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Toyota Highlander Owners Manual: Replacing light bulbs

Headlight low beams

  1. For the right side only: remove the washer fluid tank opening.

Toyota Highlander. Headlight low beams


  1. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Toyota Highlander. Headlight low beams


  1. Unplug the connector while pressing the lock release.

Toyota Highlander. Headlight low beams


  1. Replace the light bulb, and install the bulb base.

    Align the 3 tabs on the light bulb with the mounting and insert.

Toyota Highlander. Headlight low beams


  1. Turn and secure the bulb base.

    Shake the bulb base gently to check that it is not loose, turn the headlight low beams on once and visually confirm that no light is leaking through the mounting.

Toyota Highlander. Headlight low beams


  1. For the right side only: install the washer fluid tank.

Headlight high beams/daytime running lights

  1. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Toyota Highlander. Headlight high beams/daytime running lights


  1. Unplug the connector while pressing the lock release.

Toyota Highlander. Headlight high beams/daytime running lights


  1. Replace the light bulb, and install the bulb base.

    Align the 3 tabs on the light bulb with the mounting, and insert.

Toyota Highlander. Headlight high beams/daytime running lights


  1. Turn and secure the bulb base.

    Shake the bulb base gently to check that it is not loose, turn the headlights on once and visually confirm that no light is leaking through the mounting.

Toyota Highlander. Headlight high beams/daytime running lights


Front turn signal lights/parking lights

  1. Remove the 2 clips and remove the side cover.

Toyota Highlander. Front turn signal lights/parking lights


  1. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Toyota Highlander. Front turn signal lights/parking lights


  1. Remove the light bulb.

Toyota Highlander. Front turn signal lights/parking lights


  1. Install by conducting 3 and 2 with the directions reversed.
  2. Install the side cover and then install the 2 clips.

Toyota Highlander. Front turn signal lights/parking lights


Front side marker lights

  1. Remove the 2 clips and remove the side cover.

Toyota Highlander. Front side marker lights


  1. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Toyota Highlander. Front side marker lights


  1. Remove the light bulb.

Toyota Highlander. Front side marker lights


  1. Install by conducting 2 and 3 with the directions reversed.
  2. Install the side cover and then install the 2 clips.

Toyota Highlander. Front side marker lights


Front fog lights (if equipped)

  1. Remove the 3 screws and partly remove the fender liner.

Toyota Highlander. Front fog lights (if equipped)


  1. Unplug the connector while pressing the lock release.

Toyota Highlander. Front fog lights (if equipped)


  1. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Toyota Highlander. Front fog lights (if equipped)


  1. Install a new light bulb.

    Align the 3 tabs on the light bulb with the mounting and insert.

Toyota Highlander. Front fog lights (if equipped)


  1. Turn clockwise and secure the bulb base.

Toyota Highlander. Front fog lights (if equipped)


  1. Install the connector.

    Shake the connector gently to check that it is not loose, turn the front fog lights on once and visually confirm that no light is leaking through the mounting.

Toyota Highlander. Front fog lights (if equipped)


  1. When installing the fender liner, install by conducting with the directions reversed.

    Make sure that the fender liner is attached to the inside of the bumper.

Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights, and rear turn signal lights

  1. Open the back door and remove the 2 screws, and remove the lamp assembly by pulling it directly backward from the rear of the vehicle.

Toyota Highlander. Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights, and rear turn signal


  1. Remove the wire harness.

Toyota Highlander. Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights, and rear turn signal


  1. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Toyota Highlander. Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights, and rear turn signal


Toyota Highlander. Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights, and rear turn signal


  1. Remove the light bulb.

Toyota Highlander. Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights, and rear turn signal


Toyota Highlander. Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights, and rear turn signal


  1. When installing the light bulb, install by conducting 4, 3 and 2 with the directions reversed.
  2. Install the lamp assembly and then install the 2 screws.

    Align the guide (1 ) and pin (2 ) on the lamp assembly with the mounting when installing it.

Toyota Highlander. Stop/tail lights and rear side marker lights, and rear turn signal


Tail lights and back-up lights

  1. Open the back door and remove the cover.

    Insert a flathead screwdriver or similar into the hole at the top of the cover and remove it as shown in the illustration.

    To prevent damaging the vehicle, wrap the flathead screwdriver with a tape.

  2. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

Toyota Highlander. Tail lights and back-up lights


Toyota Highlander. Tail lights and back-up lights


Toyota Highlander. Tail lights and back-up lights


  1. Remove the light bulb

Toyota Highlander. Tail lights and back-up lights


Toyota Highlander. Tail lights and back-up lights


  1. When installing, reverse the steps listed

License plate lights

  1. Remove the lens.

Toyota Highlander. License plate lights


Insert a properly sized screwdriver into the hole of the lens on the inner side and disengage the claw and pry the lens toward the outer side as shown in the illustration.

To prevent damaging the vehicle, wrap the tip of the screwdriver with tape.

  1. Remove the light bulb.

Toyota Highlander. License plate lights


  1. When installing, reverse the steps listed.

Replacing the following bulbs

If any of the lights listed below has burnt out, have it replaced by your toyota dealer.

Led light bulbs

The side turn signal lights, daytime running lights (led type), high mounted stoplight and outer foot lights (if equipped) consist of a number of leds. If any of the leds burns out, take your vehicle to your toyota dealer to have the light replaced.

Condensation build-up on the inside of the lens

Temporary condensation build-up on the inside of the headlight lens does not indicate a malfunction.

Contact your toyota dealer for more information in the following situations:

When replacing light bulbs

Warning


Replacing light bulbs

  • Turn off the lights. Do not attempt to replace the bulb immediately after turning off the lights.

    The bulbs become very hot and may cause burns.

  • o not touch the glass portion of the light bulb with bare hands. When it is unavoidable to hold the glass portion, use and hold with a clean dry cloth to avoid getting moisture and oils on the bulb.

    Also, if the bulb is scratched or dropped, it may blow out or crack.

  • Fully install light bulbs and any parts used to secure them. Failure to do so may result in heat damage, fire, or water entering the headlight unit. This may damage the headlights or cause condensation to build up on the lens.

To prevent damage or fire

Make sure bulbs are fully seated and locked.

Bulb locations
Front Headlight high beam/daytime running light Headlight low beam Front fog light (if equipped) Front turn signal light/parking light Front side marker light Rear Tail ligh ...

When trouble arises
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