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Replacing headlight bulbs...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by mplogan, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. Jan 8, 2016 at 8:09 AM
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    I bought a set of ultra star halogen bulbs for my 16 tacoma, and even though they are H11, per the handbook, they would not fit. Is it something anyone else has had issues with, or it just my assembly?
     
  2. Jan 8, 2016 at 8:20 AM
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    It's H11 but the one next to it is a H9 make sure your replacing the right one or it could be the bulbs you bought could be wrong type.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2016 at 8:30 AM
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    I made sure I was pulling the right bulb, and they look identical. It seems to be about a millimeter or less difference that just isn't letting it seat. It also seems to be shaving plastic from my housing...
     
  4. Jan 8, 2016 at 8:34 AM
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    Hmmm, they should fit. I had Ultrastars in mine until the HID's came in.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2016 at 8:37 AM
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    Maybe it's just a bum set of bulbs, I'll give another set a try. Thanks guys!
     
  6. Jan 8, 2016 at 8:43 AM
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    NP, good luck. Look hard to see where the large tab is located. should be left of center top.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2016 at 12:37 PM
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    Went through 2 more sets but I finally got some that fit. BTW, who the freak has hands that damn small?? Jesus, that passenger side was a bitch!
     
  8. Jan 8, 2016 at 12:46 PM
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    Kristin Wiig off Saturday Night Live had a freaky small hands in one of the skits they used to do................

     
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  9. Jan 8, 2016 at 12:48 PM
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    Ha! I kept thinking about dr Evil and his hatred of carnies "small hands, smell of cabbage"
     
  10. Jan 8, 2016 at 1:40 PM
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    Guess I am used to getting into small areas from working on military jets. It was tight but got it.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2016 at 7:13 PM
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    I installed the Philips H11 VisionPlus bulbs in place of my stock Low Beams, and I think the stock Osram bulbs are brighter, so I went back to stock. Didn't have any fitment issues with the Philips. About a 1-2min install per side.
     

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