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Missing piece under headlight

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jcremeans11, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Dec 19, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    jcremeans11

    jcremeans11 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    On my way out the door this morning, I noticed that the piece under my headlight was just missing. No clue what happened to it, but I need to replace it, fast. Any ideas where to get one?

    What it's supposed to look like...
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    What the other side looks like...
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Dec 19, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    Nitronick

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    i bet someone stole it, if you look how they are mounted they need tools to get off
     
  3. Dec 19, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    jcremeans11

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    Yeah, it seems like you could just pop it off with a screwdriver. Is there a site that sells replacement body panels or anything like that?
     
  4. Dec 19, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    CdnSldr

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    I would try a scrap yard. With all the recalled trucks, scrap yards are buying them from toyota. There are about 7 at one of the scrap yards here in Thunder Bay, ON. I snagged this same piece off one for my '96.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    Tacomadude89

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    When I was looking to buy one of these trucks ,the '01-'04 style, I found that a decent amount had these pieces missing so I asked around on the forums about this and people informed me that that it can be a common occurance for these to 'pop off'. I've heard that some people have zip tied them on from the back for extra security to keep them in place.

    I also learned that if you buy them new from Toyota, they only come in primer so you will have to paint them the color of your truck to match.
     
  6. Dec 19, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    Oh okay, that's good to know, I kind of felt invaded there for a bit.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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  8. Dec 19, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    Mine lost the driverside also and you can get them on eBay I'm pretty sure they're like 30 for the both of them
     
  9. Dec 19, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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  10. Dec 19, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    Mine has popped out once when I slammed the hood. I'd just go internet and save the hassle of picking through junk yards.
     
  11. Dec 20, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    TYTC40F1 Filler panel Front lower rt (01-04) $5.95 52512-35050
    TYTC40F2 Filler panel Front lower lft (01-04) $5.95 52513-35060


    PS: jcremeans11 They have (2) Ohio locations
     
  12. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    You're not gonna find any that are already painted unless they're from a junk yard or someone else's truck.
     
  13. May 2, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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    Same thing happened to Me the other day


    I noticed my driver side Head light Filler is missing

    I ordered it from Carparts.com

    The passenger side is more expensive for what ever reason :rolleyes:

    The driver side cost 25.00 shipped & the passengers side is about 40.00 shipped
     
  14. May 2, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    My 4 door Toyota Tacoma double cab i Had the same thing happen to me i taught someone could stole the missing bottom headlight piece. I went on talk to my Mechanic he say they can pop off if u hit a bump or something. I got me one order my Mechanic since my truck sliver he wants to take the other one off and paint them black if it ever get stolen they know it depend what truck it on
     
  16. Jan 15, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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    yep, I paid $8 shipped for mine from toyotaonlineparts.com and that was the passengers side one
     
  17. Jan 15, 2016 at 2:03 PM
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    thunderone

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    Interesting, last I heard they were crushing them all.
     
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