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Toyota Prius 2004-2008 (NHW20) Headlight Replacement


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Last Post: Dec 16, 2012 1:55 AM Last Post By: mentalcase222
susanlit

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Headlight Replacement
Posted: Jan 14, 2009 1:59 PM
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Is there an easier way to replace a headlight that doesn't involve removing the bumper? I have a 2005 Prius.
Thanks.
Nick Czerula

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Re: Headlight Replacement
Posted: Jan 14, 2009 2:17 PM   in response to: susanlit in response to: susanlit
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You can replace the headlight bulbs from under the hood of your vehicle. It will take a bit of arm twisting tho'.

-Remove plastic cover from radiator support.

-If faulty bulb is on driver's side: remove the fuse box cover to gain access to the rear of the headlight assembly.

-If faulty bulb is on passenger side: remove small air duct at rear of headligth assembly.

-Remove electrical connection at bulb.

-Rotate the rubber boot counter clock-wise about a 1/16th turn until it stops, (note position of boot before removal). The boot seals the bulb into the headlight assembly. Because of this the boot may be tightly adhered to bulb. Once rubber boot is unlatched from headlight assembly peel the boot back and off of the bulb without damaging it.

-Push down on and push out on the retainer spring, (tough to see but can feel your way to it) to access the bulb.

-Remove old bulb

-Replace the new bulb while being careful not to touch the glass.


-Snap retainer spring back into place.

-Align the boot, slide the hole over the bulb by pressing on each of the four rectangles imprinted on the boot.

-Rotate the boot back on clockwise back into place.

-Reconnect the electrical connection.

HTH, I apologize for the lack of images to go along with my text.

Nick Czerula

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Re: Headlight Replacement
Posted: Nov 3, 2010 7:55 AM   in response to: Nick Czerula in response to: Nick Czerula
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Article on how to do the above mentioned procedure along with photos:

Toyota Prius Headlight Bulb, Replacing https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/x/LQNa
mentalcase222

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Re: Headlight Replacement
Posted: Dec 16, 2012 1:55 AM   in response to: susanlit in response to: susanlit
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I think it's difficult to change the headlights with out removing the bumper but if you want to just change the light bulb then you can replace.

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