Question about Cars & Trucks
Posted by Anonymous on
In the rear compartment, there are little access doors that enable you to the four main bulbs for your tail light assembly. The small marker bulb is not among them, you have to remove the entire housing assembly from the car to gain access to the marker bulb. You should see two bolts that are gold in color, remove the nuts from there being careful not to drop them. Once they are removed you need to pull the tail light off the car. Now be warned, if you have an older highlander chances are that rubber gasket seal that keeps water away from the bulbs will be stuck to the car frame. You are going to need to some what forcibly play with assembly to get it off. What I did was tap the gold bolts with a socket screw driver and rubber mallet. Beyond that I just pushed and pulled till I pried it loose. Once free, remove the light that has the cable running out the back, look for the small light socket on the lower side, turn counter clockwise and replace the bulb. Never touch the new bulb with your bare hand, always hold it with a clean towel. Again, just don't be discouraged if the housing assembly doesn't pop off the first try. And ignore anyone that tells you that the bumper needs to come off or the interior needs to be peeled back; they are misinformed, this will work on the 2001-2007 highlander.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I hve the same issue. I have replaced all the bulbs on the fron and back of the left side of the car and still the left front blinker does not blink.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
i think there are two flat guide pins that hold the headlight assembly in .. just pull them straight up ..and the assembly should come out ..hencse replace the bulbs.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
Remove 3 - 4 screws on fender cover close to side marker light. Pull fender cover out a bit for you to use your other hand to reach side marker light. By twisting on one direction and here you go the light out. Replace new bulb and replace everything on reverse order.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
Replace the right rear brake lamp. The bulb possible use two filaments one for brake and tail light. One burnt out filament in one bulb.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
Just did this "easy fix" on my 1999 Camry.
Lift trunk lid and pull away carpet covering the tail light. Retain plastic pins that hold carpet in place. Be prepared to have your knuckles scraped by the carpet as you work.
On the 1999 Camry, this was NOT a tool-less fix. You could reach in, turn the tail light socket a quarter turn and them remove it without tools. You then simply pulled the bulb straight out (it was bulb size 904 on my 1999) and plug the new bulb straight in.
NOW... the rub. Although the bulb/socket came out easily, we found it impossible to get the correct angle to replace the bulb and socket without smashing the bulb. Two intelligent adults tried for 30 minutes.
So... step 3. Easy but requires tools. Get your socket set (I couldn't find the right socket, so I used a pair of needlenose vice grips--worked fine). There are two threaded bolts with nuts in the interior access area for all of the light sockets. Unscrew nuts, retain. Now look on the exterior edge of the tail light. There will be one more solid grey nut. Remove and retain.
Step 4: You can now loosen the tail light cover and pull it out enough to allow you to safely insert the bulb/socket assembly. Gently turn it until you can insert the socket, and then give it a quarter turn to lock it in place.
Step 5: Push tail light cover back into place making sure the two interior bolts are in place.
Step 6. Replace and tighten the three nuts.
So, not a 30 second fix. More like 10 minutes. Easy, but a pain, and requires a tool, but truly, if this clumsy 6 months pregnant woman can do it outside in the dark... so can you.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
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