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Old 04-19-13, 10:37 PM   #1
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I just bought Lexus ES300 - 2003 and the headlights look dirty and yellowed. I want to change it, i found these but i don't it's good quality or what ? any advise ?




Price : $285.40
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Old 04-19-13, 11:48 PM   #2
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Those are the Eagle Eyes aftermarket headlights. I've seen a few pictures but not sure about the light output. The blacked out ones only look good on a black car, IMO. I like the reflective ones you posted. I have the Eagle Eyes LED tail lights and I like them a lot as well.

The ES 300/330 came with either halogen low and high beams or xenon lows/halogen highs. These aftermarket lights are only compatible with halogen equipped models. You can tell by the color temperature of your lights if you are not sure.

When my passenger side xenon housing got cracked, I opted to find a reseller of brand new OEM lights and had the bulbs and xenon ballasts put into the new ones. (For what it's worth, if I did it again I would have asked to watch the procedure so I would know how to remove the bumper and remove and replace the headlights and ballasts. Lots of headlights with broken tabs on ebay). Total cost for both lights and installation was around five hundred.

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Old 04-19-13, 11:56 PM   #3
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Actually, when you mentioned this I went back on Autotrader to find a car I saw that had these equipped. Much prefer the reflective ones:

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Loaded onto imgur as a backup for when the car is no longer listed:



Definitely go with the reflective or OEM ones!

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These appear to be the TYC aftermarket ones. They look similar to the OEM ones (from a distance) but aren't quite as good quality.
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try RockAuto.com The headlights are a very good replacement
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Chocolate, can you post a picture of your taillights please?
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You can always restore your stock headlights. Lots of methods and posts on how to do it. I just did a quickie job on mine with toothpaste. Came out good for the cost (pretty much nothing) and only took about 10 minutes.
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I would absolutely consider restoring your headlights before spending $100-250 per headlight. All headlights yellow over time due to oxidation build up and the clear coat wearing down.

There are HEAPS of resources in the internet that show you the various methods.
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Chocolate, can you post a picture of your taillights please?
Back in 2013, I replaced my lights with the standard reflectors because I didn't know too much about projectors at the time. Knowing what I know now I would have gone straight to the 05/06 assemblies, but I later replaced the reasonably new assemblies with the projector assemblies and sold the old ones.

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Eagle Eyes LED taillights:

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