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How to Replace Horn 2000-07 Toyota Highlander

Created on: 2018-01-29

How to replace a shorted, muffled, or broken horn on 04 Toyota Highlander

  1. step 1 :Removing the Grille
    • Pry the four push clips out of the top of the grille with a flat blade screwdriver or trim tool
    • Release the clip on each side of the grille
    • Release the clips at the bottom of the grille with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the grille up and off
  2. step 2 :Removing the Horn
    • Remove the 12mm bolt from the horn bracket
    • Pull the horn off the header panel
    • Disconnect the horn electrical connector
  3. step 3 :Installing the Horn
    • Connect the horn electrical connector
    • Line up the horn on the header panel
    • Install the 12mm bolt into the horn bracket
  4. step 4 :Installing the Grille
    • Line up the grille with the bumper
    • Push in the grille clips
    • Push the four push clips into the top of the grille

Tools needed

  • 12mm Socket

    Socket Extensions

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Rust Penetrant

    Trim Tool Set

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

To remove the grille, there are four push clips on the top. Use a flat bladed screwdriver to pry them up and unlock them. Do both sides. Use a trim clip tool to pry on them a bit. Sometimes they take a little bit of force to get them to unclip.

There are two clips on either side of the grille. They're kind of hidden. You can get to them. You'd access the clips through here to release them on either side. Ours are broken. They actually clip through the headlights. Without those in place, the bottom of the grille clips to the top of the bumper. Just slide out. You may need to slide a screwdriver in there and just push the lock tabs in, but this one's pretty loose so it came right out.

One of the horns is located behind the grille. The other one is down below the bumper. They both can be removed in a similar fashion. There's a 12mm bolt. I'm using a 12mm socket, extension and ratchet. I'll loosen that up. Take the horn out. You need to unplug it from the connector and push in on the lock. Pull the connector out just like that. This one here is the high tone. The low tone is down behind the bumper.

Just plug it back in. It'll lock when it's in place. Put it right back up where it was mounted. Reinstall the bolt.

These are the clips and brackets that are supposed to be mounted to the back of our grille. It's broken on both sides but they would clip into here and the headlights on both sides and help hold the grille in. You don't 100% need them but if you have yours, you can clip them back in. These clips on the bottom of the grille are going to go underneath this lip. I’m going to push it down like that. Slide it up under that lip into place.

I’m going to put the push clips back in place. The grille is back in place.

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