I have the same problem with
I have the same problem with my passenger side HID headlight. Works if I switch lights on and off. Dealer quoted me about $550 including parts and labor, which is crazy for a lightbulb. Futhermore, from what I am reading in the forums, it is not guaranteed to work becuase the new bulb might have the same problem too.
We also have a BMW with Xenon HID headlights that are 5 years old now and never had any problems with them. So this problem is with TOYOTA only.
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05 HID 14,000 miles RH bulb
05 HID 14,000 miles RH bulb comes on turns pinkish and goes out. A search at http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...de/default.htm
shows The 2004 and 2005 use the Osram Sylvania part # HID-D2R while the2006 and newer use the Osram Sylvania part # HID-D4R I will attempt the DIY purchase of a bulb and install and report my relative success. Since I got 14,000 miles and 4 years I do not feel my bulb failure is unexpected especially since I use the headlights as DRLs and drive a mailroute which is exceptionally rough.
uh sorry that is not 14,000
uh sorry that is not 14,000 it is 114,000 miles!
Owner of 2006 with 31K and
Owner of 2006 with 31K and exact same issue with headlights. Sharing the same concern as other postings, I don't really understand how the bulb can be the problem since a rapid on/off turns the lamps back on. Has to be a PCB, computer, relay, resistor (less likely) glitch since recharging of the system (the act of on/off) resets the lamps.