Jump to content
Do Not Sell My Personal Information


Toyota Auris head and break light issues


PatelA
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi there, I wanted to know if anyone is able to help me with my Toyota Auris. I'm having to change my headlights and brake lights every few months as they are blowing up. I have brought the suitable ones from various different places eg Halfords ect but still having the same problem. Can any help please? Thanks in advance

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Is it just headlights and brake lights?

Do both headlights go together, same with brake lights-do they blow together?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi, which one exactly blows up, dipped beams bulbs and stop light bulbs along with parking lights ? 
I can highly recommend to you to buy and use the following bulbs .

Dipped  beams bulbs H11 Phillips Eco Vision

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-LongLife-EcoVision-Halogen-Lights/dp/B00HNO8V0W/ref=sr_1_3?crid=35RGHUJ46DO71&keywords=h11%2Blonglife%2Becovision%2Bfog%2Blight&qid=1641486142&sprefix=H11%2Beco%2Caps%2C195&sr=8-3&th=1

Stop light bulbs Osram W16W - 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Osram-Original-Equipment-quality-W16W-921-02B/dp/B007RLWZ1M/ref=sr_1_3?crid=QX030J1MZ39U&keywords=osram+w16w&qid=1641486201&sprefix=osram+w%2Caps%2C153&sr=8-3

Parking lights (side lights ) bulbs W5W Osram, same bulbs fit front and rear and number plate. -

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-Genuine-Osram-Original-12v-W5W-501-W2-1x9-5d-5w-Clear-Bulbs-2825-/351229021027?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

 

This what I use and they lasts the longest and provide good light. 👍

Link to comment
Share on other sites

@Catloveryes correct its just the headlights and brake lights.

It varies from left or right hand side lights. Please see 2 images attached of left and right side bulbs 

20211229_183902.thumb.jpg.629d8c48a95b8363443ff225a645991c.jpg20211229_183946.thumb.jpg.3678c549a9d8be43c406598391e60104.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good photos.

My first thought was counterfeit bulbs, but if you got them from Halfords that shouldn't be the case. The first photo looks like thermal shock - a hot bulb thats come into contact with liquid or possibly had condensation on it when switched on. The second is a hotspot caused by surface contamination. Next time you change bulbs give them a good clean of grease and Oil, and don't handle with bare hands.

Either way the problem is heat related, which really could only be caused by overvoltage - which would blow the filament before causing glass to shatter or melt - strange ! 

All I can suggest is make sure you're using the correct genuine bulbs and that they are completely clean, if there's still a problem check the voltage at the holder with a multimeter.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites


Best to use a clean pair of mechanic gloves while working on the bulbs, helps take them off places, keeps your hands free from scratching and bulbs free from skin oils which can do exactly that explained above by Keith. 👍

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've only ever had two headlight bulbs blow (the original ones) since getting the car (7 years). Each bulb I replaced I thoroughly cleaned with isopropyl alcohol and then only handled them with clean kitchen roll - still going strong 5+ years later !

I've done very little maintenance in that 7 years/140,000 miles - just disks/pads and a couple of sets of wipers - apart from tyres and dealer servicing everything is as it left the factory, not even so much as an advisory at any MOT. I bet no other car maker can boast such build quality !

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't ever buy light bulb from unknown online seller unless it is sold by Amazon LLC or welknown bands from local stores. Philips, OSRAM/Silvania, Hella, GE, Bosch, Koito, Toshiba, Bosla.  The HIR2  in 2015 Auris are from Philips LL 1340 lumen. Less brighg than standard OSRAM 1875 lumens or Philips extreemvision. But it lasts 2000 hours instead of 250-500h. It is about 60k miles rating. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The second generation Auris went on sale from December 2012. There are differences in the headlight bulbs used - first generation (2007-2012) used H11 bulbs for low beam, second generation (Dec 2012- 2019) used HIR2 bulbs.

So which do you have?

First generation:

image.thumb.png.76a2ed9c529c55dc717be44e60964005.png

Second generation:

image.thumb.png.148eebc789757e5d69a5e3d5608a1649.png

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...




Forums


News


Membership