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Toyota Camry Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the low beam, high beam & turn signal light bulbs in the headlight assembly of a 07-11 Toyota Camry.

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Toyota Camry Headlight
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Turn Signal, Low, High
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Low Beam Bulb - Center

This automotive maintenance "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the XV40 6th generation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011) Toyota Camry sedan in replacing the low beam, high beam, turn signal and side marker (parking) light bulbs in the headlight assembly.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles such as the Corolla, Matrix, Yaris, Avalon, Venza, RAV4, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, Tacoma, Sienna, IS 250, IS 350, ES 350, GS 350, LS 460, tC, xB, xD, iQ and the Toyota Aurion (Australia) may also find guide to be helpful.

Replacement bulbs with their respective part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # 9005, Turn Signal # 7440A (or 992), and front side marker (parking light) # 2825.

No tools are needed to replace the low beam or high beam bulbs. A small flathead screwdriver is required to access the front turn signal and side marker light bulbs.

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Low Beam Bulb Base
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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Remove Low Beam Bulb
The Low Beam headlight bulb is located at the center of the assembly and looks like a cloudy eye.

To replace it, open the hood and locate the black/green light bulb base on the rear of the assembly.

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Push Down Release Tab
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Power Connector Removed
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Philips H11 LL 12V 55W

Push down on the black plastic release tab on the power connector and separate it from the base of the bulb.

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New Bulb Attach Power
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Insert Low Beam In Headlight
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Low Beam H11 Installed
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new H11 low beam headlight bulb with your fingers.

If you do touch the bulb, wipe it off with a paper towel moistened with rubbing alcohol.

Grease or dirt on a halogen headlight bulb may cause it to overheat and shorten its life.

Push the power connector onto the base of the new H11 low beam bulb, carefully insert the bulb into the headlight assembly, and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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High Beam - Inner Corner
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High Beam Bulb Base
The High Beam headlight bulb is located at the inner corner of the headlight assembly closest to the center line of the vehicle.

The OEM Sylvania 9005 high beam bulb has an all black plastic base.

Turn the base of the high beam bulb 1/4 turn counter clockwise to unlock it and then pull it straight out of the headlight assembly.



 

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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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High Beam Bulb Removed
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Push Tab Down & Pull
Push down on the power connector's release tab and separate it from the base of the bulb.
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Power Wire Disconnected
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Sylvania 9005 12V 60W
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Install New High Beam
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new 9005 high beam bulb with your fingers or anything else in the engine bay.

If you do get some grease, oil or dirt on the bulb, clean it with an alcohol moistened paper towel or tissue.

Push the power connector on to the base of the new high beam bulb until it snaps into place.

Insert the bulb into the headlight assembly by lining up the black plastic notches.

Rotate the base of the new high beam bulb 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it into place.

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Line Up Notches
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1/4 Turn Clockwise Secure
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Sidemarker & Turn Signal
The front turn signal and side marker light bulbs are located at the outer corner of the headlight assembly closest to the side of the vehicle.

To access the bulbs requires pulling back the black plastic wheel well liner which is much easier to do with the front wheel out of the way.

Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left if you are replacing the bulbs on the passenger side.

Turn the steering wheel all the way to the right if you are replacing bulbs on the driver side.

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Turn Front Wheels
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Wheel Well Liner Fastener
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Pry Out With Screwdriver
At least two of the black plastic wheel well retainers or "pop rivet" fasteners must be removed.

Use a small flathead screwdriver to pry out the small round center part of each fastener.

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Remove 2nd Pop Rivet
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Plastic Pop Rivet Removed
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Pull Back Wheel Well Liner
Once you have removed the fasteners, pull back the black plastic wheel well liner until you can see the rear of the headlight assembly.
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Turn Signal & Sidemarker
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
The front turn signal bulb has a light grey base and the front side marker has a smaller black base located just above the turn signal.

Rotate the turn signal bulb's socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out of the headlight assembly.

Pull the old 7440A (or 992) light bulb straight out of the socket.

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7440A (992) Light Bulb
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Insert New Bulb In Headlight
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1/4 Turn Clockwise
Push in a new # 7440A or 992 amber colored front turn signal light bulb into the socket, insert the bulb into the headlight assembly, and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

To replace the front side marker light bulb, rotate the smaller black base 1/4 turn counter clockwise, pull the socket out of the headlight, pull out the old # 2825 light bulb, push in a new # 2825 bulb, insert it into the headlight assembly and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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Replace Liner Retainers
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Testing Signal & Low Beam
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Testing High Beam Bulb
If you replaced a front turn signal or side marker light bulb, test it by turning on the parking lights and hazard signals before continuing.

Push the wheel well liner back into place and re-insert the black plastic fasteners.

Test the new bulbs by turning on the headlights, activating the hazard signals and flashing the high beams.

For more, check out my Toyota Camry Repair & Maintenance Guides page.
 

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