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Amazing 1st Gen Headlamp Upgrade

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Neo, Jul 12, 2023.

  1. Jul 2, 2024 at 8:25 PM
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    artsr2002

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    With the halogens, and the mini projectors the rubber boot should fit fine. The mini projectors, the large portion of the heatsink, comes off to attach the boot, and then you thread that large portion back on. With the last LED bulbs you pictured, the mounting collar gets removed from the bulbs, attached to the bowl, the clip holds it down, and then you reinsert the bulb into the mounting collar. You may be able to stretch the small inner hole of the rubber boot to fit around the LED fan/heatsink body. If not, there are extended boots availble that may fit over the back of the bulb. Just need to measure the collar on the back of the headlight that the boot will grip to get a correct size. Ideally, you want the LED bulb body outside the boot though, to help with cooling of the bulb.
     
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  2. Jul 3, 2024 at 6:44 AM
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    Decent image of that here, 3rd pic. Note the heat sink hanging out the back side of the boot.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2024 at 7:11 AM
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    Ok thanks. I think the problem might be that the wire on these particular bulbs comes out the side of the lights body, not the back. Between that and the body being large, there's no way to get the boot on without tearing. Not going to fly once it's winter.

    I'll see if I can find more pictures of each bulb to make sure the wiring comes out the back of the body instead of the side. Just want to make sure there's some level of weather seal.

    Finding a level surface is currently difficult for me, at least at home, so I've been putting off headlight adjustment. But if it moves up the priority list I can go find a business parking lot and the side of a building. But I've seen no clean cutoff line on my current bulbs and I figure either way I'll want to replace them. Luckily up here in the north this time of year if it's dark I'm in bed. Haven't needed headlights.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2024 at 4:06 PM
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    I obsessed about this for a while until I finally figured out to but the bulb through the boot, fold it back on itself, and then install the bulb in the housing. Afterward just fold the boot back onto the housing.
     
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  5. Jul 6, 2024 at 6:51 AM
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    Huh. :) Yeah that sure seems completely obvious now that you say it, but it never occurred to me.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2024 at 8:13 AM
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    So at this point in time, what do you all believe is the best bulb to order in order to do this conversion.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2024 at 10:32 AM
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    CO Light still sells the one everyone is using @ https://www.led-colight.com/collections/led-light-bulbs

    I believe it's the Y6 (fanless). I believe the the Y7S (also fanless) is the upgrade, but I wasn't able to get more info on how the three-way system works.

    They also have the Y9 and Y9 Plus now, but they've got fans, so I'm not interested. (if the fan fails, you're melting down).

    CO Light seems to have decent support. I'm not sure if you can buy any of the above four on scAmazon or not, but ...
     
  8. Jul 10, 2024 at 10:56 AM
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    Just tried to find these on the Amazon and nothing came up. Can I bother you to post a link? Thanks.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2024 at 10:56 AM
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  10. Jul 11, 2024 at 6:39 AM
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    The only ones that I am seeing that are fanless on their site right now are the Y7s model but I'm not too sure about the tricolor thing.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2024 at 6:47 AM
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    That link is dead for me.
     
  12. Jul 11, 2024 at 7:05 AM
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    Huh. Yeah, looks like since posting that photo, they're gone. I put a bunch of stuff in my List on scAmazon so I'd remember what I was looking at. That one no longer exists.
     
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  13. Jul 11, 2024 at 7:06 AM
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    Alright I’ve had these for a year now. I think for a “drop in” bulb they’re pretty good, but I just want more performance out of my headlights. I can report zero issues. I just want brighter and wider spread. Also might be the time to switch to all clear headlights and turn signals.
     
  14. Jul 11, 2024 at 7:11 AM
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    So far, nothing beats these for a drop in bulb. If I need more light than this, I need auxiliary lights. I used to have a 20" 3 row LED lightbar mounted on my bullbar. It got smoked in the #2 deer strike. Bar is trashed, lightbar survived unscathed. Could mount behind the bumper opening I guess.
     
  15. Jul 11, 2024 at 8:15 AM
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  16. Jul 11, 2024 at 8:35 AM
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    Works great for me, dunno what to tell you. Something blocking it on your end?

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  17. Jul 11, 2024 at 8:38 AM
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    Perhaps
     
  18. Jul 11, 2024 at 9:17 AM
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    You want brighter and wider, bake them bishes open and throw down some 3" bi-led projectors. Plenty of room in the bucket and if you get some that have the threaded shaft the install is easy peasy why the fuck didn't I do this sooner lemon squeezy.
     
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  19. Jul 11, 2024 at 10:15 AM
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    I have another brand new pair of housings in the attic too. But I have a REALLY wild idea cooking. Just expensive and idk if it’s going to live up to retrofit technology. They’re really good these days.
     

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