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reverse lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by l_prettyman, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Apr 5, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    l_prettyman

    l_prettyman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    who has done the brighter reverse light mod with the 886 bulbs? if you have do you like the mod/ is it worth it?
     
  2. Apr 5, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    SoCalR

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    I've done this and I think it's worth it. So much easier to see out back compared to the stock bulbs.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    physedfailure

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    Actually just did it on Saturday. Took all about 15 mins. Real easy and totally worth it. I have a bestop on my ride and it has the tinted back window, that is the main reason why I did this. Now I don't only have to use my side mirrors, I can see fine looking through my rear view. Although, I found it kinda tough to find the bulbs.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    l_prettyman

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    haha so true, i've been looking in auto zone for the past few months and just today did they finally stock 2 bulbs. My only problem is the thin connection going into the glass in the bulb came loose from the wide piece that you cut from the plug. what can i do to fix that?
     
  5. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    Check out my review:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/75918-brighter-reverse-light-mod.html

    No cutting involved :cool:
     
  6. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    l_prettyman

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  7. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    cool, i messed up 4 bulbs the other way that involved cutting lol:eek:
     
  8. May 26, 2010 at 12:32 AM
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    "OldManTan"

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    Yes I believe it is worth it. I have tinted windows so it helps a lot.
     
  9. May 26, 2010 at 3:38 AM
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    I have a bunch of H3 bulbs left over from my Hellas which fit nicely into the slot, just have to give them a dab of silicone and wire them in.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    HIKR

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  11. Jun 19, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    What do you have to do to the 886 bulbs to modify them to fit? Anybody have any pics?
     
  12. Jun 19, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    I'm planing on dropping 55w bulbs in and just splicing the leads into the stock wiring with splice connectors, nothing fancy. Maybe I'll pop them in tonight...

    I may be wrong, but I think that the 886 bulbs required cutting the bulb off the base, then it popped into the stock housing.
     
  13. Jun 19, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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  14. Jun 19, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    why not just dremel the housing a little bigger and run a small silicone bead around the bulb?
     
  15. Mar 16, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    I just tried the 886 bulbs on my '11 DC LB & it blew the #8 position fuse (10 amp) under the instrument panel. Would putting a larger amp fuse hurt anything? Any suggestions on which size? thanks
     
  16. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:40 PM
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    is this legal???
     
  17. Mar 20, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    travelingman

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    Just did this and it made a big difference.I broke a bulb trying to cut the leads with wire cutters so I used a dremel tool with a cutoff wheel and it worked great.
     
  18. Mar 20, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    Navigator

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    Did this mod to mine about 10 months ago, no issues and the brightness is unbelievable. I just cut the bulb off at the plastic base with a good pair of side cutters.
     
  19. Apr 4, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    Just installed the 886 bulbs tonight
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    Cut the bulbs from the plastic base with the Dremel
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    I then shortened the exposed connections with End Cutting Pliers
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    vs. the stock bulb
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    Comparing (Left = 886 <-------> Right = Stock)
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    Done:
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  20. Apr 4, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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    Nice! looks pretty easy. Any heat issues?
     
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