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How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 10-15 Toyota Prius

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How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 10-15 Toyota Prius

Created on: 2017-12-19

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace the broken, damaged, cracked, faded, cloudy, or chipped headlights on 11 Toyota Prius

  1. step 1 :Servicing the Bulbs
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Twist the bulb socket counterclockwise out of the light
    • Pull the bulb off of the socket
    • Push on the new bulb
    • Twist the bulb clockwise into the light

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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

This Prius has halogen lights. I'm going to show you to change the headlight bulbs. We're going to start with a high-beam bulb. It'd be this one in here.

If you follow it around on the inside, it's right here. You can unclip it by pushing down on the lock, pulling the plug down. Those can sometimes be difficult to remove. Just got have to push it out of the way. Then I'm going to turn the headlight bulb counterclockwise to unlock it, and pull it out of the housing.

There's the bulb here. This is a 9005 bulb. This one's in good shape, so I'm going to reuse it. I'm wearing gloves to keep my hands clean. You also don't want to touch the bulb surface with bare fingers, because you have oils on your skin. It'll reduce the life of the bulb, because it can cause them to heat up and blow out.

I'll reinstall this. Just got to find the keyways. It's usually in the same direction that it came out. Now I'm going to turn it clockwise. It will lock into place. Reinstall the connector. That's how you replace that bulb.

At the top of the headlight is a small marker light bulb. You can just see it there. Going to reach in. It's up and underneath. I'm going to turn the socket counterclockwise to unlock it. I'm going to pull the whole socket out with the bulb. Then we can see it's a 194 peanut bulb. To change this, just pull it straight out. Then you can put it right back in. This one's working, so I'm going to reuse it.

I have to reach up and find the opening in the headlight housing. I can see through the headlight as I'm putting it up in. You might have to twist it and turn it and find where the keyway's put in. Right there, pretty nicely. I'm going to turn it clockwise to lock it in place. A low-beam bulb is right here. We're going to follow that back inside the engine compartment. It should be this one right here.

I'm going to unlock it, pushing in the keyway, pulling down on the connector. Might have to wiggle it a little bit to get it loose. They can be stuck on there pretty well. Turn it counterclockwise to unlock it. Pull it right out of the housing. This is an H11 bulb.

I've got gloves on so I don't touch the filament by accident, or touch the bulb surface by accident. And also keep my hands clean, because if you touch this with bare hands, you can reduce the life of the bulb. This one's working fine. It's in good shape, so I'm going to put it back into the housing. Have to find where the little keyways line up. Then I'm going to turn it clockwise to lock it in place.

Reinstall the connector. It will click and lock into place. There's a marker light bulb that's on the outside of the headlight. To remove it, you're going to follow it around and inside the engine compartment. It's easier to reach in and grab this way. Then turn the socket counterclockwise. Pull it out. If they give you enough wire, you can actually pull the socket and the bulb right out in the open. It's a 194 peanut bulb. To change it, just pull it straight out. This one's working, so I'm going to reuse it. Put it right back in. Then just reinstall it. It's going to go right back into the same opening.

I'm going to twist and turn it, find it, so it slides into place, finds the lugs. Then turn it clockwise to lock it in place, just like that. The other side will be similar.

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