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How to Replace Corner Light 2007-11 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Created on: 2019-07-09

Check out this video from 1A Auto to learn how to replace the corner light housing on your 07-14 Toyota FJ Cruiser.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Grille
    • Remove the three lower push pin retainers
    • Remove the two top push pin retainers
    • Remove the two upper 10 mm screws
    • Pry the retaining clip connecting to each headlight assembly
    • Pry out the three inner panel clips
  2. step 2 :Removing the Corner Light Housing
    • Push from the back side to remove the small trim panel below the headlight assembly housing
    • Disconnect the headlight electrical connector
    • Disconnect the corner light electrical connector, or twist counter-clockwise to remove the bulb socket
    • Remove the three 10 mm screws securing the combination light housing
    • Pull straight out to remove the headlight assembly
    • Remove the three 8 mm nuts securing the corner light housing to the headlight housing
  3. step 3 :Installing the Corner Light Housing
    • Reassemble the corner light housing with the headlight housing
    • Secure the corner light housing with the three 8 mm nuts
    • Insert the corner light socket into the corner light assembly and twist it clockwise to lock it in place
    • Insert the headlight assembly straight into position
    • Secure the headlight assembly with the three 10 mm screws
    • Reconnect the headlight electrical connector
    • Test the lights
    • Reinstall the lower trim piece
  4. step 4 :Installing the Grille
    • Reposition the three white panel clips into the grille
    • Push the grill into position to lock the three panel clips and the two retaining clips at the headlight assemblies
    • Reinstall the two upper 10 mm screws
    • Reinstall the two upper push pin retainers
    • Reinstall the three lower push pin retainers

Tools needed

  • Socket Extensions

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Plastic Fastener Remover

    8mm Socket

    10mm Socket


Hey friends, it's Len here at 1A Auto. Today I'm working on a 2007 Toyota FJ cruiser. I'm going to show you how to do a left front marker/directional lens. It's going to be a very simple job, I want to be the guy that shows you how to do it. So if you need this, or any other part, you can always check us out at 1AAuto.com, thanks.

So we're going to go ahead and take off the grill. There's a couple of push clips. We've got one here, one located on this side, and then there's some located down in the bottom area there. Okay, so let's see if I can get my hand down right here. So all I'm going to do, I'm going to try to lift up the center area. Here we are. Grab it, lift it up out of there. That's what it looks like. When you go to lock it, you just press this in, and it pushes these tabs out. Okay, we'll set that aside. Might as well start on one end here. There we are, same as the first.

I'm just going to come along. There's one in the center. There's a little clip right here. This one to get the grill off of here, we're just going to slide it, but we won't worry about that yet. Come over here, lift that up, our clip. Here we are. Cool. Okay. 10 millimeter, 10 millimeter. That's what it looks like, a little rusted, not worried about it. Another one, same as the first.

So now we've got a little clip right here, and what you do for these, there's a little tab on the left side. Push that. Okay, and then push that. There we are, come along this way. Do the same thing for this one, give that a little push. Okay. You're going to get a little hooky-do, hooky tool. Right down there, there's a little white clip, little white clip. And then all the way over there, there's another little white clip. So just going to go ahead and stick it in here. Push that out.

Let's see if I can get this one. I'll show you what these clips look like. That's what they look like right there. Nothing too special about them. I mean, they're very special, I don't want to offend any clips out there. there we are. Now we've removed our grill assembly.

Okay, so we've got the grill out of the way now, so we want to try to remove this whole unit right here. That'll be the easiest way to get any of it apart. So to get behind here, what I'm going to do, so I'm going to reach down this way. I'm going to try to push from the backside of this, just like that. And then you can see right in there, there's a little clippy-do. So I'm going to try to take this tool, my little fork, stick it right in there. There we are, there's our clip, there's those plug into there. And now we have a clear view there, there, there.

Okay, let's disconnect the wiring right up here behind the headlamp. You have the wiring harness for that. All we're going to do is just give it a little pull, just like that. We'll take a look. It looks like somebody put on some nice grease on there, which is fine. You know, it just helps keep the corrosion and rust and everything out of there. So I'm not too worried about that. We'll set that aside. There's a bulb that goes right here, so there must also be wiring. It's right there. I'll pull it out for you. That's what that looks like. If you wanted to, you can squeeze that right there, pull this apart, check the connection there. If you want to replace the bulb, easy peasy. Just like that. Okay. We'll set this aside.

We'll get busy with these 10 millimeters. That's what it looks like. This one's going to be the hardest to do because it's behind the bumper. Let's see if I can get it though. It's just a funky angle. Okay. Something to note is that you can use a Phillips head if you need to. I find that using a Phillips head sometimes will strip on me a little bit, and I'll get more aggravated with it than anything else. There we go, bolt number three, set all those aside.

Now we can just take our unit. We'll give it a little shake. Lift up right here. Okay. Down at the bottom it's just kind of sticking in right there. So all I'm going to do is I'm going to put my little fork tool in there and just try to separate the two. There we are. Everything seems like it's moving along pretty good at this point. There we are. Here's our left front assembly. Okay. Right back here, this is where we're going to separate the two. Eight millimeter, eight millimeter should be at eight millimeter. We'll remove those, and these two pieces will separate. So here we go friends, let's go ahead and remove these eight millimeters. There we are.

Here we are friends, a quick product comparison for you. Right over here we have our original 2007 Toyota FJ front marker/directional assembly. Right over here we have our quality 1A Auto part. As you can tell, they're both the exact same shape. They're made specifically to the same specifications. We can turn it around. Sorry, we have the same stuff going on in the back, right? We've got our three mounting studs, three mounting studs. We've got the hole for the bulb, hole for the bulb. So as you can tell, there isn't any reason why this wouldn't be a quality part that I wouldn't want to install into the vehicle. So I'm going to go ahead and do it. If you need this or any other part, you can always check us out at 1AAuto.com, thanks.

So right here, all we're going to do is take off this little boot right here. Give it a nice little tug. There we are. The rubber was just sitting along the edge of the bulb. Now we've got this metal wire here. All you going to do for that, just squeeze it, pull it out of its little slot it's in. You can pull out your bulb, take a look at it, the coily wires inside there is the filament. That's the part that heats up, and when electricity or current goes through it, it heats up, lights up, and that's what emits light. The glass itself, you don't want to touch that. The oils from your fingers will get into the bulb and it'll burn out sooner than later.

So we'll set this aside. We'll grab our brand new quality 1A Auto part here. Just get this up, there we are. We've got our bulb. You can see which way it goes. It's got a little prong up there, prong up there, or slots I should say. Slot, slot, and slot down there, so it's got three. I'm just going to line them up with the prongs on your bulb. Slides right in there. I'm going to hold it, slide that there, this one. These little metal things should slide right up in there.

Here we are, it's nice and tight. The bulb's nice and tight and won't move around. If your bulb moves around, then odds are your clips aren't in right. That's nice and secured. Can take this, I'm just going to slide it back over your bulb all along the base there, and then along the outer ring just like that. There you are, that's your headlamp assembly.

So here we go. I'm going to put our two assemblies together just like that. This is much easier to do out of the vehicle. You can try and do one at a time in the vehicle if you want. It's really not that hard to just take them both out at the same time, even if you're only replacing one. Or maybe you're replacing both, whatever you're doing. Okay, tighten these up. There's one, number two. There we are. Let's get this installed.

Okay, got a little bulb here. if you want to, you can check it. It looks like the filaments in there are pretty decent. Line up the prongs with the holes, turn it, lock it in. Got a little piton on there. That's it's home, it's happy there. And we got this guy right here, that's his home. And then everybody else pretty much just bolts in. So let's line those up, give it a little bonk. Love it. Okay. Looks like all the rest of our holes here are lined up. We can move along.

Okay, let's get these bolts started. Go with this one down here, it's the hardest to get to. There we are. We are not going to tighten it down yet until I get all the rest of them started. It's pretty basic. It's elementary. There we are. This one down here. Okay. We are all started in. okay, Pretty tight. There we are. Of course by the time we're done with this, we're going to want to make sure that we align the headlights. Now we can move along to the next step.

So here we go. Let's get our head lamp coat connected back in. There we are. Let's give him a test. We good? Left directional. All right, let's continue. So let's get this back on. Just a little clippy-do there. These slide right into there. Get everything lined up, give it a little bonk, bonk, bonk. All right, let's move along. We'll get our grill on here.

All right, so we've got our grill. We want to make sure all of our push clips are in. We've got one here, I've got two more. One goes right here, one goes over on this side. Cool. We'll get everything lined up. These long prongs go inside the bottom holes there. And then these little clippys go in the top one. Let's give it a little bonk. Bonk, bonk, bonk, cool. Okay, two screws, just get them started. Awesome. Got our push clips. Oh yeah, okay. Got some down there, we'll grab those ones in a minute. Come right up along the top here. Three clips left, three holes left. Okay. Get it lined up here. One, two. If I can get my hand in here. Looks good. Okay. let's tighten these up. Perfect. We'll clean up our mess, good to go.

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2007 - 2011  Toyota  FJ Cruiser

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