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22 tundra trd MAJOR GAP headlight and fender

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by Carguy912, Sep 18, 2022.

  1. Sep 18, 2022 at 5:26 PM
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    So, I've had my new trd off road a week. Had already ordered trd pro gill, heretic amber fogs and decals, wheels tires and lift. AND, new headlights (upgraded LED'S found on upper trims and not an SR5 like mine) but when I was about to take off the other headlight I noticed this huge gapbetween the headlamp and fender. The same on the other side. Does anyone have this with their 22 tundra?? Seriously on a Toyota? Honestly all the gaps are overly larger than what you would expect on a 60k truck. Any thoughts?

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  2. Sep 18, 2022 at 5:32 PM
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    Taco-Spike

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    That’s a big gap


    Mind the gap
     
  3. Sep 18, 2022 at 5:32 PM
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    Here is a pic of mic'd gap width.

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  4. Sep 18, 2022 at 6:30 PM
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    Take truck to the dealer, that’s ridiculous.
     
  5. Sep 18, 2022 at 6:45 PM
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    Certainly something is stopping it from closing all the way?? Or the rubber stopper is turned up too high. Shocked it left the factory like that.
     
  6. Sep 18, 2022 at 9:44 PM
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    Mine has the same gap.
     
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  7. Sep 18, 2022 at 10:01 PM
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    toyota is moving forward, soon it's gonna be same as tesla...lol
     
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  8. Sep 18, 2022 at 10:57 PM
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    Question on the headlights, I was under the impression the wiring harness is different for the SR5 and higher trims? Or are they simple plug and play?
     
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  9. Sep 19, 2022 at 12:17 AM
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    Yeah... I would definitely take that to the dealership and let them fix it.
     
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    A wee bit more than 1/8" between the headlights and the fenders? Must be me but that seems acceptable. It's a truck that must be designed for some light work and off roading. Stuff gives.
     
  11. Sep 19, 2022 at 5:00 AM
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    from what i remember another forum member had the same issue. it was a mis aligned hood stop on one side or something to that effect.
     
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  12. Sep 22, 2022 at 9:47 AM
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    I drove down to my local toyota dealer and they had two new Tundras. Both has the gap one better than mine one worse. I have been in the automotive retail business for 31 years in hilton head sc and I can tell you it is absolutely not acceptable. It is as poor as Teslas fit and finish which is the worst. Also, as most of you are aware the head light upgrade dose.t work. Canbus lines and new wiring harness. I thought I did my due diligence and the dealer told me they were compatible. 100% they are not.
     
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  14. Sep 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM
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    That straight up look like a cheap aftermarket headlight that don’t fit right…there should be no gap at all…gaps is for moving parts, doors, hood and tailgate.
     
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    @Carguy912 So did the upgraded LED headlight end up working for your SR5 truck?
     
  16. Oct 4, 2022 at 6:18 AM
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    or for items that flex. not all items that dont move cant flex.
     
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    Looks to me like the gap is fine, but the seal on the headlight isn't sitting properly and is folded back under the light housing.
     
  19. Oct 4, 2022 at 6:44 AM
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    The toyota store was wrong. They absolutely won't fit. Canbus lines are required for headlights for self leveling.
     
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    In regards to the headlight gap...there is no seal. No gasket or rubber. I've removed both. There should be but. That I'm assuming will be the fix or an insert to cover the hole. Virtually like I stated earlier all that I've seen have same issue.
     
  21. Nov 5, 2022 at 12:00 PM
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    hi so i just realized gap between hood and headlight on my 2022 toyota tundra platinum its different left side around 1/4 inch right side 1/2 inch

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  22. Nov 6, 2022 at 8:43 AM
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    There should be rubber stoppers on each side that are adjustable. Have them on my Tacoma. You can just hand screw to the height needed to adjust hood lay. I imagine Tundras have something similar.

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  23. Nov 6, 2022 at 10:08 AM
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    I put pictures in the thread. Its not the hood gaps it's on the fender where there is a visible hole on the side of the light. Should have a rubber molding.
     

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