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Anonymous Sep 10, 12:21am - #271161 
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A Question About HIDs

I hear that some celicas came with stock HIDs. Is this true? If it is stock, then is it possible to buy a HID kit from the toyota dealership? Or would I be able to find a celica that came with HID and swap my current headlights for them? Is it cheaper to swap or buy a HID kit? Who makes the best HID kits for celicas? Sorry about all the questions, I'm just familiarizing myself with this subject so it can help me with future purchases
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combatc87 Sep 10, 12:24am - #271162 

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hid's are a dealer installed option on new vehicles. i'm sure you can get a kit installed from them, but you'd probobly be better off getting the somewhere else.

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slidr Sep 10, 1:05am - #271163 

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A kit installed from the dealer will cost you 1000+.

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Zero Sep 10, 1:31am - #271164 

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i've asked a dealer that question too. they told me that they do not sell the HID kits and that it is not "plug & play" when connecting it to earlier 7th gens spineyes

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vietnamese2004 Sep 10, 2:00am - #271165 

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i think because they would have to change the whole headlight assembly,
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Erick Sep 10, 3:45am - #271166 

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yes you have to change the whole headlamp assembly to get the full Performance and look of real hids... happywink

i have both 2 sets of stock headlamps and one hid headlamp.. cause i wanted to do reasearch on the two.. so here's some slight differences between the two..

and i also believe you can do plug and play between the two.. but you would have to do some wire splicing and such.. not sure yet as i haven't had the chance to try it..

Difference of Stock vs HID Celica headlamp pictures
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...&PHPSESSID=

and if you want more info on how hid's work.. read tony's reply right here
HID's...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_252822_0_collapsed_5__1.html

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