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Toyota Highlander Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change the low beam, high beam or turn signal light bulb in the headlights of a 2008-2013 Toyota Highlander.

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2013 Highlander Headlight
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Base of Low Beam Bulb
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Press Release Button

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013) Toyota Highlander in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam or front turn signal light bulb in the headlight assemblies.

Owners of other Toyota or Scion vehicles such as the Tacoma, Corolla, Yaris, Prius, Camry, RAV4, Tundra, Sienna, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Avalon, 4Runner, Sequoia, xB, xD, tC, iQ and FR-S may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Replacement bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # 9005 and Front Turn Signal # 3457NA (also # 3457A or 3457NAK).

No tools are needed to change any of the bulbs in either the driver or passenger side headlight housings.

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Pull Off Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Pull Out Old Low Beam Bulb
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the SUV with the burnt out headlight bulb.

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

Reach in behind the headlight and press the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding it straight off the black and green plastic base of the old low beam bulb.

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

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Philips H11 LL - 12V 55W
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Empty Low Beam Socket
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Insert New H11 Bulb
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new # H11 bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with an alcohol moistened paper towel.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Electrical Connector
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High Beam - Inner Corner
Install the new H11 bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to lock it in place.

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

The High Beam bulb is located closer to the inner corner of the headlight assembly.

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Black Base of High Beam
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Release Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Reach in behind the headlight and press the release button on the electrical connector before sliding it straight off the base of the old high beam bulb.



 

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Remove Old High Beam Bulb
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Sylvania 9005 12V 60W
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High Beam Bulb Housing
Rotate the black and grey plastic base of the old high beam bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise to unlock it before pulling it straight out of the housing.
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Install New # 9005 Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Power Connector
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 rubbing alcohol moistened paper towel.

Insert a new # 9005 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 high beam bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

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Turn Signal - Outer Corner
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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
The Turn Signal bulb, which also acts as the front side marker, is located near the outer edge of the headlight assembly.

Rotate the light grey turn signal bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Pull Out Old Bulb
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Push In New # 3457NA
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Turn Signal Bulb Housing
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored # 3457NA bulb.

You may also use the # 3457NAK or 3457A wedge base bulbs.

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

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

For more, check out my other Toyota Highlander DIY Repair Guides.
 

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