Paul's Travel Pictures

Toyota Avalon Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change the dome (rear passenger courtesy / personal reading) light bulbs in a 2013 to 2017 Toyota Avalon.

Main Menu            Home           Digital Cameras

Misc. Pictures            Articles            My Blog

2016 Avalon Dome Lights
Insert Flathead Screwdriver
Gently Pry Out Lens Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and possibly also the revised 2018 model year) Toyota Avalon sedan in changing a dead battery in the key fob remote control for the keyless entry and push button start systems.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles such as the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, Prius, Camry, RAV4, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, IS 250, IS 200t, IS 300, NX 200t, NX 300h, RX 350, RX 450h, LS 460, LS 600h, ES 350, ES 300h Hybrid, RC F, GS 350, CT 200h, LX 570, GX 460, tC, iA, iM, xB, xD, iQ and FR-S may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement light bulb is part number 2825.

You can also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 168, 194, W5W or a brighter 2825 LED unit.

The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulbs is a small flathead screwdriver or a small plastic pry bar tool.

Lens Cover Removed
Old Light Bulb Exposed
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you can either cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in between the inner edge of the lens cover and the light housing.

Gently pry out the lens cover. You may need to re-insert the screwdriver in another location to fully remove the lens cover.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

If the old bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Old Light Bulb Removed
Empty Bulb Socket
Push In New 2825 Bulb


The OEM bulb was marked as a Toshiba 12V8W.

I wasn't able to find those online, so I recommend using the more commonly available miniature wedge base bulbs such as the 2825, 168, 194, W5W or a compatible LED unit.

Push the new light bulb straight in to the socket.

Line Up Lens Cover
Gently Snap Back In Place
Test New Dome Light Bulbs
Line up the lens cover and gently pop the retaining clips back in to place.

Test the new dome light bulbs by pressing on the outer edge of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switches.

For more, check out all of my Toyota Avalon DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

If you found this guide to be helpful, please consider making a small donation by clicking on the "Donate" button located to the right of this paragraph. Thank you!
(Note: I am not a registered charity. Donations are not tax deductible.)

Main Menu       Home       Digital Cameras

Misc. Pictures       Articles       My Blog


Copyright 2023
 All Rights Reserved

Paul's Travel Pictures is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Privacy Policy     About Paul & Author Contact Info