Not happy with my factory replacement headlights

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by dwayne.surrat, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. dwayne.surrat

    dwayne.surrat Well-Known Member

    So my factory headlights where not that good. They told me that they had a recall but I missed it. I put some headlights on off eBay and they sucked. I got some from Toyota around 700.00 if I remember right. This was back in October 5, 2016 and they are melting. Has anyone else had this problem IMG_4971.JPG
     
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  3. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Disable dtrl maybe?

    Im sure theres a writeup on tacomaworld
     
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  4. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Or is there a ln LED option for that bulb?
     
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    dwayne.surrat

    dwayne.surrat Well-Known Member

    It’s a little to late to change bulbs because they already melted IMG_4971.JPG
     
  6. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That sucks man.
     
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    dwayne.surrat

    dwayne.surrat Well-Known Member

    I’m going back to talk to them about the new ones burning
     
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  8. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Sucks dude. Those may be the pre TSB lights.
     
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    dwayne.surrat

    dwayne.surrat Well-Known Member

    When I got them I was told they were the new ones to stop from doing this
     
  10. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I swapped to LED so I haven't had a melting issue. However, the main lens itself already looks sun damaged. I'm sure the only only reason we don't have glass headlights anymore is before of some pedestrian accident regulation. Good ol' gooberment.
     
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  11. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I’m sure you’re right about that. Along with cost effectiveness of the plastic. Glass headlight lenses are of a bygone era. Like wing vent windows... I miss those things.
     
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    dwayne.surrat

    dwayne.surrat Well-Known Member

    I just ordered some for 14.99






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    dwayne.surrat

    dwayne.surrat Well-Known Member

    Toyota told me they sold me the old ones and to pull them out and they would give me new ones
     
  14. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Thought so. My suggestion would be to put protective film over them as soon as tou take them out of the box.
     
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    dwayne.surrat

    dwayne.surrat Well-Known Member

    I have to take my truck in to have the front bumper replaced again so they are going to install the new headlights then
     
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  16. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Did you install these yet?
     
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    dwayne.surrat

    dwayne.surrat Well-Known Member

    yes I installed the bulb and the light flashed very fast and got hot so I pulled them out. they say you have to install inline resistors and I don't want to cut my factory wiring to install lights
     
  18. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I spent the money on VLEDs so everything is plug and play.
     
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  19. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Did you get the vled headlight bulbs?
     
  20. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

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    kp.taco Well-Known Member

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