Many aftermarket bulbs have been known to actually explode, if they don't burn out within a few months as most do. Has anyone had any luck with out of warranty items with Lexus Customer care. Also, do you drive on the left side of the road in London? I was able to get it all apart but can't for the life of my old! The mechanic said there was allot of corrosion around the ballast, probably due to water damage, so hopefully my sealant will help water proof the ballast for a few years. You said that water can cause it to break, but since it is mounted to the outside of the assembly, didn't they make it water proof? During the winter the condensation clears up. Black Projector Head Lamps enhance your nighttime driving by taking the existing light put out by your light bulbs and projecting it over a wider area, resulting in increased field of vision.
Replacement bulbs use standard 12-volt connectors found in your vehicle already, too, so installation is as straightforward as possible. Any ideas on what I should get for the high beams to be the same colour? Anyone have a step by step guide pleasE? The manual says to take it to Lexus and they will do it for you. Have a professional diagnose the problem and then decide what action to take. It needs to be protected from rain and undercarriage washing How can a little condensation ruin it? The second link is also questionable. Any and all water would pool right in it.
Your color will be great, but you won't be able to see as much. In some Lexuss, the highbeam is the same bulb as the headlight and it is possible for the highbeam to work, but the headlight be burnt out even if they are the same bulb and vise versa. That seems to be a time consuming process. A pictorial step by step would help as well. And it's definitely not waterproof, not even a little.
Is that just the space necessary to work in? Does it matter which ones I buy? Once moisture is inside, it doesn't like to come out. If water were to collect on the inside clear plastic of the headlight, it would drip down and fall right onto the ballast cavity. I had them in my Rx300 as well, and transferred them to this car last year. I definitely do not want to accidentally break either of those two boxes. Its hard to believe that the newer units are designed to be sealed? Thanks that is all good information and its good to know the facts about removing a bumper.
. Their website is very user friendly, accurate, excellent price, and simple to place an order. I am still stuck on the high beams. Usually electronics had to be potted with epoxy to protect it. Lots a refub units where they glue back on mounting brackets. They're a few years old and they still work perfectly. So they don't have to know what options are going into the car later.
As an Engineer, shouldn't the unit be open? I have looked on E-bay and they still aren't cheap. Entering your vehicle information in our Year Make Model selector up top, helps ensure you get an auto part that fits your car, truck or other type of vehicle. I also wanted to get the high beam ones changed as well so its a similar color to my 6000k D2S bulbs. I decided not to get the work done. I guess its a feature excluded in european models, which mine is. I was able to track when my parts were shipped, on-time, and received it days later. I will try your methods of replacing the bulbs.
They also don't last very long. I didn't notice your location. There is a measurable increase in the light output. You'll need to turn it counter-clockwise about 90 degrees until it stops turning. Are these the aftermarket bulbs you were referring to? These bulbs have a very high voltage that runs through them, even if the battery is disconnected. I've purchased a total of 3 pairs from them, and every time i was satisfied.
Have you considered doing a headlight retrofit? It just doesn't look good. For comparison, the standard 9005 halogen bulb emits 1700 lumens. Lexus Customer Care would help by taking 10% off, had to wait 2 days for there answer. It's hard to explain but as soon as you've got it in-front of you, you will figure it out. Best quality and color in my opinion. I also just tried to call Lexus Customer care. Believe it or not, Denso ballasts are.
They should also have the purple insulation rods not brown and the element in the center of the glass should be somewhat red in color. The dealer said no, thinking the wiring would be different, but I used to work for an Automotive supplier and they normally make all the wire harnesses exactly the same. As far as the bulbs are concerned. I have never seen the lights on in the daytime. Have you tried angel eyes? This will eliminate the moisture. When I worked at an automotive supplier, I tested all sorts of components and anything mounted to the outside of the car had to be protected from all sorts of environmental elements including salt spray and rain. At low voltage their kelvin readings are very low, as the filaments are merely heating up, like a hot coal.
There's no need to replace the entire headlight unless the moisture issue gets out of control. You need to pull the ends of the clips inwards and pull out. It's the first thing to get wet. I wonder why they quoted like 3-5hrs to do an entire replacement? I have looked on E-bay and they still aren't cheap. Will give it a shot tonight. Moisture is inevitable, and sealing with silicone or goop won't do a darn thing.