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Replace gs400 hid headlight units

Old 03-10-19, 09:40 AM
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If the only thing wrong is that they're oxidized, wet sand and clear coat and they'll look like new.
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Old 03-11-19, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by firelizard View Post
Croooober is 80% junk, shipping a pair of headlights would cost ~$150 to most places in the US, and Aristo headlights aim the wrong way for LHD countries.
You're completely right. It's a potential albeit dangerous option considering the shipping costs alone. My aristo headlights were plug and play however heavy adjustment was needed so I wasn't "blinding" other drivers, despite the HID's bad lighting. $120~ off what I would have paid for a used pair online.

Granted this is my experience, and I've had a few awful experiences with Crooober, for every good pair of headlights on Croooober 5 bad pairs muddle the search. OP should just buff and clear or bite the bullet and enjoy his shiny, new assemblies like you and others have suggested anyways.
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Old 03-23-19, 08:05 PM
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Old 03-23-19, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by KingNasGS4 View Post
What do you guys think of these

Has anyone ever purchased these?
Aftermarket Depo headlights are a close oem replica but you can find them cheaper on ebaymotors. Make sure you get the right years because the 01+ style have a light green tint to them and make sure the listing states either HID or Halogen because some sellers do not state that in their description when they should.
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Old 03-24-19, 04:52 AM
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Where are you located? I see an hid set for $250 here in NJ on LetGo. Looks to be in good condition.
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Old 03-25-19, 11:40 AM
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Where are you located? I see an hid set for $250 here in NJ on LetGo. Looks to be in good condition.
LMAO i called he wants 2300$ NOT 250$ lol
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Old 03-25-19, 01:24 PM
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One thing you'll want to watch out for - if your GS has factory HIDs and you buy non-HID housings, obviously your OEM bulbs and ballasts won't work, and you'll lose the self-leveling feature.
When I replaced mine years ago (my car is a 2000) I went with the 01+ greenish-tint HID housings and I transferred all of my OEM bulbs and ballasts over to the new housings. Has worked well with no issues. I have a thing about lighting and safety, so I went with new OEM housings from Lexus.
Not sure you can find aftermarket housings that will accommodate the OEM HID self-leveling, ballasts, and bulbs.
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Old 03-26-19, 12:00 PM
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LMAO i called he wants 2300$ NOT 250$ lol
No way. I figured the ad was a typo. He must be selling the lights for that much and tossing the rest of the car in for free. Lol
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Must have seen that they're $1,200/ea from the dealer at full retail.
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