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Old 02-06-14, 07:35 PM   #1
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I've purchased the MY2011 headlight from Sewell earlier and planning to install them on my 09 isf soon.

I already knew about the AFS light flashing problem on the dashboard and I'm planning to just put a black tape on it and cover it.

However, will I still have the auto-leveling and auto left and right adjust functions after I install them?

Are the headlights direct plug-in or do I need some modifications?

I'm confused right now...

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Old 02-06-14, 07:44 PM   #2
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I've purchased the MY2011 headlight from Sewell earlier and planning to install them on my 09 isf soon.

I already knew about the AFS light flashing problem on the dashboard and I'm planning to just put a black tape on it and cover it.

However, will I still have the auto-leveling and auto left and right adjust functions after I install them?

Are the headlights direct plug-in or do I need some modifications?

I'm confused right now...

Please help!
Auto leveling yes.......left and right functions no...that's why you have the flashing light on the dash...it disables the AFS as it detects no motors and throws an error code.

If from Sewell, they will plug and play - Sewell re-pins them for you.

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If you ordered the loaded version then they are pretty much plug and play. If you got the stripped version then you will have to transfer over your ballast and one turn signal light. PM me if you need some help. I've done the stripped version 4 times already. Also, hopefully you got the new brackets too.
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If you ordered the loaded version then they are pretty much plug and play. If you got the stripped version then you will have to transfer over your ballast and one turn signal light. PM me if you need some help. I've done the stripped version 4 times already. Also, hopefully you got the new brackets too.
You mention getting new brackets, so you need to get the 2011+ headlight brackets as well? Do you also have to cut the bumper?
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Old 02-07-14, 07:49 AM   #5
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lexus got rid of afs in is and isfs 11-14 so no left or right headlight functions but auto leveling will work tho
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You mention getting new brackets, so you need to get the 2011+ headlight brackets as well? Do you also have to cut the bumper?
You don't have to order the new brackets, but it will make the installation easier. If you use your old brackets, you will have to modify them to fit correctly. There's no need to cut the bumper.
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You don't have to order the new brackets, but it will make the installation easier. If you use your old brackets, you will have to modify them to fit correctly. There's no need to cut the bumper.
Do you know where I could order the new brackets??
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Why don't you guys install resistor in the afs plug tricking it that its there
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Do you know where I could order the new brackets??
You can order them from Sewell (http://sewellparts.com/). They are a CL vendor. Just make sure to create an account in order to get your CL discount.


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I wouldn't waste money on new plastic brackets. Took about 10 minutes to trim the stock ones and they fit perfect.
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I wouldn't waste money on new plastic brackets. Took about 10 minutes to trim the stock ones and they fit perfect.
Do you have any instructions on how to modify the brackets?

thanks...
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There is a thread on how to do it in the is250/350 forum. I would search for you, but I'm away from my computer.
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There is a thread on how to do it in the is250/350 forum. I would search for you, but I'm away from my computer.
Would you mind to please let me know if you are with your computer

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Would you mind to please let me know if you are with your computer

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http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-s...on-how-to.html

This person wrote up a pretty detailed DIY, but you're looking at step 17.

As an additional FYI, you'll also want the correct flasher unit.
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If you ordered the loaded version then they are pretty much plug and play. If you got the stripped version then you will have to transfer over your ballast and one turn signal light. PM me if you need some help. I've done the stripped version 4 times already. Also, hopefully you got the new brackets too.
Hey I have a question I'm trying to get this new headlights for my 2008 isf and they 2012 from the dealer but they told me they won't fit so now I don't know what to do and they selling it to me without the hornes can I install it with my harness from20008?
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