Notices
IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) Discussion about the 2006+ model IS models

DIY Changing Stock HID Bulbs

 
Old 12-19-13, 06:47 PM
  #91  
Mysta
Driver
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SC
Posts: 192
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by XenonDepot View Post
If you go with an HID kit for your fog lights than yes you need a ballast and bulb.

Honestly 6500K and 6000K are essentially the same as there would be no visual difference.

What were you looking to get out of your parking lights and turn signals by upgrading them?

Danny
Basically about to upgrade my headlights to 2012 and figured If I have everything off I may as well go ahead and switch them so I don't have to go in and do it in the next few years, maybe not turn signals .
Mysta is offline  
Old 12-20-13, 07:27 AM
  #92  
XenonDepot
ClubLexus HID Kit Sponsor
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 6,427
Received 38 Likes on 32 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Mysta View Post
Basically about to upgrade my headlights to 2012 and figured If I have everything off I may as well go ahead and switch them so I don't have to go in and do it in the next few years, maybe not turn signals .
With the turn signals, if you go with LED bulbs than you would need to install resistors to fix the hyper flash issue. The parking lights would be fine though as we've had many customers upgrade them in their IS.

Danny
XenonDepot is offline  
Old 06-01-14, 01:02 AM
  #93  
dorkacho
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 2,260
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

very very helpful!!!
dorkacho is offline  
Old 06-01-14, 11:43 AM
  #94  
Ants350
Lead Lap
iTrader: (1)
 
Ants350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ny
Posts: 534
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Very helpful thread!
Ants350 is offline  
Old 07-05-14, 03:19 PM
  #95  
kenjwan
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: BC
Posts: 21
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Scatter pattern

Thanks for this great tutorial. Changing the bulbs was extremely easy. I have one issue now though.

Now that the bulbs have been changed, I'm noticing the scatter pattern of the light is uneven. I can see linear streaks coming from both headlights, rather than the normal, soft, and even dispersal. I can only assume it's some sort of alignment issue but I'm not sure what needs to be done to fix this.

Anyone have any suggestions?
kenjwan is offline  
Old 07-05-14, 06:30 PM
  #96  
is250916
Driver
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: California
Posts: 108
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by kenjwan View Post
Thanks for this great tutorial. Changing the bulbs was extremely easy. I have one issue now though.

Now that the bulbs have been changed, I'm noticing the scatter pattern of the light is uneven. I can see linear streaks coming from both headlights, rather than the normal, soft, and even dispersal. I can only assume it's some sort of alignment issue but I'm not sure what needs to be done to fix this.

Anyone have any suggestions?
Are you sure that the bulbs are seated correctly?
is250916 is offline  
Old 07-06-14, 02:52 PM
  #97  
Kd0t
Driver
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Anyone know if I can use this method to change the front turn signal bulbs?

I want to avoid pulling the bumper if possible
Kd0t is offline  
Old 12-13-14, 01:02 AM
  #98  
dorkacho
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 2,260
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

does anyone know to change the parking lights from these diagrams?
dorkacho is offline  
Old 12-13-14, 04:34 AM
  #99  
T4styPh0
Lexus Test Driver
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: GA
Posts: 948
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by dorkacho View Post
does anyone know to change the parking lights from these diagrams?
There's another dust cap facing the front of the car on the headlights. Pop those off and you'll see the high beam and parking light connectors. Parking is the small one in the corner, just twist and replace.
T4styPh0 is online now  
Old 12-13-14, 10:46 AM
  #100  
dorkacho
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 2,260
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Thanks! I'm currently trying to do this for the first time ... But am having trouble taking the 10mm bolt off using my Stanley socket.. Any tips?
dorkacho is offline  
Old 04-13-19, 05:04 PM
  #101  
Ck84cs
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: California
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Pdf

Could you send me the pdf please thanks


Originally Posted by IceZ View Post
Awesome Post bro...I never realized all that stuff came out on the drivers side...I've been squeezing my arm in between all that crap.

Anyways i compiled all your pictures and directions into a PDF...mostly for my own use (lots of times the pictures go missing from these threads)

If anyone wants that let me know.
Ck84cs is offline  
Old 07-16-19, 09:30 AM
  #102  
crishac
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: OH
Posts: 2
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Thank You

A decade later this post is coming in handy just wanted to say thanks!
crishac is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: DIY Changing Stock HID Bulbs


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: