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Toyota Avalon Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of a 4th generation 2013 to 2017 Toyota Avalon sedan.

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2016 Avalon Trunk Light
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This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fourth generation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and the face lifted 2018 model year) Toyota Avalon sedan in changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk.

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.

The compatible replacement light bulb part number is 194.

You can also use a brighter 194 LED bulb.

No tools are needed to access and replace the trunk light bulb.

Plastic Cage Released
Swing Open Bulb Cover
The first two steps are to open the trunk lid and then locate the cargo area light bulb housing.

Gently pull back the tab on the left side of the housing to release the grey plastic cage covering the bulb.

Swing open the grey plastic cover.

Pull Out Old Light Bulb
If Necessary - Use Loop
Be careful when you remove the old light bulb. If it was recently turned on, it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

If you have trouble getting a grip on the old bulb, try using a piece of wire with a loop at the end to pull it out.


Empty Bulb Socket
Push In New # 194 Bulb
Push a new number 194 light bulb straight in to the socket.

You can also use a brighter LED unit.

Close Plastic Cover
Cargo Area Bulb Replaced
Swing the grey plastic cage closed over the new bulb.

Gently push on the left (driver) side of the cover to secure the retaining clip.

The trunk light should have turned on immediately when you pushed it in to the socket.

If not, test the new cargo area light bulb by pressing the "unlock" button on the key fob to activate the interior lights.

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

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