How to Replace Headlight Bulb on a 2012-2015 Toyota Tacoma

By | December 10, 2019

How to Replace Headlight Bulb on a 2012-2015 Toyota Tacoma
A video is at the bottom of the post for a visual walk-through if needed.

Replacing the headlight bulb on a 2001-2004 Toyota Tacoma is an easy task that falls in the DIY category.

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

If the driver side bulb is bad the battery may need to be removed to get to the bulb.
How to Replace Headlight Bulb on a 2012-2015 Toyota Tacoma Overview
If yur hands are small enough the battery may not need to be removed but is very close with little space.

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

Tools and Parts Needed

  • New Headlight Bulb

No tools are needed when replacing the headlight bulb.

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

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How to Replace Headlight Bulb 2001-2004 Toyota Tacoma

  1. Open the hood and locate the bulb behind the headlight assembly.
  2. On the driver side the battery is usually removed to access the headlight bulb.
  3. How to Replace Headlight Bulb on a 2012-2015 Toyota Tacoma Step 2

  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.
  8. How to Replace Headlight Bulb Toyota Highlander 2007 2013 Step 3

  9. Remove the head light bulb which will pull out.
  10. Insert the new Bulb.
  11.  

  12. Reattach the water proof rubber boot.
  13.  

  14. Attach the electrical plug and test the light.

Summary

It is not difficult to replace the head light bulb on a 2001-2004 Toyota Tacoma but call a knowledgeable friend or professional if in-doubt.

Climates age cars differently which can effect bolts being rusted or other possible problems.

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

Remember not to touch the bulb itself with your hands as it will cause a hot spot that burns the bulb out faster then usual.



 




 

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