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Headlight question?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Bdwsrjoe, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Jun 17, 2020 at 6:14 PM
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    Bdwsrjoe

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    Anybody??
     
  3. Jun 18, 2020 at 1:33 PM
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    I would first do a test with some cardboard and painter's tape on the passenger side (at night) to see if it would obstruct the intentional upward glare that is built into the projector patterns. It probably won't interfere at all, but if it does then that would be the reason for so little input on this.
     
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    Seems like these would be first parts to get damaged by the sun. Covering them with vinyl may help prevent it.
     
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    On my previous vehicles the top edge faired much better than front, I don't think UV is as much of a factor as wind and grit are. I just tried restoring my girlfriend's Venza housings, which is 11 years old and the top shows less yellowing than the front, and almost no hazing.
    My real concern would be whether it affects the cut-off, I don't think it will but if it does then that would be a no-go for safety reasons, because you need that overhead light for reading signs while driving. I doubt a safety inspection would catch it, but that's another thing to consider whenever you modify stock lighting.
     

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