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How to Replace Headlight Bulbs14-19 Toyota Tundra

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How to Replace Headlight Bulbs14-19 Toyota Tundra

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace the broken, damaged, cracked, faded, cloudy, or chipped headlights on 14 Toyota Tundra

  1. step 1 :Changing the Turn Signal Light Bulb
    • Wear gloves when changing light bulbs
    • Open the hood
    • Turn the signal light socket counterclockwise and out
    • Pull the bulb out of the socket
    • Push a 4157 bulb into the socket
    • Twist the socket clockwise into the light
  2. step 2 :Removing the Grille
    • Remove the four 10mm bolts from the top of the bulb
    • Pry the two push clips out from the top of the grille with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the grille up off its grommets
    • Release the tabs at the bottom of the grille
    • Lift the grille up and off the truck
  3. step 3 :Removing the Bumper Cover
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the back of the bumper cover inside the fender liner
    • Pry the two push clips out of the bumper cover with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the bumper cover off the truck
  4. step 4 :Removing the Headlight
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the top of the headlight
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the side of the headlight
    • Cover the bumper with a rag to protect the headlight lens
    • Pull the headlight up, forward, and off
  5. step 5 :Changing the Headlight Bulbs
    • Pull the socket off the headlight bulb
    • Pull the rubber grommet off the headlight
    • Unclip the wire stop from the headlight bulb
    • Pull the bulb out of the headlight
    • Put a 9003 bulb into the headlight
    • Line up the bulb tabs with the headlight
    • Clip the wire stop onto the bulb
    • Push the rubber grommet onto the back of the headlight
    • Push the socket onto the bulb
    • Twist the side marker light socket counterclockwise out of the headlight
    • Pull the bulb off the socket
    • Push a 194 bulb onto the socket
    • Twist the socket clockwise into the headlight
  6. step 6 :Installing the Headlight
    • Line up the headlight with the metal tab on the bumper
    • Push in the headlight
    • Lower the headlight onto its grommets
    • Insert the 10mm bolt into the side of the headlight
    • Insert the two self-tapping 10mm bolts into the top of the headlight
  7. step 7 :Installing the Bumper Cover
    • Remove the rag from the bumper
    • Press the bumper cover into place
    • Push the two plastic clips into the bumper cover
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts in the back of the bumper cover inside the fender liner
  8. step 8 :Installing the Grille
    • Line up the grille with the bumper
    • Push the grille clips into the bumper
    • Push the grille onto its grommets
    • Push the two plastic clips into the top of the grille
    • Insert the four 10mm bolts into the top of the grille

Tools needed for replacement

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Gloves

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

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

Release the hood from the inside, we're going to reach under here. Push the lever up for the safety catch and then lift the hood up. It has struts. There's no hood prop rod.

The turn signal bulb can be replaced without removing the headlight or disassembling anything in the front of the truck. The headlight bulb, to change that, the headlight assembly will have to come out. But if you just need to change the turn signal bulb, you can reach in behind here.

This gray connector here, turn it counterclockwise to unlock it. Pull it out. You can pull this bulb straight out. It is a 4157 amber. Reinstall the new bulb. Simply push it down into place. Put it right back into the opening. Find it where it lines up. It slides in and then turn it clockwise to lock it.

To remove the grille, there are four 10 millimeter bolts along the top. They do have a Phillips head cutout in them, but I'm going to use a 10 millimeter socket extension and ratchet to remove them. Once those are removed, there are two push clips on either side on the top. Use a small, flat bladed screwdriver to pry up that clip and if these are loose enough, once they're popped up, they'll come right out. Do the same for both sides.

To remove the grille, it actually sits over these white grommets. So it's not going to want to move this way. So you kind of have to pry it up just like that. Then you pull it down away from the truck. Just going to reach in behind and there's a tab holding the lower part of the grille in and you have to – it's kind of like a tab. You can push on it. Push down. With it pushed down, it should pull out like that. So I’m basically just pushing it down to get it unlocked off this little ridge and at the same time, it's pulling out of this pin down here. I need to go do the other side. We'll do the same thing on the passenger side. When it's pushed out, pull it out of the lower pin. Lift the grille up and out. We'll put that aside.

To remove this plastic bumper cover, there are two push clips and on the inside of the fender liner, there are two 10 millimeter bolts. They do have Phillips head holes. But I'm going to use a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet to remove them. Use a small, flat bladed screwdriver to pry out these push clips. This procedure will be the exact same thing on the opposite side. With those removed, the bumper will peel outwards. For these clips along the fender edge here, you'll pop it out. It almost sounds like you're breaking it. You're just popping it off.


To remove the headlamp assembly, there are two 10 millimeter bolts on the top, again with the Phillips head cutouts. I'm going to use the 10 millimeter socket extension and ratchet and there is a single 10 millimeter bolt on this side. It does not have the Phillips head screw part. You can start with these two. Remove this one. That one doesn't want to come out. I'll just use a magnet. Get out of there.

You may want to use a rag or an old t-shirt and we're just going to put it over the metal part of the bumper because we're going to remove the headlight out to disconnect it. I can rest it on the bumper. I don't want to scratch the lens.

You're going to lift on these to pull them off the little grommets. There is a little pushed in part here. You're going to kind of lift that out at the same time and then slide the whole headlamp out and rest it right on the bumper.

So we're going to pull the headlamp bulb out. Just pull it straight off and then you can pull the rubber grommet off of it and to unlock it, you push down on the metal wire and slide it out and this wire stop lifts up.

You should wear gloves when you're doing this, so you don't touch the headlight bulbs because the oil on your skin will reduce the life of the headlight bulb if you accidentally touch it. This is a 9003 headlight bulb. We're going to reinstall it. Line up these tabs. They are cut out in a specific way so the two narrow ones will go on one side and then the wider one goes on the topside. We'll try to install it the other way. It's not going to fit. Then you push the wire down and then hook it. That locks the headlight bulb in place. Of course, you want to reinstall the rubber grommet that seals out what. It just pushes down in place and then you just push the connector right back over it.

The side marker light, turn it counterclockwise to unlock it. It's a 194 peanut bulb. You can just pull it right out and then replace it the same way to change it. It goes right back in the housing and clockwise to lock it.

So the bottom of the headlight is going to clip into this metal tab here, into this opening down here. I'm going to get this lined up in place. Move the air guide. Readjust here. It pushes up and goes down over the grommets. The bolt without the Phillips head screw part goes in down here because that is a machine bolt and the top ones are self-tapping bolts. These two bolts are self-tapping because they're going into classic grommets. I'll just snug it up. I don’t want to strip out the plastic grommet.

Reinstall this plastic bumper corner. So it does have a lip here and I'm going to slide it behind the splash shield. I'll push it up into the clips. With our push clips pulled out like that, slide them into place. Push them in. They snap when they're locked. Reinstall the two self-tapping bolts here that hold the fender liner up and then pinch against the bumper corner.

To reinstall the grille, there are three push clips in the bottom that will push into this metal bumper support. There's a lower locking tab. This one's really stiff. You can't get to it when you remove it. This is the upper one we pushed to release. So this will go into here. This will go into here. It’s the same for both sides. You're going to get the bottom one lined up first and then line up the top. The same for this side. I'm going to push them in at the bottom. Click into place and push the top up over the white grommets.

Put the push clips back in. Reinstall all the self-tapping bolts. They're just going into plastic grommets. You don't have to over tighten them. You feeling them get tight, just stop. Do the same for all four.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Gloves

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set


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