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USR Blacked Out Taillights

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 4runGirl88, Jun 7, 2022.

  1. Jun 11, 2022 at 7:12 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    No. I didn't want my turn signals to be backup lights.
     
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  2. Jun 13, 2022 at 11:09 AM
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    j4unner

    j4unner shootz brah..

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    let us know what you think.. I may give them a try again hoping things have improved..
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2022 at 11:53 AM
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    I am the one that mentioned butyl rubber earlier in this thread. I recall 4runner owners using it to seal their roof racks where the bolts penetrate the roof. Apparently it is a better solution than silicone but I don't have personal experience with it.
    There was a post somewhere that suggested the butyl tape (or rubber?) could be kneaded or rolled into strips to create rings for the the roof bolt holes. I expect it can be rolled into strips that fit the gap around the edge of the tail lights. Not sure how/if it hardens but it may be a cleaner solution compared to silicone (which I agree gets very messy).
    But, using any sealant may impact the warranty with USR. They required inspection of my defective tail light, before shipping the replacement, to confirm there were no "modifications" made. Not sure if sealing the edges would be considered a "modification" but it is something to consider.
     
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  4. Jun 15, 2022 at 6:35 PM
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    4runGirl88 [OP] Get a little mud on the tires!

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    The lights came! Will be a bit before I have time to install, but will post more info. when I do...and photos! Stay tuned. . .
     
  5. Jun 17, 2022 at 7:50 AM
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    Got mine. Used the websites installation video. 15 minutes with 5 mins trying to get 10mm nut out of the well.
    PXL_20220617_144153365.jpg PXL_20220617_144133376.jpg

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  6. Jun 17, 2022 at 9:01 AM
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    I've had these for about 18 months and have been disappointed. One lens regularly gets condensation inside, and that same lens has a bad cosmetic flaw on the lens and the blacked out area directly underneath it - what looks like someone touching that area with acetone or something. I didn't see the cosmetic problem until after a year of ownership so it was too late for a warranty issue. Same for the condensation, it cropped up after a year. All that being said I would not buy them again.

    The light spot on top is a reflection of a cloud. The one on the bottom is the area on the light that is bad.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Jun 17, 2022 at 2:18 PM
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    4runGirl88

    4runGirl88 [OP] Get a little mud on the tires!

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    I'm giving them a go, but keeping the OEM lights just in case I need to go back.
     
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  8. Jun 17, 2022 at 2:20 PM
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    I wish you luck. I think they are largely a good buy based on comments, so maybe I got a bad batch. In any case, inspect them carefully before installing them.
     
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  9. Jun 17, 2022 at 5:05 PM
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    4runGirl88 [OP] Get a little mud on the tires!

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    Looks great! Do you keep your rig in a garage? I don't have that option so it will definitely be exposed to the PNW rain. Guess I will learn quickly if water gets in or not.
     
  10. Jun 17, 2022 at 5:10 PM
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    Garaged. Tucson has torrential monsoon rains which will quickly reveal if these are sealed properly. I kept the OEM one's just in case.
    Yeah, I like 'em.
     
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  11. Jun 21, 2022 at 10:30 PM
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    AlphaRex, Morimoto, Dynamic Diode, Lasfit, Rockford Fosgate, iDatalink Maestro, Metra, Kicker, Kenwood, Infinity
    I replaced my tail lights with Morimoto's blackout model. I like them better that the AlphaRex. I did however, replace my headlights with the AlphaRex Nova series blackout model. Both rear and fronts look great at night when using the sequential turn signals.
    right_tail_light_b4_02.jpg
     
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  12. Jun 22, 2022 at 7:37 AM
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    4runGirl88 [OP] Get a little mud on the tires!

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    Looks good, but I don't have the $ for all those fancy lights. And I wanted to stay close to OEM look.

    Having said that, A-Rex headlights are what I am considering in the distant future.
     

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