1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Led projector headlights

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Everardo97, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Jun 27, 2020 at 12:29 PM
    #1
    Everardo97

    Everardo97 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2017
    Member:
    #216121
    Messages:
    35
    Gender:
    Male
    Woodland CA
    Vehicle:
    1997 3.4L 4wd (automatic)
    I’m looking to get some new headlights and I found an led projector with a halo that I like but idk if I should go with that. It would be nice because I can make the halos my turn signal since I just installed a steel bumper and have the original signals just zip tied on. Let me know what you think or if you think there’s a better way to go, thanks. https://www.carid.com/1997-toyota-t...ctangular-halo-led-headlights-2650008714.html
     
  2. Jun 27, 2020 at 8:11 PM
    #2
    joe25rs

    joe25rs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2019
    Member:
    #298314
    Messages:
    267
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    Mrr’land
    Vehicle:
    2004 Black TRD
  3. Jun 27, 2020 at 9:29 PM
    #3
    Taco1997

    Taco1997 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2018
    Member:
    #266793
    Messages:
    79
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2001 Tacoma prerunner
    @LSC15
    Or BXBuilt are the two options I know of for projectors.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2020 at 9:37 PM
    #4
    jbrandt

    jbrandt ......LOADING

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Member:
    #51038
    Messages:
    15,090
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    Sacramento, CA
    Vehicle:
    '04 TRD Tacoma 4x4 DC
    Kings, J59's Total Chaos UCAs Custom skids Sticker mod
    Turn signal mod:

    Just cut off the mount from the turn signal housing and do a little trimming and shaping with a dremel, then epoxy them in place. Some people will cut the shape to mount the bulb right into the housing, but this seemed a little easier and less likely to leak.

     
    Everardo97 [OP] and 1997tacomav6 like this.
  5. Jun 28, 2020 at 12:16 PM
    #5
    Everardo97

    Everardo97 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2017
    Member:
    #216121
    Messages:
    35
    Gender:
    Male
    Woodland CA
    Vehicle:
    1997 3.4L 4wd (automatic)
  6. Jun 28, 2020 at 12:19 PM
    #6
    Everardo97

    Everardo97 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2017
    Member:
    #216121
    Messages:
    35
    Gender:
    Male
    Woodland CA
    Vehicle:
    1997 3.4L 4wd (automatic)
    For my turn signal I think I’m going with this idea thanks! When I first thought of using the side lights for my signals I didn’t think about being able to keep them doing both signals and parking lights.
     
  7. Jun 28, 2020 at 2:23 PM
    #7
    joe25rs

    joe25rs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2019
    Member:
    #298314
    Messages:
    267
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    Mrr’land
    Vehicle:
    2004 Black TRD
    Unless you desperately need lights, keep an eye out for a sale...
     
  8. Jun 29, 2020 at 8:20 AM
    #8
    jbrandt

    jbrandt ......LOADING

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Member:
    #51038
    Messages:
    15,090
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    Sacramento, CA
    Vehicle:
    '04 TRD Tacoma 4x4 DC
    Kings, J59's Total Chaos UCAs Custom skids Sticker mod
    I can't take credit for the idea, but it's worked well for me. My CBI bumper came with LEDs mounted in the bumper, so I just used a couple quick splices and now I have both the stock ones and the LEDs.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2020 at 1:43 AM
    #9
    Everardo97

    Everardo97 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2017
    Member:
    #216121
    Messages:
    35
    Gender:
    Male
    Woodland CA
    Vehicle:
    1997 3.4L 4wd (automatic)
  10. Jul 19, 2020 at 11:33 AM
    #10
    Taco1997

    Taco1997 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2018
    Member:
    #266793
    Messages:
    79
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2001 Tacoma prerunner
    I don’t think they’ll because fit the side markers for a 97 look a little different than 01-04 but hopefully someone else can chime in and give you a definite answer
     
  11. Jul 19, 2020 at 12:07 PM
    #11
    Old green toyota

    Old green toyota Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2020
    Member:
    #334200
    Messages:
    287
    Sacramento,CA
    Vehicle:
    99 2.7 4x4 Standard cab
    Spacer lift, 33" BFG km3, Yaesu dual band radio, bi-xenon headlights, ARB bumper and 9.5k winch.
    I put a different year side markers in my truck. I had to make a new bracket to be able to screw it down. Not sure what year they were from but it took minor modification.
     
    Taco1997 likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top