What is the small light in headlight?

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Discussion Starter · #1 · Apr 18, 2015

This is probably a strange question but what is the smaller light in the headlight assembly on my 06 tundra? It’s not shown in the owners manual and I haven’t been able to find anything on line. It’s the small light that is on the bottom left corner on the drivers side and on the bottom right on the passenger side. It’s not the headlight/high beam. Is it an accent light? The driver’s side one is burned out and I want to replace it, I just don’t know what to ask for.

Oh, by the way, there are some cool looking headlight mods out there. Its got me thinking…….

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It almost sounds to me like it may be something that was added, possibly a strobe or some type of driving light. Can you post a picture?

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Discussion Starter · #4 · Apr 19, 2015

Thanks Greg and 06 1D6,

I appreciate the information. Here’s the picture of he driver’s side light. You can see it in the bottom left corner.

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I don’t think I have seen one like that, It looks factory so it may be a newer style of DRL than my 02.

Greg

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On mine, it flashes when I hit the lock button on my remote.

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its a clearance light..05/06 have them in the headlight, earlier have them in the corner lights…

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Discussion Starter · #9 · Apr 20, 2015

Thanks every one. Yeah, its factory and they come one when the headlights come on. And thanks Fritzindian, could never figure out their purpose.

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I stuck an amber LED in there to give it a different Gen2 wannabe look.

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Discussion Starter · #11 · Apr 21, 2015

I stuck an amber LED in there to give it a different Gen2 wannabe look.

Now that sounds like a nice idea. What did you use and how did you install it?

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Discussion Starter · #13 · Apr 22, 2015

Did you have to mod anything or is there a specific bulb to replace the stock?

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I couldn’t find an amber 168 bulb (4.9W) so I replaced it with an amber +61404532026W) and love the way it looks now.

To change the bulb you wave to reach down towards the bottom of the housing and you should be able to feel the socket housing, just twist it and pull it out, replace the bulb and reinsert it and twist. Here’s a picture so you can see where the socket is. This would be the back of the drivers side housing.

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Discussion Starter · #15 · Apr 23, 2015

I couldn’t find an amber 168 bulb (4.9W) so I replaced it with an amber +61404532026W) and love the way it looks now.

To change the bulb you wave to reach down towards the bottom of the housing and you should be able to feel the socket housing, just twist it and pull it out, replace the bulb and reinsert it and twist. Here’s a picture so you can see where the socket is. This would be the back of the drivers side housing.

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Cool beans. Thanks 06 1D6. I’m going to give it a try.

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We often refer to them as “city lights”

Any 194/921 sized base will fit that socket

Nick C.

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Discussion Starter · #17 · Apr 24, 2015

We often refer to them as “city lights”

Any 194/921 sized base will fit that socket

Nick C.

Thanks Nick.

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Here’s an example with an incandescent bulb vs. LED replacements:

What is the small light in headlight?

Some prefer the look of amber, personally I think it depends on the vehicle

Here’s the Amber LED option:

What is the small light in headlight?

Nick C.

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Discussion Starter · #19 · Apr 25, 2015

Here’s an example with an incandescent bulb vs. LED replacements:

What is the small light in headlight?

Some prefer the look of amber, personally I think it depends on the vehicle

Here’s the Amber LED option:

What is the small light in headlight?

Nick C.

Thanks for the pictures Nick. I’m liking the 921 and the amber.

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It really depends what look you are going for

If you want a nice amber color, the HP5’s are perfect for it

The cool white looks great when HIDs are installed

Nick C.

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