Last post on Nov 10, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#12 of 31 Re: 2008 highlander HID headlight [alexd4]
Feb 25, 2009 (6:17 am)
That is because HID replacement kits are just the bulb replacement, the key to HID's is the reflector and cut off pattern. If you install the aftermarket HID's in a headlamp assembly made for the regular bulbs the stock reflector throws a lot of light into the on coming traffic and up causing problems for you in fog and snow.
For the life on me I cannot understand why it isn't an option on the Highlander, especially when my wife has it on her Prius Just picked up an 08 and was shocked to see it wasn't included in the Limited, or offered at all on even the 09's.
#13 of 31 Re: 2008 highlander HID headlight [bob259]
Feb 25, 2009 (2:19 pm)
Are the 9006's (low beams for a 2003) that were delivered here today after I saw this string and ordered them going to blind oncoming drivers?
#14 of 31 Re: 2008 highlander HID headlight [ferd42]
Feb 25, 2009 (5:28 pm)
You shouldn't have any problems with regular bulb type replacements e.g. fit stock socket. Where you get into trouble is when you convert the stock HL's to 'true' HID aftermarket retro fit elements and ballasts.
#15 of 31 Re: 2008 highlander HID headlight [bob259]
Feb 26, 2009 (4:14 am)
#16 of 31 Re: 2008 highlander HID headlight [ferd42]
Feb 26, 2009 (10:07 am)
Many of these aftermarket bulbs that are being quoted as "brighter" are doing so in comparison to the old non-halogen bulbs, not the current crop of actual halogen bulbs.
55 watts is and will remain 55 watts.
Mar 19, 2009 (9:28 am)
I was hoping the 2010 Lexus's headlamp assemblies would be the same as the 08/09 Highlander, and then we could get the HID assemblies and ballasts and retro fit our Highlanders.... but they are not
#20 of 31 Re: 2008 highlander HID headlight [alohatofu]
May 01, 2009 (4:14 am)
Thanks, alohatofu. I ordered a pair from Powerbulbs three weeks ago and got them last week. The light from those new bulbs are much clearer and brighter. So far, I am happy with them.