Gen 3 Prius T-Spirit 2014 UK model, dual led headlight

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  1. Rual

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    Hi I’m new ,
    I’m from Uk
    My car 2014 Uk model t sprit Prius
    Any one know this headlight if dipped led bulb goes , is it changeable ,
    The dealer say whole unit needs replacing no bulb

    thanks
     

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    Unfortunately, no. If the dipped beam goes, the manual basically states "see your Toyota dealer". I interpret that as "you probably have to change out the entire unit".

    Each of the two (well four, two on each side) are made up of many LEDs within each projector so it's not a single large LED.
     
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    Thanks for reply ,
    My friends headlight just went ,

    Surprised Toyota !
    I would have thought there are better economical ways to design a headlight

    are all new design Toyotas like that ?
     
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    In theory, those lights should last the life of the car.

    It’s the case for any new car with LED headlights as far as I know. Until we can develop a single large LED that puts out light like the current LEDs without clusters of them, maybe we can change ourselves but LEDs last a long time.

    Here, the LED headlights on Corollas are used as DRLs which means they’re on all the time. In addition, some are used as taxis. It started in 2014 and I’ve yet to see one of those with a “burned out” headlight so, so far so good.
     
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