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TRS lights- 2016 Tacoma issue?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Sean266, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Sep 14, 2016 at 4:50 PM
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    Sean266

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    Before anyone retrofits their lights- at least on a Tacoma, I highly suggest you read this thread.

    TL;DR version:
    -OP had his truck on a beach. He power washed it after.
    -Truck threw codes went into limp mode.
    -Techs scratched their head and finally determined it was a bit of sand that got into fuel tank.
    -$14k insurance claim later- "fixed"
    -OP power washed the truck again- same issues.
    -Tech said its his retrofitted lights.
    -OP went back to stock lights.
    -OP power washed - zero issues.
     
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  2. Sep 14, 2016 at 5:04 PM
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    That's a good suggestion and heads up Sean, I did mine and went back with new butyl sealant, then back over with marine rtv. I will definitely let the pro's do my next one. :cool:
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2016 at 6:35 PM
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    Well I didn't plan on spending an hour looking into this but I have a Morimoto setup from TRS so off I went.

    After being an internet warrior and reading some things, it seems like the mounting location of ballasts could be important. From what I've read, there could be interference from the ballast if it's placed very close to an ECM, on metal like AC lines, and probably groups of wires.

    I don't know if that played a role in TW OP's case, but definitely something to keep in mind. I would imagine salt water could promote that interference. Salt and salt water are just plain bad news for vehicles.

    Aside from OP having a Tacoma, even the HID setup is different from what our Tundra's would take.

    On a side note, when I did my retrofit I removed the metal mounting frames from my XB35 ballasts and velcro'd the ballasts directly to the back of my headlight housing (plastic). No issues yet, hopefully none ever.

    Thanks for sharing the thread @Sean266
     
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  4. Sep 14, 2016 at 7:31 PM
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    By no means should that reflect on TRS products. I won't even get started on this topic. I've said what I needed
     
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  5. Sep 14, 2016 at 9:16 PM
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    I think it's the Toyota design on the Tacomas...
    Apparently someone had a similar issue on their F150.

    I'm not educated enough to know how everything works though.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2016 at 11:24 PM
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    But... By posting on this topic doesn't that mean you made a start? :laugh:
     
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  7. Sep 15, 2016 at 6:20 PM
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  8. Sep 15, 2016 at 7:48 PM
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    Haha
     
  9. Oct 2, 2016 at 6:31 PM
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    And another one....bummer. Good looking product too.
     
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