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Toyota Camry Lighting

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  • cp44cp44 Posts: 12
    I was planning to get the kit that uses the OEM power source and not have it run straight off the battery. I am going to use it through my OEM projectors.
  • i was wondering if you had any pictures of how the mount looks like?
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Welcome to Edmunds! One rule, don't expect an answer from someone's who's posted almost 2 years ago; they may be long gone!
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Member since: April 09, 2005
    Last login on: April 18, 2005

    Lasted 9 days, although he could still be a "lurker" (just looking, not posting).
  • rafalzrafalz Posts: 3
    I would like to do the same. I've noticed that many of the newer conversion kits are less than $200, or $300 at most. Have you done this yet? Where are those squirrel finders and how do I get to them? Fact is, in Michigan at least, people drive with such terrible lights, I don't know if the police will be much bothered by the lights. Any one else here with a conversion?
  • makotsmakots Posts: 1
    I have a 2004 Camry which has a problem with low beam headlights. The low beams lightup but seem very weak to the point now that I have to drive with the high beams on. Is this a fuse problem or bulb issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Definitely not the fuses, could be the bulbs. Another possibility is that the aim is now incorrect. A third possibility is your alternator/battery. This last can be checked for free by an auto parts store like Advance or AutoZone.

    I assume the lenses are still clear (not cloudy or yellowed like some other infamous cars, like the Dodge Neon).
  • bigdadi118bigdadi118 Posts: 1,207
    I heard that the only legal HID is OEM installed by the car manufacturer. Any aftermarket HID conversion kits are ILLEGAL.

    I think the best is to get the brightest Halo & 100% legal. For example Sylvania has SILVERSTAR ULTRA which is closest to the HID and no need of any HID conversion kit. $10 rabate for a pair $39.99 model 9006SU, final cost $29.99 seems to be the cheapest to upgrade from OEM halo. They are much whiter & brighter lights.
  • Last week both of my low beam headlights stopped working. The brights still work. I looked at the fuses under the hood in the fuse box that is over the driver's side front tire. All of the fuses in that box looked fine. The owners manual says if you have the all the time on headlights there should also be a fuse box near the front of the hood on the drivers side. I can't find that fuse box. Has anyone else had this problem. I'm just assuming it is a fuse. Let me know if anyone else has had this problem and they think it is something else.

    Thanks in advance,

    David
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Dreck,

    Do you normally have daytime running lights on your car, or not? There are two different circuits, depending upon whether you have DRL.

    And can you tell me whether you have any low beam lights at all, in any headlight switch position...
  • erpouerpou Posts: 6
    Has anyone had the experience of modifying the Camry to keep the DRLs on all the time to conform to Canadian standards? I'm thinking the switch can just be bypassed somehow, but I'm hoping someone has done this before and can share the secret.

    eric :confuse:
  • carl56carl56 Posts: 3
    Does anyone have information on whether or not fog lights can be installed on the LE, 2008, Camry?
  • I have a 2004 Camry and twice now in the past 6 months both my Low Beam light have blown for no apparent reason. Check all fuses all were good. Short in switch?
  • When I brought my car to Canadia Tire for Federal Inspection, the technician told me that my 08 Camry SE V6 need to modify the DRL (It has built in DRL, but has an option to turn off - which is not allowed by RIV). They charge me $280 + tax to do the modification. I check some other CT location, and one charge only $240 + tax, so better call around to see which one is cheaper. You may do it in small gargage which cost you much less, but I am not sure if they can do a proper job because you don't want your brand new car short it up after.
  • Can the fog light be turned on during the day? I found after I modified the DRL which can be turned on all the time, my fog light can't be turned on no matter what during the day. It works fine during the night time. I think it is because of the light senser. Is it normal?

    My car is 08 camry SE V6
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    I doubt it.

    Bulbs tend to blow (filament breaks), if either the bulb is physically jolted....or they are given too high of a voltage (which then causes too high of a current across a fixed resistance V=iR).

    Unless someone is vandalizing your bulbs by whacking them, you have to look to basic electrical problems.

    Since the bulbs are made to run at full battery voltage, if they are getting a "higher" voltage there is something wrong with your alternator, corrosion/loose wiring connections, or potentially your battery.

    I'd suggest making sure your battery terminals and wires are clean with no corrosion. Check your ground connection on the engine to make sure it isn't loose and you are loosing your ground reference. Most autoparts chains (pepboys, autozone, etc), will do a free battery and alternator check on the car....under load. Have that done to make sure you don't have too high of a voltage from your alternator.
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    In the US at least, the low-beam headlights must be turned on for the fog lights to work. In all other headlight switch positions (daytime running lamps, parking lamps, or high-beam headlights), the fog lights will not illuminate, regardless of the fog lights' switch position.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    "In the US at least...."

    No, this all started with the invasion into the US of the asian automotive industry. Prior to that happening (~1980's [??]) most US manufactured cars, like those today of european manufacture, allowed the use of fogs ALONE, or with low beams, but locked out in HB mode.

    Fog lights are useless in actual foggy conditions, daytime conditions, when illuminated along with LB's, and a detriment to forward vision when LB mode is needed.

    :sick: Idiotic..!!

    But then the Japanese are HEAVILY into BLING
  • 210delray210delray Posts: 4,722
    Are you sure about your assertions? I thought federal regulations prohibited the use of fog lamps if anything other than the low-beam headlights are also on. I do see people driving around with only fogs (typically on pickups or SUVs), but I assumed these were do-it-yourself modifications.

    I would think fogs alone would be dangerous, because they only light up the road a short distance ahead and to the sides. The low beams allow greater illumination into the distance, but won't reflect their light back at you in foggy conditions because of their aim downward and to the right.

    Much more annoying to me is that so many people use their fog lights all the time at night, regardless of the weather. And people seem to shun using their high beams (laziness)? I hardly ever use my fog lights, since fog is relatively rare here (central VA).
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    I don't know of any laws or regulations governing this but it is patently foolish to have fog lights on along with either high or low beams. There is a law involving the required use of headlights, something on the orde rof they must be on by 30 minutes after sunset and until 30 minutes before sunrise.

    That leaves the only legal and reasonable use of fog lights to be during "daytime" foggy conditions.

    Think about it, if you have your low beams on and they are being of use, of what good is having CLOSE-IN, LOW and WIDE additional lighting using the fog lights...??
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