How to Replace Headlight Bulb Toyota Highlander 2007-2016

By | May 24, 2021

How to Replace Headlight Bulb Toyota Highlander 2007 2013
Replacing the headlight bulb on a 2007-2016 Toyota Highlander is an easy task that falls in the DIY category.
How to Replace Headlight Bulb Toyota Highlander 2007 2013 Overview
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.

Toyota Highlander High Beam Bulb Type

  • 2001-2016 Toyota Highlander: 9005

Toyota Highlander Low Beam Bulb Type

  • 2001-2007 Toyota Highlander: 9006
  • 2011-2016 Toyota Highlander: H11

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 (2007-2016) Toyota Highlander

  1. Open the hood and locate the bulb behind the headlight assembly.
  2. How to Replace Headlight Bulb Toyota Highlander 2007 2013 Step 1.1

  3. Unplug the electrical connector.
  4. How to Replace Headlight Bulb Toyota Highlander 2007 2013 Step 1

  5. Remove the rubber water seal boot.
  6. How to Replace Headlight Bulb Toyota Highlander 2007 2013 Step 2

  7. Remove the clip holding the bulb in place by pushing down and pushing it to the side. (Tip: Do not unscrew the Phillips screw.)
  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.
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  12. Reattach the water proof rubber boot.
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  14. Attach the electrical plug and test the light.

Summary
It is not difficult to replace the head light bulb on a 2007-2013 Toyota Highlander 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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