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Change headlight on 2004 toyota sienna Got the bulb There's no way to go at it from inside the hood? I removed the round black gasket cup but that doesn't get me at the bulb. Do i have to take the bumper off? Really? So I removed the 2 phillips screws on top of assembly. Afraid to pry off the lens from the body since it looks like there's glue keeping it together.

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  • scott thompson Mar 14, 2011

    Bam! perfect. Except the locking spring had no screw, both side of clamp/lock were spring loaded. THANKS!! And to think i was about to take the front bumper off like wiki advised!!

  • scott thompson Mar 16, 2011

    NO !! The bumper does NOT have to be taken out. Just clarifying in case others read your solution and think they need to take the bumper off

  • scott thompson Apr 16, 2011

    After buying 2 bulbs, thinking i'd got a bad one, i switched the working (right) bulb into the non-working (left) headlamp. It didn't work. Point is, i've got a good bulb in the left headlight and it won't come on. SO, i tried the type-A fuses 3,4, and 6 and 21, and 22. I even switched them to make sure. The left headlamp still won't come on.
    What next??

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    Release the hood latch and open the hood. Locate the headlight bulb that's out. This may be a good time to check all of your front lights and rears, too. Make sure to turn off the lights before you replace any.

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    Unplug the wire harness from the back of the headlight bulb.

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    Remove the rubber gasket protector cover the back of the headlight. This simply pulls off, and there's a marking stamped on it that indicates the top of it when you're ready to replace it.

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    Locate the locking spring on the back of the headlight. This is the tricky part--trying to get your head down in there to see which side it locks on. One side has a press-in lock on the spring, and the other side is hinged by a screw. Press the spring inward and upward to release it, then swing it back on the hinge to remove the old bulb.

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    Remove the old bulb and install the new one. There is only one way to insert the new bulb into the headlight assembly cavity correctly. Be sure to line it up properly. Also, do not touch the glass of the new bulb with your fingers. Halogen bulbs can be compromised or damaged altogether by oils and alkaline in your skin.

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    Replace the locking spring by pressing inward and downward to clip it onto the lock. Again, this may seem tedious, but it's actually harder to lock the spring than unlock it.

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    Replace the rubber gasket protector correctly. Press it inward all around to make sure it is sealed properly.

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    Plug the wire harness back into the headlight.

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    Turn on the lights and test the new bulb.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

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    Jyackle5 Mar 14, 2011

    You are welcome can you please accept the answer so I get the credit and not some other expert.



    Thank You.

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Yes the bumper has to be taken out.And you followed the right direction.Thanks for the updated.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

  • raj somaiya Mar 17, 2011

    Yes it can be replaced without taking bumper off,but if bumper taken off,it gives more room.As its time consuming if bumper taken off,but it actually gives more space.But you are right, as just to replace the light, its actually not needed to take the bumper off and go with long procedure.Thanks for the updated.Thanks.Helpmech.

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