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Stealer wants $800 new Corolla lenses installed

This seems like $600+ labor, anyone thinks this is cool? For my Mom.

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This is a RAV4 forum so you might want to repost this on a Corolla forum. But generally it is much less expensive to DIY replacement, and depending upon the condition of the lenses it might well be possible to refinish them yourself with one of the kits which are widely available.

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This seems like $600+ labor, anyone thinks this is cool? For my Mom.
Are you talking about headlights? That's a very hight price! Go over to the toyotanation.com forum and search for your year Corolla, and see what solutions people have.

If it is a brand new Corolla, you might not have a choice, because there might only be Toyota headlights available, which I would expect to be about $200 each. But if its a few years old, there will be much cheaper aftermarket or used headlights.

Headlights are easy to install on most Toyotas, so you can order them and install yourself and save a lot of money. You can order them online from a Toyota dealer like Stevinson West or toyotapartsdeal.com for much cheaper than most dealerships will ask.

If you're just replacing them because they are old and foggy and you want your Mom to be able to see better at night, then try this $15 fix first:

https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/1...06-matrix.html

Good luck!
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Depending on the year... but ya, the 2016 S-model shows as $692 per side for the OEM housings. There is an alternate part number that shows $372 per side. Don't know what the difference is, the cheaper one may not include the LED lamp and ballast? This is from an online discount dealer, not list price. MSRP is $1000.

Aftermarket units are available, but in general, the beam pattern is poor and they frequently leak.

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Depending on the year... but ya, the 2016 S-model shows as $692 per side for the OEM housings. There is an alternate part number that shows $372 per side. Don't know what the difference is, the cheaper one may not include the LED lamp and ballast? This is from an online discount dealer, not list price. MSRP is $1000.

Aftermarket units are available, but in general, the beam pattern is poor and they frequently leak.
Think it's an 04 so like $75 bucks each.

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Think it's an 04 so like $75 bucks each.
OEM would be around $200 per side.
Same problem holds true for aftermarket housings. I put a set of Spyder on my wife's '04 Rav and ended up removing them because the beam pattern was so bad, and these were standard reflectors with halogen lamps... not HID or LED.

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