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There should be separate fuses for high and low beams on a Prius. If one of your headlight bulbs is bad, it could have blown the low-beam fuse. Check for blown fuses behind driver's side headlight fuse panel. If new one blows, replace headlight bulbs and try again.
On 2004-2009 Prius, driver's side headlamp bulb can be replaced by removing hold down screws and folding fuse panel upward to access rear of headlight assembly. Large round cover with 3 tabs unscrews about 1/4 turn to remove. It's really tight and held by friction of large O-ring so it'll take some muscle but it will eventually give. Be careful replacing bulbs as metal clips can be easily installed incorrectly resulting in tilted headlight beam. 3-tabs must rest on flat surfaces on mounting area before spring clip can be latched in place. 3-prong plug can be wiggles sideways/up and down to remove from bulb.
there is one under the hood, under the drivers side dash and another on
the passenger side under the dash. you have to remove the bottom cover
on the passenger side fuse location should be on the cover you removed.
Turn off your car before you work on replacing any fuses. Find the main fuse box by looking under the hood in the engine compartment Lift the cover of the fuse box to expose the fuses. Look at the cover
to find the location of each fuse housed there. As an example, the
Bonneville headlight fuses are found in slots 5 and 6.Remove the fuse and check the middle wire. The fuse is blown if the wire is melted or broken
the cover of the fuse box to expose the fuses. Look at the cover to
find the location of each fuse housed there. As an example, the
Bonneville headlight fuses are found in slots 5 and 6.
Remove the fuse and check the middle wire. The fuse is blown if the wire is melted or broken.
a new fuse with the same amperage rating as the one you just took out.
The headlights referenced in Step 2's example, each use a 40 amp maxi
fuse, a high current fuse.
the new fuse into place and shut the fuse box cover. Check the
functionality of the new fuse once you restart the Bonneville.
check under the hood for black box,lift the cover off of black box,marked" main fuse and relay boxfuse positions should be marked on underside of the lid to main fuse panel box,that you have just removed.check for a blown headlamp fuse in that box. it's either a blown fuse in that box,or if only one headlights "out" it will be a blown bulb(headlight bulb) it's very unusual for both headlight bulbs to blow at once. so in saying that,look for a blown headlight fuse. thank you for choosing fixya.com.
If your headlight is not working it means either the wiring has gone wrong somewhere or a fuse is blown. For wiring issues you will have to get a car wiring expert to run a check on the wiring using a computer so he will be able to detect where the problem is from.
For blown fuse, remove the plastic engine cover the is by the battery, you will see a set of fuse lined up there, assess it to check for any blown fuse, then replace it with a new one.
Headlights are not powered by a fuse. It uses a mini circuit breaker and or a main fuse located in the main fuse/relay center under hood. Have the mini circuit breaker checked. The fuses/relays are marked in the main box.
Turn the engine off, open the hood, and disconnect the negative battery cable (--) with your pliers.
Locate the power distribution box against the firewall on the driver's side of the engine compartment. Flip up the latch and remove the plastic cover.
Determine which headlight fuse you want to replace. The 2001 Ford Focus uses four headlight fuses--one for each headlight. Fuse number 16 is for the passenger side low beam; fuse number 17 is for the driver's side low beam. Fuse number 26 is for the passenger side high beam; fuse number 27 is for the driver's side high beam.
Grasp the fuse with your fingers and pull it straight out of its mount. Insert the new fuse in its place. Replace the plastic cover and reconnect the negative battery cable.
When a fuse blows (regardless of the car make or model) there are two reasons this may happen:
1) There is a short circuit
2) The wrong fuse was installed
On both cases, the recommendation is that you:
1) Find the fuse box (on most Toyota vehicles it is located in the kick panel to the left of the driver's side.)
2) Remove the fuse box cover and look inside. There should be a diagram telling you which fuse is which.
3) Find and remove the fuse that serves each headlight (there should be one for each. They are both 15 amps or simply have a number 15 on the fuse). If your vehicle is equiped with fog lights, you will see a total of 4 fuses in the fuse box, labled as follows:
Head RH Head LH
Head RL Head LL
4) Inspect the fuses. Make sure the number matches the number in the diagram of the box (if no diagram on the box, then look in your owner's manual, but all I've seen have the diagram)
5) Replace any of the blown fuses WITH THE SAME amp rating fuse (15 Amp). If any of the fuses is not 15 amps, then replace with a 15 Amp.
IMPORTANT: Do not replace with a higher rating!!!!
A blown fuse may be caused by a short circuit. There is a real threat of ELECTRICAL FIRE if a short circuit is not caught in time. This is precisely what the fuses are for.
5) If after replacing the fuse with the correct 15 amp fuse you still have the same problem (i.e. you see the fuse blow when you turn on the headlights) turn the headlights off and consult your repair shop.
Hi, I have a 2003 Mazda 6 which also has the fog light in the headlight assembly. I'm not sure but I would imagine the design is similar to yours. I had the left side blown and it took me roughly 10 minutes to get the bulb out. The cover on the back of the assembly has a push tab in the centre at the top and two locating tabs on the bottom. I had to push down fairly hard on the air filter side of the top tab while at the same time carefully levering the cover off with a flat blade screwdriver. There isn't a lot of room between the headlight and the air filter box but just enough that you can tilt the back cover over a bit and lift it straight up, out from the bottom locating tabs. Pull this cover right out and then you can see inside the back of the headlight assembly. The bulb has a wire retainer clip that you can push in with your fingers to unhook it and hinge it over. You may have to pull a wire terminal off to get at this clip better.You can now just pull the bulb out and remove the approx 5cm wire tail on the bulb out from it's terminal. Should be able to get a replacement bulb just about anywhere. Replacement would be the opposite only be careful not to touch the glass of the bulb with your fingers as this is detrimental to the life of the bulb. Don't forget to put the other wire terminal back on if you had to remove it. As far as the right side goes, I have never replaced the fog light but I have replaced the headlight bulbs which are also behind this cover so it should be possible. It was a while ago for that but if I remember rightly, I had to use a little mirror sometimes on the right headlight-bit of a pain. By the way, unlike me, before you ever replace a headlight bulb, check that the fuse isn't blown first. There is a fuse for low and high beam for both left and right headlights. I don't think that is the case with the fog lights. Hope this helps you or whoever else.
Unfortunately this is not a fuse issue. It would be if both headlights were blown. The fuse controls both headlights not just the one. I would be inclined to think either a.) you may have gotten a bad bulb from the store. or b.) you have a broken wire somewhere or c.) a ground wire broken. I would try replacing the bulb again just to eleminate that being the problem (and if its not you got a spare bulb just in case then) and go from there. Good luck and thanks for using fixya!