Aoa dear Pakwheelers,
I bought an 09 Prado 150 a couple of months back. It was already face lifted to the newer 14 model.
It currently has the simple headlights which do not have the projection or the LED gimmicks. The lights are okay but they have HIDs in them in the lower beams. I do not feel comfortable driving with HIDs as they are a trouble for the oncoming traffic and i usually have to keep the headlights off and drive in just fog lamps.
Now I have a couple of questions regarding the headlights.
One option is to go for the lights which have projection in them. I have not physically visited the market but I got quoted different prices for different varieties. Apparently there are 3 different lights available, 1 is Chinese made costing 25000, 2nd is Taiwan made costing 35000 and 3rd is original costing 160000 for the pair. I don't know about the quality of these Chinese and Taiwanese lights. I have seen a lot of Prados roaming around with faded headlamps and I don't want those but the price for original ones is way too much. But these projection lights really do look great if they are in the right condition. Can anyone please confirm the quality of these Chinese/Taiwanese lights if anyone has any experience?
The other option is to change the HIDs with simple bulbs. I don't have much knowledge about these. Are LEDs an option?
Sorry for the long write up but i am stuck here. Some help will be great.