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Toyota Corolla Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
 Instructions for how to replace the high beam, low beam & turn signal light bulbs in a 2003-2008 Toyota Corolla.

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2005 Toyota Corolla S
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Passenger Headlight Assembly
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Low Beam # 9006

This automotive how-to guide was specifically written to assist owners of the ninth generation (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) Toyota Corolla in replacing a burnt out high beam headlight bulb, low beam headlight bulb, or a parking / turn signal bulb. (Look for the bolded name of the specific headlight bulb that you need to replace.)

Owners of other Toyota vehicles such as the Camry, Prius, Matrix, Venza, Yaris, and Avalon may also find the guide to be useful.

Replacement head light bulbs for the '03-'08 Toyota Corolla have the following part numbers: Low Beam # 9006, High Beam # 9005, Parking / Turn Signal # 3157A

No tools are necessary to replace any bulb in the passenger side headlight assembly.

To replace a bulb in the driver side headlight assembly, you'll need a 10mm socket or wrench and a flathead screwdriver.

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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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Remove Bulb & Connector
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Blue Plastic Clip
To replace the passenger side low beam headlight bulb, locate the light grey bulb base and power connector at the back middle of the headlight assembly. Rotate the base 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out from the assembly.
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Grey Plastic Clip
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Pull Off Connector
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Old # 9006 Low Beam

Pry off the light blue power connector clip with your fingers or a small flat head screwdriver. Then pop off the light grey retaining power connector clip on the back of the bulb's base. Pull the power connector straight off the bulb's base. Replace the burnt out # 9006 low beam bulb with a new one, re-attach the power connector, and re-install the light blue retaining clip. the  Be sure to not touch the bare glass of the bulb. If you do touch it, wipe it clean with some rubbing alcohol. To re-install the bulb, insert it into the headlight assembly, and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise.

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9005 High Beam
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The passenger side high beam is the bulb located nearest to the center of the car in the headlight assembly. Locate its black base and power connector. Then rotate it 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out. Pop off the light blue clip and pry up the black retaining clip on the rear of the bulb's base.
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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Remove Bulb & Connector
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Black Plastic Clip
Pull the old bulb off the power connector and replace it with a new # 9005 High Beam bulb. Re-attach the power connector and the light blue retaining clip. Then insert the new bulb into the headlight assembly and turn it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.
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High Beam Bulb Removed
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Sylvania # 9005 High Beam
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Parking / Turn Signal Bulb
The passenger side parking/signal light bulb is at the outermost edge of the headlight assembly. Look behind the headlight assembly and locate the round light grey base. Rotate it 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out. Then pull the amber colored # 3157A turn signal (parking) light bulb straight out from the base.
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Signal Bulb Connector
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Pull Bulb Straight Out
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# 3157A Turn Signal Bulb
Replace the burnt out 3157A bulb with a new one by pushing it straight into the base. Then insert the bulb into the headlight assembly and turn the base 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it.
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Driver Side Headlight Assembly
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Battery Retaining Arm
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Remove 2 10mm Bolts
To replace the driver side low beam headlight bulb, you'll need to remove the battery retaining arm and the battery itself.  The battery retaining arm is held in place by two 10mm bolts, one at the front and one at the rear of the battery. To remove the battery terminals, loosen the two 10mm nuts and wiggle the terminals free. Be careful not to touch both battery terminals at the same time with your hands, fingers or any tools!
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Remove Battery - 2 10mm Bolts
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Remove Car Battery
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Low Beam Headlight
Once the car battery is removed, you can easily locate the driver side low beam at the middle rear of the headlight assembly.


 
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Low Beam Connector
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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Pull Low Beam Out
The driver side low beam headlight bulb is located in the middle of the headlight assembly. The bulb's base and power connector are both light grey. To remove the bulb, grasp the base and turn it 1/4 turn counter clockwise. Then pull it straight out from the headlight. Separate the bulb from the power connector by removing the light blue clip and prying up the light grey retaining clip on the rear of the bulb's base.
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# 9006 Low Beam
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Remove Blue Plastic Clip
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Remove Grey Plastic Clip
Now you can pull the # 9006 low beam bulb straight off the power connector and replace it with a new bulb. Re-attach the light blue retaining clip, insert the bulb into the headlight assembly, and turn it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it.
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9006 Bulb & Connector
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Sylvania 9006 HB4 U 12V 51W
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Driver High Beam Headlight
The driver side high beam headlight bulb is located closest to the center of the vehicle. To access it, you'll need a flat head screwdriver to lift up the one black plastic pop rivet that holds the black plastic air intake tube in place.
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Plastic Air Intake
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Remove Black Pop Rivet
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Remove Air Intake Pipe
With the black plastic air intake tube out of the way, you'll be able to see the black base of the driver side high beam bulb.
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# 9005 High Beam
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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Pull Straight Out
To remove the bulb, grasp the base and turn it 1/4 turn counter clockwise. Then pull the bulb straight out, pop off the blue plastic retaining clip and pry up the black plastic clip on the rear of the bulb's base. Separate the old # 9005 high beam bulb from the power connector and replace it with a new one. 
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Old # 9005 High Beam Bulb
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Remove Blue Plastic Clip
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Pry Up Black Plastic Clip
Re-attach the light blue retaining clip on the new bulb's base, insert the bulb into the headlight assembly and turn it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it.
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9005 Bulb & Power Connector
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Sylvania 9005 HB3 U 12V 60W
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Driver Parking/Signal Bulb
To access the driver side parking / turn signal light bulb, remove the car battery with a 10mm socket or wrench. The parking/signal bulb is the one furthest to the outer edge of the vehicle. Grab the light grey base of the bulb's socket and turn it a 1/4 turn counter clockwise to remove it from the headlight assembly. Then pull the amber colored # 3157 A bulb straight out from the socket and replace it with a new one. Insert the new bulb and the socket back into the headlight and turn 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it. Replace the battery and the battery retaining arm.
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Turn Signal Connector
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Pull Bulb Straight Out
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# 3157A Amber Turn Signal
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