Introduction: Install Double Row LED Light Bar on 2016-up Toyota Tacoma

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This tutorial will show you how to install the 30-31" 180W double-row LED light bar on the lower bumper grille area of the 2016-up Toyota Tacoma.


This Toyota Tacoma LED light bar kit comes with a set of specially designed metal mounting brackets so that you don't have to cut off any existing parts to install the assembly. Other brands on the market require you to cut off some portions of the front grille for installation, but iJDMTOY's mounting brackets allow you to keep the truck in original condition and require absolutely no modification, no drilling, no cutting.

Step 1: Remove the Front Grille.

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Step 2: Unbolt the Two Outer Screws on the Crash Beams on Either Side.

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Unbolt using a #14 wrench. To reveal these screws, peel back the plastic air dams.

Step 3: Secure the Metal Mounting Brackets.

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Mount the metal brackets by both holes to the exposed mounting holes indicated in the last step.

The bracket will be set just below the lower bumper opening.

Step 4: Bolt the Rectangular Bracket Onto the Mounting Brackets.

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This will allow you to adjust the height and depth at which your LED light bar is mounted. It can be as high or low, and as far out or in as you want.

Step 5: Place the LED Light Bar in Between the Mounting Brackets and Secure.

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There are three options for you to put the LED light bar in:

  1. Remove the bumper. While this adds a step to your installation process, this ensures your LED light bar will stay pristine and free of blemishes.
  2. Slide it in through the gap between the bumper and grille area. Going down this route will increase the chance of scratching the LED light bar, which will void its warranty. If you opt for this method, perform this step slowly and carefully.
  3. Cut off the beams in the lower bumper gap. This will not only prevent light from being blocked, but will also allow you to set your LED light bar as far out as you want it.

You may also trim the air dams by using a cutter if the fitment is not to your liking. Cut according to the red lines below. This action is optional.

Step 6: Final Steps

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Connect the wires of the LED light bar to an existing power source like your car battery using the included relay wiring harness.

Test your LED light bar to make sure it fully functions.

Reassemble any parts you removed. Enjoy your Toyota Tacoma's new LED light bar!

Find this and more offroad truck LED lighting at iJDMTOY.com today!

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