Question about 2006 Toyota ECHO
HOW DO I REPLACE THIS BULB ?. DOES THE HOLDER COME AWAY FROM THE LENS BODY?. IT APPEARS TO BE QUITE TIGHT.
1. In the back of the headlight, you should see a rubber insert and a plug going in that's in the shape of a cube.
2. Disconnect the cube shaped plug by pulling it out. There is grease on there so have a towel to wipe your hands just in case you don't want your hands dirty.
3. Remove the rubber insert simply by tugging it out. It's a lot easier than you think so don't tug that hard and hurt your hands. Now, after the rubber insert is removed, this is the trickiest part. I tried to take the bestest picture I can. In the picture below, you see 3 metal stick sticking out and to the right a bit, you see a little tab. What you need to do is push that tab in, towards the headlight direction, and unhook the bulb that's connecting to it. Give it a few try and you'll know what I'FRONT PILOT LAMP 12V 5W TOYOTA YARIS 2001 - headlight3.jpgt.
4. Now, after the hard work of getting the bulbs out, remove them carefully from the car. Replace the bulbs you would like on back inside the bulb. The type of bulbs the Echo uses are H4. I bought some off ebay for around 9.99. Xenon HID, they give off a white light with a dark bluish tint to it. Putting back the bulb is easy, just put the bulb in, hook the switch (tab thingy) back on and reconnect everything. You might want to put some grease on the new bulbs though. GreaseFRONT PILOT LAMP 12V 5W TOYOTA YARIS 2001 - lightbulbs.jpge the 3 metal stick sticks out.
Posted on May 19, 2009
Should be a quarter turn either way to undo it.
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