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Headlamp Beam Deflectors for Driving in Europe

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i've a 2019 Corolla, but believe it or not, i'm unsure which diagram to follow on the attached Eurolites sticker!

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All UK Corolla have LED headlamps so 168 

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thanks Lee.  Am preparing for driving to France, where they insist on drivers carrying spare bulbs.  I can't imagine that spare LED's are available to buy?  It would be a nightmare being stuck on a motorway in the dark with no solution if an LED went. 

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Led lights for UK Corolla Verso were standard equipment from what date/version ?

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FYI i was able to buy an LED bulb kit for my car from Toyota Dealer for £33.  For those of you driving abroad this summer

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21 hours ago, billmuirca said:

Led lights for UK Corolla Verso were standard equipment from what date/version ?

OP car is a Corolla not a Corolla verso?

UK Corolla Verso ended production in 2009 and never had LED headlights, UK Verso ended production in 2018 and some models had HID lights but again never had LED.

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definitely a must for anyone thinking of driving abroad (or perhaps even in UK). I'm sure a breakdown response team might be able to change an LED bulb, even if Toyota manual says it's not a customer changeable part.

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44 minutes ago, Anthony Sutton said:

I'm sure a breakdown response team might be able to change an LED bulb

I would be very surprised if a failing LED main beam did not necessitate a complete replacement headlamp assembly.  To make the LED user or dealer-replaceable, would involve a detachable heatsink and connector assembly, which would increase costs, complexity and size.

A while back I stripped down a 2018 BMW (I know, not Toyota!) LED headlamp made by Valeo (who also routinely produce European-made Toyota headlamps).  In that design the headlamp LEDs - there were three for dip beam, two for high - were soldered-in and bonded to an aluminium back plate, as per the red arrows in this picture pointing to the faint yellow squares (the LEDs):-

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I am happy to be corrected, but I think the Toyota Corolla headlamp will be a similar enough design to prevent LED replacement outside of an electronics specialist.  With the BMW headlamp, a large hacksaw was needed to cut the headlamp outer-shell open and remove this module - it was never intended to be opened up to the extent shown.

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