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H9 in H11 headlight sockets?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 4runningMan, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Nov 15, 2019 at 9:49 PM
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    You have projectors, so it’s not an issue. Folks with reflectors will have more of a problem, I think.
     
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  2. Nov 15, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    I should add, there are very detailed instructions available for properly aiming headlights. But I’ve always found it easier to simply adjust them way down low, see how it goes, and if I don’t get flashed, raise them up a bit. And see how it goes. If I can see well at night, and I’m not getting flashed, I’m good.

    they come pretty well aimed from the factory, so big adjustments aren’t ever necessary. Just make sure you only adjust the vertical and not the horizontal.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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    It depends on how high you go. I guess we all have a different definition of level around here......so at 1.6” higher in the front, I had to adjust mine down slightly. It was really easy and took 10 minutes at the most. Lots of YouTube videos on it. There are some instructions in the Toyota manual on how to do it, but they make it sound way more complicated then it needs to be.

    All you need is a wall, some level ground that extends roughly 25ft back from that wall, some painters tape, and a Phillips head screwdriver.
     
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  4. Nov 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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  5. Jan 13, 2020 at 7:13 AM
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    Put the philips 9011's in yesterday. only had to trim the top center plastic tab a bit. came right off with a pair of snips. installed in less than 5 minutes. they are very bright.
     
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  6. Jan 13, 2020 at 7:14 AM
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    Do you mean H9's?
     
  7. Jan 13, 2020 at 7:23 AM
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    no, i already did those. i added the 9011's to the hi beams. i should have clarified, sorry about that.
     
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  8. Jan 13, 2020 at 2:41 PM
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    Ah, got it! Already have the H9's in mine, but haven't done the 9011's yet.
     
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    Get a chance yet to see if they’re much brighter?
     
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  10. Jan 14, 2020 at 6:47 AM
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    yeah last night i popped em on and off a bunch. they are significantly brighter than stock! it was during the day that i put them in, but popped em on when i had the passenger 9011 in and the factory driver and you could just tell but looking at the bulbs in the housing that the 9011's are way brighter. great pattern as well, i dont think i need to make any adjustments. very happy with the fog/lo/hi combo i installed.

    i also want to note for anyone planning on the 9011 install. you do NOT need to trim the plastic tab on the interior of the bulb socket like you have to do with the H9, JUST the top center tab on the outside of the socket. the connector will plug and play, at least it did for my 2012 TE.
     
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  11. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:46 AM
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    Yep. I have the H9/9011 combo in my headlights now, fantastic upgrade for cheap and retains all of the performance benefits of proper halogen (focus and throw, as well as the ability to clear snow and condensation).
     
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