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Sidelight bulb replacement on 1997 toyota corolla

I need to replace a bulb on the passenger sidelight on my Toyota Corolla 1.3 GS 1997/P.
i cant figure out how to take the cluster out and the battery seems to be hindering me a bit. can anyone help?

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  • jammedfool Feb 20, 2009

    oh this seems to be on the wrong year but they are th same shape models, so i assume they will have the same layout

  • jammedfool Mar 06, 2009

    yep thanks

    i forgot to add in this feed that i have solved it after all, but thanks anyway, have a look at my tip on it and see if you think it would help others who have the same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    How hard do you have to pull the side light?

  • jammedfool Mar 12, 2009

    pretty hard. theres only one screw at the top, after that you pull straight forward. it might look light its gonna break when you pull it, so to be safe make sure you get an even grip around the front. car companies seem to make the sidelights hard to change. out of interest is it the right or left side of yours? because the battery looked like it was gonna get in the way on mine. not that it does or anything, just i looked for another screw behind it for ages, then gave up and used a bit of brute force. all in all just pull it straight and.. well id say it worked for me if you pull it harder than you think you should. sorry this comment was so long lol



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How hard do you have to pull on the side light?

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  • oopsh Mar 12, 2009

    lol, that was very helpful. Thank you

    It was the drivers side, i thought that i was going to break it, so gave up in the end (got too many weird looks from ppl :S ) and by some miracle the bulb is now working, so hopefully i won't have to change the bulb at all.. ever

    thanks tho


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Remove the screw above the headlamp. Pull the entire side light straight out towards you.

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