Truck-Lite 4×6 LED Headlights

Available September 2015 HERE

Truck-Lite developed and brought to market the world’s first 100% LED sealed beam style 7″ round H6024 headlight a decade ago, and since then they have been a leader in the LED headlight market around the world! The Truck-Lite company now has a second generation of 5×7″ LED sealed beam headlight replacements, and 7″ round LED sealed beam headlight replacements and in September of 2015 they will be releasing the all new 4×6″ LED headlight sealed beam replacement.

This new sealed beam replacement style headlight will be a plug and play upgrade for anyone running 4" x 6" sealed beam style housings, high beam and low beam will be separate.

This new sealed beam replacement style headlight will be a plug and play upgrade for anyone running 4″ x 6″ sealed beam style housings, high beam and low beam will be separate.

Semi trucks, tractor trailers, cars, tractors and light trucks have been using the 1A1 and 2A1 style (4×6″) headlights for ages, and this year a new LED version will be available! These new LED headlights from Truck-Lite should sell for less than $200 each.

The system will offer a beam pattern with improved width and longer reach in a build that is designed to be lightweight.  The LED lighting provides several improvements over alternatives including longer life, better lumen maintenance and improved color.

A 9-33v multi-volt design ensures that the 4×6 LED headlight system works with any vehicle that uses industry standard 4×6-inch cutouts including buses, off-road vehicles and medium-duty trucks. With proper mounting, the headlights exceed FMVSS-108 and CMVSS-108 DOT requirements for both low and high beam performance.

“Our goal is to get LED lighting and its safety benefits into as many vehicles as possible. Truck-Lite received feedback from the market that there was a demand for this, and we’re thrilled to respond so quickly, and with such a high-caliber product,” said Brian Kupchella, president and COO.

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.

removing tundra front trim

removing tundra front trim 2

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.

removing the tundra headlight housing 2

removing the tundra headlight housing 3

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

removing the tundra headlight housing 4

 

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.

installing tundra LED rear turn signals and resistors 2

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.

installing tundra LED rear turn signals and resistors 4

installing tundra LED rear turn signals and resistors 5

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.