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How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 07-13 Mitsubishi Outlander

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How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 07-13 Mitsubishi Outlander

Created on: 2018-04-25

This video shows you how to replace the headlight bulbs on your 07-13 Mitsubishi Outlander. 1A Auto shows you how to do it yourself, step by step!

  1. step 1 :Replacing the Turn Signal Bulb
    • Be sure to wear gloves when changing light bulbs
    • Open the hood
    • Turn the turn signal light bulb counterclockwise out of the headlight
    • Pull the bulb straight out of the socket
    • Push a WY21W bulb onto the socket
    • Twist the socket clockwise into the headlight
  2. step 2 :Replacing the Daytime Running Light Bulb
    • Turn the light bulb cover counterclockwise and off
    • Turn the turn the daytime running light bulb counterclockwise out of the headlight
    • Twist the bulb down and in to unlock it
    • Twist the bulb out of the socket
    • Twist a new bulb onto the socket
    • Twist the socket clockwise into the headlight
    • Twist the cover clockwise onto the light
  3. step 3 :Replacing the Marker Light Bulb
    • Turn the marker light bulb counterclockwise out of the headlight
    • Pull the bulb straight out of the socket
    • Push a 194 peanut bulb onto the socket
    • Twist the socket clockwise into the headlight
  4. step 4 :Replacing the Headlight Bulb
    • Make sure the headlights have been off for at least 10 minutes to let the charge leave the ballast
    • Turn the light bulb cover counterclockwise and off
    • Put the cover aside
    • Turn the headlight connector counterclockwise and off
    • Release the spring lock from the headlight bulb
    • Pull the bulb straight out of the headlight
    • Place the bulb into the headlight using the locating tab
    • Lock the spring lock onto the bulb
    • Line up the connector with the bulb using the locating tabs
    • Twist the connector clockwise onto the bulb
    • Twist the cover clockwise onto the light
    • Close the hood

Tools needed for replacement

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Gloves

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Hi. I'm Mike from 1AAuto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

Open the door. We'll go inside, and just here on the left side on the lower part is the hood release. Life up on the hood, find the safety release. It's a lever here. Push it to the passenger side to unlock it. Lift it up. Prop rod's here. We'll put it in place.

To replace the turn signal light bulb, that's in the front of the headlight housing here, we'll go in from the behind and you can just slide your hand in here and the socket's right here. Being careful with the sheet metal and turning it counterclockwise to unlock it. I'll pull it out. Then I'll use my other hand, reach in here. You can pull the bulb straight out. This is a WY21W, which is 7440, but it's in amber. Put it right back in to replace it. Then slide it back into the housing. Kind of find the openings for the locks. There it is. Then I'll turn it clockwise to lock it in place.

This particular car has xenon headlights, so this light in here is not the high beam. It's actually a daytime running light. If you come behind, you can reach it, and this is all the same as the driver's side. There's a lock covering here. I'll turn it counter clockwise to unlock it. Pull it out. Turn the other socket counter clockwise to unlock it and pull it out. This particular one has an LED in here, but it would be changed the same exact way. You'd push it down and then unlock it and pull it out. We could just turn it to unlock it, pull it out. Push it back in. Then of course it will go right back into the headlight housing. Right back into the opening. Find the locks. Once it slides in place you turn it clockwise to lock it. Then replace the cover. These usually have an arrow on them that shows the direction, but you also have to find the locks. So you kind of have to get it lined up in here. There it is. Turn it clockwise to lock it.

This little marker light that's down here at the bottom of the headlight, it's a little difficult to access, but you can get to it. There's an opening in the fender in the engine compartment, so we'll go all the way in. The socket's kind of up here. Then I'll turn it counter clockwise to unlock it. Pull it right out. It has enough wire to get it out here. It's just an amber 194 peanut bulb. You can pull it right out to replace it. This one's in pretty good shape. It wasn't burned out, so I'll reuse it. Push it right back in. I'll guide this socket and the bulb right back into the headlight housing. There it is. Find the locks and turn it clockwise to lock it in place. There we go.

The main headlight bulb on this vehicle is a xenon bulb, so we have to be very careful with it. We'll make sure the headlights have been off for at least 10 minutes so that the charge can leave the ballast. We'll go in the back here. There is a little cover. We'll turn it counter clockwise to unlock it. The arrows that are on there are only for the lock direction. Make sure you don't drop the cover, because it's not connected. We'll put that in a safe place.

Reach in back behind the bulb, we have to actually unlock the connector. So we'll turn it counter clockwise to unlock it. Gently pull it off. You don't want to pull it off the wires that are in there. Put that aside. That will stay with the headlight housing. Now the bulb, you definitely want to wear gloves with these. You don't want to touch these bulbs, because any type of oils on your skin will ruin xenon bulbs because they burn so hot. There's a tiny metal tab that's like a little spring lock. Push it down and then up. Open it. With that unlocked you can pull the bulb out.

That's the xenon bulb. So always wear gloves, and even when you're wearing gloves, just don't touch the bulb. This one was working, so I'm gonna put it back in place. There are a couple tabs on the housing of the bulb and a locating tab here. Let me try and see those. Carefully put it back into the housing. It just kind of sits in place and then we'll reinstall the little wire tabs that hold it down just like that.

Reinstall the connector. You do have to find those little pins in there, so I'm gonna start with it sort of turned this way, the same way I took it off. Find the back of the bulb. There it is. Reinstall the cover. The arrow goes at the top. There is another arrow telling you which direction to turn it so you can find the openings in the locks. Just like that. Then turn it clockwise to lock it. It's pretty tight, because you don't want any water getting in there. That's the headlight bulb.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Gloves


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