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chichi
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chichi Jul 23, 7:50pm - #450147 
2001 Spectre Blue Toyota Celica GT
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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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Atlanta, GA
UFO on 1 headlight only.

Hi everybody,

This will be my first post and I would first like to introduce myself. I have a 2001 blue celica GT that I truly love. My dad bought it in 2002 and gave it to me later on as a "hand me down", but I loved it. It has a 171k miles, running great with no problems. Last year I swapped the transmission to the 6-speed, by accident, but it turned out great. I love my car just like everybody here does and I am very enthusiastic about making some subtle changes to my car.

Yesterday, I bought a pair of Phillips Crystal Vision bulbs, 4000k "Xenon look" and I got the "UFO" on only one headlight, driver side. I read about the reasons why that happens, but the passenger side headlight doesn't have that issue.

I recently replaced that headlight because I hit a deer, but it was supposed to be changed for the same year and model headlight and I don't understand why I have that issue on only one.

Thank You
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CaffeineKid
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CaffeineKid Jul 23, 7:53pm - #450148 

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2008 Scion tC

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Have a quick read through this link:
https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/329049#Post329049

Specifically -
Originally Posted by tony
The two holes need to be covered to fix the "UFOs". Aim your headlights down a bit and they won't be as noticeable.
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chichi
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chichi Jul 23, 8:02pm - #450149 
2001 Spectre Blue Toyota Celica GT
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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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Now, why do I only get it on one headlight? The passenger side has no UFO; was there a different type of headlight used on celicas for that year? This is me being curious now.

Thanks for your help!
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CaffeineKid
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CaffeineKid Jul 23, 8:21pm - #450150 

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2008 Scion tC

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Here is a better link, with comparison pictures, and should answer your second Q smile

Stock H7 2000-2005 vs Stock HID 2004-2005 Celica headlamp enclosures:
https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/...vs-stock-hid-celica-headlights-pics.html
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