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Old 07-22-14, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Headlight assembly for 2007 Lexus IS250

I need to replace the headlight assembly on drivers side and am just going to replace both. I got an estimate from a local body shop which was very $$. This was (according to him) because I have xenon headlights. This (I believe) was based off my VIN (?).

I've read about looking for AFS on/off to determine if I have HID (and if I have HID then I have xenon(?). ) - I JUST RAN OUT AND CHECKED AND I DO HAVE AN AFS ON/OFF OPTION ON heads up display.

I guess I figured if I had xenon lights I'd know it but I'm really not sure. He said if they were xenon and I wanted to buy "regular" - they'd just have to change out the bracket.

The quote was around 350 for a regular headlight assembly versus almost $900 for xenon.

I can provide more information if need be. Thanks!
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Old 07-22-14, 01:41 PM   #2
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The reason behind yours being more expensive is because of the motors needed for operating the AFS function. If you like the AFS function being on (like I do), you'll probably want to keep the same headlights. BUT, if you don't care, then you can get them w/o them. Might through an error code though.

Anyhow, you have HIDs; so you will be looking at the more expensive housing for those two facts.
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Thank you for your response! The aggravating thing is that I never knew I had them and I think it's been turned off the entire time!

They wanted $1900 to replace both headlight assemblies. That stings.

Do the HID (xenon lights) always go with the AFS (adaptive front lighting system)?
In other words, if I don't get the AFS housings, am I stuck with halogen only?

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^By the way, that is VERY HIGH! You can purchase new '12 headlights with the LED driving lights at that price :


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Old 07-22-14, 01:53 PM   #5
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^By the way, that is VERY HIGH! You can purchase new '12 headlights with the LED driving lights at that price : New Set 81145 53543 81185 53543 Headlamp Unit Headlamp w Gas | eBay
Well I think that's what he's quoting me for plus installation. See attached estimate.

(PS how did you determine the part number you searched on ebay?)
(PPS - and this would be an acceptible example without HID? -- http://www.ebay.com/itm/Headlights-H...44d474&vxp=mtr)
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