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H9 in H11 headlight sockets?

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

  1. Sep 5, 2020 at 2:10 PM
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    zoomzoom

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    Thank you nimby. I got access to a Dremel today and trimmed more of the metal tab. Now the H9 bulb installs and fits snug just like the H11!

    @ElectroBoy - I didn't know you are on this forum too :) Thanks again for your advice!
     
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  2. Sep 5, 2020 at 7:37 PM
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    Glad it worked out!
     
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  3. Sep 7, 2020 at 10:30 AM
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    Anyone have any thoughts as to whether there is any advantage or disadvantage to doing the 9011 swap at the same time as the H9?
     
  4. Sep 7, 2020 at 10:41 AM
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    No advantage or disadvantage at all. You don’t need to do them at the same time.

    In fact, I don’t find the 9011 swap to be necessary. I’m sure it’s a nice upgrade, but I’m satisfied with the stock high beams. I don’t like it when my high beam reflections are blinding coming off of road signs. As long as I have good distance viewing, I’m happy.
     
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  5. Sep 7, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    Perfect, thanks. I have the H9 on order, and will assess the lighting need once those are done. I tend to agree with you that the high beams are fine. The oem low beams suck.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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    +1 :yes:
     
  7. Sep 7, 2020 at 4:29 PM
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    The H9 is a nice, noticeable upgrade in my Tacoma. I'll do it in the 4Runner soon, as well.
    I have a Foredom flex shaft setup in my shop, and that made clean, quick work of the bulb modification.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2020 at 7:14 AM
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  9. Sep 9, 2020 at 9:47 AM
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    Sheesh. I ordered a different part from Ebay, it arrived in 2 days from Dubai, UAR. These 2 bulbs from this Ebay seller will take a week from Indianapolis...first world problems, I guess. ;)
     
  10. Sep 14, 2020 at 9:07 AM
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    Just ordered a set, but does anyone of a picture of what needs to be cut/trimmed? Thanks
     
  11. Sep 14, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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    I did not want to add a link here because I'm not sure of it's allowed, but google "h9 conversion to h11" and change the search result to images, you will see exactly what needs to be done. There are 2 parts you need to trim, one trim in the tab that fits in the housing and another in the power socket. I'm using the modified H9 in my 4R and for the $, it works better than anything else I have tried.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2020 at 1:22 PM
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  13. Sep 14, 2020 at 1:28 PM
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    Also this, post 38 forward.
     
  14. Sep 14, 2020 at 1:28 PM
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    Just look at the H11 you'll see what needs to be removed to fit exactly like the OEM H11. So simple a caveman could do it :p:cheers::ohsnap:
     
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