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not sure if I have the skill for that.. but I really dislike halogens.. i'll look into it, thanks
 

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Not very difficult...just time consuming....plenty of YouTube videos of it being done...and if you're looking to save money Amazon has decent projectors for 40 or 50 bucks and you can get an hid kit off eBay for under 50...
 

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Ok so it looks like the one close to the low beam bulb and indicator bulb might be accessible without removing the headlight, but for the other one it looks like the bumper needs to be removed.

Tomorrow I'll try and take the easier one off, if I'm successful I'll also try to use my shop vac to suck out any debris, I might have to attach a little hose (aquarium air hose/tube?) to the end of my vac so that I can get more suction. If the vent cap is clogged or simply worn out I'll get a new one, if not then I'll put it back and see if I still get condensation. I'll let you know.
Any luck?I finally had a chance to pull the JDM headlights off, removed the 2 caps, as well as the rubber insert under it. Everything looks good, no insect, no dirt, nothing. I'm thinking about just leaving these 2 parts off.
 

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Any luck?I finally had a chance to pull the JDM headlights off, removed the 2 caps, as well as the rubber insert under it. Everything looks good, no insect, no dirt, nothing. I'm thinking about just leaving these 2 parts off.
Mine actually stopped fogging up and I never did check.
 

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Where can I get the link to a JDM projector headlights for 2011 Rav4?
The links you have posted must be too old as I am not getting anywhere.
Thank you.
 

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All the links are in the first post. You just have to be patient and wait for headlights to pop up. It took me a few months to get the parts I needed. I would also suggest not skimping out on eBay junk his kits. Get the OEM parts. You can find them used everywhere.
 

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Gents,

I need some advice on a light upgrade I'm thinking about doing.

I have the JDM OEM 2009-12 HID headlight and I was wondering if the following bulbs would work in each case.

Highbeams

http://amzn.to/295Mbyd


Low beam/ HID Bulbs
http://amzn.to/28YMreJ
Both would work however I strongly advise that you get a better pair of D4S bulbs, I bought a pair of Maxlux bulbs like those and I only installed 1 of them to compare to the Toshiba Harrison and I found that the light output of the Maxlux bulb was much lower/weaker than the Toshiba bulbs.

I keep the Maxlux as spare bulbs in my trunk, if one of my Toshiba bulbs dies then I could use the maxlux as a temporary bulb.

As far as the high beam bulbs go, I recommend a good pair of halogen bulbs. I've heard that the led bulbs just scatter the light everywhere instead of a nice concentrated beam.

Good luck.
 

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Both would work however I strongly advise that you get a better pair of D4S bulbs, I bought a pair of Maxlux bulbs like those and I only installed 1 of them to compare to the Toshiba Harrison and I found that the light output of the Maxlux bulb was much lower/weaker than the Toshiba bulbs.

I keep the Maxlux as spare bulbs in my trunk, if one of my Toshiba bulbs dies then I could use the maxlux as a temporary bulb.

As far as the high beam bulbs go, I recommend a good pair of halogen bulbs. I've heard that the led bulbs just scatter the light everywhere instead of a nice concentrated beam.

Good luck.

Thanks for the input, I may get HIDs for both the high beams and the fogs.

The HIDs I'm considering are :-

FOGS

http://amzn.to/290HF3i


High Beams

http://amzn.to/295dvuu
 

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Thanks for the input, I may get HIDs for both the high beams and the fogs.

The HIDs I'm considering are :-

FOGS

http://amzn.to/290HF3i


High Beams

http://amzn.to/295dvuu
I would first try the high beam leds, if you like them you can then buy the leds for the fog lights.

It's nice to shop on Amazon because of their return policy.

Don't forget, you can use any D4S bulbs and there are many nice brands out there. Phillips, Toshiba, Sylvania, Osram...... Amazon is your friend.
 

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Thanks for the input, I may get HIDs for both the high beams and the fogs.

The HIDs I'm considering are :-

FOGS

http://amzn.to/290HF3i


High Beams

http://amzn.to/295dvuu
For fogs, you'll be much happier with something like this. If you check back periodically, you might find some B-stock fixtures at half price. Sure it is less light, but all the light goes where it's supposed to go.

For high beams, you'll get a lot of bang for your buck by switching to 9011 halogens. They're optically the same as 9005, just brighter.
 

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Denso Gen2 D4s Ballast

Has anyone tried to fit in the Denso Gen2 Ballast in place of the rear headlamp cover for our JDM Headlight?

P/N : 85967-08020 85967-75020 85967-22080 85967-45010 85967-02010 81107-75020 81107-60F10






My Denso ballast at the bottom is now busted. If the above ballast fits or direct replacement of the cover, then its so easy to replace. Saves time from removing the bumber and the headlight for ballast replacement.

Any clue?
 

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Not sure but it looks like it might fit. If you do buy them, make sure you can return them if they don't fit. Good luck.
 
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