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Toyota Camry Step Courtesy Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out step courtesy light bulb in the passenger doors of an XV50 7th generation 2012-2016 Toyota Camry.

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Camry Step Courtesy Light
Gently Pry Out At Rear
Pull Out Light Bulb Housing
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the XV50 7th generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota Camry in changing a burnt out bulb in the "courtesy" or "step" lights at the bottom of the passenger doors.

Owners of other Toyota, Scion or Lexus vehicles such as the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, RAV4, Prius, Tacoma, Tundra, Sienna, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, Avalon, 4Runner, Land Runner, Sequoia, IS 250, ES 350, GS 350, tC, xB, xD, iQ and FR-S may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement bulb is part # 168 from manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, PIAA and Eiko. You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the W5W or 2825.

You could also install a brighter compatible 168 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a small flat head screwdriver.

Press Release Tab
Slide Off Power Connector
Squeeze To Release Cover
An optional step is to cover the tip of the screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth to prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the rear edge of the light housing and the door panel.

Gently pry out the light housing and press the release tab on the power connector before sliding it straight off.

Plastic Bulb Cover Removed
Gently Pry Out Bulb
Old # 168 / 2825 / W5W Bulb


Gently squeeze the plastic cover on the back of the housing to remove it. Set the cover aside in a safe place.

Use the flathead screwdriver to carefully pop out the old bulb from the socket.

Slide In New # 168 Bulb
Snap On Plastic Bulb Cage
Push In Power Plug
Push a new # 168, W5W, 2825 or a compatible LED bulb straight in to the socket.

Snap the plastic cover back in place on the rear of the housing.

Push the power connector straight in to the socket.

Insert Front End In First
Snap In Rear Edge
Step Courtesy Bulb Replaced
Insert the power plug and front edge of the housing in to the door panel first.

Then gently snap the rear edge in place.

Test the new step courtesy light bulb by pressing the "unlock" button on the key fob.

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

For more, check out my other 2012-2016 Toyota Camry DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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