Prius '07 HID headlight problem (RESOLVED)

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by tmre84, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. tmre84

    tmre84 New Member

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    I have researched the Prius headlight problem from the bottom up. Toyota made a design flaw in the headlights. They have now supposedly fixed this problem. I went to the dealership and they put in new headlight bulbs and no problems have occurred ever since.

    Buy OEM headlights, nothing else will work. I know, I tried.
     
  2. sv_ted

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    I second that.

    I tried generic bulbs (D4R) and they were no better than the one's I replaced. They shut off every few minutes and were not very bright.

    I then spent $95 for a pair of real (I think, you never know on ebay) OEM D4R's and no more problems. They are marked just like the originals: Philips D4R.

    Finally, my headlights are like new again.
     
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    I bought and installed these on my '06 Prius about two months ago. They're working just great so far...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002GZ70LY/
     
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    could you share with me some of the info you got on the headlights, i.e. references and such? I would like to know more...also, did the dealership install their bulbs, or did you buy your own? how long have you had the new ones? What did it cost? the dealership here wants $500 which to me seems outrageous...is there a consumer advocacy group that knows about this?? Thanks! : )
     
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    Perhaps the problem was not the headlight itself but a circuit board or controller?
     
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