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How to replace headlights without breaking assembly.

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You are supposed to remove the front bumper to take the headlight out.

However if you remove the vertical philips/10mm bolt at the far back edge of the bumper and a few of the upper 10mm bolts on the bumper cover, you can pull the bumper down far enough to access the one hidden bolt on the side of the headlight.
Just be careful you do not damage the paint when doing so.

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Under the hood on the back side of the headlight you will find a round black ring. Twist this ring counter clockwise and pull it and the headlight bulb out. Unplug bulb and reverse to reinstall. Don't touch the glass on the new bulb, this will shorten it's life.

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SOURCE: 1999 Toyota Camry - Healight Assembly Removal

you need to remove the side light as there may be a screw holding the assembly down.

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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