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Changing my headlight bulbs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Pudge, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Sep 22, 2017 at 4:40 PM
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    This is crazy. I wanted to put in some new bulbs. I got some osram bulbs that are supposed to be pretty good. I can't believe I have to remove my grill and do all this work to change a freaking light bulb. I can't find any other way to do this. I plan to do my fog bulbs too which seems a bit easier but man this is just crazy.
    Anyone have a solution for my 15 tundra? And should I wait til I get my fog bulbs and do them all at once?
    Thanks
     
  2. Sep 22, 2017 at 4:48 PM
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    It’s not that bad of a process.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2017 at 4:54 PM
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    It was a one beer job, that one went fast after the angry OP, Now 2...maybe 3 total. I'm doin this now!




    And a shameless @KB Voodoo shout out

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  4. Sep 22, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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    2 beers, 1 bulb


    New on left (driver side) much more white.

    20170922_202733.jpg
     
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  5. Sep 22, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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  6. Sep 22, 2017 at 5:59 PM
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    Before and after

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  7. Sep 22, 2017 at 6:06 PM
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    Osram night breaker unlimited H4

    They make a night breaker laser, supposed to be better and brighter but these are much more time tested. I'll take a look and see what I paid for them but I think it was around $20.

    Oh and @WarEagleSteve I just finished wiping everything I touched down with some quick detailed and microfiber cloth ;)
     
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  8. Sep 22, 2017 at 6:10 PM
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    OSRAM Sylvania Ultra Star???
     
  9. Sep 22, 2017 at 6:11 PM
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    Thanks @Sean266 for letting me know it wasn't so bad. I really wasn't at all. Just more than previous bulb changes. It took under am hour with breaks to walk around to stretch my sore back amd numb leg...and taking pics... and beer. Maybe 30 minutes of work. YouTube made it easy. I was hoping for a quicker change over because my back is all screwed up but I can't just lay around and feel bad for myself.
     
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    I have an Amazon order building for Monday. Which fog light bulbs should I order?
     
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    Osram night breaker unlimited H4

    Maybe do some Google research on the osram night breaker laser, I ultimately decided to stick with the unlimited.

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  12. Sep 22, 2017 at 6:19 PM
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    Sorry @Stumpjumper I just saw you asked about fogs. The fogs in pics are actually stock OEM H16. They look yellow now.
    I ordered new fogs as well but they didn't show up. I ordered osram fog breaker H16.
    They are supposed to be bigger than OEM and yellow / Amber in color. I actually ended up getting them Wal Mart . Com and they had free shipping , i think around $35, Amazon did not have the fog breaker fog light bulbs.

    I'm sure you can get the night breaker unlimited or laser in H16 if you want matching colors to these headlights. I just like yellow fogs

    I will post my own pics when I get them here and installed

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  13. Sep 22, 2017 at 6:23 PM
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    Time for the morimoto XB fogs!
     
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    Never seen those?!?! AutoZone Advance Auto or O'Riley's
     
  15. Sep 22, 2017 at 6:25 PM
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    Yeah man. I wish I had the cash, they are high on the list of mods but not cheap.
     
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    I got them on Amazon. I checked AutoZone and O'Reilly and neither had them.
     
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    Yeah. I waited til I had the coin too (patience is a virtue). Leo discounts them to like $135-ish shipped from time to time. Other than my KO2's it's my best/favorite mod on my truck.
     
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    What about sylvania website?
     
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    I didn't check there.
     
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    $135 with bracket to fit? I'd jump all over that.
     
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    Yeah man. Complete PNP. Leo is good people.
     
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    I'll have an eye on that deal for sure, thank you!
     
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    You bet! It's a group buy. Usually does 2-3/ year.
     
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    Fog light bulbs came today. My back and leg was killing me but my brother stopped by so I asked him to do the dirry work as i suoervised. Those are a pain in the ass to replace too haha. But it got done. I'm considering upgrading to H11 bulbs but waiting to hear more about heat and housing melting and wire and fuse issues (19w vs 55w). I hear several very different stories of using H11s in these H16 housings from great to really baf. For now it's H16 osram fog breaker 2600k. They seem brighter than OEM for sure but we'll see when I start driving, 19 watt bulbs won't be great in any halogen reflector no matter what.

    After new head and fog light bulbs
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    Stock head and fogs
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    Pudge those look great. Going to order a set and pop those bad boys in. You wouldn't happen to know the bulb size/wattage for the front turn signal. I'm going to replace the amber with white. I'm about 3000 miles from my owners manual. Thanks.
     
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    @Stumpjumper
    Fogs are in. Osram fog breaker H16

    Before and after.

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    The pics looking head on an deceiving. They are much more yellow in person. I have yet to drive with them and see how they actually work.

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    Okay. I went with the blue thunder brand 7500k bright white bulbs. Also a Sylvania super white 4157 for the drl and turn. You can have a white turn signal upfront in NC. I'll post some pics after I get them installed in a couple weeks. I used the blue thunder in my 5 series for fogs and the 7500k halogen matched the led headlights perfectly. They lasted 2 years. I'm sure I'll be getting different headlights way before that. This is just a quick inexpensive upgrade. Screenshot_2017-09-24-08-02-07.jpg
     
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    The owners manual says all u need to do is remove the two bolts on the inner fender well then reach up from behind and undo the clip and remove the bulb. I had a hard time believing that the only way to change bulbs was to remove the grille as well so I looked in the owners manual and that's the way it says to do it. Seems way easier to me hope this helps
     
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    That is an easy way to accomplish it until you break one or both of the hard plastic liner extensions that the screws go through.....
     
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