How to Replace Headlight Bulb on 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma

By | February 18, 2023

How to Replace Headlight Bulb on 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma
Replacing the headlight bulb on a 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma is an easy task that falls in the DIY category.

As always, if in doubt, take your vehicle to a professional.

Below are the steps with screenshots to replace them, along with a video, if needed, for a visual walk-through.

2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma Headlight Bulb Type

  • High Beam and Low Beam 9003 Bulb

No tools are needed when replacing the headlight bulb.

Tools are only needed if there is corrosion on the vehicle.

How to Replace Headlight Bulb on 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma

  1. Open the hood and locate the bulb behind the headlight assembly.
  2. On the driver’s side, the battery is usually removed to access the headlight bulb.
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  4. Unplug the electrical connector.
  5. Remove the rubber water seal boot.
  6. How to Replace Headlight Bulb on a 2012-2015 Toyota Tacoma Step 4

  7. Remove the spring lock holding the bulb in place by pushing down and pushing it to the side.
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  9. Remove the headlight bulb, which will pull out.
  10. Insert the new Bulb.
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  12. Reattach the waterproof rubber boot.
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  14. Attach the electrical plug and test the light.

Summary
It is not difficult to replace the headlight bulb on a 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma but call a knowledgeable friend or professional if in doubt.

Depending on the location, climates age cars differently, which can affect bolts being rusted or other possible problems.

A vehicle that was in an accident may also have some type of unforeseen problem.

It is best not to touch the Bulb itself with your hands, as it will cause a hot spot that burns the Bulb out faster than usual.

Bob Thomas

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