exactly what i said, the Service Manager said that since the electrical part is connected to other electronics, it may interfere with the rest of it.it only VOIDS the warranty to parts you have altered...NOT the rest of the car...
thanks for your advise. i will check with my father (lawyer), he could probably help me out if anything happens.I don't think that you are going to be happy with the answer from Toyota. They take the hard line position that any modification of the "electrical" part of the car voids the warranty. I was told by a person who has been with Toyota for many years that the dealers are now even reluctant to use radio shops to fix radio problems. All they do now is replace whatever is broken with a unit from Toyota, rebuilt or new, whatever they send.
I asked the service writer to have them put in a cigarette lighter type socket switched at the footwell of the passenger seat of my Prius, but he said they weren't allowed to do ANY modifications to the electrical system under direct instructions from Toyota.
I think they are wrong and you can eventually prevail, but it is fairly expensive litigation, so I suspect the best thing to do is only do easily reversible mods and take them off if you need service on that area of the car. I always keep the old parts when I put on accessories.
Say what? Do you have a point? Who suggested litigation?It's funny that a few of you guys immediately start talking litigation. I would suggest that the threat of owner litigation is the reason why a non-factory approved vehicle modification may void the warranty in the first place. But go on, sue everyone, it's the American way.
That's not entirely true, because they probably would have made an entry into the Lexus computer system that would follow the car wherever you went. You would have to remove them before you went to the dealer IF you had any inkling that they might be snooping around the headlights.Don't worry about it jennypenny, no need to be sad.
If you ever do have a problem, you can simply remove the HIDs and just go to a different dealer.
yea.. i am worried i guess i will just hope nothing is wrong my from now till i sell it.That's not entirely true, because they probably would have made an entry into the Lexus computer system that would follow the car wherever you went. You would have to remove them before you went to the dealer IF you had any inkling that they might be snooping around the headlights.
Yes that is true. I have Kensun HID lights (~ $ 55); installed 11 months with no problems. Some people have gone with the more expensive Morimoto lights (~ $150). The main difference between various HID lights is the ballast and the correct information is a follows. HID lights do not generate, nor require high voltage to initial arc. The purpose of the ballast is to limit the current once the arc fires and creates negative resistance.So a basic H11 conversion kit would be good enough, without any risk of affecting the electronics?