LED Headlight Conversion

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by genetiix, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. trentofdestiny

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    Yes the side marker socket will hang. And you can either get a mating plug for the triangle plug or cut & splice. But that should use the same terminals as the big plug.


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    Thank you so much for the info. Let’s start shopping lol
     
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    Whatever Toyota wiring you get your hands on, check the connector for the part number, find it in the wiring book, and it will tell you if the terminal is correct for what you need. If you were here I'd give you some to get you started lol


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    I tried a similar one from XenonDepot. They weren't as bright as my Morimoto HID kit o had at the time, and it gave the halogen projectors a cat's-eye look, so I got rid of them. Eventually I got the Toyota LED headlamps.


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    I am not as concerned about "the look" as I am about the projection. We have two other vehicles ('17 Ford Focus RS, '18 RAV4 Hybrid Limited) that have bright LED headlights and they really light up the road well compared to my stock Prius bulbs. I want bulbs that will really illuminate the road.

    This kit from Precision LED seems to be simple and complete. I replaced my horns so have experience taking the front bumper mounts apart so I'm not averse to a little disassembly and reassembly but I just want something that works.

     
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    I don't think they will be bright enough for you but that's subjective; the only way to find out is to try.


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    Thank you very much for the feedback. I'm not expecting perfection but if it improves a little I'll be OK with it.
     
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    It terms of increasing brightness, I would say fog light kits may do better job than LED bulb. I am having Opt7 LED kits on both ZVW30. The LED improves but not a lot. But with fog n without fog makes a big difference.
    I’m switching to OEM headlights because my halogen is getting moisture inside. I’ve been told that the OEM set is way better than LED bulb. Of course, the price tells the differences lol
     
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    These LED's doesn't show how much lumen output it can produce on each bulb.. If it's 8,000 LM total or a little more, then it's good.. if it's under 8k LM, then it sucks cos you can't see as far of a distance.. I haven't watched the video ad yet though..
     
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    Just wondering if every plugs in the engine bay for any toyota that have similar size use the same water proof type 2-3 type terminal?
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    I’ve been looking on a 2004 corolla wiring manual but couldn’t tell which are suitable for me.
    Would u mind giving me a hand on getting a better clue on that, please?
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    You kinda need to have the connector in your hand to read the numbers on it. I'm not sure that you can find a connector shell number from a wiring diagram, although it should give you a diagram of the connector pins. As far as the 04 Corolla, I'm sure there's a few connectors with suitable terminals, just not sure which ones.


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    Where can I buy this headlight housing?
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    eBay or Toyota. You will most likely have to buy the computer separate. And don't forget the custom wiring if you are putting it in a car that didn't originally have it.


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    Sorry but new to this... what is the housing called? I’ve tried eBay but I’m confused too many options there and without the light can’t see the led brow. And fog lights I only it for see Prius v is that going to fit a Prius 3. Thanks
     
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    Just type in something like "Prius (headlight,headlamp) led". You'll have to learn the shapes of the different housings but if it has 2 projector "eyeballs" it's led and if not then it's halogen. The one with 2 eyeballs and a square high beam bulb reflector will have the eyebrow, but there are 2 different ones. Some have gray inside and some are blue from the plugin model. The gray and blue are just for looks they don't affect anything. I don't believe the fog lights will fit different models but I don't know as I don't believe in them lol.


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    So I just received my LED headlight assemblies tonight and I decided to install the bulbs before I install the assemblies themselves to make my life a bit easier. Thankfully I did cause I don’t know what I’m looking at.

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    So from what I understand, the 2 smaller lights on the outside of the car are the normal headlights and the bigger one towards the center are the brights. If this is the case, how do I change out the normal lights? Cause I can easily change out the bigger one and the 2 small lights (which I presume are the parking lights) but not the 2 actual headlights. Do I have to take apart the assembly in order to install the lights?

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    You can't change out the "normal lights" (low beams). They are built into the LED headlight, hence its high price. Only things you can install are the front parking bulb, side marker bulb, and high beam bulb.


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    Ahh okay. Well, that works for me/explains it!

    Thanks!
     
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    You're welcome! Any questions about wiring I can try to help with also.


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