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Cabin LED conversion was a piece of cake:

Used a 6 LED side shine non-polar type 194 wedge for vanity; 3x3= 6 SMD led array panel for map lights w/ wedge adapter; 4x5=20 SMD led array panel w/ feston adapter (yank off the spring to better fit the 29mm sized mounting clips); I used 2x3=6 miniature panel for the trunk light. Take the light assembly apart, epoxy the miniature panel back into the crystal, re-assemble, yank off the spring to better fit the 29mm sized clips. Tail was type 194 T10 led, be mindful to use low power LED as not to blind the driver behind you.

HID conversion:

I have revised this DIY to delete the HID conversion thread which I had previously posted, due to the fact that this mod will effectively "de-certify" your CT compliance to FMVSS. The HID in the CT is not an OEM headlight, the projector lens is for a H11 bulb NOT for HID. The mod done by aftermarket HID conversion kit IS NOT compliant to FMVSS108 !

Reality check: You can argue until your face is blue; but if your are ever snagged by an anal cop eager to ticket you, I bet he will prevail and nail you with a fat summons. Even though there is proliferation of aftermarket HIDs, and likely hood of you been snagged is slim, nevertheless your are driving a non compliant vehicle. But if you are still eager to do the conversion, do at your own risk. Choose the 35 watts and but don't go above 6000 Kelvin. In order to be safe, don't change your fogs to LED bulbs, and leave your high beams with H9 bulbs. If you are pursuing for stronger beams, you may pick PIAA Extreme White bulbs which are DOT compliant for the high beams and the fogs. Please be considerate towards other drivers and be save.
 

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IMO hid was top of my list. Don't know the driving conditions at auto estradas españolas, but here in NJ the oem yellow halogens are worthless in our secondary roadways.

PS: like ur car's color!




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Here in Spain all this HID stuff is illegal. Headlight washers and level regulators are needed to make it legal. I've been using HID with no problem so far, but i know i can get a penalty from police if they stop the car and notice about my HID's.

I like red color too, althoug the ct200h i'm waiting for is going to be black.
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Thanks for the reality check Lexusito de mi Vida ... I did some googling and found out that here in the US, HID conversion on a non-OEM HID is also illegal. FMVSS part 108 specifically setforth standards for lighting requirements that auto manufacturers must self certify prior to selling any new vehicle. So when a new vehicle is sold with OEM halogen beams, that vehicle will remain certifiable by Toyota Motors USA, Inc in the case of our CT's only in that OEM configuration. Any attempts made to change the OEM halogens to HID by aftermarket kit, will by default "de-certify" that vehicle. Legally and technically you will then be driving a non-compliant vehicle, you be will subject to summons and deem your vehicle uninsurable. And the warranty guarantee becomes questionable too.
 
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