1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Inner signal lens color?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by three west, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Dec 26, 2011 at 10:26 AM
    #1
    three west

    three west [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Member:
    #43917
    Messages:
    125
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JD
    UP MI
    Vehicle:
    09 DC SB TRD Sport
    Ok Taco experts.

    How come some tacos have an amber lens on the inner turn signal and some have a clear lens with an amber bulb?

    Can somebody tell me if the amber yellow lens was just on 2005's or just on CA models or something like that?
     
  2. Dec 26, 2011 at 10:54 AM
    #2
    muisejt

    muisejt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Member:
    #66923
    Messages:
    222
    Gender:
    Male
    YMM
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Sport DC LB
    Katzkin, Bi-xenon Morimoto Mini Stage III Kit (D2S), 4Runner Mirrors, Complete Stereo Upgrade with Backup Camera, Pop&Lock PL5400, Extang Solid Fold Tonneau, TRD OR Tow Hook, rcbs204 4x4 Illuminated Switch, Grillcraft, 10" Rigid light bar behind grill, relocated horns, Redline Tuning hood struts, 5100's with 883 and Wheeler 5 leaf, OME carrier barring drop kit, ECGS Bushing, MarionB2B front hubs
    my 08 has a yellow lens with a amber bulb, it's a Canadian model so those are also the DRL
     
  3. Dec 26, 2011 at 1:34 PM
    #3
    PVT Pablo

    PVT Pablo Ultra Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Member:
    #58751
    Messages:
    1,921
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Paul
    Chesapeake, VA
    Vehicle:
    2016 4Runner TRD Pro
    2011 trd O/R with DRL's. Lense is clear, bulb is amber.
     
  4. Dec 26, 2011 at 1:44 PM
    #4
    three west

    three west [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Member:
    #43917
    Messages:
    125
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JD
    UP MI
    Vehicle:
    09 DC SB TRD Sport
    tnx guys, it seems like most are the clear lens with amber bulb

    I'm trying to nail down exactly what trucks came with the amber lens

    I wonder if its Canadian spec models, or perhaps just some earlier models?
     
  5. Dec 26, 2011 at 1:47 PM
    #5
    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    Member:
    #19571
    Messages:
    4,276
    Gender:
    Male
    Oly WA
    Vehicle:
    2012 F150
    The lens isn't truly clear on mine. It has a little bit of tint to it.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2011 at 8:46 AM
    #6
    three west

    three west [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Member:
    #43917
    Messages:
    125
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JD
    UP MI
    Vehicle:
    09 DC SB TRD Sport
    So here's a couple pics. You can see the one in the vehicle is yellow.


    12-23-11_1239.jpg


    And the replacement ones are NOT yellow.

    TO2503157.jpg
     
  7. Dec 27, 2011 at 8:49 AM
    #7
    three west

    three west [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Member:
    #43917
    Messages:
    125
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JD
    UP MI
    Vehicle:
    09 DC SB TRD Sport
  8. Dec 27, 2011 at 1:33 PM
    #8
    YFZ450MOE

    YFZ450MOE When you blow off steam you get an eyepatch

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Member:
    #51261
    Messages:
    1,271
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Moe
    Auburn, WA / Roseburg, OR
    Vehicle:
    09 white DCSB TRD (it's getting there)
    Icon Extended Travel 2.5" Coil Overs All-Pro U-Bolt Flip Kit Bilstien Rear Shocks Fabtech Add-a-Leaf Icon Upper Control Arms All-Pro Rear Bumper w/ Wrap Arounds & Hitch with custom LED plate light BHLM and Morimoto III D2S retrofit Satoshi Grill 2 Hella Black Magics behind Grill Bestop Supertop BAMF sliders
    Mine on my 06 AC OR have a yellow tint, but I have since acquired another set of headlights for a BHLM and found a way to make the blinker area amber/orange. Using a stained glass window spray made by krylon. Lots and lots of coats made my lenses orange.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2011 at 3:16 PM
    #9
    three west

    three west [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Member:
    #43917
    Messages:
    125
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JD
    UP MI
    Vehicle:
    09 DC SB TRD Sport
    bump, anybody else?

    I'm surprised somebody doesn't know the specs on this.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM
    #10
    VanCity4x

    VanCity4x The shit show

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Member:
    #60970
    Messages:
    1,409
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    DJ
    BC
    Vehicle:
    05 Prerunner SAS
    3link 1tons on 40's and sum stuff
    hhhmmmm. Where did you get the replacement from? It might be that the factory one they put a yellow tint over the turn (I have it too) and stopped on the 09/10 model. The aftermarket ones probably wont have tint in the first place, like some ive seen on ebay. Ill look at some specs, see if i can find anything.
     
  11. Dec 29, 2011 at 3:51 PM
    #11
    H Bomb

    H Bomb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2010
    Member:
    #45460
    Messages:
    350
    Vehicle:
    SAS'd 92 Pickup/08 SR5 Tacoma
    I just had to have a headlight replaced. the new lens is very light yellow ( almost clear) and the original one on the other side is darker and almost orange. I have a 2008 by the way. im hoping to figure out the best way to get my headlights matching again...
     
  12. Dec 29, 2011 at 3:57 PM
    #12
    TheGrinch

    TheGrinch Cheese Head.

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Member:
    #48070
    Messages:
    953
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    RP, CA
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD DCSB OffRoad on 33's
    6" procomp lift
    Toyota changed it, I think and are making the more clear ones now. Dad had his replaced after an accident on his 07, and they had to replace the other to make it match. So now I have a back up driver side incase anything happens with the more darker yellow ish tint and not that super light yellow almost clear
     
  13. Dec 29, 2011 at 4:07 PM
    #13
    YFZ450MOE

    YFZ450MOE When you blow off steam you get an eyepatch

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Member:
    #51261
    Messages:
    1,271
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Moe
    Auburn, WA / Roseburg, OR
    Vehicle:
    09 white DCSB TRD (it's getting there)
    Icon Extended Travel 2.5" Coil Overs All-Pro U-Bolt Flip Kit Bilstien Rear Shocks Fabtech Add-a-Leaf Icon Upper Control Arms All-Pro Rear Bumper w/ Wrap Arounds & Hitch with custom LED plate light BHLM and Morimoto III D2S retrofit Satoshi Grill 2 Hella Black Magics behind Grill Bestop Supertop BAMF sliders
    Hey grinch, them badges look good bud! Have you done the BHLM yet?
     
  14. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:48 AM
    #14
    three west

    three west [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Member:
    #43917
    Messages:
    125
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JD
    UP MI
    Vehicle:
    09 DC SB TRD Sport
    yep, I agree, just trying to nail down when the change was made or if it applied to certain models or something
     
  15. Feb 1, 2012 at 12:21 PM
    #15
    07tacos

    07tacos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2011
    Member:
    #56995
    Messages:
    124
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Raul
    Sacramento
    Vehicle:
    07 4x4 Debadged
    Bilstein with 2" spacers, Bull bar, Black valence, Mini H1 Retro 6000k, Chevy 2500 leaf packs
    anyone know where to buy amber lenses to insert ? I am doing a retro fit and want to make the yellow lens amber
     
  16. Feb 1, 2012 at 12:21 PM
    #16
    Rusty 06 4x4

    Rusty 06 4x4 NBHNC

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Member:
    #64142
    Messages:
    2,191
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rusty
    West Georgia
    Vehicle:
    2006 4x4 Tacoma TRD DCSB
    my 06 is amber too:pout:
     
  17. Feb 1, 2012 at 12:41 PM
    #17
    Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Member:
    #29777
    Messages:
    2,884
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Usually in Central Jersey
    Vehicle:
    08 Indigo 4x4 DC OR
    Debadged, GC Mesh Grill, Yellow Fogs, Color Matched Headlights w/ Retros, Diff Breather Mod; mickey thompson classic IIs, 5100s, toytec springs, Dakar Leaf pack, ss brake lines, Lots more...just check the build page.
    I'll sell you mine if you want. I removed mine all together.
     
  18. Feb 1, 2012 at 12:42 PM
    #18
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5246
    Messages:
    15,036
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Vehicle:
    Tundra, double cab.
    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen, good driver mod.
    Ive never seen a factory taco with clear lenses. They have all had the tinted yellow ones.
     
  19. Feb 2, 2012 at 8:25 AM
    #19
    Lurkin

    Lurkin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Member:
    #17497
    Messages:
    11,036
    First Name:
    Rod
    Pearland, TX
    Vehicle:
    09 PreRunner SR5 DC
    +1

    My 09 SR5 has the pee yellow lens. Only clears that I have seen are on the aftermarket HLs.
     
  20. Feb 2, 2012 at 10:05 AM
    #20
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5246
    Messages:
    15,036
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Vehicle:
    Tundra, double cab.
    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen, good driver mod.
    x2 my 07 and my 10 both had/have the pee yellow ones
     
To Top