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Turn Signal Relocation

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BurritoJimmyFan, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Oct 19, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    BurritoJimmyFan

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    After seeing this write-up (link below) I had to give this a try.

    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/tech/tacoma_front_trim/

    Now I need some moral support and some suggestions. I haven't seen this mod at all on TW. Has anyone done this?

    I'm planning on doing mine slightly different. I'm going to trim the black piece the same way, except I'm going to trim out the portion that holds the light in place and I'm planning on installing that whole piece into the bumper with the light. I had no fear when trimming the plastic and so far it looks good. It will need to be sanded and cleaned up a bit, but don't see any problems.

    Now, I still need to cut a hole for the light and now I'm a little concerned. I plan on measuring several times before cutting but I really don't want to screw it up. Any suggestions are appreciated.

    Also, what should I cut the bumper with? I do not have a jig saw, do I need to get one? I was hoping I could use a dremmel, but I don't have a piece that will cut metal. Should I just buy that attachment or is it too weak for this job?

    What do you all think?
     
  2. Oct 19, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    jeff b

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    I took out my parking light, drilled the whole a little bigger and put in a two stage light. It's a Parking light when the lights or parking lights are on. Turn on the turn signal and it blinks. I hope that makes since? It does work though.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    BurritoJimmyFan

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    I've heard of that. So, it does work as a parking light AND a blinker. I read that it is not reversible so I wasn't considering it. But I guess drilling a hole in the bumper is not reversible either, lol.
     
  4. Oct 19, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    rrosebr

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  5. Oct 19, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    nelson18matt

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    just go with some LED light strips under the headlights

    much easier... you can barely see mine right above the top tube of the bumper

    but that is a cool mod you posted

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  6. Oct 22, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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  7. Oct 22, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    Its really simple. Like they said above you just have to drill the hole bigger, get new light sockets and then rewire them back. Since the sockets i used didnt fit perfectly, I put silicone around where the socket touches the plastic to keep it in place and also water proof a little. I found a write up somewhere on the net. It was detailed as can be. Ill see if i can find it.

    Edit: cant find the one i used but the links above are basically exactly the same.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    I trimmed the shit out of my '00 & relocated ugly ass turn signals to the outside bumper brackets at an angle, now cutting out the middle does expose the radiator (not the best look) but more importantly it exposes it to damage because so much of it IS in the open, so I found a piece of steel mesh (or perf panel ) & trimmed it to fit attaching it to the top of the skid plate & bent a 1/2" flange & screwed it into place to the bottom of what was left of the front bumper.. looks ok IMO


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  9. Oct 23, 2010 at 4:00 AM
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