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question about my new 2004 Celica #142960 Apr 2, 7:42am Apr 2, 7:42am
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question about my new 2004 Celica
This is just a request for some comments and a few n00bish questions.

First off, does everyone like the new '04? I'm just realizing the front end looks different than most of the pictures I'm seeing.

N00b question: do the new 04's have HID? The "factory HID" everyone is talking about? Would it be listed somewhere for me if this isn't standard on 04's?

N00b question #2: What kind of gas do most folks use? Donno if they recommend a certain grade or not. And yes, I've been too lazy to even crack the cover on my owners manual yet, lol. Only had this thing a few days now anyway.

One other question... are TRD parts (since they're Toyota) allowed with my 100K/7 yrs. warranty? I bought the car outright (wrote 'em a check) but I wanted the fat warranty so I got that too. Yes, I own the vehicle, but I don't want to void anything. Or do I have to talk to my local service dude and see what he will let me get away with?

I've got more than enough money to mod this thing just about any way I'd like to, but my warranty staying valid is very important.

Thanks for the opinions and the answers to my n00bish questions!


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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: 2K4Celica] #142961 Apr 2, 7:45am Apr 2, 7:45am
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i like the new '04s

hid's are an option, and i like them a lot thumbsup

if you have a gt, then you can buy regular 89 ocatane gas. if you drive a gts, then supreme 91 octane gas is recommended by toyota

yes, if you get them installed by a toyota dealer.

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in my country hid is standar i fhink check if you have samll holes on the silver plate rigth before the ligth bulb if so you have it i fhink

Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #142963 Apr 2, 7:59am Apr 2, 7:59am
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
i like the new '04s

hid's are an option, and i like them a lot thumbsup

if you have a gt, then you can buy regular 89 ocatane gas. if you drive a gts, then supreme 91 octane gas is recommended by toyota

yes, if you get them installed by a toyota dealer.

Yep, with the gts you should really spend the extra money for the 91 octane.

Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: LostAngel] #142964 Apr 2, 8:51am Apr 2, 8:51am
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Originally Posted by LostAngel
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
i like the new '04s

hid's are an option, and i like them a lot thumbsup

if you have a gt, then you can buy regular 89 ocatane gas. if you drive a gts, then supreme 91 octane gas is recommended by toyota

yes, if you get them installed by a toyota dealer.

Yep, with the gts you should really spend the extra money for the 91 octane.


you have to...if you use anything less, the engine will knock and you need to get the tank drained


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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: DiabloGTS] #142965 Apr 2, 8:55am Apr 2, 8:55am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by LostAngel
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
i like the new '04s

hid's are an option, and i like them a lot thumbsup

if you have a gt, then you can buy regular 89 ocatane gas. if you drive a gts, then supreme 91 octane gas is recommended by toyota

yes, if you get them installed by a toyota dealer.

Yep, with the gts you should really spend the extra money for the 91 octane.


you have to...if you use anything less, the engine will knock and you need to get the tank drained


you can use less, but just don't make a habit of it. if you use 87 octane all the time, then it will/should knock as jameson has said.

anyway, i've driven with both. eventually you will find that you actually SAVE $$ by buying the 91 octane gas instead of the 87. the celica gts' ecu is programmed for optiumum efficiency with high octane gas..if you use the 87 (regular) octane gas you will find that your gas mileage is greatly decreased.

Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: 2K4Celica] #142966 Apr 2, 9:24am Apr 2, 9:24am
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-the 04 action package is a lot more different than the previous...
-HIDs are not standard. when i bought my celica, it was something like a $400 add-on...
-always read your owner's manual, you can learn the basic repairs about your car. i, myself use sunoco 94 octane...
-if you have the TRD parts and installed by a dealer, it should be under warranty. anything else is a no...by the way, the dealer's extended warranty is nothing but BS...

Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: ragingpaseo] #142967 Apr 2, 10:37am Apr 2, 10:37am
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- I like the stock 04 better than the stock 00-03. I like the 00-03 action package better.

- HIDs have been an option for at least a couple of years. Check your window sticker to see if they are listed as an option...

- 89 is okay in the GT. The GTS requires 91. The compression ratio is so high in the GTS, I would never even think about going down from 91.

- TRD parts are covered if installed by the dealer... but that doesn't mean you have to go that route. After market parts only void the warranty for that part of the car, or if it directly causes damage. Say you buy an exhaust (any brand)... the exhaust wouldn't be covered since it's not factory. However, they couldn't void the warranty on the engine because of that exhaust.


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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: 2K4Celica] #142968 Apr 2, 3:29pm Apr 2, 3:29pm
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Originally Posted by 2K4Celica
This is just a request for some comments and a few n00bish questions.

First off, does everyone like the new '04? I'm just realizing the front end looks different than most of the pictures I'm seeing.

N00b question: do the new 04's have HID? The "factory HID" everyone is talking about? Would it be listed somewhere for me if this isn't standard on 04's?

N00b question #2: What kind of gas do most folks use? Donno if they recommend a certain grade or not. And yes, I've been too lazy to even crack the cover on my owners manual yet, lol. Only had this thing a few days now anyway.

One other question... are TRD parts (since they're Toyota) allowed with my 100K/7 yrs. warranty? I bought the car outright (wrote 'em a check) but I wanted the fat warranty so I got that too. Yes, I own the vehicle, but I don't want to void anything. Or do I have to talk to my local service dude and see what he will let me get away with?

I've got more than enough money to mod this thing just about any way I'd like to, but my warranty staying valid is very important.

Thanks for the opinions and the answers to my n00bish questions!



1. the 03-04 front looks different than the 00-02...the celica was refreshened for 2003 and up.

2. the HID is not standard on 2004..it is optional and to find out if you have it...either look at your window sticker or look at the headlight...the housing and bulbs/color are completely different.

3. for a GTS, use 91 Octane...for GT, use whatever

4. if you have TRD parts, they are warranted by TRD (Toyota) so you're actually fine. thumbsup


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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: RevMonster] #142969 Apr 2, 3:41pm Apr 2, 3:41pm
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$400 add on for hid's are so bad since i'm going to custom mine with ece hid projectors so it'll end up costing about the same only with the euro spec output tongue


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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: VSGTS14] #142970 Apr 2, 4:14pm Apr 2, 4:14pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by 2K4Celica
This is just a request for some comments and a few n00bish questions.

First off, does everyone like the new '04? I'm just realizing the front end looks different than most of the pictures I'm seeing.

N00b question: do the new 04's have HID? The "factory HID" everyone is talking about? Would it be listed somewhere for me if this isn't standard on 04's?

N00b question #2: What kind of gas do most folks use? Donno if they recommend a certain grade or not. And yes, I've been too lazy to even crack the cover on my owners manual yet, lol. Only had this thing a few days now anyway.

One other question... are TRD parts (since they're Toyota) allowed with my 100K/7 yrs. warranty? I bought the car outright (wrote 'em a check) but I wanted the fat warranty so I got that too. Yes, I own the vehicle, but I don't want to void anything. Or do I have to talk to my local service dude and see what he will let me get away with?

I've got more than enough money to mod this thing just about any way I'd like to, but my warranty staying valid is very important.

Thanks for the opinions and the answers to my n00bish questions!



1. the 03-04 front looks different than the 00-02...the celica was refreshened for 2003 and up.

2. the HID is not standard on 2004..it is optional and to find out if you have it...either look at your window sticker or look at the headlight...the housing and bulbs/color are completely different.

3. for a GTS, use 91 Octane...for GT, use whatever

4. if you have TRD parts, they are warranted by TRD (Toyota) so you're actually fine. thumbsup
yeap yeap thumbsup i bought my 03 w\ the action package

Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: 2K4Celica] #142971 Apr 2, 5:05pm Apr 2, 5:05pm
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Around here, in VA, every new celica that has the action package has the factory HID's. I've yet to see any with HID's, minus the action package.

And speaking of the action package, I've yet to see any the new one around here. Is it on the streets yet?


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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: CRBN BLU] #142972 Apr 2, 10:31pm Apr 2, 10:31pm
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My dealer had on w/the action package, fyi.

W00t on the TRD stuff. Just ordered a spoiler from the dealer, the stock GT one, which I actually like better than the TRD, and just bought some TRD springs from some dude here on the forum. Guess I'll have the dealer chuck it all on at once for me.

And I read the manual. *shrug*



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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: 2K4Celica] #142973 Apr 3, 10:10am Apr 3, 10:10am
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I have an '03 Celica GTS. They did change the front end of them for '03 (and up). I actually like the look of the '00-'02 front end better..but what are ya gonna do?? It still looks good.
The taillights are also different. I like them better than '00-'02.

My Celica has HID...they're great.

I use the premium gas...that's what is recommended for the GTS. I wouldn't use anything less. I actually get pretty good gas mileage too.


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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: celly] #142974 Apr 20, 9:38pm Apr 20, 9:38pm
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hey, I bought an 04 celica gt and i put in the TRD filter myself. well first i went to the toyota dealer and they said my warranty are good becasue it a TRD part. i dont have hid head light but i will go back to the dealer and get them install later : )

Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: MothTRD] #142975 Apr 21, 8:45am Apr 21, 8:45am
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hey whats up i have an 04 gts and yes the gts comes standard with the new action package AND HIDs you cant get an 04 gts w/o those...you'd have to order it that way...i use 91 and its the only thing i would use...hehe have a nice day

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Using the low octance gas even once is not a good idea, Caleb.

It says "Premium Fuel Only" on the gas door for a reason.

If you think I'm wrong, fill 'er up with the cheap stuff, rev to redline and hit lift, and when your car knocks and stalls out, you'll see my point. thumbsup


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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: DiabloGTS] #142977 Apr 21, 8:57am Apr 21, 8:57am
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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: DiabloGTS] #142978 Apr 21, 9:11am Apr 21, 9:11am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS

Using the low octance gas even once is not a good idea, Caleb.

It says "Premium Fuel Only" on the gas door for a reason.

If you think I'm wrong, fill 'er up with the cheap stuff, rev to redline and hit lift, and when your car knocks and stalls out, you'll see my point. thumbsup


Your car does not stall in lift with cheap gas. I ran my car on 87 (01 GTS) for over a month before i knew the compression was so high. Hell even sometimes i still put 89 in it.


Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: Jamey] #142979 Apr 21, 9:15am Apr 21, 9:15am
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Originally Posted by Jamey
[quote=DiabloGTS]Your car does not stall in lift with cheap gas. I ran my car on 87 (01 GTS) for over a month before i knew the compression was so high. Hell even sometimes i still put 89 in it.



Mine does, and did. If you think it's ok to burn that kind of fuel in your engine, go ahead and do it. Ignorance to the needs of a high compression engine is no excuse.


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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: 2K4Celica] #142980 Apr 21, 9:19am Apr 21, 9:19am
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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: DiabloGTS] #142981 Apr 21, 1:12pm Apr 21, 1:12pm
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actually, the new action package is for '04.5. There are '04's for sale around here with the old action pack.

Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: grcelica] #142982 Apr 21, 6:17pm Apr 21, 6:17pm
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^^correct...

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toyota's website says that HID's are only optional on GT and GTS WITHOUT action package...

so you can't get HID if you have NEW action package cause of those color coded headlights.


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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: celly] #142983 Apr 21, 7:28pm Apr 21, 7:28pm
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Originally Posted by celly
I have an '03 Celica GTS. They did change the front end of them for '03 (and up). I actually like the look of the '00-'02 front end better..but what are ya gonna do?? It still looks good.
The taillights are also different. I like them better than '00-'02.

My Celica has HID...they're great.

I use the premium gas...that's what is recommended for the GTS. I wouldn't use anything less. I actually get pretty good gas mileage too.


i like the new tail lights better than the 00-02 too but i have tycs so IDC


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Re: question about my new 2004 Celica [Re: eric_h] #142984 Apr 21, 8:43pm Apr 21, 8:43pm
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I have a question for you 2k4Celica...
When you press the gas pedal, does it wait to kick in til you've already pushed it a half inch or so, or is it immediate when barely pushed in?

(I have an '04 without the action package, and it seems like my throttle cable might be loose. Except I don't have a throttle cable, and thus don't know how to fix the problem wink Wondering if I should make good on my warranty and have 'em fix it, or if it's like that on all of 'em.)


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