Do Not Sell My Personal Information Jump to content

  • Join The Club

    Join the Lexus Owners Club and be part of the Community. It's FREE!


Angel Eyes - Modding Help


Recommended Posts

Hello guys!

I'm new to the forums and to modding. So I really just wanted to get some good advice before I do anything with my lexus and screw it up. XD

I've got a 2001 Lexus is200 Luxury Sports and I'm planning on installing some angel eyes. I've found some threads with people that have installed them but I cant find anything that has proper instructions. I read that 200red installed some angel eyes and he said he posted some instructions but I cant find them.

So is there anything I should know about before buying angel eyes kit?

I heard that you put the whole headlights in the oven for a short time to soften up the glue or whatever. Is this true? If it softens up the glue so that I can take it apart easier do I need to buy any glue to apply to it when putting it all back together? If so what kind?

Whats better CCFL or LED angel eyes? I heard that CCFL wear out quicker. Is this true or just a rumour?

What intensity of light should I get? 5000k, 6000k or 8000k (whats legal or what looks better)? I dont want it to be too bright for oncoming traffic.

Thanks for the help in advance and I'm sorry to bring up another topic about angel eyes but I just need the help. Maybe if I can get the tips from you guys then I'll make a proper instructional thread about installing them for people who are newbs like me. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello and welcome to LOC :)

These threads might help you

Oh and by the way you have a IS200 Sport. Not a luxury sports ( no such thing) :whistling:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi and welcome to the club.

I dont have angel eyes fitted, i went for the Audi style as their easier to fit and replace.


Theres a great youtube video showing installation of a set of AE's, as for which type CCFL or LED, CCFL give a better look in my opinion but can die quickly, led's would last longer but as their individual leds if one go's then it will look patchy (see why i didnt go for them lol).

And colour choice would be best matched to your head lights, if your keeping them standard then 4300 is the colour you need, but with hids kits for the IS200 @under £20 i'd be changing the lights to hid, for under £50 you could do driving, main and fogs to hid.

Heres that vid.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well thank you very much for the warm welcome.

In the first link where it gave me the steps, near the end where it says that for the glue to harden, do i need to get some type of special glue when putting everything back together?

As for the HID's, in Australia they are illegal. If your car didnt come with HID's when you first bought it, then putting aftermarket HID's will get you busted really quick. New cars that come with HID's that are installed by the manufacturer are ok, sadly thats the law here, otherwise I'd do it since its quite cheap.

PS: lol I guess I do have the sports edition. I just thought with all the leather, pedals and the sunroof it was very luxuriant. :D thanks!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ah so your from the land down under, thats a shame about the hids.

As for glue, when you've fitted the halos and put your lights back together, they then go back in the oven this will re-soften the factory glue and thats what you seal them with.

The only advice i'd say that may not be mentioned is when you first split the lights, work the glue level (flatten out the peeks) so that you have a good chance of getting a waterproof seal.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...

Latest Deals

Lexus Official Store for genuine Lexus parts & accessories

Disclaimer: As the club is an eBay Partner, The club may be compensated if you make a purchase via eBay links

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Lexus Owners Club Powered by Invision Community

eBay Disclosure: As the club is an eBay Partner, the club may earn commision if you make a purchase via the clubs eBay links.

DISCLAIMER: is an independent Lexus forum for owners of Lexus vehicles. The club is not part of Lexus UK nor affiliated with or endorsed by Lexus UK in any way. The material contained in the forums is submitted by the general public and is NOT endorsed by Lexus Owners Club, ACI LTD, Lexus UK or Toyota Motor Corporation. The official Lexus website can be found at
  • Create New...