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how do you take the bulbs out?! #177374 May 12, 11:16am May 12, 11:16am
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how do you take the bulbs out?!
I'm trying to take my bulbs out, but they're being a b*#ch!
I'm trying to replace them with green xenon bulbs...someone help!!!

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: jenn1356] #177375 May 12, 11:19am May 12, 11:19am
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Best advice I can give you is to look in your owners manual... it's pretty clear in there. Also, having a small Mirror to see what you're doing on the passenger side helps. thumbsup


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Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: RevMonster] #177376 May 12, 11:27am May 12, 11:27am
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So what if the spring came off? It came off along with the bulb and I don't really know how to get it back on-plus, it's getting ready to rain!! angry

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: jenn1356] #177377 May 12, 11:36am May 12, 11:36am
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Ack... you mean the spring that latches the bulb down came all the way off?

I think someone else is gonna have to help you with this one, sorry... confused


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Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: jenn1356] #177378 May 12, 11:42am May 12, 11:42am
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this is the head lights, right? easy steps:
pull the plug, take out the rubber housing (just peel it), push the spring in and up(or is it down?), swing the spring around to left(direction while you seating in driver seat), slowly pull the bulb out, unplug from the base.

insert your new bulb(do not touch any glass part) on the plug base, reinsert back(it should fit perfectly), swing the spring back on so it can cover the bulb, place rubber housing back on, and plug it back in. done...

small hands also helps too, and make sure you plug the housing back on tight...anymore question, just read your manual. it's in the last few pages...help this helps...

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: RevMonster] #177379 May 12, 11:43am May 12, 11:43am
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if its any help you can look at this thread for reference with the metal clip on.
Check the first pic and good luck thumbsup
Difference of Stock vs HID Celica headlamp pictures


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Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: jenn1356] #177380 May 12, 11:44am May 12, 11:44am
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Originally Posted by jenn1356
So what if the spring came off? It came off along with the bulb and I don't really know how to get it back on-plus, it's getting ready to rain!! angry


Did they come off totally like as in its in your hand now?? confused

cause they just swing on and swing off..pretty much happywink


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Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: ragingpaseo] #177381 May 12, 11:45am May 12, 11:45am
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hum, ok, i think there is a small hole tht plug the spring to the base. now, if you can see it, put it back in. if you have problem locating it. i suggest you to take the whole head light unit off. i think it's like 3 or 4 bolt that holds it down...you can look into the install section for removing the unit...

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: ragingpaseo] #177382 May 12, 11:51am May 12, 11:51am
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Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: Erick] #177383 May 12, 5:43pm May 12, 5:43pm
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Thanks for the help-I got that part fixed finally-but the lights look terrible. Oh well-Got 'em in at least. They're just yellow. I payed money to buy yellow bulbs. Hmmm...ya win some, ya lose some, right? cry

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: jenn1356] #177384 May 12, 6:22pm May 12, 6:22pm
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Originally Posted by jenn1356
I'm trying to take my bulbs out, but they're being a b*#ch!
I'm trying to replace them with green xenon bulbs...someone help!!!




if you have any spare h7 bulbs (low beams) that you don't need.. whether it be working or not I'll take them =)

I thought you got some green ^^ bulbs?? confused


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Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: Erick] #177385 May 12, 6:32pm May 12, 6:32pm
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not to be a butthole, I'm just curious, why do you need them working or not?

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: jenn1356] #177386 May 12, 6:51pm May 12, 6:51pm
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it's alright.. but here's the reason just click the thread below since a lot of people have been asking and so far I only have 1 pair coming for free...
thanks GreyStreet if you see this.. thumbsup

well just pm if your interested in donating your bulbs for this project grin

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869941581_0_collapsed_5__1.html


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Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: Erick] #177387 May 12, 6:52pm May 12, 6:52pm
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o yah its pretty lengthy but towards the end of the thread spineyes


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Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: jenn1356] #177388 May 12, 9:10pm May 12, 9:10pm
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Originally Posted by jenn1356
Thanks for the help-I got that part fixed finally-but the lights look terrible. Oh well-Got 'em in at least. They're just yellow. I payed money to buy yellow bulbs. Hmmm...ya win some, ya lose some, right? cry

what type of bulbs did you end up getting? i hope it's not some APC bulbs. by the way, i got a pair of sylvania silverstar. i only used 2 mins for testing. if you want it, i'll give it to you for dirt cheap...

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: jenn1356] #177389 May 12, 9:12pm May 12, 9:12pm
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I hear ya, it was a total b!tch to change the bulbs. After painting my headlights, one thing I learned was this. If I ever change my bulbs again, I'm going to totally pull out the light. Then there's no screwing around, and will probably take half the time. For me, the drivers side was pretty easy but I bet it took a good half hour to do the passenger side.

Never again. I'll just pull the lights out, swap the bulbs in about 2 seconds and put them back on the car.

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: robare99] #177390 May 12, 9:22pm May 12, 9:22pm
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what the hell? wtf both sides only took no more than 8 mins... rolleyes

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: ragingpaseo] #177391 May 12, 10:10pm May 12, 10:10pm
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heck once you get used to it yah.. its not that hard.. or if you have huge hands.. but i got that too and its hard squeezing in ..


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Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: Erick] #177392 May 12, 10:50pm May 12, 10:50pm
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i found them a pain in the ass the first time to get the metal clip back on, but now it's cool.. practise makes perfect i guess

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: 00GTShope] #177393 May 13, 5:55am May 13, 5:55am
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I got my bulbs finished-I just think the color stinks. I'm gonna wait a while to see if it grows on me. If it doesn't, back to the drawing board. See, I've got a theme with my car, Black and silver paint, green lighting. Kinda like a "matrix" thing. If these "green" bulbs don't work out, I don't know what to do next. They're "EURODEZIGNS" brand. frown

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: 00GTShope] #177394 May 13, 7:12am May 13, 7:12am
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Originally Posted by 00GTShope
i found them a pain in the ass the first time to get the metal clip back on, but now it's cool.. practise makes perfect i guess


^^ very true.. practice makes perfect.. it took me awhile at first now its like open up the Hood and BAM its out then in thumbsup


as far as green bulbs on the street is that even street legal there?? the site on ebay states 100% DOT approved

But then again they also say that for the red bulbs as well so I dunno it just makes me wonder rolleyes

here's the link to one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2478594565

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if you decide to get rid of those bulbs happywink
anyways the "matrix" thing sounds cool thumbsup silver, black, green scheme. Should you tire of the green...

You could get some "mtech bulbs" in the ecelica.com store thumbsup

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Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: Erick] #177395 May 13, 7:30am May 13, 7:30am
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Okay, thanks! I appreciate all the feedback-hey, look at my profile and tell me what else I need to do to the car-I'm beginning to run out of "good" ideas for the exterior.

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: jenn1356] #177396 May 13, 8:48am May 13, 8:48am
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i was thinking about the green bulbs being legal in any state. in any case, once you swap a set of bulbs in any toyota car, they're all the same...plug, rubber housing, spring...

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: ragingpaseo] #177397 May 13, 8:55am May 13, 8:55am
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hum...what about z3 fenders, m3 Mirrors, c/f Hood, bigger wheels, TRD fuel door, tinted all around, eyelids, fender flair...just a glance...

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: ragingpaseo] #177398 May 13, 9:25am May 13, 9:25am
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the fenders are the next project-Hood-maybe-probably just make a Hood scoop for it. Don't know about tinting, just because cops are wierd about it around here-and it's hard enough to see inside the thing with the wing on it. An engine cover is being made for it right now, but I need to find a TRD emblem to go on it-I've got ideas, but I need to get a job for some $$$.

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: jenn1356] #177399 May 13, 9:40am May 13, 9:40am
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Originally Posted by jenn1356
] but I need to get a job for some $$$.

can't help you there... smile

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Yeah-thanks for the ideas though- thumbsup

Re: how do you take the bulbs out?! [Re: ragingpaseo] #177401 May 13, 9:44am May 13, 9:44am
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
Originally Posted by jenn1356
] but I need to get a job for some $$$.

can't help you there... smile
rofl

Yeah I'd go with the Hood scoop next also probably next cheapest exterrior mod you can do at the moment.. thumbsup


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