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The ultimate headlight upgrade H4 (not LED or HID)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by crashnburn80, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Dec 17, 2023 at 5:30 PM
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    I appreciate it, I have an iPhone though. I’ll have to hop on my computer!
     
  2. Dec 17, 2023 at 9:13 PM
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    On iPhone click aA in the address bar and select desktop.

    Cancel that, just tried still no go.
     
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  3. Dec 17, 2023 at 9:36 PM
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    Haha all good, I tried that too.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2023 at 11:06 AM
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    Just got mine from England, arrived in a week $5 shipping. I'm in Canada, bought 4, 2 spares ,,
     
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  5. Dec 19, 2023 at 1:49 PM
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    Got new Osrams in today and installed.
     
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  6. Dec 22, 2023 at 2:43 PM
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    Bulbs came in today and I just ordered the harness! Super excited to get this all installed.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2023 at 2:45 PM
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  8. Dec 22, 2023 at 2:47 PM
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    Oh nice thanks for the link! I’m gonna give that a read through because I was wondering how I should be aiming the light
     
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  9. Dec 23, 2023 at 11:32 AM
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    Really wanting to ditch my Spyder headlights and do this mod. I need some help though on what to do for the headlight housings.

    These are posted as the part numbers for the TRD Sport “smoked headlights” in OP’s original post:
    81150-04173 left
    81110-04173 right

    However there is no picture of them and I want to make sure I know what I'm getting and not order them blindly-can someone show me what these actually look like?

    Another option for me is buying the regular clear/chrome headlights from eBay and doing the BHLM but I don't want to do that entire process if I don’t have to. Could someone also provide a link to a good step by step BHLM thread? I couldn’t find a definitive one.

    edit: toyotapartsdeal.com claims to have the updated trd sport headlights 81110-04210 and 81150-04210 but they look different. Product picture sucks. How do I know what I’m really getting ? Pics attached

    IMG_6171.png IMG_6170.png
     
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  10. Dec 23, 2023 at 3:05 PM
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    Go with the numbers in the first post for the smoked/sport housings. @crashnburn80 can confirm this as the new updated numbers are superseded to original part numbers.
     
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  11. Dec 25, 2023 at 8:52 AM
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    Hey all, I'm new here so I apologize if this was already answered.
    I'm getting the Osram 100w/90w. I know there's a lot of talk about the harness.
    when I start the truck I do have the amber lights come on as DTRL automatically. there's no switch for those. I'm up in Canada. So I'm wondering what harness I should get that includes DTRL?

    thanks, cheers!
     
  12. Dec 25, 2023 at 9:22 AM
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    Since the DTRL is seperate from the headlight bulb the headlight services harness in the 1st post will work.
     
  13. Dec 25, 2023 at 9:23 AM
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    And I’m 99% sure you need the power-switched harness.
     
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    I’ve heard some bad reviews from people ordering parts from that website. Take the part numbers the other guy mentioned are in the post @crashnburn80 listed them in and shop on dealer sites with better customer service like McGeorge or Camelback.

    I almost only order factory parts through a local brick and mortar dealer that participates in online parts purchasing on their website so I can order online and get the online prices and go pick it up in person w/o shipping charges or waiting longer than a day or two and sometimes that very day.

    Just look up dealers in your area to see if they do parts ordering online and you can pick up the parts as one of the shipping options. They tend to be a little more expensive with the initial price of items, but no shipping fees and how quickly the parts are available are worth the difference in price usually.
     
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    @Dalandser Thanks I'll have to look. My Local Toyota is a small town dealer and I believe they can get parts shipped from KC, I will have to inquire. There seems to be a huge shortage of genuine Toyota parts lately. I tried to get CV axles, and they are like 2 months backordered, apparently. They also couldn't get OEM rear hubs or axles either when I needed those replaced.
     
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    If your local dealer isn’t participating in an online parts website program with online parts pricing and you’d have to pay / wait for shipping I’d pass on that option. I’ve been spoiled lately with my nearby dealer but before that I had parts shipped from Conicelli’s, McGeorge’s, and Camelback’s webstores with good results.

    I’m sure there’s a thread about which online parts dealer is currently the best / favorite on here but I usually drop part numbers in the previously mentioned websites and my local one to compare prices if / when I’m not in a hurry. My local parts guy has given me online pricing over the phone since I’ve ordered so many parts before haha.
     
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    Well guys I may have misunderstood some things…forgive me

    I bought some cheap aftermarket headlight housings a few years ago (I know I know) I now want better light output. I have everything needed to run the 100/90w bulbs after talking to some of you and reading this thread. Go to install, and I didn’t realize, is the housings I bought, run tiny H1 bulbs. Is there a bright H1 alternative that still utilizes the harness? Or am I ordering new housings? Lol
     
  19. Jan 2, 2024 at 3:46 PM
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    Most aftemarket housings are not great, most aftermarket things using an H1 are really not that great. This generally encourages people to *UpgrayDD* to an H1 HID kit. But thats really not a great choice.

    There *are* good H1 bulbs, but you would be leaps and bounds better to pick up a set of OEM headlamps. No bling factor there, just good lamps.
     
  20. Jan 2, 2024 at 3:51 PM
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    TLDR: will the 100/90w be okay to use in the reflectors of my current headlights (pic attached)

    Yeah I bought these for the looks with complete disregard for light output and I regret that now lol

    So here’s my housings…the low beam is the projector and the high beam is the reflector (which I’m not ever sure is correct or if they’ve been wired wrong from the factory this whole time)
    I attached a picture of the bracket I took out of the reflector, it *almost* fits the H4 bulb. If I bore it out to accept the diameter of the H4 bulb and secure it in place, is this reflector sufficient for running the 100/90w bulb?? Or is it too small of a space for all the light?
     
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