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Abstract: How to replace the front headlight bulb on your Toyota Prius


Applies to: Toyota Prius 2004 - 2009 (NHW20 platform)


This article is supplemental information to the Bentley Prius manual, Chapter 10 Electrical System. http://www.bentleypublishers.com/c/tp08

How to replace the front head light bulb

  • Switch hybrid system OFF (READY indicator not illuminated).

• Be sure hybrid system is OFF when servicing vehicle (READY indicator not illuminated).
• Failure to switch the hybrid system OFF could result in engine start at any time.

  • Remove 6 retainers (arrows) on radiator cover.

  • To remove retainers:
    • Turn center pin ¼ turn with Phillips screwdriver until center pin
    lifts.
    • Use small flat-blade screwdriver to gently pry out pin and
    retainer.

  • Remove radiator cover.
Left side bulb:
  • Remove fuse panel cover (arrow).

Right side bulb:
  • Remove air intake duct (arrow).

Halogen headlight bulb, replacing
  • Disconnect electrical connector (arrow) from bulb.

  • Rotate headlight bulb cover counter clockwise (arrow) to
    remove.

Heat from headlight bulb may cause rubber cover to harden and stick to base of bulb. Insert small screwdriver or similiartool between rubber cover and bulb base to loosen before attempting to remove.

  • Disengage set spring (arrow) to remove headlight bulb. Do not
    touch bulb glass with your fingers.

  • Installation is reverse of removal.
Xenon (HID) headlight bulb, replacing
  • Rotate headlight bulb cover (arrow) and remove.

  • Rotate xenon (HID) headlight control module socket (arrow) to
    disengage from bulb.

  • Disengage set spring (arrow) to remove headlight bulb.

Do not touch bulb glass with your fingers.

  • Installation is reverse of removal.
Bentley Prius Manual


Before Performing any Work

Please read Warnings & Cautions before proceeding with any work on your vehicle

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