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How to take the light out on a toyota corolla front headlight

I have got the clips off the unit but cannot get the light out to replace the bulb how do you do this

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If you have the same set-up as a lot of newer cars then it is not as hard as it may seem. This is an older post but someone else may find the information and be able to use it. When you open the hood on the inside there should be an electrical connection going to the headlights. Where that goes in to the headlight compartment there should be a rubber covering. Remove this rubber covering and disconnect the electrical connection. Once the cover and connection are out of the way you should be able to have access to the bulb. On a lot of newer cars, they have a contraption to hold the bulb in place the looks like a paper clip that has been bent in a lot of odd angles. If this is the system that you have it is easy from this point. At the bottom there is a slot that holds the paper clip (that's what I call it) in place and keeps pressure on the bulb to hold it in place. Apply pressure near the bottom and slide it to get it to release from the slot. At that point it simply swings up and the bulb is free to come out. Put the new bulb back in. Swing the paper clip thing back down and place the bottom end of it back in the slot. Replace the rubber covering making sure the prongs are all sticking out and then replace the electrical connection. Do the other side, it is always best to do headlights in pairs

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