I've been running the Maxlux bulbs in my 2008 for 14,000+ miles over the last 15 months and they are still working perfectly installed when I put in a replacement ballast. I did some research and decided to give a shot. Very unsafe situation on rural roads at night! I will try replacing the headlamp myself the next time it goes out, and see if that fixes the problem. Fred, There's another thread on the site titled something like. Why did both headlights cut off at the same instant? But maybe it came back on after a pothole.
Well, 10,000 miles later, I'm in Seattle, and headed back across the Canadian border. Checked the switch, it was on, and dashboard lights remained on. I got pulled over Friday for a burned out taillight and the cop told me he thinks he pulls more Prius owners over with burned out headlights or tails or plate lights than any other car. There isn't even a 'light failure' visible on the dash when light switch is on and headlights aren't - which is another indication that the computer's got dementia along with the designer. I was anxious about it, but I drove up to the border town, Tok.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Among other things, the settlement provides: 1. Maybe I could get this taken care of there, quickly. I have not done the driver's side yet but it looks like it is even more difficult but less work than removing the bumper. I brought the car in to Toyota Riverhead where I purchased the vehicle.
There seems to be several D4R bulbs to choose from. Well, this is the first major thing to happen to my Prius since I got it new in 2008, so that isn't too bad. I don't want to pay hundreds of dollars to replace a bulb but I am kind of intimidated. Halogen: The wiring connector was removed in step 3. It was like a full time job.
Halogen: Push the one wire holder on the right in, up and it will release the bulb, hold the plastic base of the bulb. Front headlight was identified as being out by son 10 months ago. Only one was flickering after about 20 minutes of driving, but well worth replacing both to keep them at the same lighting level. I have heard it is fairly expensive to have it done at the dealer. Not when they both drop simultaneously, and can re-light later. You will spend longer gathering your tools than it takes to replace the bulb. This will give you the needed extra inch of workspace.
June 2016 passenger headlamp starts flickering again!! This is serious safety problem! I checked and he was right, but turned off and on and it came back on. The reason I say this is because you don't know for sure if its the bulb, ballast or both going bad. The halogen bulbs have 3 prongs on the bottom of them and look very different, you can see that from the product link above or the link in step 3 to Hobbit's site. Anyway with out going into the actual process I finished the installation in about 7 hours. What is the problem here! After two day's on the internet and looking at the service manual I tore into the job. My tutorial is the quick method. I can remember the exact date it started.
I have replaced the bulbs with the Philips D4Rs, and the only tough part was unscrewing the black cover my son had to do this for me. Just the headlight assemblies alone will cost approx. Checked online first to see if this had been reported by others and found this site - will contact Toyota next. You should have issued a recall on this. The lawsuits claim that the headlights prematurely fail by flickering or turning off intermittently, often requiring costly repairs. His opinion was that the mechanics who put the bulb in handled it with their bare hands, and their skin oil caused a hot spot which caused the bulb to burn out. Shown in this pic are 6000k ebay bulbs.
You can then remove the headlight socket cover as in step 3. For those who are out of warranty like me or have halogen bulbs read on. He wouldn't let me out of the car to check my taillight but when he was done with me I pulled up 50ft and got out and banged on the taillight with my hand and it came back on. The border guard asked me a couple of questions, glanced at my passport and waved me through. Important Facts for Class Members The settlement will not become final--meaning no cash reimbursements will be paid--until it is finally approved by the Court.