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CaLiGTS Mar 30, 3:02am - #139117 

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upgrade headlights

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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tony Mar 30, 3:06am - #139118 

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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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VSGTS14 Mar 30, 3:17am - #139119 

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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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Evan Mar 30, 3:18am - #139120 

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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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celicafourotwo Mar 30, 4:05am - #139121 

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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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Evan Mar 30, 6:13am - #139122 

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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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LostAngel Mar 30, 6:16am - #139123 
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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...
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Erick Mar 30, 9:03am - #139124 

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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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Evan Mar 30, 2:58pm - #139125 

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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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CaLiGTS Mar 30, 5:14pm - #139126 

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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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DiabloGTS Mar 30, 5:29pm - #139127 

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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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Evan Mar 30, 10:39pm - #139128 

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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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