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super bright reverse light

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rhodehard09, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 [OP] sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    me and my bud have been tossing this idea around for a while, well we finally did it. this is really good if you do a lot of night trail riding!
    i will post pics soon but they really aren't necessary.
    materials needed:
    2- 9145 fog light bulbs (stock 2nd gen.fog light bulbs)
    4- (skinny) female spade crimp-on connectors
    tube of good silicone sealant
    4 pieces of shrink tube (if your ocd)

    1. start by removing your tail-lights.
    2. remove the stock reverse light bulbs.
    3. cut the wires going to the stock reverse light sockets about 1" from the socket.
    4. crimp the female spades on the wires.
    5. push the female spades on the bulb prongs.
    6. put a thick bead of silicone around the reverse light hole in the tail-light.
    7. very carefully push the bulb into the hole.(do not get silicone on the bulb)
    8. let dry around 1 hour. (you might need to put some tape or something heavy on them to hold them in place).
    9. re-install tail-lights.
    your done!
    the lights are ridiculously bright day or night. the good thing about it is that you dont have to install relays or any additional wiring.
     
  2. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    JKD

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    There are ready-made high output halogen reverse lamps available. For example: here.
     
  3. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    so how do you change the light?
    Is the wire rated to carry that amount of wattage?
    Sorry, used to be airplane electrician and it doesnt sound like a good idea.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 [OP] sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    its not worthless bro it just isn't as good as it can be. pics will come soon.
    what exactly do you want pics of anyway? i explained exactly what to do step by step do you have to have pics of each step? or do you want to have pics of the finished product to see how bright they are? if you know how bright the stock foglights are you know what this mod will do for you!
     
  5. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    ive heard of this. is this not illegal tho? and would it not validate the toyota warranyty?
     
  6. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 [OP] sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    the wattage isn't anything the wire cant handle as the wire is the same size as the stock foglight wire. as for changing the bulb you just peel the old out and re-silicone a new one in.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 [OP] sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    been there done that they are no-where as bright as these!
     
  8. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    rhodehard09

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    as far as i know it isn't illegal. i dont know about where you live though.
    toyota cannot void your warranty on any specific part unless they can prove that alterations that you made caused the problem with said part.
     
  9. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    ohh ok. can you put a brighter brake light in as well?
     
  10. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    rhodehard09

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    im sure you probaly could but my 09 has led brake lights. i haven't experimented with the brakelights much. but as far as the laws in florida i dont think there is any rule on how bright they are.
     
  11. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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    rhodehard09 [OP] sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    with the older models you could probaly use a good led bulb to brighten things up a bit just dont use the ones that come without diodes installed
     
  12. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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    here is a pretty crappy night pic of the lights

    99.jpg
     
  13. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    the leds are great but you have to make sure they have diodes in them otherwise the power can back-feed and cause erratic lighting of the other bulbs on the circuit.
     
  14. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    ill get you something. give me a minute.
    you are killing me man its like 50 degrees outside right now (i live in florida i have thin blood)!
     
  15. Dec 20, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    ok im defrosted.
    here is a pic of my mailbox about 25 feet away.
    and the back of my van about 10 feet away
    keep in mind there are no streetlights on my street.

    66.jpg
    67.jpg
     
  16. Dec 20, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    do it. do it.........do it
     
  17. Dec 20, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    you can probaly do it still just try to fit the bulb in the hole if it fits your good.
     
  18. Dec 20, 2009 at 10:37 PM
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    haven't you guys ever heard of the 886 reverse bulb mod?

    in my opinion a lot easier and no cutting of wires. no silicon either
     
  19. Dec 20, 2009 at 10:38 PM
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    rhodehard09 [OP] sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    no i haven't where/what is it?
    talk to me
     
  20. Dec 20, 2009 at 10:45 PM
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    im willing to bet that they aren't as bright as my mod!
     
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