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upgrade headlights #139117 Mar 29, 8:02pm Mar 29, 8:02pm
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I have a question I'm not sure if anyone can answer it but the guy at the toyota dealer sure didnt give me a straight answer. I want to replace my stock(2001) headlight casing lens and all with the 2004 version but the guy at the toyota dealer said since they have different part number the whole part is different and wont fit on my 01. I doubt this is true. Yes the design inside looks different but the inner workings and the way it is installed theoretically shouldn't have changed right. I mean they would only change the outer appearence right? can anyone help
by the way each headlight is $340


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Re: upgrade headlights [Re: CaLiGTS] #139118 Mar 29, 8:06pm Mar 29, 8:06pm
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The '04 halogen should fit your '01 without problem. But, if they were HID housing, then you may need to switch out your lowbeam. Your stock H7 will not fit without modification.


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Re: upgrade headlights [Re: CaLiGTS] #139119 Mar 29, 8:17pm Mar 29, 8:17pm
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each headlight should be like 266...

and the pieces should fit...but they do not sell them alone do they?


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Re: upgrade headlights [Re: VSGTS14] #139120 Mar 29, 8:18pm Mar 29, 8:18pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
each headlight should be like 266...

and the pieces should fit...but they do not sell them alone do they?


Yes, you should be able to buy each individual piece. thumbsup


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Re: upgrade headlights [Re: CaLiGTS] #139121 Mar 29, 9:05pm Mar 29, 9:05pm
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i asked the same question about the taillight but they said it wouldn't fit because it's different part or sum thing.


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Re: upgrade headlights [Re: celicafourotwo] #139122 Mar 29, 11:13pm Mar 29, 11:13pm
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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
i asked the same question about the taillight but they said it wouldn't fit because it's different part or sum thing.


all the 7th gen. tails are interchangeable. They're idiots rolleyes


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Re: upgrade headlights [Re: Evan] #139123 Mar 29, 11:16pm Mar 29, 11:16pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
i asked the same question about the taillight but they said it wouldn't fit because it's different part or sum thing.


all the 7th gen. tails are interchangeable. They're idiots rolleyes

Thats what I thought...

Re: upgrade headlights [Re: CaLiGTS] #139124 Mar 30, 2:03am Mar 30, 2:03am
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hmm so a hid headlamp won't fit an 01 i suppose? I'll have to check once i get my headlamps out for my retrofit. I bought a hid headlamp for comparison tongue now have to sell it later on


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Re: upgrade headlights [Re: Erick] #139125 Mar 30, 7:58am Mar 30, 7:58am
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Originally Posted by Erick

hmm so a hid headlamp won't fit an 01 i suppose? I'll have to check once i get my headlamps out for my retrofit. I bought a hid headlamp for comparison tongue now have to sell it later on


As tony said above, the housing will fit, but the lowbeam bulb won't.

Originally Posted by tony

The '04 halogen should fit your '01 without problem. But, if they were HID housing, then you may need to switch out your lowbeam. Your stock H7 will not fit without modification.


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Re: upgrade headlights [Re: CaLiGTS] #139126 Mar 30, 10:14am Mar 30, 10:14am
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Thanks for your help guys! I knew you would be able to. I mean it only makes sense. Those damn toyota guys are baffled just because a the damn model number changes. spineyes I think I might also replace my 01 hatch handle with the 03 but im not sure.

You can practically buy the car piece by piece. heh... probably cost you $80,000 after its all said and done though


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Re: upgrade headlights [Re: CaLiGTS] #139127 Mar 30, 10:29am Mar 30, 10:29am
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Originally Posted by CaLiGTS
Thanks for your help guys! I knew you would be able to. I mean it only makes sense. Those damn toyota guys are baffled just because a the damn model number changes. spineyes I think I might also replace my 01 hatch handle with the 03 but im not sure.

You can practically buy the car piece by piece. heh... probably cost you $80,000 after its all said and done though


You are giving the dealer too much credit, they assume a different part # means the whole car has completely changed, and none of the parts are interchangable. spineyes


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Re: upgrade headlights [Re: DiabloGTS] #139128 Mar 30, 3:39pm Mar 30, 3:39pm
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You would think that a DEALERSHIP would know more about the products it sells idunno

They told me that they weren't sure the TRD pads would fit my '03, because it had a different part number listed for the '00-'02 celicas. rolleyes

And in case you had any doubt, yes, the '03 hatch handle will fit on earlier years.. laughsilly


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