How do I install headlight protectors when i have an ARB bullbar fitted on my 12

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 08:57
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Surely someone must have headlight protectors fitted with an ARB Deluxe Winch Bar on a 120 Prado?

I just bought some headlight protectors and the instructions have the clip at the bottom towards the grille actually hooked over the top of the bumperbar. Obviously I dont have a bumper with a bar fitted and this bar has a 25mm gap from light to bar. Sort of makes it a bit hard to use their tiny clip.

Surely I am not the first to want headlight protectors on with a bar at same time! Short of gluing the clip to the underside of the headlight what else cam i do?
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 09:14

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 09:14
If your current protectors don't work, maybe consider clear flat polycarbonate panels on the back edge of the ARB bar just in front of the lights - did that on my 100 series LC - fixed neatly with cable ties - the polycarb is a lot stronger than glass (but not harder than - cleaning has to be done with care).
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Reply By: George_M - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 13:10

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 13:10
Hi PradOz.

I have a Prado 120 series with an ARB winch bar and headlight protectors.

Not sure what brand the headlight protectors are, but they are held in place by:
. a molded lip along the bottom edge of the protector which fits under the headlight fitting (there is about a 2cm gap between the bottom of the light and the winch bar
. two clips: one at the bottom LH edge (looking front on) of the protector, which clips back over the grey headlight frame, and one about a third of the way down from the RH side top edge of the protector which clips over the engine bay lip.

That may sound way more complicated than it really is. Mine have been on for the past five years, with removal for the occasional cleaning of the inside surface.

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Reply By: Kimba10 - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 14:18

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 14:18
Hi there pradoz. I have the toyota soveringn (spelling) and have put headlight covers on mine (genuine toyota covers) and they dont interfere with the bullbar in any way, they clip on just under the headlight and at the inner edge (have to pull rubber strip back to fit cilp then put strip back over again) Are you using genuine covers ?? Might have some thing to do with it ?? 3 clips per cover for memory Regards Steve
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Follow Up By: PradOz - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 17:10

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 17:10
rang local toyota to be given a price and then told they dont have any, cannot remember the last time they supplied a customer any, and after checking said toyota australia wide has none and they are highly unlikely to stock again. his recommendation was to go aftermarket

so thats what i did. only drame is these rely on the top edge of the bumper to hold the clip in place. looks like i will be making something. was considering either gluing or silicone to hold the bracket fixed to underside bottom edge of the light. the bottom side is exposed as the bumper is removed and the bar is 2.5cm away so no way of holding the cover using the bar

no issue with the top clip. these only use 2 clips. 1 is top outside corner, slide rubber back and slide clip into position. 2nd clip is my issue!!!!

just when you think it should be a simple job it isnt. my swmbo gets so aggravate when i say "i am just going to do such and such, dont worry its a 5 minute job" only to find 2 hours later after much deliberation, frustration at the manufacturer, a lot of swearing and tossing things around the workshop in a search for something to do the job, the bl**dy thing finally goes on. i bought these from bursons and they had to get them freighted in from who knows where, next day. so i dont hold much hope of getting a commonsense answer from them

......... grumble, grumble, grumble .........
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Follow Up By: Kimba10 - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 20:24

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 20:24
This is the instruction sheet from mine which as I mentioned are genuine, not sure if it will help in any way like brackets or some thing you need to make up, I only bought these in may and didnt have to order in, got them from Lander Toyota in Blacktown, had them in stock, maybe it was my lucky day ????

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Follow Up By: PradOz - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 21:16

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 21:16
thank you for taking the time to get thiese instructions. not sure how i will approach this task as yet. to make these clips will require me doing some microsurgery i think which wont be easy

i cant believe toyota tell me that they will no longer sell or stock them :(
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Follow Up By: PradOz - Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 19:11

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 19:11
went and got a refund. they said they only make them to suit standard manufactured vehicles blah blah blah

anyway i rang another toyota dealer and he doesnt have any either BUT he was able to say another dealer in QLD did and he would arrange for them to be delivered to another of their local franchise outlets (Ford) for me to pick up Monday.

Heaps better service than my nearest Toyota outlet and I even went in there again earlier today for them to say same thing, none anywhere.

So cant wait for Monday to came....

PS if anyone wants some for their 120 Prado they want to get in now while they are available in limited numbers
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Reply By: gbc - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 16:42

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 at 16:42
Try getting in touch with EGR plastics - Salisbury, Brisbane, They make headlight covers for an amazing array of vehicles. I dare say they'd know if there was a fitting issue with a bullbar..
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