How to install HID or LED headlight bulbs in the 2014-2016 Tundra:

In order to replace the headlights in the 2015 Toyota Tundra, we have to take the headlights off the truck. There isn’t much room back there to squeeze your hand in and do all the work, so we’re going to remove the grille and the trim pieces below the headlights. From there you can unbolt the actual headlights and replace the light bulbs.

To remove the grille, there are two plastic clips on the top corners and they can be removed with a trim tool. There are also four 10 mm bolts that can be removed with a socket or screw driver. Once the grille is unbolted, it pulls away from the truck.

Removing plastic clips from tundra grille

removing bolts from tundra grille

Now that the grille is off, the trim panels below the headlights will also need to be removed. These pieces also have plastic clips and can be removed with the trim tool. Once the clips are removed, all that’s left holding the trim piece in place are tabs on the side of the vehicle.

Pull the panel out ward away from the vehicle to detach the tabs.

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Now remove the three bolts from the headlight housing. Two bolts are located on the top of the headlight and one is on the side.

removing the tundra headlight housing

With a towel placed on the lower bumper to avoid scratches, lift upwards on the two arms at the top of the headlight where the bolts were removed.

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Now we have access to everything on the back of the headlight: parking lights, blinkers, and headlight bulbs.

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There are several 2014 – 2016 Tundra headlight products already available:

Halogen Headlight Bulbs:

2015 Tundra Halogen Vision X Headlight Bulbs, H4

2015 Tundra Halogen Vision X Headlight Bulbs, H4

HID Headlight Kit:

2015 Tundra HID conversion kit, H4 bulbs.

2015 Tundra HID conversion kit, H4 bulbs.

LED Headlight Bulbs:

LED Headlight Bulbs for 2014 - 2016 Tundra.

LED Headlight Bulbs for 2014 – 2016 Tundra.

Best LED Blinker Bulbs for the 2015 Toyota Tundra

If you’re looking for a really easy way to upgrade the safety, style, and functionality of the back end of your Toyota Tundra, changing the light bulbs to LED is a really great way to accomplish that!

People upgrade their lights to LED all the time for many different reasons. Either to increase brightness so people can see your vehicle easier, to change the color, to make the style more modern, and for longevity so that your bulbs aren’t burning out all of the time. That way you don’t have to worry about light bulbs being out on the back of your truck. So if you have a 2014 and up Toyota Tundra, this article is for you:

On the 2015 Tundra, the flasher module is integrated inside of the BCM computer that controls all of the functions on the truck. The BCM dictates how fast the light bulbs blink and monitors the filaments inside the stock incandescent bulbs. It is designed in such a way that when the stock light bulb is burnt out it blinks fast to alert the driver that there is a problem. When you put in an LED blinker bulb, instantly the BCM monitor is going to think there is a light bulb out since the new LED bulbs do not use filaments, it doesn’t “read” the same to the BCM.

Since there are no flasher modules for this vehicle, we solve the fast hyper-blinking by wiring in 50W resistors. When this resistor is wired in-line with the LED light bulb it tricks the BCM into thinking you have stock light bulbs still installed.

To do this install, first you’ll need to remove the tail light using a T30 torque bit.

Start by removing the two torque bolts on the inside of the tail light. One on top and one on bottom.

Start by removing the two torque bolts on the inside of the tail light. One on top and one on bottom.

Now the tail light housing is loose. Pry on the inside corners and be aware of push pins near the outside of the truck.

Pull outwards and be careful not to slip or drag anything on the paint.

Pull outwards and be careful not to slip or drag anything on the paint.

Next, turn on your four-way flashers. This way, when you remove the bulbs from the tail lights, you’ll know you have power to the new LED bulbs as they illuminate. If the LED bulb doesn’t turn on, just take it out, flip the bulb around, and re-insert.

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The bulb has two wires coming off of it. We followed these wires and stripped off the rubber close to where the harness starts. This will provide extra length for attaching the resistor in a safe place.

When installing a load equalizing resistor, one end goes to the bulb wire and the other goes to the ground wire.

When installing a load equalizing resistor, one end goes to the bulb wire and the other goes to the ground wire. The resistor now bridges the gap between the two wires.

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Resistor gets hot and needs to be installed in a safe place attached to a surface like metal that will not melt.

Resistor gets hot and needs to be installed in a safe place attached to a surface like metal that will not melt.

 

How to install a light bar on a 2014 – 2015 Toyota Tundra

One of the things everyone is doing these days is installing an LED Light bar on their truck. And if you own a 2014-2016 Toyota Tundra, you’re probably looking for ideas and what’s out there for your truck. If you don’t want to do a new bumper or a roof mount, one option you might appreciate is this new LED Light Bar Stealth Mount Kit that fits behind the grille of the tundra with special brackets, relay harness, and switch. Here is a step by step install of the whole process.

removing the tundra grille

Step 1: Remove the grille of the Tundra. There are plastic clips and 10mm screws that hold it in place.

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Step 1: Remove the grille of the Tundra. There are plastic clips and 10mm screws that hold it in place.

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Step 1: Remove the grille of the Tundra. There are plastic clips and 10mm screws that hold it in place.

positioning the light bar

Step 2: Test fit the light bar. The Headlight Revolution stealth mount light bar kit for the 2015 Tundra comes with a perfectly sized light bar with the right brackets to position it just right behind the Tundra grille. Test fit it and see if it interferes with your grille. When you get it centered and lined up, use the supplied mounting hardware and bolt it to the cross bar in front of the radiator.

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Step 2: Test fit the light bar. The Headlight Revolution stealth mount light bar kit for the 2015 Tundra comes with a perfectly sized light bar with the right brackets to position it just right behind the Tundra grille. Test fit it and see if it interferes with your grille. When you get it centered and lined up, use the supplied mounting hardware and bolt it to the cross bar in front of the radiator.

wiring the light bar

Step 3: Install Wiring. The Headlight Revolution stealth-mount LED light bar kit comes with a wire harness that fits the Tundra perfectly! Route the power connector to turn the light bar on, next to the headlights and into the grille section.

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Step 3: Install Wiring. The Headlight Revolution stealth-mount LED light bar kit comes with a wire harness that fits the Tundra perfectly! Connect the power and ground ring terminals to the battery.

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Step 3: Install Wiring. The Headlight Revolution stealth-mount LED light bar kit comes with a wire harness that fits the Tundra perfectly! Connect the power and ground ring terminals to the battery.

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Step 3: Install Wiring. The Headlight Revolution stealth-mount LED light bar kit comes with a wire harness that fits the Tundra perfectly! The relay harness will have the same style 2-pin “Deutsch” connector wired up already to make it an easy plug-in job to connect the relay harness to the light bar power wires.

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Step 4: Connect relay harness in engine bay to switch on dash. This round red tool is the best thing for getting wires through the engine bay into the cab! Watch the Headlight Revolution Video on how to do this for more details.

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Step 4: Connect relay harness in engine bay to switch on dash. This round red tool is the best thing for getting wires through the engine bay into the cab! Watch the Headlight Revolution Video on how to do this for more details.

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Step 4: Connect relay harness in engine bay to switch on dash. This round red tool is the best thing for getting wires through the engine bay into the cab! Watch the Headlight Revolution Video on how to do this for more details.

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installing the light bar switch.

Step 5: Mount the switch. The Headlight Revolution stealth mount light bar kit comes with a switch and relay harness for the Tundra. The best spot to install the switch is in this dummy panel near the steering wheel.

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Step 5: Mount the switch. The Headlight Revolution stealth mount light bar kit comes with a switch and relay harness for the Tundra. The best spot to install the switch is in this dummy panel near the steering wheel.

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vehicle grounding point for switch

ignition wire for halo switch

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reattaching the tundra grille

Step 6: Test the switch and light bar, and if all is well, re-install the bumper!

If you want more of a step by step approach on how this install is done, watch the video here!