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Tacoma 4x4 headlights ... DLX vs SR5

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by abbywig, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Jun 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    abbywig

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    I'm a new member so if my question has already been addressed I'm sorry. :) My Tacoma 4x4 is a DLX not an SR5. The DLX has sealed beam headlights and the SR5 has the plug in bulb type.

    My question is has anyone changed the DLX sealed beam to a SR5 bulb type head light? I've called a few places and I'm told that it's a large conversion but they aren't ( or don't want to) able to tell me what needs to be changed.

    I want to have the option of using different bulbs and the DLX type won't give me that flexibility

    Thanks everybody .......... this is a great site !!!!!!!!!!!!:D

    Bill
     
  2. Jun 8, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    What year Taco are you referring to? AFAIK, 95.5-97 6 lug trucks used sealed beam halogens. You can get replacement headlamps that use H4 bulbs. Below is an example of what you can get. There's a crapload of this stuff on eBay.

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  3. Jun 8, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    Sorry, I meant to say 1997 Tacoma 4x4 LX, 6 lug wheels. Is it possible to swap the LX sealed head light with an SR5 socket type head light

    Thanks
     
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    Check out these lights. Got a set for my Buddies '97.
     
  5. Jun 8, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    I ran a pair of Hella Vision Plus Head Light Conversions in my 92 Toyota Pickup, and loved them. They greatly improved visibility, with no appreciable increase in glare to oncoming vehicles. (Like all headlights, they require proper aiming when installed.)

    I'm not sure where else they might be available, but Google found them here... http://tinyurl.com/65d7b3h.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2011 at 1:30 AM
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    nothing, all stock expect got a OE replacement air filter K&N.
    i just switched out my seal beam to the h4 headlights. i got the cheap h4 from ebay. ran it with hid kit. but i want to get a better h4 headlights with the extra blue bulb.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:13 AM
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    i did my own....


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  8. Jun 12, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    Check out Roundeyes.com, they have a set that are h4 lights that replace the old sealed beams in the older yotas. I have them and they are much better.
     
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