Morimoto XB LED Tails, the BEST LED Taillight for the 2016+ Tacoma

Morimoto XB LED Tails, the BEST LED Taillight for the 2016+ Tacoma

The Tacoma is a staple of the off-roading and pick-up truck world. The Japanese practicality paired with a sense of determination and performance built for the toughest jobs. As with many OEM lighting parts, it really falls short of the rest of the truck. Remedy that by making the upgrade to the Morimoto XB LED Taillights for the 2016+ Toyota Tacoma!

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Visually similar to the Tundra tails, which are therein visually similar to the OEM taillights for the respective model, the XB Tacoma taillights update your OEM taillights while remaining faithful to the OEM look. The Morimoto’s taillights have enough flare to look like they would belong on a high-trim level of the Tacoma.


Just like their Tundra tails, Morimoto has done it again with these fully LED taillight assemblies for the 2016+ Toyota Tacoma. The Tacoma has only been around since 1995 and it replaced the famous Hilux with the intention of carving a segment of the compact pick-up market with a truck that could be used more as a personal vehicle and less as a commercial vehicle. The size, suspension setup, and interior comforts all worked to establish that.

Nevertheless, enthusiasts found a way to bring this into the spheres of off-roading and Overlanding.

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Many think to upgrade their suspension, roof racks, stereo, fog lights, and headlights, but you should never neglect the taillights. Especially when you can get a pair as nice looking, well-performing and easy-to-install as the Morimoto XB LED taillights.

As per usual with Morimoto, these feature modern styling that draws from existing designs. This gives the light a futuristic, yet contemporary design, ensuring these will only age with grace. While we are on the aging subject, the UV-polycarbonate lens will protect your taillights from the Sun’s harmful rays.

83883.010You also have the option of choosing between two different versions of the taillight. One has the matte graphite finish that many Morimoto housings utilize, and the other has a standard red finish. There is the option for those wanting something more aggressive-looking, or closer to the OEM look.

The prominent light blades within the taillight are illuminated from the rear with integrated TIR (Total Internal Reflector) optics that serve the brake light, parking light, and turn signal. The optics may be molded from red polycarbonate, they do illuminate amber when you put on your turn signal.

When you put your truck in reverse, the fully integrated, and fully LED, reverse light comes on. The eight LEDs emit light into the reflector-based optic to create a reverse light brighter than most factory taillights.

As standard with Morimoto housings, these come equipped with a sequential turn signal. If that is not your thing, you can easily change it to a standard blinker by changing a wire connection.


Tools Needed for the Job:
Impact/Ratcheting Wrench

Open your bed door and remove the two screws at the top and bottom of your headlight with an Impact/Ratcheting Wrench.


Once those bolts are removed, you can pry the OEM taillight outward from the truck. Then, unplug the factory connectors.


Take your XB LED taillight and plug in the three grey connectors you see.


There is another set of three black plugs on the rear. This allows you to choose between a sequential turn signal and a standard blinker. If you want the sequential turn signal, plug the red wire plug into the blue wire plug. If you want a standard turn signal blinker, plug the yellow wire plug into the blue wire plug.


Once the connections are in, push your taillight back into position. Then screw in the bolts to finish your installation.


Repeat for both sides.

Be sure to run through all the taillights' functions to ensure they work properly.


We cannot get enough of Morimoto and their fully LED housings. If you are rolling around in a 2016+ Toyota Tundra, we cannot recommend picking up your own set. You have that OEM quality paired with phenomenal performance. Not to mention, these are backed by a 5-year warranty because Morimoto knows their product and stands by the quality.

If you are more of a visual learner or would like to see these lights in action. Check out our video below covering these Morimoto XB LED Taillights for the 2016+ Toyota Tundra and the installation process step-by-step. While you are there, do not forget to like and subscribe to our channel for the latest lighting upgrades for your vehicle.

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