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Relay headlights?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vantaco, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Sep 29, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    vantaco

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    has anyone here relayed their headlights?

    this is common in the VW work and makes the headlight WAY brighter (it draws power directly from the battery vs through the headlight switch etc)

    i've already got an H4 harness so it should just plug right in


    any thoughts?
     
  2. Sep 29, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    I've got driving lights so personally I don't see the point but if you're going to do it, I say document it and make a DIY thread. I'm curious to see the results!

    :popcorn:
     
  4. Oct 15, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    well i don't need driving lights if this mod works...i jsut wanted to know if anyone else has done this

    what are the stock headlight housings made of? is it all plastic? i haven't checked yet
     
  5. Oct 15, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    Yeah, basically all plastic except for a couple adjustment screws. They're fairly durable though. Are you asking because of heat resistance? People retrofit HIDs in the stock housings all the time without issues.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    hid don't produce anywhere near the heat though

    ya it would be the heat because i'd run higher wattage bulbs
     
  7. Oct 15, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    ooooh, I'd buy some used stockers to experiment on then. I don't think they'd have an issue depending on how high you went. People paint the inside of the housing and the stock bulbs don't even burn the paint. Obviously an 80+ watt bulb might have some issues though...
     
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