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How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 97-05 Lexus GS300

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How to Replace Headlight Bulbs 97-05 Lexus GS300

Created on: 2019-04-23

Watch this video to learn how to replace the headlight bulbs. The experts at 1A Auto show how to replace the headlight bulbs on your 97-05 Lexus GS300.

  1. step 1 :Replacing the Outer Headlight Bulb
    • Locate the bulb behind the outer headlight assembly
    • Twist the bulb counter clockwise to remove it from the socket
    • Disconnect the bulb from the electrical connector
    • Connect the new bulb to the electrical connector
    • Fit the new bulb into the socket without touching the bulb glass
    • Twist the bulb clockwise to lock it into the socket
  2. step 2 :Replacing the Turn Signal Bulb
    • Locate the bulb behind the turn signal lens. It is a gray electrical connector oriented sideways
    • Turn the electrical connector counter clockwise to remove it
    • remove the bulb from the electrical connector
    • Install the new bulb into the electrical connector
    • Align the bulb electrical connector with the lens socket and turn it clockwise to lock it in
  3. step 3 :Replacing the Inner Headlight Bulb
    • Locate the bulb behind the inner headlight assembly
    • Twist the bulb counter clockwise to remove it from the socket
    • Disconnect the bulb from the electrical connector
    • Connect the new bulb to the electrical connector
    • Fit the new bulb into the socket without touching the bulb glass
    • Twist the bulb clockwise to lock it into the socket

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Hey, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I'm gonna show you on this 2001 Lexus GS300, which is basically the same as a '98 to '05 GS300, I'm gonna show you how to replace headlight bulbs.

Once you have the hood open, you can reach in here, and you'll wanna turn the bulb counterclockwise. And this is the outer one, pull it out. And then, little tab right here, press down, disconnect the bulb. And then take your new bulb, be very careful not to touch the glass filament. Put it in, make sure it snaps in and it's locked. And then just have to bend over, see the hole that the headlights going into. Push it in place and just start turning clockwise as you're pushing on it. And keep turning it until it's locked.

For this signal, it's actually The bulb is in from the side, so you're looking for this gray Actually, I can pull it off. There's almost a gray socket that you reach down in here, turn counterclockwise. And then pull up and out.

Okay. And this bulb just pulls right out of the socket. Take your new bulb, put it in, and just so you know, this actually comes apart, so when you see it, this may be separated from the socket, so you just wanna make sure that's together. Put it back down in, and then the smaller hands you have, the easier it'll be. But push the bulb into place.

I have to do it by feel because my hands are bigger, but I can feel the hole guide the hole socket in place. Push it in, and just slowly turn clockwise until it's locked in. Should turn about a quarter of a turn clockwise.

And this inner one is just like the outer. It's right here, counterclockwise. There's a bunch of wires and stuff around. Turn it counterclockwise and then pull it out. And then disconnect. Take your new bulb, careful not to touch the glass. Lock it into place. And then carefully, again without touching the glass, guide it into place. And you have to bring it so that the socket is facing down and towards the middle of the car a little bit. Push it into place, and then turn it clockwise to lock.

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