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#1 of 31 Highlander Condensation in Head Light
Nov 20, 2008 (1:39 pm)
I have purchased a 2004 Highlander 2 months ago (Sept), starting a few weeks ago have a problem with condensation inside the right head light unit and would not go away. Are there any methods to eliminate this problem. Thanks
Nov 25, 2008 (7:00 am)
usually this means the insides have lost the seal that keeps moisture out. It can be a crack in the lens, a separation between the lens and the reflector, or a bad seal where the bulb is inserted.
The best fix is to find that broken seal. Once you find it, you can heat up the entire assembly with a hairdryer to remove the moisture, then reseal it.
If you can't find the broken seal, remove the bulb (so air can get out/in) and heat it up slowly to dry it out. Then replace the bulb. This may work, but it may only last a little while.
#3 of 31 2008 Toyota Highlander HID headlight
Oct 13, 2009 (2:35 pm)
#4 of 31 2008 highlander HID headlight
Oct 17, 2007 (9:34 pm)
Hello I'm planning to get a HID kit for the 2008 highlander but I"m not sure what type to get. what is the bulb size? 9006? is it dual filament or the high and low is separate? If you know please share thanks
#5 of 31 Re: 2008 highlander HID headlight [alohatofu]
Oct 20, 2007 (5:53 am)
It's in the owners manual but I will tell you now because i just upgraded the headlight bulbs myself. You need an HB4 aka H4 aka 9003 bulb. It has both low and high beams built into that 1 bulb. Do yourself a favor and go to www.powerbulbs.com and order the philips extreme 80% bulbs and you will be in heaven. The place is in the UK and the only place you can get them since they are not sold here but they ship immediately and have free shipping as well. You will get them within a week. I put them in an the difference is night and day from stock. Much brighter, whiter, longer throw bulbs that truly light up the road like an x-mas tree at night. Do not buy an HID conversion kit as they will be horrible with replacing the entire headlight lens assembly as they are not designed for regular lenses and will scatter the light everywhere but on the road. You will waste your money. Just buy the bulbs above and you will be happy. These are highly rated bulbs
#7 of 31 Re: 2008 highlander HID headlight
Oct 25, 2007 (7:49 pm)
Dear alohatofu, thegman230,
do you know where info may be found about how legal it is in US, especially, in CA?
#9 of 31 Re: 2008 highlander HID headlight [nomorebenz]
Oct 28, 2007 (11:31 am)
BTW: HID are illegal and sites selling them have warnings about it (they claim that it's for exhibitions and off-road use, but not for streets.
However, what's on Philips US web site is quite enough, I think.
#10 of 31 Re: 2008 highlander HID headlight [nomorebenz]
Oct 28, 2007 (2:55 pm)
I checked the Philips Web site and they have a great selection of 9006 bulbs. The NightGuide sounds interesting too, that's really where I'm looking for extra visibility (night vision isn't all it used to be). Has anyone used the NightGuide?
I haven't changed headlight bulbs before, is it as easy as it appears to be in the owner's manual? I've got a 2007 Highlander Limited, which uses the 9006 halogen bulbs.