1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Headlight install. Few questions. Broken piece

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by fighthedude, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Jun 27, 2020 at 10:22 PM
    #1
    fighthedude

    fighthedude [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2019
    Member:
    #38697
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    Fellas. Putting in some new headlights and hit a snag. Few questions for you followed by some photos to explain.
    1. Can you buy replacement plastic clips for this assembembly. It holds turn signals to main headlight housing.
    2. Are this U-shaped tubes for air/heat. The old housings had little foam which I would assume would be to prevent moisture from entering... (Maybe I'll stuff with foam or cotton ball if you guys think I should). I know some of the guys complain about moisture in lights so maybe this is the reason...
    3. Are these small bulbs day time running lights? Don't work in either head lights so I am gonna guy buy all new turn signals and maybe headlights at pep boys so I'll replace these. I'd assume they are.
    316D196E-5CA4-4A70-AE94-6FA2EC453E91.jpg A90F719B-59E1-4DBA-BA90-E701A4AA73CE.jpg 07C15456-103C-4BA6-9CA5-C24349EA25AA.jpg
     
  2. Jun 28, 2020 at 2:59 AM
    #2
    tvpierce

    tvpierce New Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2019
    Member:
    #30129
    Messages:
    512
    Maine
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tundra AC
    Yes, you can get just the plastic button fasteners. Toyota likes to use those in all sorts of places -- particularly on wheel well skirts and underbody panels. I maintain 3 toyota vehicles and one Suzuki for myself and family members. I break those fasteners on a regular basis, so I bought them in bulk on Amazon. I got the two sizes that seem to be common on my fleet. They each came in a 50 pack I believe. The one you need is the smaller of the two.

    You could just get this and the tools would be pretty handy to have along with the variety for this and other vehicles:

    https://www.amazon.com/GOOACC-Retainer-Plastic-Fasteners-Chrysler/dp/B07L6FJGR4/ref=sr_1_4?crid=COJRXS1LEUVC&dchild=1&keywords=toyota+body+clips&qid=1593337404&sprefix=toyota+body+%2Caps%2C172&sr=8-4

    The tube on the back of the headlight is a vent. Incandescent bulbs make a LOT of heat. (Only 5% of the energy consumed by an incansescent bulb is converted to visible light, the rest is converted to heat.) So the fixture needs to allow for major expansion and contraction of the air inside.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2020 at 4:04 AM
    #3
    Rex Kramer

    Rex Kramer New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2017
    Member:
    #7181
    Messages:
    4,837
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Georgia
    Vehicle:
    2002 4.7L RCLB 4X4 2007 5.7L RCSB 2X4
    I broke the same ones on removal, so I used long wooden Golf tees for years until I found the correct replacement pins...
     
  4. Jun 28, 2020 at 5:58 AM
    #4
    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2018
    Member:
    #14878
    Messages:
    8,962
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Fred
    ‘Somewhere’... a State of Mind
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tundra SR5 4WD 4.7L AC Silver Metallica
    Hand Protectors
    I’ve been using blue plastic wall anchors with sheet metal screws. Pretty solid. These Retainer Tab Deals above look cool for $13. I’ll keep my current set up which works and save the $13.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2020 at 1:09 PM
    #5
    fighthedude

    fighthedude [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2019
    Member:
    #38697
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    Update. Installed. All working. Fitment isn't perfect but it will do for me. I'd expect nothing less from a product made in "chi-na". Thanks for help. I'll adjust lights tonight against garage if they look out of whack. Thanks for helpAF3030C6-3CF5-493B-84AE-38ED10807480.jpg
     
  6. Jun 28, 2020 at 1:13 PM
    #6
    Tundra2

    Tundra2 Remember: post in moderation, and mostly on topic.

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2019
    Member:
    #25875
    Messages:
    2,008
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Noah
    Western Kentucky
    Vehicle:
    '02 Tundra V6 SR5
    Deer guard, LED everything.
    I used zip ties on the tabs for turn signal/parking lights for a long time.

    Eventually started using M6×1.0 Bolt.
    10 mm head. Lol
     
  7. Jun 28, 2020 at 4:01 PM
    #7
    Hooptytrix

    Hooptytrix Squeaky Chicken

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2016
    Member:
    #5179
    Messages:
    986
    Gender:
    Male
    Dirty South
    Vehicle:
    2001 Tundra 4x4 Sold. 2005 Tundra SR5
    Damn your truck is nice and shinny, I'm jealous.
    Now I gotta find time to wash & wax because of you :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jun 28, 2020 at 4:15 PM
    #8
    fighthedude

    fighthedude [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2019
    Member:
    #38697
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    Believe it or not original owner said he never waxed it. It must have been garaged. I have polished and waxed bed but not cab yet. The polisher scares me and takes lots of time. Between work and kids I haven't had a chance. Soon it will be down along with a list of other things.
     
    Hooptytrix likes this.
  9. Jun 28, 2020 at 4:22 PM
    #9
    Hooptytrix

    Hooptytrix Squeaky Chicken

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2016
    Member:
    #5179
    Messages:
    986
    Gender:
    Male
    Dirty South
    Vehicle:
    2001 Tundra 4x4 Sold. 2005 Tundra SR5
    Here in South Florida you have to wax or garage, sun is brutal. My truck is over due but I have to finish getting things done. I have to replace my headlight lenses, I sanded the hell out of them and they are still screwed. I just installed the projectors a few days ago, well worth the trouble.
     
  10. Jun 28, 2020 at 5:02 PM
    #10
    fighthedude

    fighthedude [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2019
    Member:
    #38697
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    I broke some tabs on old lights. If anyone wants to pay for shipping I'll gladly send them to anyone who wants to practice for a projector install
     
    MNtundra likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top