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Regarding LED Replacement Bulbs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ken08Taco, Mar 11, 2021.

  1. Mar 11, 2021 at 9:13 AM
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    Ken08Taco

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    I am looking to replace my stock OEM headlight bulbs with an LED bulb. I was looking at this model from Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Fahren-H4-90...&keywords=9003+LED+bulb&qid=1615482437&sr=8-7

    My question is, are these as simple to install as claimed - plug and play? Will the cooling fan need a separate wire for it to work? How about head dissipation inside the lens, will the lens melt?

    Kind of new to all of this and want to replace the burned out lights with something brighter that is easy and will be no trouble.

    Opinions and thoughts are welcomed!

    Thanks guys and gals!
     
  2. Mar 11, 2021 at 9:17 AM
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    3JOH22A

    3JOH22A Cunning Linguist

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  3. Mar 11, 2021 at 9:17 AM
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  5. Mar 11, 2021 at 9:36 AM
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    mikkydee

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    I have very expensive LED bulbs in my stock headlights. Waste of.money and very disappointing experience. The stock headlight housings do not.disperse the light from LED bulbs at all.
     
  6. Mar 11, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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    gotoman1969

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    Please don’t.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2021 at 12:01 PM
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    Ken08Taco

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    Thanks, all, for the input. I'll stick to OEM Halogens!
     
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  8. Apr 3, 2021 at 12:07 AM
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    brithompson12

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    Love my new Led upgrade, replaced all headlights low, high, and fogs with Auxbeam H11 bulbs, then put the Vled V6 Tritons Switchbacks for my DRL’s. Excellent light output on all with no hyper flash. On rear I’m running Lasfit Red 7443 for brake lights with built in resistors and Underground Lighting 7443 Red Brake light Bulbs, Turn Signal LED W/ Built in Resistors for rear turn signals. Love the setup no problems so far.

    LASFIT Red 7443 7444 CANBUS Ready... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08261B9WW?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    Auxbeam H11 LED Bulbs, H8 H9 H11... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KYZU604?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    https://www.vleds.com/shop-products/v6-triton/v6-triton-wa.html

    https://www.vleds.com/v6-hdrl-controller.html

    https://undergroundlighting.com/pro...7~mk_toyota~md_tacoma-sr5~ju_rear-turn-signal


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  9. Apr 3, 2021 at 12:13 AM
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    Puppypunter

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    I’ll save you a lot of reading. If you are going to do LED (and bask in that sexy 6000°K glow), do the Morimoto 2 stroke 3.0 or the Hikari Ultras. Just the Ultras, not the other ones!
     
  10. Apr 5, 2021 at 8:13 PM
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    captaintofuburger

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    The only reason I would ever want to be LE would just to hand out tickets to all the assholes who run crap bulbs with reflectors blinding the living piss out of everyone. By far, makes me unreasonably angry.
     
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  11. Apr 6, 2021 at 6:50 AM
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    rphillips

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    I agree with captain, what's a good reason to blind the folks you are meeting at 70mph 6' to your left???? Do it right or don't do it.
     
  12. Apr 6, 2021 at 7:12 AM
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    Dalegribble02

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    Yay lov being blinded by knobs who use LEDs bulbs in the wrong housings.
     
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