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isaac
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isaac Aug 23, 6:37pm - #38760 
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Lights, High Beam Headlights (9005) - How To Replace

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Headlights, High Beams 9005 HALOGEN 65watt

from page 214 of the owners manual...

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to replace the headlights (high beam)...

1. remove the clips for your engine plastics and take out the cover. In doing so, also remove the washer hose from the notch on the cover

2. Turn bulb base counterclockwise and remove it.

3. Pull bulb out of the bulb base and install a new bulb.
If the connector is tight, wiggle it.

4. Insert the bulb base into the mounting hole by turning is clockwise.
Aiming is not necessary after replacing the bulb. When you believe aiming adjustment is necessary, contact your Toyota dealer

last step - re-install the engine plastics.
(always notch the washer hose before fastening it when installing the engine plastics. This prevents washer hose damage.)
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docsmiley Jul 21, 2:31am - #38761 

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How the hell do you get the clip off to pull the light out? Is the 2003 different the the earlier ones?
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Celica_Grrl Dec 2, 4:01am - #38762 
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I want to know the same thing. I've been trying to get these damn clips off for the past hour and they aren't going anywhere. I've tried unscrewing them, I've tried pushing down... how do you get them off? I have an '03 too. Are they different?
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vcel523 Jan 2, 5:15am - #38763 

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it shows how to get the clips off in the owners manual. Just take a phillips head screwdriver and use it to push down on the circle in the center of the clip, this will unlock it. Then use a a flathead screwdriver to pop out the clip. To reinstall the clips, push the peg back up and reinstall the clip, then push the peg down. It makes sense when you try it, or just look in the owners manual.
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sman Jan 10, 4:59am - #38764 
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Push the large part of the clip down, back and up to remove. to replace the clip, reverse the process, and take your time.
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Frank_i_eTRD Sep 1, 12:19am - #449561 
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Hey I need help I put HID lights on my low and high beams and now my DRL lights do work any suggestions ?
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wayne0 Sep 3, 5:56am - #449566 
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DRLs will not work with HIDs
If you put HIDs in halogen sockets, you're a nitwit. The reflectors and lenses are not designed for them and all you will do is blind other drivers.
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CaffeineKid Sep 5, 6:04am - #449574 

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On the Celica, your DRL are your high-beams (9005) at half-power. If you've replaced your high-beams with HID, you've essentially lost your DRLs.

https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/448564/Light-Bulb-Part-Numbers.html

Depending on how you've hooked up your (9005) HIDs, they are either ON when your headlights (H7) are off, and as wayne0 said above, are blinding every oncoming vehicle. Or they are OFF all the time, except when using your high-beams... And my understanding of aftermarket HIDs is that they should not be quickly toggled ON and OFF and ON and OFF, especially while they warm-up. So with your setup, no "flashing" other drivers, to warn them that their headlights are off.
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wayne0 Sep 9, 6:03am - #449584 
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Originally Posted by CaffeineKid
On the Celica, your DRL are your high-beams (9005) at half-power. If you've replaced your high-beams with HID, you've essentially lost your DRLs.

https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/448564/Light-Bulb-Part-Numbers.html

Depending on how you've hooked up your (9005) HIDs, they are either ON when your headlights (H7) are off, and as wayne0 said above, are blinding every oncoming vehicle. Or they are OFF all the time, except when using your high-beams... And my understanding of aftermarket HIDs is that they should not be quickly toggled ON and OFF and ON and OFF, especially while they warm-up. So with your setup, no "flashing" other drivers, to warn them that their headlights are off.

Thank you for backing up the 'blinding factor". I drive highway every morning and I'm getting sick of all the idiots that think that all they need to do is add HIDs to their sockets to get nice lighting. Get a clue, damit! (sorry for the rant)
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