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    Toyota Yaris headlights.

    They're crap.
    We bought a new Yaris TRD 2-3 years ago and I desperately need to improve the head lights, as in fit stronger bulbs.
    We asked at the Toyota shop when we got the 30,000 km service this afternoon and they said they couldn't do it.
    So..... does anyone know where I can buy or order some super dooper replacements headlight bulbs.
    I have the mechanical skills of a duck so any advice would be appreciated.

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    What type of headlight does it have ?

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-06-0...-/352081232617

    Is it to be able to see, or to blind people?


    Should be lots of modification shops around. Just take it to one and tell them what yer looking for.

    Just watch out they don't also replace the rear seat with a 36 inch subwoofer and strobe light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    What type of headlight does it have ?

    Errrr bad ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-06-0...-/352081232617

    Is it to be able to see, or to blind people?


    Should be lots of modification shops around. Just take it to one and tell them what yer looking for.

    Just watch out they don't also replace the rear seat with a 36 inch subwoofer and strobe light.
    To be able to see when driving at night in the rain. The opportunity to blind people would be an advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Errrr bad ones.

    Halogen ?
    HID ?
    LED ?
    etc etc etc.

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    get yer missus to ask a question to these - https://www.lazada.co.th/products/ca...sl5yS&search=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Errrr bad ones.
    Dimwit!

    It seems that your car has standard H4 bulbs which you can replace with these:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2Pcs-Front-...0/323344974488

    Aliexpress also has them in many different lumens and probably a better price than ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Dimwit!

    It seems that your car has standard H4 bulbs which you can replace with these:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2Pcs-Front-...0/323344974488

    Aliexpress also has them in many different lumens and probably a better price than ebay.
    Yeah being a TuRD I was not sure if halogen or something fancy, hence my question.

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    CJ, are you sure the headlight housing itself is clean on the inside? Is the plastic on the front nice and clear? I've seen headlights that got a crack in them or the seal around the bulb was bad and moisture got in and "fogged" the headlight housing.

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    is the windscreen tinted ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    CJ, are you sure the headlight housing itself is clean on the inside? Is the plastic on the front nice and clear? I've seen headlights that got a crack in them or the seal around the bulb was bad and moisture got in and "fogged" the headlight housing.
    Yup, they're as clean as. We've been really happy with the car in general but the headlights are pathetically weak. SWMBO says it might be my eyes, she could be right.
    We're doing a run down to Savannakhet in a week or so, and it be helpful to be able to drive at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    is the windscreen tinted ?
    Nope.

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    Have you checked your night vision at an ophthalmologist recently?

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    A 50" LED bar mounted on the roof should sort ya night driving issue !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Have you checked your night vision at an ophthalmologist recently?
    Strangely, yes. 10 days ago in Darwin. Full eye test. All good other than a very small cataract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    A 50" LED bar mounted on the roof should sort ya night driving issue !!
    I considered that. My mate in Darwin has such a thing on his Landcruiser, bloody impressive but apparently illegal in LOS

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    Have you tried twisting the stalk twice?

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    Someone else has complained on google about dim lights..
    This question went unanswered..
    does the vehicle have a headlamp level control? Normally a little wheel near the headlamp switch with positions from 0-4.
    A couple of recommendations in the link too..

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com....php?t=1458405

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Someone else has complained on google about dim lights..
    This question went unanswered..


    A couple of recommendations in the link too..

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com....php?t=1458405
    That's interesting. I shall have a look tomorrow. I'm currently engrossed in the Trumpy show so it has to wait. Thanks Dill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Have you tried twisting the stalk twice?
    Harsh ... but fair

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    We bought a new Yaris TRD 2-3 years ago and I desperately need to improve the head lights, as in fit stronger bulbs.
    We asked at the Toyota shop when we got the 30,000 km service this afternoon and they said they couldn't do it.
    Why has it took you 3 years to decide they are too dim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Why has it took you 3 years to decide they are too dim?
    Cos we haven't done a long trip since we bought it.
    Well we have done 2 trips to Savannakhet but we went really slowly.
    This time I'd like to do it in 2 days there, 2 days to get visa and then 2 days back.
    I spend most of my time in bed so the lights of the Yaris are irrelevant 'till I'm forced to move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    'till I'm forced to move.
    Why would you be forced to move?

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