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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a low beam, high beam, front turn signal or side marker light bulb in a 2011-2017 Outlander Sport.

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2015 Outlander Sport Headlight
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Low Beam & High Beam
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Warning - High Voltage HID

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam, front turn signal or front side marker light bulb in the headlight housings.

Owners of other Mitsubishi vehicles such as the Lancer, Outlander, Mirage, ASX, RVR, Galant, I-MIEV, Montero, Eclipse, 3000GT, Endeavor, Raider, Diamante, Attrage, Carisma, Colt, Grandis, Magna, Pajero and the Space Star may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Low Beam Halogen # H11 (or HID # D2S), High Beam # 9005, Front Turn Signal 7440A (or WY21W) and Front Side Marker # 2827 (or WY5W).

No tools are needed to access and replace the low beam, high beam or the front side marker. To change the front turn signal light bulb, you'll need a small flathead screwdriver.


Warning - If you plan on replacing a burnt out D2S HID (high intensity discharge) low beam headlight bulb, please disconnect the negative "-" battery terminal before proceeding. Disconnecting the 12V automotive battery will help reduce the risk of electrical shock from the igniter or "ballast" that contains a capacitor to provide the initial high voltage needed to turn on the HID bulbs. I recommend waiting at least 15-30 minutes after disconnecting the battery to allow the HID ignition capacitors to discharge. It would also be a good idea to wear rubber gloves and protective eyeglasses for extra safety.
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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HID Dust Cap Removed
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High Beam Dust Cover
To access the low beam headlight bulb, reach in behind the housing and rotate the round black plastic dust cap 1/4 turn counterclockwise.

Set the dust cover aside in a safe place.

To replace a traditional Halogen Low Beam headlight bulb, rotate the base of the old light bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before removing it from the housing. Release the retaining clip and slide the electrical connector straight off the base of the old light bulb.

Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay. If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol.

Push the power plug on to the new H11 halogen bulb.

Insert the new halogen low beam bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place. Replace the dust cover by twisting it on 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction.

To replace a burnt out HID Low Beam headlight bulb, be sure to disconnect the 12V automotive battery first and wait 15 to 30 minutes to allow the high voltage capacitors to discharge.

Remove the dust cap by twisting it 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction.

Put on latex rubber gloves and protective eyewear.

Rotate the igniter or "ballast" 1/4 turn counterclockwise before removing it.

The old HID bulb is held in place by two metal retaining clips. Push in the end of each retaining clip and to the side in order to release them. Swing open the metal retaining arms. Pull the old light bulb straight out of the housing.

Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new D2S HID bulb with your fingers. If you do get it dirty, wipe it clean with a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Bulb Cover Removed
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Base of Old High Beam
The High Beam headlight bulb is located closer to the inner corner of the housing.

Reach in behind the assembly and rotate the dust cap 1/4 turn counterclockwise before removing it.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old High Beam
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Pull Back Retaining Clip
Rotate the base of the high beam bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Gently pull back the release tab before sliding off the power plug.

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Old # 9005 Halogen Bulb
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Push On Power Plug
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Empty Bulb Housing
Avoid touching the glass part of the new high beam bulb. If you do get it dirty, wipe it clean with a paper towel moistened with rubbing alcohol.

Push the power plug on to the base of the new number 9005 high beam bulb.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Cap - 1/4 Turn Clockwise
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Front Side Marker Light
Insert the new high beam bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Replace the dust cover by rotating it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction.

The Front Side Marker light bulb is located near the outer edge of the headlight housing.



 

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Side Marker Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Reach in to the small grey plastic side marker bulb socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

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Push In New # 2827 Bulb
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Empty Bulb Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Push a new amber colored number 2827 or WY5W miniature wedge base light bulb straight in to the socket.

Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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Front Turn Signal - Inner Corner
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Pry Up Center of Fastener
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Pull Out Pop Rivets
The Front Turn Signal light bulb is located near the inner corner of the headlight housing.

To access the front turn signal bulb socket, you'll have to remove the plastic radiator cover that extends across the entire front of the engine bay.

The cover is held in place by a total of four pop rivets with two pop rivets on the left side and another two on the right side.

Use a flathead screwdriver or a pop rivet removal tool to gently pry up the center of the fastener. Then pull out the base of the pop rivet.

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Two On Each Side
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Remove Four Pop Rivets
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Flip Over Radiator Cover
Set the four pop rivets aside in a safe place.

Gently lift up the back end of the radiator cover and swing it out towards the front bumper. Allow the radiator cover to rest against the front bumper.

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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Reach in the small opening behind the headlight assembly and rotate the grey plastic turn signal bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

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Push In New 7440A Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Replace Radiator Cover
Push a new amber colored number 7440A (or WY21W) light bulb straight in the socket.

Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Flip the plastic radiator cover back over the front of the engine bay.

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Re-Insert Pop Rivets
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Push In Center of Fasteners
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
Re-inset the four pop rivets and then push down the center of each fastener to secure them in place.

To test the new bulbs, turn on the headlights, flash the high beams and activate the hazard signals.

Be sure to record the light bulb change in your SUV's service records.

For more, check out all of my 2011-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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