I was changing the low beam headlight on the driver side which is a bit awkward to get to. It probably would have been easier if I had completely removed the filter housing but I didn't. Anyway, got the old bulb out, put a new bulb in and just loosely put it through the hole. I switched the lights on at this point to test that everything was working and it was fine. Now I should have put the lights off but I didn't, instead I went in to rotate the bulb to lock it in place. It fell out slightly, the glass of the bulb shattered and there was a bit of a bang. I put another bulb in and tested it but it didn't work. I tested with a second bulb and it didn't work. Turns out there is no voltage at the connector, I assume there was a short when the bulb smashed and it has blown a fuse.
My Lexus is a IS220D 57 plate and has the type A engine compartment fuse box. According to this the left and right headlights are on the same 30A fuse, but my passenger side light is working fine. Is there another fuse somewhere that just controls the driver side? I wouldn't have thought there would be two fuses in line. Any other ideas?
Any help much appreciated as I can't seem to find anything online.
I have a 2007 IS250 with Halogen bulbs and I find the dipped beam poor, at best! I've heard very good things about OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER UNLIMITED H11, halogen-headlamp bulb, and I wonder if anybody knows whether I can simply put them in. I checked with a dealer and they said they thought I could but didn't know if it might knacker the wiring in the headlight unit. Is this them just covering their backside I wonder?! Trouble is I don't want to take the risk of having to replace both headlight units if it goes wrong.
So I ask:
1. The reviews on these bulbs are brilliant but are they accurate?
2. Has anyone fitted them and, if so, any problems?
THanks in advance for your help!
First and foremost I am new to this forum. I bought a 2010 Lexus IS 220d F Sport from the UK and imported it to my country. I bought the 220d F Sport and not the 200d F Sport for three main reasons:
1) More power
2) Mark Levinson sound system
3) Seats with memory function
However, doing this meant that my car would have no day time running lights as standard. This is something that I still really want.
Does anyone now if it is possible to convert from a 2010 OEM to a 2011 OEM headlamp? Will it be an easy swap? And will the DRL work just as a plug and play or will I have to take it to a centre to get it programmed? From the satellite switches i have no access to DRL function, and this is where i assume it should be to switch them on or off.
I have contacted the Lexus Official Store on eBay and their reply was:
"If the customer is looking to fit a different headlamp from a different spec of vehicle we would not be able to advise regarding if it would fit the vehicle as the wiring may well be different/has not been tested so we cannot sanction changing the original spec. I can also confirm that there are no accessory DRL/s available."
Before I got this message they however have recommended part number 81140-53351.
In my opinion, 8113053250 looks like it has DRL function at the bottom of the headlamp unit, and is also much cheaper.
Attached find the two car models i am referring to, and see the difference in headlamps. IMO the DRL function looks amazing.
I tried to keep the post the shortest length possible. Any sort of information and help would be very much appreciated.
Peace be with you guys. Have a good day.
After washing my car late one afternoon last week, I noticed that one of the headlights had stopped working. Since I was travelling to the continent the following day at 5am, I had no choice but to live with it. However, the following morning, I found that the light was working again... and it has not failed since. Not sure what happened, although I suspect water may have something to do with it. Somehow.
My car is a SE-I. HID low beam with halogen high beam. The bulb that (temporarily) failed was the HID.
My questions are as follows:
- What is the life expectancy of HID bulbs (my car is a 2009 with 105,000 miles)?
- Are replacements a DYI or dealer job?
- How much are replacement bulbs?
Just bough myself main beam Osram Xenarc Cool Blue Intense D4S for £41 (standards price ~ £80). Sadly, was limited deal on amazon I believe 2 items left, but the time I bough and none by the time I finished making the post.
Can anyone advice on High Beam?
I know there is part thread just above, but it seems nobody has any recommendations for high beam?