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Installing new black headlight casing to taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomathunder, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Dec 4, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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    tacomathunder

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    Has anyone bought the black headlight casings from ebay or some other store? If so, when you got them and installed them, was thee any aiming you had to do to the headlight itself, or do i just pop them in and im good to go?
     
  2. Dec 4, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    Please don't buy the ebay casings. They look tacky and cheap. It also makes your headlights look like they belong on a 1st gen Xterra. Just do the BHLM, save the aggravation and have a better looking headlight to boot.

    Neither modification involves adjusting the headlight because the reflector is not removed or changed in any way.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    i have the ebay ones and they look fine imo.saved me alot of time buying them.i think a $100 shipped.and yes u have to adjust them.not hard at all.both stock and after market r adjustable unlike the previous post said.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    so what exactly did you do to adjust them?
     
  5. Dec 4, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    turn the adjustment knobs just like the stock ones.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    Pics?
     
  7. Dec 4, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    I agree, can we get some pics?
     
  8. Dec 4, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    Oh, I thought you were talking about the crappy black add ons over the lens. You are actually talking about the black headlights, I assume. Yes, they would need adjustment as previously stated.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    Oh, yea, i am talking about the actual black headlights, like the ones that are black aroung the frame, not the lense
     
  10. Dec 4, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    sorry no pics,but if u open your hood and look at the top of the headlight you'll see a hexnut with a washer that has ribs/notches attached to the hex nut.thats the verticle adjustment.the other is caddycorner to that.thats the horizonal adjustment.hope that helps.
     
  11. Dec 4, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    ok but how do you know when its at the right height and side-to-side?
     
  12. Dec 4, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    well,i just pull up to(about 25 feet away) a buiding/garage door ect. and go from there.drive around the block (checking both high and low beams)and adjust until i feel comfortable with my adjustment.no big deal.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    If you buy them, I will buy your OEM headlights. Let me know.
     
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