Last post on Oct 05, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#3 of 7 Cracked fog light on 05 HL.
Feb 23, 2008 (10:49 pm)
My driver side fog light has cracked all the way across recently. I have an 05 HL. I took it to the dealer and of course, they said it had been hit by a rock and that is why it cracked. I think they are full of it! Anyway, I have been looking into replacing both fog lights with OTHER fog lights.
I have heard from other HL owners that the cracking of the fog lights are an issue.
In my searches, I have found out some interesting info.
Fog Lights that will fit the Highlander:
2004-2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER (Including 2006 Hybrid)
2004-2007 TOYOTA PRIUS
2004-2006 SCION xA
2000-2005 TOYOTA ECHO
2000-2005 TOYOTA MR2 SPYDER
I have been thinking about these instead of the normal Fog light with the shield in front of the bulb.
eBay Motors: 04-05 SCION XA JDM FOG LIGHTS BUMPER LAMPS KIT CLEAR (item 360025305573 end time Feb-25-08 20:41:53 PST)
Jul 28, 2008 (5:37 am)
I had the same problem with my 2005. I bought it used, a few months after I bought it I noticed the fog light lenses were broken. When I took it to the dealer they said it was rock spray. Which I know it wasn't as I don't drive on rock roads at all. But I didn't argue, how could I prove otherwise? Now I know I was right! I just left them cracked, should I replace them?
#5 of 7 Re: 2004 Toyota Highlander Limited - Fog Light Lenses [eschulze]
Oct 01, 2008 (10:42 am)
You do NOT have to remove bumper on a highlander to change foglamps.
Look under the front bumper and you will see 2 wide hole for access. Inside, at the 6'oclock positon is a 10mm screw, just twist counter clockwise, and pop the foglight out. I got a replacement pair on eBay for about 90 bucks. Pop those back in, put screw back in, plug in. Done.
#6 of 7 Re: 2004 Toyota Highlander Limited - Fog Light Lenses [msagro]
Oct 02, 2008 (4:33 pm)
Well.... y'all "made me look".
I've got a 2003 HL, bought new, and I live on a gravel road. Almost 90,000 miles on the car so far.
No cracks or any other defects in the fog lights. We don't use them all the time, but they've had sufficient use that if heat were the problem, it'd show.
So did they do something different in the plastic lenses for 2004?
and "thanks" to msagro for the tips on replacement.
Oct 05, 2008 (6:37 pm)
every car I've ever had with fogs deveolped cracks rather quickly. honda, toyota, GM, all the same.
i've learned that unless they actually fall out, leave 'em be. cracks don't hurt anything.