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Old 11-06-07, 07:57 PM   #1
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I've recently purchased a pair of PIAA extreme whites for my headlights, they do look so much whiter at night. the satisfying result makes me want to change the parking light bulb (the pair right besides the headlights, at least that's what the manual says) and the fog lights with PIAA. I swear I've searched the site and can't find any instruction of how to replace the parking light bulbs, I've checked lexls.com as well. can anyone shed some light to me, please?
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Old 11-06-07, 08:05 PM   #2
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http://www.lexusownersclub.co.uk/kno..._v2&id=191&c=7

There are no pictures there.. I dont know why, probably cause the host server went down or the owner removed the pictures.

Maybe you can find what bolts they are talking about!!

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parking light bulb is reallyeasy to change. Open the hood and look on top of the headlight assembly. You will see a screw closest to the fenders which is kinda sunken into the bracket, take that screw out. Take a flat head screw driver and insert between the headlight itself and the parking light. Carefully pry outward toward the fenders. It will seem a little hard at first but they will just pop out. Then just twist the bulb out and replace. Installation is the reverse as removal.
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I've recently purchased a pair of PIAA extreme whites for my headlights, they do look so much whiter at night. the satisfying result makes me want to change the parking light bulb (the pair right besides the headlights, at least that's what the manual says) and the fog lights with PIAA. I swear I've searched the site and can't find any instruction of how to replace the parking light bulbs, I've checked lexls.com as well. can anyone shed some light to me, please?
how much is the PIAA headlight cost and where to buy them? thinking to do the same if not too costly.
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how much is the PIAA headlight cost and where to buy them? thinking to do the same if not too costly.
actually they are quite costly (not as costly as legit HIDs though), I got them off of tirerack, headlights are $63 a pair + shipping, so is H3 fog lights (I'm trying to modify it to fit H3C slot following lexls.com's tutorial), the parking light bulbs are only $13. a regular pair of halogen bulbs only cost $20, silverstars are cheaper, but I don't know how they look in person.
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actually they are quite costly (not as costly as legit HIDs though), I got them off of tirerack, headlights are $63 a pair + shipping, so is H3 fog lights (I'm trying to modify it to fit H3C slot following lexls.com's tutorial), the parking light bulbs are only $13. a regular pair of halogen bulbs only cost $20, silverstars are cheaper, but I don't know how they look in person.
I think I'll wait since x'mas coming up, need savings for the gifts first. anyway, thanks for quick reply.
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Do you pull the light out directly sideways, or kinda diagonally towards the front of the car?

I wish there were pictures... I don't want to break anything.
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sideways, when i pull it off i just use my fingers and pull it outwards toward my body
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Diagonally towards the front of the car would be better. If this is the first time they're being removed, it's going to take some patience and elbow grease.
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actually they are quite costly (not as costly as legit HIDs though), I got them off of tirerack, headlights are $63 a pair + shipping, so is H3 fog lights (I'm trying to modify it to fit H3C slot following lexls.com's tutorial), the parking light bulbs are only $13. a regular pair of halogen bulbs only cost $20, silverstars are cheaper, but I don't know how they look in person.
I replaced my PIAA bulbs with the new ultra silverstars and found the ultra silver stars as good and maybe a little brighter. I put them in my 1991 ls 400 I am using led lights for my side maker lights and I have looked high and low for a real bright of led lights for the tail lights so far nothing...
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