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moogdrew
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Home City : Melksham
Model and year : 1993 Hiace Super Custom Limited 2.8D (LH107)
Registration date : 2007-02-17

PostSubject: Headlights and yellow foglamps   Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:29 pm

I have just had to change a headlight bulb and have had a foglight bulb go so as it took me so long to find someone who could point me in the right direction of how to do this i thought i'd wright it down for others to use.

This is on a 1993 k reg hiace super custom limeted.

First you have to take both the indicators out - this is done by removing the screw on the back of the indicator in the door pillar, removing the black trim and pushing it out from behind.
Then you have to remove both the sidelights - they are held in by one screw behind the indicator that holds the chrome trim that the sidelight is set in to - as far as i can remember you have to push them forwards from behind too.
Now you can get to the screws that hold the top of the grill/front pannel on (on the end of the thin bits that go over the headlights) once youve removed the srews the rest of the grill is held in by a row of about 5 plastic clips along the bottom of the grill so you have just got to pull and hope!
Once the grill is off the headlights are removed with 4 bolts and you can change the bulbs.

The headlight bulbs are standard but the foglight bulbs are weird even toyota said what the hell is that! but you can use a standard H3 foglight bulb you just have to add a wire to the bulb holder to plug in to the negative on the connector

Also i have been told (don't know for sure though) that the yellow fogs on the jap imports are illegal to use in england - so i worked out how to get rid of the yellow bits:
Whylst you have got the headlights out unscrew the fog lamp bulb holder and you can uncrimp the yellow glass dome from the bulb holder using a small flat screwdriver - i think it makes the front end look a bit better with out the yellow stain in the fogs too

Hope this is usefull to someone
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Home City : Bristol
Registration date : 2007-01-15

PostSubject: Re: Headlights and yellow foglamps   Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:03 pm

Good Work Very Happy
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zoochy
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Home City : Tropical Canada
Model and year : LH107G 1991
Registration date : 2007-01-21

PostSubject: Re: Headlights and yellow foglamps   Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:19 am

Thanks man!

I've been dreading the day I have to replace a headlight bulb. Your description will come in handy when that time comes.
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Home City : MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
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PostSubject: Re: Headlights and yellow foglamps   Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:19 pm

nice dude i too am dredding the day!!!!! is it hard to find the bulbs for the yellow lights i kind of like them and if they blew i would like to replace.....did you findit hard not to break the pastic clips when removing?????? i have the same front fitting as zoochy over here..... i also live in Australia dont know if they would be harder to find....... although there are quite a few supercustoms around down here...... peace
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PostSubject: Re: Headlights and yellow foglamps   Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:12 pm

Wow thanks for that Smile

Will be helpful one day!
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PostSubject: Re: Headlights and yellow foglamps   Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:09 am

Good one very handy
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PostSubject: Re: Headlights and yellow foglamps   Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:51 pm

Very Happy Thanks again for this, very useful!
Had this thread up on my laptop in the back while I followed the steps Smile

Wasn't as hard as I thought!
Had an issue with rusty screws (the heads were gone) on the front trim panel (with the badge on it) so levered it up and undid the last of the headlight screw/bolts underneath it Smile

Thanks Wink
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chrisandhiace
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Model and year : LH 107 4wd 1992
Registration date : 2008-11-18

PostSubject: Re: Headlights and yellow foglamps   Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:18 pm

Good work! Smile
The original bulbs are available from Toyota...very pricey though compared to aftermarket parts. On the upside most drivers will probably replace a bulb but once....
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redcore4
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Model and year : super custom 2.4TD manual - 1992
Registration date : 2010-05-08

PostSubject: Re: Headlights and yellow foglamps   Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:56 pm

foglight bulbs are available from ebay for about 9 - search for japanese bulb and they should come up - it's not a search that produces a vast number of results! At least one of the sellers is very careful about describing accurately the bulbs they sell so if you take the old one out it should be fairly easy to identify the right one from the descriptions.

I don't think the yellow fogs are illegal in England - surely the MOT would pick that out?

I've heard that you can get a converter kit to change the foglights to run on a more usual light bulb, but haven't as yet been able to find out where to get these, or whether the guy who told me was just talking rubbish.
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Home City : Engadine, Sydney, NSW
Model and year : 1993 Hiace Super Custom MB
Registration date : 2011-02-01

PostSubject: Re: Headlights and yellow foglamps   Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:30 am

Hi guys. Can anyone tell me where the switch is or should be for the (fog?) small halogen lamps between the grille and the headlamps on a '93 model SC?
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PostSubject: Re: Headlights and yellow foglamps   Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:04 pm

A twisty dial (seperate ring) on the stalk that has the twisty light switch...
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PostSubject: Re: Headlights and yellow foglamps   Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:05 pm

Thank you chrisandhiace. You're a legend!
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Model and year : 1991 SC 2,4td 2wd Running with HHO assist (less emissions/better economy)
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PostSubject: Re: Headlights and yellow foglamps   Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:05 am

lucky you in England & Oz driving on the "wrong " sideof the road. Very Happy
we have to destroy the good looks of the SC in Canada to comply. I wonder if anyone "over here" has had some other headlight modification done
Please let me know sunny
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