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Old 01-16-2013, 03:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi everyone. im buying LED at CARID.COM. i would like to ask everyong if im doing the right thing. im going to replace all my bulbs. fog light 5k, dome light 5k, trunk 5k, license plate 5k, signal turns 5k, stop light 5k. and all of them are white. am i doing it right before i purchase it, thank you
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No, that is half wrong! Good thing you asked lol.

fog light 5k <---- your fogs will be useless for visibility if you put LEDs in a main forward lighting
dome light 5k <---- good
trunk 5K <---- good
license plate 5k <---- good
signal turns 5k <---- must be amber color
stop light 5k <---- must be red color
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No, that is half wrong! Good thing you asked lol.

fog light 5k <---- your fogs will be useless for visibility if you put LEDs in a main forward lighting
dome light 5k <---- good
trunk 5K <---- good
license plate 5k <---- good
signal turns 5k <---- must be amber color
stop light 5k <---- must be red color
good thing i ask... what do you call the light in the door? dp you suggest bulb for my fogs and im going to put overlay tint on it. yellow. and can you help me give me a list of many bulbs do i need to replace in my car?

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You can buy fog light HID kits, however you shouldn't do it, even the main bulbs aren't projectors, so you shouldn't put a HID in without a retrofit of HID projectors.

read here why (some pics broke):
http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...ALL-NEWBS-READ!!!!

not to mention getting pulled over and it technically being illegal since non HID housings have crap cutoff that blinds, I know a guy who did a drop in kit, and it was like looking at 4 truck PIAA lights having him oncoming with low beams on.

another side note, the $60-$150 kits will only be as bright or brighter than halogens for around a year, so plan replacements accordingly, or get a phillips OEM kit, I know this from experience first hand.
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You can buy fog light HID kits, however you shouldn't do it, even the main bulbs aren't projectors, so you shouldn't put a HID in without a retrofit of HID projectors.

read here why (some pics broke):
http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...ALL-NEWBS-READ!!!!

not to mention getting pulled over and it technically being illegal since non HID housings have crap cutoff that blinds, I know a guy who did a drop in kit, and it was like looking at 4 truck PIAA lights having him oncoming with low beams on.

another side note, the $60-$150 kits will only be as bright or brighter than halogens for around a year, so plan replacements accordingly, or get a phillips OEM kit, I know this from experience first hand.
ok so putting a led light in fog and headlights are no no because it doesnt have proper housing and will cause blindness to oncoming cars? am i correct? what is a philips oem kit btw?
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ok so putting a led light in fog and headlights are no no because it doesnt have proper housing and will cause blindness to oncoming cars? am i correct? what is a philips oem kit btw?
Yes.

OEM kit would be for those cars that have HID headlamps from the factory.
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You cannot use LEDs in the fog lights, high beams, or low beams, because they will not light up the road. They are only for decoration.

Every time you swap in an LED, you must match the LED color to the lens for it to shine through properly.

They are talking about HID kits in the fog lights, which will blind everyone and is not recommended.

Instead of getting yellow tint, you can use yellow nokya or luminics bulbs... or use them with the yellow tint. It won't cut down on the brightness much, since regular bulbs are so yellow anyway.

"Door courtesy light" is in the door.
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But i hear good things about these
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Those will not light up the road in front of you more than a bright parking light.
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all right gurus, here my next question. im planing to get an hid for my headlight. can you give me exact link of what to buy? and also bulb replacement for my fog. i heard about retrofitiing and i cant do it.
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No HIDs. Get HIR instead! Brighter, whiter, but still halogen that will last as long as a regular bulb, and won't be blinding everyone.
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Here is the thread about the HIRs: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/32...upgrade-7.html. Scroll down a bit and you'll see my post with links to the HIR bulbs and the Nokya Hyper Yellow 2500K fog lights that most here, including myself, recommend. All you have to do to make the HIR bulbs fit is to take a pair of fingernail clippers or pliers and trim the HIR bulb's tabs to match your stock lights. Also, don't touch the glass on a halogen bulb. The oil from your skin will mess the light and can shorten the life span. It's really easy.
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guys i know this is none of your concern, i have a question i have a corolla 2009 and traveler's car insurance and im paying 3,100 dollars annually. i have it insured under my name and my wife as my driver. is that worth it? isnt that big?
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i have more questions about lighting. will you check this url if they are correct.

Dome Light (White x3) http://www.carid.com/2009-toyota-cor...s-3135390.html
Trunk (White x1) http://www.carid.com/2009-toyota-cor...s-3135390.html
Reverse Light (White x2) http://www.carid.com/2009-toyota-cor...s-3129616.html
License Plate (White x2) http://www.carid.com/2009-toyota-cor...s-3129616.html
Front Turn Signal (amber x2) http://www.carid.com/2009-toyota-cor...s-3132374.html
Rear Turn Signal (amber x2) http://www.carid.com/2009-toyota-cor...s-3132374.html
Stop/Break Light (Red x2) http://www.carid.com/2009-toyota-cor...s-3129616.html
Tail Light (Red x2) http://www.carid.com/2009-toyota-cor...s-3129616.html
Door Courtesy Light (I dont know the bulb number) anyone?

1. For my Head light ( Hir or Morimoto complete HID kit? )
2. For my fog which is better nokya 2500 or Putco 3000k?
3. Are my Lists correct and the numbers of bulbs to be change?
4. i would like to have your feed back with regards to color combination with my super white corolla (dome light, trunk and license plate)


Car: 2009 Corolla S
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I don't think those LEDs will be bright enough for amber and brake, but they are certainly cheap enough to try out! Without knowing your specific bulbs, I see nothing else wrong with that list.

1) Head light= HIR. 9012 for low beam and 9011 for high beam
2) Nokya 2500k is the most popular choice, can't go wrong with it
4) should look good!
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