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Toyota Avalon Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low beam, high beam or front side marker light bulb in a 2013 to 2017 Toyota Avalon.

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2016 Avalon Headlights
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Low Beam - Middle
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Base of Old Low Beam

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and the revised 2018 model year) Toyota Avalon sedan in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam or the front side marker light bulb in the headlight housings.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles such as the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, Prius, Camry, RAV4, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, IS 250, IS 200t, IS 300, NX 200t, NX 300h, RX 350, RX 450h, LS 460, LS 600h, ES 350, ES 300h Hybrid, RC F, GS 350, CT 200h, LX 570, GX 460, tC, iA, iM, xB, xD, iQ and FR-S may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # 9005, High Beam # 9005 and Front Side Marker # 2825.

No tools are needed to access and replace the headlight bulbs.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Remove Old Low Beam
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the car with the burnt out headlight bulb.

The Low Beam light bulb is located near the middle of the headlight assembly.

Reach in behind the housing and locate the base of the old light bulb.

Gently pull back the two retaining clips on the electrical connector before sliding the power plug straight off the base of the old light bulb.

Rotate the base of the old light bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Sylvania 9005
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Empty Bulb Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new light 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 moistened with rubbing alcohol.

Insert the new number 9005 light bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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Push On Power Plug
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High Beam - Inner Corner
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Base of Old High Beam
Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new low beam bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

The High Beam light bulb is located closer to the inner edge of the headlight housing.

Look behind the headlight assembly and locate the old high beam light bulb.

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Push In Release Tab
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Slide Off Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Firmly push in the release tab at the bottom of the electrical connector before sliding the power plug straight off the base of the old high beam bulb.

Rotate the base of the old light bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.



 

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High Beam Bulb Removed
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Sylvania 9005 Halogen
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Empty Bulb Housing
Avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers. If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Power Plug
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Side Marker - Outer Edge
Install the new number 9005 high beam bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

The Front Side Marker light bulb is located at the outer edge of the 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
Rotate the black plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old side marker light bulb straight out of the socket.

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Old # W5W Light Bulb
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Push In New # 2825 Bulb
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Side Marker Bulb Housing
Push a new number 2825 light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you'd like to upgrade to brighter side marker lights, there are 2825 LED bulb options available.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
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Test New High Beam Bulb
Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Test the new light bulbs by turning on the headlights, activate the hazard signals and flash the high beams.

For more, check out all of my Toyota Avalon DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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