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

Lighting FAQ - Please Read Before Posting

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Viet2100, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Jul 15, 2010 at 6:35 PM
    #21
    671taco

    671taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Member:
    #25461
    Messages:
    604
    Gender:
    Male
    Guam
    Vehicle:
    2010 RC
    Bilstein 5100 Front/Rear, OME 885x coils, 1.5 blocks, AFE Pro Dry S, 1.5" All Pro wheel spacers, 285/75/16 Cooper STT, 16x8 Magnesium Blue Konig Countersteer Type X, Dynomax SuperTurbo
    yeah shields are down. i read somewhere when on high beam the shield moves. it doesnt move at all. so could it be that its a single beam hid and they marked it hi/low by accident?
    also i have connectors that dont connect to anything..
     
  2. Jul 16, 2010 at 12:43 AM
    #22
    671taco

    671taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Member:
    #25461
    Messages:
    604
    Gender:
    Male
    Guam
    Vehicle:
    2010 RC
    Bilstein 5100 Front/Rear, OME 885x coils, 1.5 blocks, AFE Pro Dry S, 1.5" All Pro wheel spacers, 285/75/16 Cooper STT, 16x8 Magnesium Blue Konig Countersteer Type X, Dynomax SuperTurbo
    problem solved. went back to where i bought it and the lady had me swap out the 2 harnesses and gave me a single harness as well as the bulbs. gotta wait till dark to test them
     
  3. Jul 16, 2010 at 7:03 PM
    #23
    MBestrgr

    MBestrgr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Member:
    #40156
    Messages:
    82
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Los Angeles
    Vehicle:
    2006 Black Crew Cab Tacoma SR5
    Working on it
    Great thread. Is there any instruction on how to install the LEDs in the gauges? Obviously I am going to have to pull some of the dash, but I don't even know where to start. Any help would be great thanks!
     
  4. Jul 19, 2010 at 12:05 PM
    #24
    HPaap72

    HPaap72 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Member:
    #24997
    Messages:
    97
    Gender:
    Male
    NWest - PDX
    Vehicle:
    01 Tacoma
    KING 2.5 coil overs, deck plate, k/n, gray wire, driver, blue toothed kenwood
    i blew out my front turn signal on my 1st gen tacoma. i was considering replacing my front bumper with some form of grill. if i did so what do i do about turn signals. is it possible to wire the turn signal to the front parking lights maybe up by the headlight?
     
  5. Jul 19, 2010 at 12:23 PM
    #25
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5246
    Messages:
    15,112
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Vehicle:
    Tundra, double cab.
    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen
    just swap the wires around. if the lights in the lower bumper are your blinkers then run the wires from those into the lights beside your headlights.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2010 at 12:24 PM
    #26
    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5246
    Messages:
    15,112
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Vehicle:
    Tundra, double cab.
    LED interior lights, stubby antenna, Pioneer in dash screen
    there is a link on the first post that will help
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/35020-dash-mod-complete.html
     
  7. Aug 13, 2010 at 12:52 PM
    #27
    YotaMan2007

    YotaMan2007 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2009
    Member:
    #18735
    Messages:
    773
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    where my boots and ruck lay
    Vehicle:
    07 Tacoma 2wd
    K&N Drop-in airfilter, secondary airfilter removed, Satoshi Mod, Kenwood Stereo System, Gibson catback system , Painted Steelies, Offroad Lights, Fatbob's spacer lift
    i'm thinking about installing HIDs in my factory headlights. i'm looking at a 35w single beam kit, what is the chance that they will damage my headlights?
     
  8. Oct 11, 2010 at 10:53 PM
    #28
    taco19

    taco19 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Member:
    #28259
    Messages:
    74
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dallon
    nelson bc
    Vehicle:
    2010 Trd sport sr5
    -Leveling kit - 18 fuel octane wheels on 275 toyo A/T -12" kicker sub with alpine deck - Blacked Badges -Fog Light mod -Gauge Blue cluster mod -Dynomax Catback exhaust
  9. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:32 PM
    #29
    awoit

    awoit Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Member:
    #3639
    Messages:
    378
    Gender:
    Male
    San Jose, CA
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD, SR5, Debadged
    URD CAI, Flowmaster super 40, Debadged, 15% Tint all around, 12" sub, amp, and upgraded kenwood headunit,
    How about installing LED lights for replacing the running light dual filament bulb? I'm looking for a plug n play simple bulb to fit so that when I turn on my DTRL they are brighter than the more dim one on the dual fill.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2010 at 7:53 PM
    #30
    awoit

    awoit Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Member:
    #3639
    Messages:
    378
    Gender:
    Male
    San Jose, CA
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD, SR5, Debadged
    URD CAI, Flowmaster super 40, Debadged, 15% Tint all around, 12" sub, amp, and upgraded kenwood headunit,
  11. Oct 30, 2010 at 9:42 AM
    #31
    twistax

    twistax Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Member:
    #13045
    Messages:
    150
    Gender:
    Male
    Carlsbad NM
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma 4x4 Off-Road
    Set of LED work/emergency lights 4x LED Puddle lights under doors 2x LED accent lights under chasis both sides 2x LED reverse lights 2x LED Rear Red Signal lights
    "Can the Shifter labels be changed?

    Yes. the bulb is incandescent, but they used the good ol fashioned bulb condom here. So it can easily be replaced with a colored LED. "


    Anybody know what size right off hand?
     
  12. Oct 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM
    #32
    IamTacO

    IamTacO red balls got me!

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Member:
    #30401
    Messages:
    704
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    adam
    QC az
    Vehicle:
    01 Prerunner SR5 TRD-Offroad
    4x2 Prerunner. Hankook Dynapro ATM rf10 265-65-16, e-locker FTW! Morimoto d2s bi-xenon HID projectors, Philips 85122+ 4300K, Cobra 75 w/ 3' firefly, Kenwood KDC-MP342U w/ SIRIUS, Line-x bed liner, 4' coretrax(black)
    maybe a FAQ should be included here about installing HID's in stock reflectors?
     
  13. Jan 13, 2011 at 5:39 PM
    #33
    AsianAnts

    AsianAnts just an AnT

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Member:
    #48438
    Messages:
    6,351
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    AnT
    Southern California (San Diego County)
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner TRD Sport L/B Grey Metallic
    -Satoshi Grille Upper/Lower/Triangles -LED Map Lights, LED Dome Light, LED License Plate Lights -No front license -Wet Okole -Weather Techs (digi) -Running Boards -Bed Extender -AFE Cold Air Intake 2SI Dry Filter -Tailgate Hose-Clamp Mod, Tailgate washer Mod -Combi chain lock on bed extender -no chime w/ key in ignition & open door -Fog Light anytime -Slim Cubby's 3kHID fog -bumper plugs -keyhole plug -TRD license plate frame -combi-lock storage -rear TSB -window tint -camera mod -Painted radiator/engine covers -LS460 RetroFit -Bed Tie-Downs -LED Gauge Cluster, radio, clock and AC -Bed Mat -Extra DRings -Painted center console, radio unit, ac panel, overhead console.
    correct me if im wrong... is the 2011 tacoma model the same as the 2010, 2009? As far as headlamps, bulb type/size and what not.
     
  14. Jan 20, 2011 at 6:04 AM
    #34
    AsianAnts

    AsianAnts just an AnT

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Member:
    #48438
    Messages:
    6,351
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    AnT
    Southern California (San Diego County)
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner TRD Sport L/B Grey Metallic
    -Satoshi Grille Upper/Lower/Triangles -LED Map Lights, LED Dome Light, LED License Plate Lights -No front license -Wet Okole -Weather Techs (digi) -Running Boards -Bed Extender -AFE Cold Air Intake 2SI Dry Filter -Tailgate Hose-Clamp Mod, Tailgate washer Mod -Combi chain lock on bed extender -no chime w/ key in ignition & open door -Fog Light anytime -Slim Cubby's 3kHID fog -bumper plugs -keyhole plug -TRD license plate frame -combi-lock storage -rear TSB -window tint -camera mod -Painted radiator/engine covers -LS460 RetroFit -Bed Tie-Downs -LED Gauge Cluster, radio, clock and AC -Bed Mat -Extra DRings -Painted center console, radio unit, ac panel, overhead console.
    is this forum alive or am i just posting in the wrong spot?
     
  15. Jan 20, 2011 at 6:09 AM
    #35
    Caduceus

    Caduceus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Member:
    #23889
    Messages:
    1,748
    Gender:
    Male
    the Lowcountry
    Vehicle:
    09 DCSB TRD 4x4
    you're posting in the wrong spot. Go post a new thread in lighting.
     
  16. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:31 PM
    #36
    Average JOE

    Average JOE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2010
    Member:
    #46747
    Messages:
    226
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    San Diego
    Vehicle:
    PreRunner
    3'lift,Upgraded sound system,Dyanamat interior flowmaster,K&N,
    I "up-graded" to 6000k HID's in my BHLM. I don't like them. The light patern has weard angles and such. Plus I'm having a hard time with one or the other just cutting off. Then when I hit a bump it will turn back on. I'm using the DDM slims

    I'll be "re-up-grading" to HID FXR projectors from The Retro Fit Source. I'm not touching them untill then.

    I got the FXR kit in the mail. Now I'm just waiting untill I have the funds to have YOSH2000 do the converision for me.

    I'll post again with the pro's and con's after the re upgrade.
     
  17. Feb 2, 2011 at 6:22 AM
    #37
    AsianAnts

    AsianAnts just an AnT

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Member:
    #48438
    Messages:
    6,351
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    AnT
    Southern California (San Diego County)
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner TRD Sport L/B Grey Metallic
    -Satoshi Grille Upper/Lower/Triangles -LED Map Lights, LED Dome Light, LED License Plate Lights -No front license -Wet Okole -Weather Techs (digi) -Running Boards -Bed Extender -AFE Cold Air Intake 2SI Dry Filter -Tailgate Hose-Clamp Mod, Tailgate washer Mod -Combi chain lock on bed extender -no chime w/ key in ignition & open door -Fog Light anytime -Slim Cubby's 3kHID fog -bumper plugs -keyhole plug -TRD license plate frame -combi-lock storage -rear TSB -window tint -camera mod -Painted radiator/engine covers -LS460 RetroFit -Bed Tie-Downs -LED Gauge Cluster, radio, clock and AC -Bed Mat -Extra DRings -Painted center console, radio unit, ac panel, overhead console.
    Just what we needed! a local member that is willing to install :D!!!!!!

    YOSH2000, i sent you a message.. im interested in your work :D
     
  18. Apr 19, 2011 at 8:48 AM
    #38
    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Member:
    #39105
    Messages:
    3,200
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Retribution
    South West
    Vehicle:
    08 SR5 Access V6 6-Speed
    Blacked-Out Badges; Retribution Decals (Sockmonkey); Tailgate Mod; Red LED Rear Blinkers; Yellow Foglights; Yellow Front Blinkers; Superwhite Xenon Corner Bulb; Leer Bedcap; Bedrug Bedmat; Black Cupholders; Black Plastic Piece Around Window Controls; Plasti-Dip Front Bumper Valence; Plasti-Dip Grill Surround; Blackout Chrome Back Bumper; Metal Miller Skid-Plate; Aero Turbine 2525 Muffler; TSB Rear Leaf Springs and Shocks; Satoshi Grill Pending; Off-Roading Torn off Mirror (Replaced); Blue-Sea Fuse Box; Tinted Tail Lights; URD Short Shifter; Interior Mood Lighting; Hood Lights; BedLights Pending
    So is the front turn signal 3157 or 4157. There doesn't seem to be a 4157 bulb.

    Never mind, it's the same thing
     
  19. Jul 7, 2011 at 2:16 PM
    #39
    stunt man hans

    stunt man hans displaced viking living in New Hampshire

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Member:
    #43127
    Messages:
    4,648
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    hans
    THE LIVE FREE OR DIE STATE
    Vehicle:
    2010 tacoma reg cab 4x4 5spd 4cyl
    undercover se, pop&lock tailgate, rallye 1000 hela black magic lights, black grill craft grill lower. twm m1 abrams shift knob, ap ubolt flip kit & ifs high clearance skid , timbren bumpstops, pro comp 3 inch lift, goodrich ss braklines front and rear, lr uca's, customlightz.com fx-r 55 watt retrofit, ARB deluxe bull bar, vision-x solstice pods, black wet okole seat cover,weather tech digital floor mats window visors toyota hood guard, safari snorkel, full bed rug, full putco led swap hd led flasher cf18-08, pioneer bluetooth ipod navigation double din headunit, flowmaster 40 muffler custom center outlet exhaust, regear and arb lockers, arb rear bumper if they ever fucking release one lol and arb sliders coming soon as well as a new line-xtra paint job!
    which wire is the low beam wire on a second gen.
     
  20. Jul 21, 2011 at 3:15 PM
    #40
    tc399

    tc399 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Member:
    #60290
    Messages:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma 4x4
    Sorry for being redundant - I just got around to installing the HID hi/LO kit. Where does the 3-prong plug go on an 08 Tacoma? The box and instructions are long gone.
     
To Top