Question about 2001 Lexus IS 300
When I am driving my passenger headlight will just shut off. If I turn the headlight switch off and then back on it comes back on. After a while it will just turn off again.
I own a 2008 is350 and i am having the same exact problem the light goes on for about 30 seoncds then shuts off and if u flick the switch it come sback for 30 more seconds i made an appointment with lexus but after reading the forums (clublexus and my.is) i have found others with the same problem, it is either a bad bulb but most likely a bad ballast, i have a warrenty still but if yours has expired the dealer can charge anywhere from $500 for the ballast and up to $1800 on my car for a head light i believe your headlight is about $1300 at the dealer but you can find ballasts or complete headlight assemblies on ebay for much cheaper
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
It's the Ballast. You have to pull the front bumper off to get at it. It's about $100 for the part. Good luck
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
My HID low beam did the same thing on my '01 IS300. Then, about 2 months later went out completely. Might be time to "invest" in a new bulb.
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
I had the same problem with my '01 is300..turns out the HID ballast was going..i replaced it and it's as good as new..although the ballast is pricey..a temp solution that worked for me is, when it goes out, pull over and turn the headlights off..wait about a minute and turn it back on..should be fine after that..worked for me everytime
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
First check the wire connection at that bulb, make sure it's snug. if that dosen't do it, change the bulb.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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