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Factory Headlight Conversion to Black Mod with Halos and HIDs

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by Big_Trucking_Dave, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Jun 2, 2015 at 10:32 AM
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    Big_Trucking_Dave

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    Hey guys. I will post my methods and processes here for converting factory headlights to the black mod and installing Oracle Plasma Halos and 6K HIDs. I have a short patience for typing so I will type a little at a time and keep building on this post. If you are in the middle of this project and need help just contact me and maybe I can type more for whatever part that you are on.
    Once upon a time I added the Spyder aftermarket headlights. Now i just wanted them brighter. Apparently the bulb options with the Spyder headlights is limited to low power fog light bulbs. Mostly because it will melt with any higher than 35 watt bulb, and it will only take fog light bulbs...
    These are the Spyder Headlights. (Which are for sale if anyone is interested, HAHA)

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    I know there is a Black Mod conversion here somewhere... If I am dreaming and there is not I will post my version...
    Ok, Here goes...

    Black Mod for Factory Tundra Headlights 2007-2013
    (This may work for 2014 and 2015 also)

    1. First you should remove the Headlight garnish which is located under the headlight. (Mine broke and I had to reattach with super glue.) Gently pull or pry away at both ends. It will be very snug and hard to pull. It is very likely that one or 2 of the plastic plugs may break. Super glue can fix this. HAHA
    2. Once you have removed this garnish, Unbolt the headlight. There are 2 up top and one that was under the garnish.
    3. Gently pull the headlight. It is held in by the top brackets and a bracket that is slid into the garnish bracket. Gently pry up on the top headlight brackets to lift them over the plastic bolt plugs.
    4. Once the headlight is out, unplug and remove all the light bulbs and bulb holders.
    5. Now, remove all of the bulb retaining rings, the bulb gaskets, etc. Anything that can easily be removed, remove it. You will also see 5 T8 torx head screws. (Screwed from back into clear lens) Remove these.
    6. Now you are ready to bake the headlights. (Yes I know it sounds strange, weird and even a little scary. Don't worry its actually quite easy. You will laugh when you are done at how easy it is..... although your woman friend might not find it amusing...)
    7. Get a large flat blade screw driver, or a medium putty knife or something along that range. Don't use a knife. Place the oven on 225 degrees. Let it warm up until preheat light is out. Use a large enough baking pan to hold the entire headlight.
    8. You can use some aluminum foil on the pan as I did for another protective layer. Place the light on the pan backside down or black side down. Make sure none of the headlight touches any of the inside of the oven. Especially the clear lens.
    9. Set the timer for 10 minutes.
    10. When the timer goes off remove the headlight. Using oven mitts or thick gloves hold the headlight and slowly start prying the clear lens from the black back. Pry very slowly. It will come off fairly easily but slowly so don't rush it. Let it come off at its own pace. Go all the way around until it finally separates. Try not to get any grey sealant on the clear lens. It is a pain to remove.
    11. Keep working your way around until it separates. If it feels that the sealant is becoming hard, put it back in the oven for another 6 minutes or so.
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2015
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  2. Jun 22, 2015 at 11:52 AM
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Thanks for the writeup
     
  3. Jun 24, 2015 at 6:10 PM
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    Big_Trucking_Dave

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    6 1/2 inch Pro Comp Lift 20x10 Fuel Mavericks 35x12.50x20 Federal Couragia MT Tires NFab Bars Bull Bar Pro Comp Skid Plate Factory Headlights with Oracle Plasma Halos and Pilot LED High and Low Beams 20" Light Bar behind Grille Recon Tail Lights Recon 3rd Brake Light Pioneer Nav and DVD Carbon Fiber Gauge Cluster Mesh Grille Bushwhacker Fender Flares Line-X Bed Liner Tinted Windows 5% Air Raid Intake
    We have been very busy at work lately. We have gone to Houston, Pittsburgh, and Charlotte. I will write more when I can.
     
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