The space available seems inadequate to accomplish this task. I read an article describing the replacement of the same item on a 2005 Prius and the task seems too difficult for an amateur. Any helpful suggestions?
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Re: Replacing drivers side head light bulb 2004 Prius
The bulb isnt bad to replace. Is it HID? There is a round black plastic cover that needs to be unscrewed. A dealer normally charges .3 to change a bulb. If youre having difficulty, pay a professional. Its really not that difficult.
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There should be separate fuses for high and low beams on a Prius. If one of your headlight bulbs is bad, it could have blown the low-beam fuse. Check for blown fuses behind driver's side headlight fuse panel. If new one blows, replace headlight bulbs and try again.
On 2004-2009 Prius, driver's side headlamp bulb can be replaced by removing hold down screws and folding fuse panel upward to access rear of headlight assembly. Large round cover with 3 tabs unscrews about 1/4 turn to remove. It's really tight and held by friction of large O-ring so it'll take some muscle but it will eventually give. Be careful replacing bulbs as metal clips can be easily installed incorrectly resulting in tilted headlight beam. 3-tabs must rest on flat surfaces on mounting area before spring clip can be latched in place. 3-prong plug can be wiggles sideways/up and down to remove from bulb.
Toyota includes a light on the instrument panel to warn drivers if their tires are not fully inflated. The light resembles a flattened tire with an exclamation mark in the middle of the tire. If this light comes on, you will need to determine the cause in order to cancel the light. Once your tires are correctly inflated, the light will turn itself off.
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On a 2008 Prius, If both High beams work but only one side has working low beams, then it is most likely a fuse. So before breaking your knuckles to change the bulb, check the fuse first. I found out the hard way as my mom distressed to me that her drivers side headlights were out. So without checking to see if low and high were working, I proceeded to remove and replace the bulb - ouch! There are 4 10 amp fuses that protect the circuits for low/high beam function. They are under the hood in the fuse box on the drivers side and they are marked on the box cover. Check them before changing the bulb.
replace the bulb, you can access the bulb when you open the hatch. there is a cover at the back of the tail lights. or go to your local autozone or pepboys. they will replace it for you with no extra charge
Headlight Bulb Replacement 1. Open the hood and remove the two headlight mounting screws. 2. Remove the push-in fasteners for the grill area by prying under the head of the fasteners with a flat bladed tool.
A bad ground. Use a voltmeter and check the voltage at the bulb socket. If you do not read 12 volts at the socket, take a reading from the positive on the socket, and the engine block or battery for the negative. If you then get the 12 volts, you need to fix the ground wire