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#61 of 687 Headlight Replacement
Dec 08, 2009 (7:14 pm)
I have a 2000 Toyota Sienna with 50,000 miles on it. My question is, do headlights that still work ever need to be replaced due to loss of light intensity? It seems to me that they aren't as bright as they were when the vehicle was new. Of course, at age 68, I'm not as bright as I used to be either. Does anyone have any ideas regarding the need to replace headlights simply because of their age?
#62 of 687 2011 power folding outside mirrors?
Dec 09, 2009 (6:39 am)
I am trying to decide whether to buy a 2010 Sienna Limited model or wait for a 2011. My garage doors are a little narrow and the 2010 limited has power folding mirrors which make it more convenient to get in and out of the garage. On our old Sienna we have to stop the car, get out and manually fold the mirrors. This gets to be inconvenient in the rain or winter snow.
I can't find any indication that the 2011 limitedmodel has the power folding mirrors. My dealer is trying to find out, but I was hoping someone here might have seen the car close up and could report on this feature.
#63 of 687 Re: Headlight Replacement [happy2bme1]
Dec 09, 2009 (8:58 am)
Our nighttime vision, specifically color recognition, declines pretty seriously, precipitously, after age 60. Upgrading to HID headlights, brighter, narrower light spectrum (~4300K, close to our sun's light spectrum) can be of tremendous help.
Simplest way to upgrade, legally upgrade, is called buying a "new" car. Absent that be sure the upgrade is done along "legal" lines and is of the projector type.
#64 of 687 Re: 2011 power folding outside mirrors? [bshiffrin]
Dec 09, 2009 (9:00 am)
I think you might have more luck going to Ebay and buying power folding mirrors to retrofit to a Sienna.
#65 of 687 Re: - [wwest]
Dec 09, 2009 (9:14 am)
Thanks for clarifying which models get DI and which ones don't. Strange indeed.
I wrote: "..The engine has the same 266hp in today's van..."
You replied: Your point being....??
My point being it did not get DI, which is what the OP was asking.
Why is it that the F/awd Venza is available with the new I4 but not the HL or Sienna...?? The weight is about the same for all three.
Actually the 2011 Sienna does get the 2.7l 4 cylinder option.
EPA mpg improves by 1-2mpg.
#66 of 687 Re: Headlight Replacement [happy2bme1]
Dec 09, 2009 (9:16 am)
Check the lens covers to make sure they're clean and totally clear. They can get hazy after 10 years. You may even want to polish them.
#67 of 687 Re: Headlight Replacement [happy2bme1]
Dec 09, 2009 (9:18 am)
Plastic lenses on headlights fog over time. Like a cataract. There are plastic polishing kits sold at auto supply houses that can repair some of the problem.
#68 of 687 Re: Headlight Replacement [ateixeira]
Dec 09, 2009 (9:19 am)
The new Sienna is NOT available with F/awd AND the 4 cylinder.
#69 of 687 Re: Headlight Replacement [wwest]
Dec 09, 2009 (9:30 am)
Sure it is, with FWD at least.
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/12/02/la-2009-2011-toyota-sienna-could-wear-a-lexus- - -badge/
That V6 is the same 3.5-liter Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) unit available today, with 266 horsepower. The engine is stout enough to give the Sienna a 3,500-pound tow capacity while returning mileage of 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Also available in Sienna and LE will be the VVT-i 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 187 horses and a slight bump in mileage to 19/26.
#70 of 687 Re: Headlight Replacement [ateixeira]
Dec 09, 2009 (12:16 pm)
I wonder if its going to have dumb tires like the Highlander? Hopefully, they'll stay mainstream with the new Sienna.