarket headlight bulbs could be a contributing factor as well.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    I'm sure they are not aftermarket lights. I bought the truck in Feb. with 21,000 original miles. It's pretty much bone stock (which is cool with me)...
     
  6. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:16 AM
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    Just adjust them down slightly
     
  7. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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  9. Oct 7, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    +1 I had to adjust mine down significantly after my lift.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    yea mine need to be adjusted too but i have really bright headlights people really hate it when i flash them back. I know im a real A:censored::censored: Hole:D
     
  11. Mar 22, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    I was trying to adjust mine too in my 07 tacoma. Since i lifted my truck i've had a few angry people flash their light at me. Obviously i flash mine so they know i'm not being an A/H. But hey, i have a BIG question. Are the adjusters the ones covered with the black plastic protectors behind the head lamps? because i removed the little plastic things and turned the screw and the light didnt move at all. What did i do wrong. I need some help guys.
     
  12. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:23 AM
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    Not sure if many of us can help you out there. This is the 1st gen forum. I've never worked on a 2nd gen and I would bet thats the case for a lot of other people in here.
    Just post it in the 2nd gen forum...those guys are just as helpful as we are...but for your truck!
     
  13. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:55 AM
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    There are 2 adjustments in the 2nd gens, the adjustment screw on top (with the black plastic cover), adjusts the lights side to side. There's another one further down, toward the outside of the truck that adjusts them up and down.
    I know this is a 1st Gen forum, just stumbled onto the post and figured I'd help out...
     
  14. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    then they probably need adjusting or you're carrying a load in the back.
     
  15. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    ALRITE GUYS. Thanks. Yeah, i guess that's what happened. i was moving the one on top i didnt even noticed the botom ones, haha. I was waiting to see my light pattern move down and all i did is i moved them to the sides without knowing what i was doing. haha. thanks again guys.
     
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