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Old 11-28-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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how to change headlight bulbs?

is there a DIY on this?
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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i just squeezed my hands behind the lights and pull the ruber boot off the unplug, then there are 2 metal prongs on the sides you squeeze together and that releases the light bulb. then pop clip back in plug harness back up and pop seal back on. hard to see, i think passenger had more room and easier to see how it works. drivers is pain cause of fusebox and airbox if i remember.
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:13 PM   #3
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like sportin says its a pain in the butt.

1.unhook the connector (if its too hard jiggle it a bit and it will slide off)
2.you need to take off the rubber boots and these are really tight so you will need to pull quite a bit
3.you will need to feel around a bit for the retaining spring then squeeze it and pull away.
4. take out light bulb. make sure when you reinstall the new bulb not to touch it anywhere.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:21 PM   #4
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my hands had little scratches and cuts all over them after i was done. not a fun project, but i guess you could always pull the front bumper off and unbolt light assembly. that seemed like alota work so i made my hand fit where is didnt wana and i changed em. took me like 10 mins.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:35 PM   #5
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thanks, did what you guys told me. i think i put the rubber boot back on correctly. hands did have little scratches with blood. definately not something i'd want to do for a hobby. had to take out my heat shield box for the AFE intake to get the one in by the fusebox. the fusebox made it not fun at all...

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Old 11-28-2008, 11:38 PM   #6
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:18 AM   #7
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go to dealership, get an oil change and ask them!!! My hands are way to big, ha ha!!!
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:21 AM   #8
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:42 PM   #9
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I had a lot or cuts and bruised knuckes but I managed to changed out my bulbs.
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:06 PM   #10
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aha.......thanks for the diy.......been staring at mine for a while trying to figure them out.cut my self bloody trying to get them out.now to look for the clips.
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:28 PM   #11
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thanks, did what you guys told me. i think i put the rubber boot back on correctly. hands did have little scratches with blood. definately not something i'd want to do for a hobby. had to take out my heat shield box for the AFE intake to get the one in by the fusebox. the fusebox made it not fun at all...

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Same. Nice.
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thanks, did what you guys told me. i think i put the rubber boot back on correctly. hands did have little scratches with blood. definately not something i'd want to do for a hobby. had to take out my heat shield box for the AFE intake to get the one in by the fusebox. the fusebox made it not fun at all...

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Had that too. Nice.
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:36 PM   #13
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I had a lot or cuts and bruised knuckes but I managed to changed out my bulbs.
now ya need to upgrade for lights to match.
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:24 PM   #14
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Took me over an hour to do them....bruised hands...
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:28 PM   #15
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How many existentialists does it take to change a headlight on a yaris?


None; they all just sit in the dark, smoking, and bemoaning the futility of changing it.
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:30 PM   #16
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Unless an outside source is called in that light bulb will never be changed no matter how many sit around and will it to happen.
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:10 PM   #17
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Was gonna do this this wkend, just bought the GE nighthawk bulbs, but after reading abt the PITA factor, i may just tell the guys at the dealership to put them in instead since im taking my car in to have the breaks looked at anyways tomorrow.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:23 AM   #18
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I've had my bulbs changed at the dealer's after changing a pair by myself. The resulting cuts and bruises on my hands did not justify the $10 savings.

Just hoping I won't have to change a lightbulb in the cold dark wintertime on a freeway.
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