Tacoma Black Super White Halo Projector Headlights (2005-2009) Review & Install

Tacoma Black Super White Halo Projector Headlights (2005-2009) Review & Install


Hey, guys. Today I’m here with the Black Super White
Halo Projector Headlights, fitting all 2005 to 2009 Toyota Tacomas. If you’re in the market for an upgrade as
well as a replacement for your headlights, maybe if you’ve damaged one while you’re out
in the trail or just driving around, or if you’ve seen some of that normal wear and tear,
these are going to be right up your alley. These are gonna be perfect if you’re looking
for some extra lighting performance out of the front end of your truck, if you’re looking
for some extra visibility while driving at night or even dark back roads and dark trails. These will incorporate projector HID lights
that will help you out with their visibility on those dark back roads or even dark trails,
and they’re also going to incorporate LED Halos and an LED strip down at the bottom
helping you out with some more modernized styling in comparison to your factory bulbs
and your factory headlights in general. Speaking of that styling, these are gonna
have a black housing which is gonna add a very sleek and stealthy look to the front
end of your truck. Now, these are gonna be very affordable at
roughly $250 making these one of the most affordable options for headlights on the page
for an ’05 to ’09 Tacoma. These headlights are gonna have a pretty simplistic
design to them, however they still are gonna get the job done. So the reason why they are going to be a little
bit lower on the price scale is because they are still halogen bulbs even though they are
an HID or high intensity discharge, and they are going to have that more basic design to
the actual housing. When we take a look at more expensive options,
you’ll usually see that those style headlights will have a couple of extra bells and whistles
including a smoked lens, or they may have different types of bulbs. So instead of an HID, they may incorporate
an LED or they may incorporate a color changing bulb which is going to bump up that price
point. Now, if we take a look at some more inexpensive
solutions, those are usually going to consist of just changing the bulb which will not take
care of the headlight housing itself. So in my personal opinion, I think if you’re
looking for a very affordable solution that’s gonna offer you a lot of style as well as
function for the front end of your truck, then this is gonna be a really good option
to take a look at. So install is actually gonna be pretty easy,
these are plug and play, we’re just gonna have to remove a couple of trim pieces with
some basic hand tools in order to get the job done. So speaking of that install, let’s jump into
that now. Tools that I used for my install were an impact
wrench, a 10 millimeter deep socket and a 10 millimeter shallow socket, a flathead screwdriver,
a trim removal tool, and a quarter inch drive ratchet. So our first step is gonna be to pop the hood
and then we can take off our grille. So first, we’re gonna remove the two bolts
in the top of our grille with a 10 millimeter socket. Then we can move to the outside of the grille
and there’s gonna be two clips holding it in on either side. So you can either use a flathead or a trim
removal tool, sometimes a flathead is a little bit easier with this. So now what we can do is just make sure that
these top pieces are not hooked on where they were bolted in, there is a little bit of a
ridge there. So we’re gonna pull up and kind of wiggle
it out. It’s actually being held on either side of
the headlight here. And if you want to you can take a flathead
screwdriver and wiggle the clip with that too. So what we can do next is remove the three
clips that are holding in the front of our bumper. We will have to move this back a little bit
to access a bolt on either side. So I’m gonna take that same flathead screwdriver
and just remove these from our bumper. So what we can do next is work on one side,
we’re going to take off this plastic trim piece, it’s underneath our headlight, so we
can access the bolt that’s underneath it. So I am gonna take that same flathead screwdriver
and remove this clip. So after that’s removed, what we can do is
separate it from our quarter fender over here. I’m gonna take a plastic trim removal tool
and give it a good pry. So after we have that off we’ll be able to
expose that bolt and kind of pull our bumper a little bit forward. I’m gonna remove that with a 10 millimeter
socket. After that’s removed, we can head inside our
fender well to remove another bolt behind our inner fender liner. So inside our wheel well we’re gonna have
a 10 millimeter bolt that’s down at the bottom here. I’m gonna use a 10 millimeter socket and go
ahead and remove that. So there’s also one up at the front that I’m
going to use the same 10 millimeter socket for and then we will be able to pull the inner
fender liner in and get access for that bolt on the headlight. So once you peel the liner back there is gonna
be a bolt that’s connecting the bumper to the quarter fender here. I’m gonna go ahead and remove that so we can
remove part of the bumper and kind of pull it back so we can access this side bolt. So I’m gonna be using that same 10 millimeter
socket and it’s right up at the corner here. And once that is out, what we can do is pull
this back and you’ll be able to see where we can access the side of the headlight. So what I’m gonna do is remove that with a
10 millimeter socket, but I did switch from a deep socket to a shallow socket just for
extra clearance. Once that bolt is removed we can put it to
the side and move to the top two bolts. So I’m gonna use that same 10 millimeter socket
to remove these two top bolts that are holding in our headlight. So at this point, the headlight should be
fully disconnected, we just have to unhook it from those two tabs up at the top, as you
can tell they have a ridge on them, and then we can wiggle this out. Now, because the bumper is disconnected, we
can kind of pull that forward to give us some more clearance and wiggle this out. Now, once it’s pulled forward, we do have
to disconnect the couple of wires. We are just going to depress the tab and pull
back. All right there’s one, I’m gonna go for the
marker light on the side. And then last but not least, our main headlight. You can just wiggle that back. There’s no clip on this. All right. Then you can take this out and start on the
other side. Before we install our new headlight, I wanted
to show you guys a quick side by side and tell you the benefits that you’re gonna get
out of this new headlight in comparison to your factory setup. Now, sitting on the table, you can tell that
this is gonna be a big upgrade just within the lens. On the factory headlight, you can tell that
this is going to be very clouded and that can actually obstruct your visibility while
you’re out in the street even if the bulb inside is fully functional. On this new headlight, you can tell that this
is completely clear and that’s gonna help out your lighting performance as well as the
new technology inside. This new headlight will have HIDs or high
intensity discharge bulbs and that is going to be paired with a projector lens which will
create a better light pattern and more uniform light pattern and it is going to give you
a boost in your visibility in comparison to the factory housing and the factory lighting
performance. Not only is this gonna have HID and projector
technology, but you’re also getting an LED within this including the LED halo ring on
each of the headlights and an LED strip at the bottom which will give you some extra
styling and act as a daytime running. Speaking of styling, the new headlight will
also have a black interior housing which will give you some extra sleekness to the front
end of your Tacoma in comparison to the factory one which as you can tell, will have a chrome
reflective housing to it. Now, not only is it going to be an upgrade
in performance, these also are going to be pretty easy to install considering that these
have all the factory mounting points and will be plug and play. So this will be a factory style headlight,
however, you are gonna get a big pump in performance. So enough about these two side by side on
the table, let’s go ahead and install our new one. Before we can install our new headlight we
do have a clip that we need to hook onto the inside and this is what our grille actually
clips on to, and just press that in and once it’s in place, we can move to plugging in
our headlight. We wanna make sure that you’re not scratching
up the lens. But like I told you guys this is going to
be completely plug and play. This will also have a silicone boot that goes
over for a little bit of extra protection. Gonna pull our bumper out just a hair since
it still is disconnected, so we can clear our headlight. And now that it’s a little bit closer, you
can plug in this beam here. Now, we can position this into place. That top part should snap in, then I’ll line
everything up. What we can do next is to secure the top of
our headlight with our factory bolts. Then we can tighten them down with a 10 millimeter
socket. Now, we can line up the bottom, you can stick
your hand inside the fender well to line it up and we can secure down the 10 millimeter
bolt that we previously took out. Once that’s hand threaded in we can take our
10 millimeter shallow socket and tighten that all the way down. So what we can do next is secure our bumper
back down on the inside, we’re gonna take that 10 millimeter bolt that we removed and
thread that into our quarter fender. Once that’s threaded in my hand we can tighten
it down with that 10 millimeter socket. So then we can secure our inner fender liner
back on to our bumper with that same 10 millimeter screw that we took out before and that same
10 millimeter socket. So now, we can secure the inner fender liner
at the bottom with the two bolts that we previously removed. Hand thread them in then we can tighten those
back up with the 10 millimeter socket. So now we can secure the bottom of our headlight
here with that 10 millimeter bolt that we previously removed, tightening it up with
the 10 millimeter socket. Now, we can reinstall our trim, popping that
back into place and securing it down with the factory clip. After we’re finished up with the passenger
side, we can repeat the same thing on the driver side. So now we can reinstall the three clips on
our bumper. Once those are on we can grab our grille. Slide this down into place. Those clips on either side of the headlights
are going to fit into our grille. Just be mindful of that. Then we can reinstall those two screws, tightening
those up with a 10 millimeter socket, and then reinstall those two clips on the side
into our headlights. After that, we can close up the hood and then
we’ll be all set to go. So that’s gonna wrap it up for my review and
install. Make sure like and subscribe and for more
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2 Comments

  • Extreme Terrain Toyota

    December 4, 2019

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  • Freddy Davila 7

    December 4, 2019

    Dang. Time to get mine 🙂

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