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Apr 12, 10:36pm - #153069 
Stock H7 vs Stock HID Celica headlights [PICS]

Stock H7 2000-2005 vs Stock HID 2004-2005 Celica headlamp enclosures

Here's the shield in the Domestic stock housing..

1869931429-stock projector holes 02.jpg

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Apr 12, 10:37pm - #153070 
see the holes in the sheild it makes the "ufo's" which you dont really notice with stock lights but with hids you see them. There's actually 2 in each headlamp projector but you only see one in this shot.

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Apr 12, 10:39pm - #153071 
there are no holes in the HID celica projector sheild

1869931433-hid lamp holes 01.jpg

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Apr 12, 10:42pm - #153072 
another shot.. you can see the motor part that can automatically lower raise the beam from the inside of the car. thumbsup

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Apr 12, 10:43pm - #153073 
I shined a blue/white LED flashlight through the Stock Projector housing and you'll see the "UFO's"

1869931440-stock projector light shines through LED.jpg

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Apr 12, 10:43pm - #153074 
another shot..

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Apr 12, 10:44pm - #153075 
Now with the HID Celica headlamp with not holes in the sheild..

1869931443-hid projector light shines through LED 1.jpg

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Apr 12, 10:45pm - #153076 
also i shined the led flashlight in the housing...

1869931446-hid projector light shines through LED 2.jpg

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Apr 12, 10:46pm - #153077 
another pic..

1869931449-hid projector light shines through LED.jpg

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Apr 12, 10:47pm - #153078 
the other way one can see the difference between the celica hid housing and regular celica lamp housing is the holes s...

1869931454-hid lamp02.jpg

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Apr 12, 10:49pm - #153080 
another pic with the holes.. tongue

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Apr 12, 10:52pm - #153081 
I loved having my 6000ks in the stock housing.. this one dude cut me off so i knew where my flares were so i moved my care so it would directly hit his rear-view... it was awesome..then i guess he got scared and pretended to pull over with his hazards on =P then when i passed him he left..

naw i'm just posting this up for the noobs..i didnt know we had flares in our shield till after i got hids...


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Apr 12, 10:55pm - #153082 
if you flash your high beams at me your gonna get blinded and run off tha road...sorry but its them nokya bulbs its not my fault

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Apr 12, 11:04pm - #153083 
Originally Posted by Erick
I loved having my 6000ks in the stock housing.. this one dude cut me off so i knew where my flares were so i moved my care so it would directly hit his rear-view... it was awesome..then i guess he got scared and pretended to pull over with his hazards on =P then when i passed him he left..

naw i'm just posting this up for the noobs..i didnt know we had flares in our shield till after i got hids...


What's that? What are flares? Im not sure that i understand.


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Apr 12, 11:06pm - #153084 
^^ the UFO/Flares I was talking about above. Like how the stock housing has the 2holes which cause the UFO's/Flares. You can't notice it unless you have like hid's or your stock lights are close to the wall...

But when on you might only see 3 circle (UFO's/Flares) since the second circle on both headlights combine when its closer to the wall =P

now the HID celica housing has no holes.. thus no Flares/UFo's thumbsup

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Apr 13, 10:33am - #153085 
interesting
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Apr 13, 3:11pm - #153086 
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Apr 13, 3:45pm - #153087 
nice info!! thumbsup


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Apr 13, 3:47pm - #153088 
How the hell are you supposed to get rid of those "UFO'S?"

I started to get mine after I changed the bulbs, before, I didn't have any.


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Apr 13, 4:18pm - #153089 
What you could do is fill in the holes in the shield. I haven't tried it but if I was going to get rid of the holes I'd use JB Weld, its great stuff. But you'd probably have to open up your headlamps to do a good job and make sure it don't drip (which i doubt if you mix it right) onto the projector

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Apr 13, 6:18pm - #153090 
I've heard of people placing small pieces of metal over the holes and bonding them in place. I just don't want to yank out my lights to fix the problem, so I just live with it.


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Apr 13, 7:18pm - #153091 
yah that could work too but actually the jb weld you could put onto the holes with say chop sticks to reach into the area since the jb weld is really thick like in consistency its more like peanut butter thick..


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May 6, 12:19pm - #153092 
good info good info:) im reading everything i can about HID and still def lost...i posted another Q on the other forum. im still not in understanding of getting HID with 4300K when you can get a normal bulb at 4300K. is there a difference?


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i am lost, cool though thumbsup

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May 6, 3:41pm - #153094 
XplodCelica0708if you haven't already you might want to check out this thread:
https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/63582#Post63582 (tony's post)


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HID if done right is like a Ferrari thumbsup

color temp of a Halogen bulb isn't the same as a Real HID bulb as it takes not just a bulb to make the nice HID lighting..

HID technology isn't just some simple bulb you can pick up at an autozone or pepboys so it make take awhile to really understand how it works. spineyes

Xenon depot's faq has some more info that could help you out.

http://xenondepot.com/faq.html

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May 6, 3:49pm - #153095 
Summer time is here and I saved up a couple grand for my car. Where could I buy some headlamps like that., How much.

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May 6, 4:28pm - #153096 
the HID Toyota Celica Headlamps you can get from the dealer and they will cost a lot.. but its your best bet for the looks and Performance and being legal.. or you could try ebay or one time i saw it in the forums for sale.


i'd do get the Celica HID headlamps but I'm doing a custom retrofit.. seems like it will cost about the same price but i want a Euro style effect to my lights =)


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May 6, 8:09pm - #153097 
good info thumbsup

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Jul 5, 1:21pm - #153099 
Originally Posted by lhowing884
its funny when the oncoming traffic thinks you have high beams on and they flash you and then you flash them back.


ya a couple of the audis and other higher grade cars have these lamps and i hate them when they are sitting on the other side of a traffic light, and im making a left turn i just cant see anything else, i always think they have there brights on, but i know they dont, so i dont bother flashing my brights at them...

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Sep 5, 12:33am - #153100 
Originally Posted by 01gts_hedstash

if you flash your high beams at me your gonna get blinded and run off tha road...sorry but its them nokya bulbs its not my fault


Interesting - over here in the UK, flashing your high beams at someone means "OK, you can have right of way" eg if someone is waiting to pull out from a side street and you are driving towards them, a quick flash on the high beams means you're willing to let them pull out in front of you. UK Toyotas even used to have the high beam "trigger" labelled "PASS" smile

*Edit and I just realised I kind of missed the point of WHY they were flashing at you... doh!*

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Sep 5, 11:10am - #153101 
Wow!...That was very informative presentation of HID's i'd ever seen! thumbsup


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Sep 7, 7:13am - #153102 
nice post and info on HID's!

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Dec 1, 10:32pm - #153103 
Those real HID's are dangerous to other people on the road!
It's just too bright...

I want one... rofl


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Dec 2, 10:52pm - #153104 
wheres the best place and price to buy the 03 hid housing. i'm currently looking for some.

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Dec 2, 11:15pm - #153105 
me too wave

i only have one rofl which i got off ebay for $50 shipped since the seller didn't know it was HID grin


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Dec 3, 9:22pm - #153106 
hey erick if you ever want to sell that hid headlight i'll take it off your hands! wink

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Dec 3, 10:31pm - #153107 
still thinking if i want to get the other side.. or continue with my retrofit ... be awhile though before i decide.. happywink

also it's not in as good condition as I hoped but still can't beat the price tasty


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