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Just finished my CHLM (before/after pics)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by xxcjtxx, May 10, 2010.

  1. May 10, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    xxcjtxx

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    I just finished my CHLM today after finally growing the balls to put my brand new truck's headlights in the oven.

    First one took a little time cause i was being cautious but 2nd one was way easy.

    Check it out.

    Before:


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    After:

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  2. May 10, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    tacomakid89

    tacomakid89 Awesome Member

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    looks good man
     
  3. May 10, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    thebigk

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    Looks GREAT!!! Wish I had the testicular fortitude to do that mod!
     
  4. May 10, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    SoCalBlack08

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  5. May 10, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Looks great!! So I'm assuming you just put in clear bulbs for the turn signals and corners?:cool:
     
  6. May 10, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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    SoCalBlack08

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    i think he took the color caps off
     
  7. May 10, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah but either way, the truck comes with amber bulbs stock. So I'm almost positive he put new clear bulbs in it.;)
     
  8. May 10, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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    MJonaGS32

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    Yeah but he also changed the bulbs. The parking light bulb and the blinker bulb are amber.
     
  9. May 10, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    memario1214

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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Excellent choice of words!
     
  10. May 10, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Wow that looks good! Nice job bud :thumbsup:
     
  11. May 10, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    oh ya good point:cool:
     
  12. May 10, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    Cortland

    Cortland THIS IS AMERICA!!!

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    Very clean looking...Great Job!
     
  13. May 10, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    I want to do that!
     
  14. May 10, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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    memario1214

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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Did he just take the yellow DRL lens off then?
     
  15. May 10, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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    Got silver blinkers with red led's

    came out perfect

    i left the parking light orange its a little bulb that you cant really see anyway
     
  16. May 10, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    That looks clean. Nice work :thumbsup:
     
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    BigRedToy

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    How easy is it to remove those orange parts?
     
  18. May 11, 2010 at 6:01 AM
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    Take the bulb out, mask the base and hit it with a light coat of silver engine paint. When lit, it still glows amber, but when off, it's silver. No more egg yolk look

    Also, just a note that the amber side reflector is legally required on cars/trucks. Noting that, I ran a set of clear corners with a clear reflector for 7+ years on my last truck with no problems. Just wanted to make sure you knew that the reflector-less look could get you some unwanted attention if some LEO wanted to really nit-pick you.
     
  19. May 11, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    MJonaGS32

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    The hard part is opening the headlights. Once open, the corner amber piece come out easily, as well as the dirty-clear looking lens that's in front of the blinker bulb. Some people leave that in, some take it out. It's all personal preference.
     
  20. May 11, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    Looks great!! I did the same thing about 2 months after I bought my truck. I was nervous as hell. I replaced my parking light with a White LED and my Blinker with the Silvania Silverstar Bulb. I love it. Make sure you re- seal around the edges Really good. You dont want them to fog up inside.
     
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