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Toyota RAV4 Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out front side marker light bulb in the headlight of a 2019 to 2023 Toyota RAV4 SUV.

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2019 RAV4 Headlight
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Front Side Marker Light
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Side Marker Bulb Socket
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fifth generation (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and the updated 2023 model year) Toyota RAV4 SUV in changing a burnt out front side marker light bulb located in the headlight housing.

Owners of other Toyota and Lexus vehicles such as the Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Prius, Avalon, C-HR, GR86, Venza, Sienna, Sequoia, 4Runner, IS 250, IS 300, IS 350, ES 350, GS 350 and GX 460 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base bulb part number is W5W (also known as 2825).

If you'd like to have brighter side marker lights, install some W5W LED or 2825 LED units.

No tools are needed to access and replace the bulbs.

The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the vehicle with the burnt out front side marker light bulb.

Locate the small black plastic bulb socket on the back side of the headlight housing cose to the outer edge of the vehicle.



 

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Bulb Socket Removed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Rotate the base of the bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

If the old light bulb was recently turned on, it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers. Allow the bulb to cool off before touching it.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

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Push In New Light Bulb
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Empty Bulb Housing
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Reinsert Bulb Socket
Push a new number W5W light bulb straight in to the socket.

If you'd like to have brighter side marker lights that will also last much longer before burning out, install some compatible replacement W5W LED units.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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New Bulb Installed
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Testing Side Marker Bulb
Reinsert the bulb socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it in place.

To test the new front side marker light bulb, turn on the parking lights or the headlights.

Tip - If the new bulb doesn't work, try removing it from the socket, rotating it 180 degrees and pushing it back into the socket. Some LED bulbs are "polarized" and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

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

For more, please check out all of my 2019-2023 Toyota RAV4 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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