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Is there an HID install DIY for the Tacoma?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by notslow, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Apr 3, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    notslow

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    Hi guys,

    I was trying to install my bi-xenon H4s today. I can't figure out how to get the dust cover over the new bulb. It's a lot bigger than the stock bulb. I did a bunch of searches and had no luck finding any info on this. Is there a DIY thread on this somewhere that I missed? If not can anyone who figured it out chime in?

    Thanks, Will
     
  2. Apr 3, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    You don't want to take off that cover off of the HID bulb. It will blind the heck out of other drivers. Install it with them on.;)
     
  3. Apr 3, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    i just installed d2s hid bulbs and to cut the dust covers to get them fit. after seeing pics of the bi xenon though i dont know if you'll be able to fit them without cutting them.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    The rubber dust cover that goes on the back of the headlight housing. Not the shield on the bulb, LOL
     
  5. Apr 3, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    So it sounds like I need to make the hole bigger (that's what she said) :)
    Thanks for the info.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    Ohhh!!! Okay got yah!!! My bad.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    You don't have to make anything bigger. I did it all with no trouble. Lets make sure I am on the same page. You can't get the black rubber dust cover on after you install the new headlight.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    I am thinking the same thing.:rolleyes: Mine went in just like the stock bulbs.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    I am loading you some pics of my headlights which I just so happen to have out of the truck for the moment.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    I pulled mine apart then placed it through the rubber then locked it back to gether. Had to work it to get the little wire retainer to hold the bulb in, as the rubber is in the way.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    It is hard to see, Sorry
    In this pic I am pointing at the arrow indicating that the 2 pieces are locked
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    Here I am pointing showing that I have turned the top piece to the unlocked position
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    Now pull them apart
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    Here is where you place the bulb through the rubber dust cover then lock it into place and install it into the truck. You will have some minor difficulty getting the retainer to lock but it will you just have to play with it. For your passenger side I recommend removing the wiper fluid bottle. Hope this helps. If not give me more detail on what trouble you are having.

    Lucas.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    Doh! I didn't know the shield came off. I think I can do it now. Thanks, I'll post my results tomorrow.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    Yours comes apart as in my above pics not sure if you noticed, may have been posting while I was.

    Oh hell I was typing my message as you were yours. Damn, lol. Good luck.
     
  15. Apr 3, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    LOL, I posted the pic before I saw your pics. I couldn't wait until tomorrow. I went out and tried it. I got the rubber cover on the shield then put the bulb back in the shield. I then flipped the rubber cover inside out so it would be out of the way while locking the retainer. Worked like a charm. I'll finish up the install tomorrow.

    Did I mention tacomaworld rocks? Everyone comes back with actual help, and fast. After spending some time on fullsizechevy I really appreciate you guys.
     
  16. Apr 3, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    Not a problem man, love to help out when I can. Feel free to ask what ever you wish, most likely someone here as been there and done that.
     
  17. Apr 3, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    i did the same with mine but i took out the spring clip it seemed to be pretty secure with out it. should i put the spring clip back? i had them runnig like that for about a month now. :pout:
     
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    I got them all installed and they seem to work alright, but the high beam light on the dash doesn't work now. Is this normal or do I have something wrong? The high beams are functioning just no dash light.
     
  19. Apr 8, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    hmmm. i would. It would be ashame for some something to happen over a little part thats cheap. just my opinion!
     
  20. Apr 8, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    not normal. Which HID's did you get? The one from the group buy???
     
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