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Installing Halo Projectors

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wmchenry02, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Sep 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    The best way to install them is to leave them in the box and just get some new OEM housings.

    But if you insist on using those anyway, I recommend you hook the halos (double set of wires) up to the parking light circuit, and the LED "strips" (single set of red/black wires) up to the DRL circuit. Neither use much power, so you're safe using a set of of weatherproof scotchloks.

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    Capt. Obvious why do you say new OEM housings? Dont like Halo style or is it something with the brand?
     
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    Interested in seeing before/after pictures and hearing how the install went. My OEM lenses are fogged over and discolored as well as cracked. I repaired them once using the Mother's Headlight Restoration Kit, but did not spray them with clear afterwards and that work is all for naught 1.5 years later...
     
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    The best way to install them is to leave them in the box and just get some new OEM housings.

    But if you insist on using those anyway, I recommend you hook the halos (double set of wires) up to the parking light circuit, and the LED "strips" (single set of red/black wires) up to the DRL circuit. Neither use much power, so you're safe using a set of of weatherproof scotchlok


    How do I hook the LED's to the DRL circuit?
     
  7. Sep 16, 2018 at 10:15 PM
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    Just got it!! Last guy did a couple things.... some good, some bad.. Jump forward almost 2 weeks, I’ve put on a HS Off-road 2” lift kit with 5100s all around, new springs, and a AAL in the rear, with TRD 17x7” SEMA wheels wrapped in 255-80-17 Toyo Open Country ATs Installed InSight Retrofits HIDs, look friggin' sweeeet Husky Weatherbeater Action onboard
    He is saying leave them in the box because they’re a cheaper, lower quality housing and light. There are a couple threads on the same lights, and people have had varied experiences with them. But most seem to have an issue with condensation and fogging, as well as poor light output. Haven’t seen any true long term reviews on them, due to what seems to be they’re relatively new to market, and most people seems to go back to OEM or retrofit.

    At least that’s what I’m guessing he meant...
     
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    I said that for two reasons: One reason is they are a cheap headlight with poor light output and the second reason is a matter or opinion, but those headlights look cheap and tacky and look like they came from the accessories isle at AutoZone.
     
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    Where is the DRL circuit if I want to plug in LED's from my halo lights?
     
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    Pretty similar if not the same. I am not so sure mine contained the sponge ball, but it did contain all of the progressive grit abrasive pads, etc. Use lots of water. I had one of my kids there with a spray bottle when I did mine.
     

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