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Installing 3rd Gen. headlights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by 09_tacoma, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Oct 15, 2010 at 5:07 AM
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    09_tacoma

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    I have tried doing a search for this type of thread many times. I don't know if I'm not using the right words in the search engine but I can't seem to find any write ups about this.

    A write-up or any pointers would be useful at this point because electrical really isn't my strong suit:cool::eek:

    Also, does anyone know what bulb is needed for the empty slot in the bottom center section??

    Advice or a link would be very much appreciated, thanks in advance!!

    Mylene
     
  2. Oct 15, 2010 at 5:48 AM
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    what is a 3rd gen headlight?
    Are you talking the factory smoked ones that come only on 09+ TRD models?
     
  3. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    No, I'm talking about these :

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  4. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    Not a problem for me, I'm always the one getting the hard bolts;)

    What's the empty bulb slot for though?? Is that where the blinker lights go? Or the daytime running lights maybe??
     
  5. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    I have slightly different designed angel eyes headlights. Look on the actual housing and it may say on there. At least that's where my bulb sizes are stamped.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    Not enough.
    Just take yours off and these will fit. You can't get it wrong
     
  7. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    I would bet thats where your turn signals go.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    the projector is the low beam, the halogen to the inside is the high beam and the light just below is the running light/blinker

    do some research on the cutoff of the projectors, it's terrible. if you can live with it, then they're a simple plug and play
     
  9. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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  10. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    Thanks!! That helps.
    Mine came with the HID setup already in them.

    Why did you throw them out? You offroad alot and they weren't giving your enough light or lighting at the wrong places?
     
  11. Oct 15, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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    the light they put out was terrible, even with HIDs, they lit up half of what the stock lights light up, they have that weird bowl/half-circle output. my plan was to replace the projectors with ones i got from theretrofitsource.com, but after trying for about 4hrs to get them to fit right i said fuck it and did a full retro-fit
     
  12. Nov 14, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    i want these as well but i want to pry them apart and add new projectors and denso ballasts and phillips bulbs from theretrosource. any feed back on this would help also who manufactures these lights? and what is their actual name
     
  13. Nov 14, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    did you read my last post??
    the projectors in those headlights are so small and dinky, there is no way you'd be able to replace them with newer projectors, real projectors are about 3 times bigger than the ones in the these headlights
     
  14. Dec 7, 2010 at 4:22 AM
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    Well, finally got these on:eek:

    Thanks to all who have helped me with the wiring questions and what not.

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    i really like those HL's mem's........great job!
     
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    Thanks James:)

    Either exhaust or grille.
    I'm looking that the Flowmaster 50 series exhaust kit.. time will tell;)
     
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    Top of the list right now is the Grillcraft MX series. Not sure yet. I don't want anything too see through
     
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