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LED Headlight upgrades!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by JennJenn, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Oct 10, 2015 at 8:55 PM
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    JennJenn

    JennJenn [OP] Heerree fishy fishy!!!

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    Not enough.
    Want to get LED headlights,like yesterday but don't even know where to start! Looked online but it's overwhelming... Show me what you got! Recommend brands, where to buy and reviews would be helpful! TIA!
     
  2. Oct 10, 2015 at 9:33 PM
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  3. Oct 10, 2015 at 9:42 PM
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    Not enough.
    Ok cool! This will go in the stock light assembly looks like. I think I'll have to replace everything cause mine are cracked and melting... Wanting to go black headlights too.. definitely an option though! Thank you! Definitely interested in the fog lights too..


     
  4. Oct 10, 2015 at 9:54 PM
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    I'm going to tell you, as many other members will, that the best lighting will come from a retrofit. This involves taking stock headlights, and modifying them to use a projector. I have made the mistake myself of trying to get better light out of the stock headlights using LED or HID bulbs. They just don't compare to a retrofit. There are a few members on the site who make retrofits. Ambiguous with Rechelon Aesthetics is one I know off the top of my head. You can spend 100+ on new headlights, and another 100+ on LED bulbs, or you can just do it right, and do it once and shell out around 600-800 and get not only a sick looking pair of headlights, but some amazing light.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2015 at 10:00 PM
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    Not enough.
    Well this is exactly why I ask you guys... So something like these are not any good?

    Screenshot_2015-10-10-22-58-29.jpg
     
  6. Oct 10, 2015 at 10:13 PM
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    Na, my neighbor had those exact same headlights. The light output was less than stock, and many members on Tacomaworld have complained of leaking/fogging. They do look cool however.
     
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  7. Oct 10, 2015 at 10:20 PM
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    If you are looking to install LEDs into your stock headlight look here. Great LED headlights and no glare. Inexpensive and effective.
     
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  8. Oct 10, 2015 at 10:31 PM
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    I have these for sale. bought for my 06 but ended up trading for a 2014
    want em? let me know $65.00 plus shipping
     
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  9. Oct 11, 2015 at 8:05 AM
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    Hey OP I noticed you said your current headlights are cracked and melting. Have you contacted the dealership to see if your lights are under warranty? I just had mine replaced and upgraded to the new glass DTRL (yours are plastic) free of charge.
     
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  10. Oct 11, 2015 at 8:10 AM
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    Oops, missed the melted part. I have DEPO headlights from Amazon. They have blackout versions too. Work great.
     
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  11. Oct 11, 2015 at 10:05 AM
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    Not enough.
    I actually just heard there was a recall on some lights on Tacomas but when I put in my vin it said I didn't have any active recalls but I'm still going to contact the dealer and see if they will replace them.
     
  12. Oct 11, 2015 at 10:09 AM
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    Not enough.
    I may be interested in these, especially if the dealer doesn't help me out with my headlights. Even if they do I might still want to get them! Any idea how much shipping would be to Idaho? were they never installed then?
     
  13. Oct 11, 2015 at 10:25 AM
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    I really like the look of these the more I look at them but am worried about them not being bright enough especially here in winter conditions...
     
  14. Oct 11, 2015 at 10:34 AM
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    My VIN did not reflect it either. The dealership knew what was up though.
     
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  15. Oct 11, 2015 at 10:37 AM
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    Ya I'm definitely going to try. I think I'll stop by tomorrow or call and schedule an appt or something cause I'd be surprised if they don't take care of it...Hopefully it's something they can do quick and easy!
     
  16. Oct 11, 2015 at 2:16 PM
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    Took them about two hours to do mine.
     
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  17. Oct 12, 2015 at 9:43 AM
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    yes they were installed. I bought them off another TW member
     
  18. Oct 12, 2015 at 3:52 PM
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    Will they still replace 2011 TRD headlights even if the plastic hasn't melted yet? I just want new headlights and was wondering if I can use that extended warranty or whatever it is that expires next month.
     
  19. Oct 12, 2015 at 4:27 PM
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    I'm not sure. Contact your dealer. I imagine they will because the recall is listed as a safety issue.
     
  20. Oct 12, 2015 at 5:46 PM
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    I heard someone here put a soldering iron inside the socket and melted it a little bit....
     

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