How do I change a headlight on a Toyota Yaris?

I have a Toyota Yaris. When I was driving last night, I noticed that one of the headlights was out. I’ve never replaced a headlight bulb before. So how do I change the headlights on a Toyota Yaris?

Answer
Replacing a burned-out headlight is important for your own safety and the safety of other motorists. Luckily, even if you’ve never installed one before, doing so is easy.
To change a headlight on a Toyota Yaris, follow these steps:
  • Purchase a replacement bulb. You can just go to an auto parts store and ask for the correct headlight bulb for a Toyota Yaris that’s your model year.
  • Pop the hood using the lever under the dash on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
  • Look toward the front of the engine compartment until you find a piece of rubber with a wiring harness leading to it. It’s right behind where the headlight is located.
  • Disconnect the wiring harness.
  • Remove the rubber seal by the tab.
  • Press down on the spring and slide it out of the hook to remove the bulb.
  • After you have the bulb out, replace it with the new one. Use a pair of gloves so you don’t touch the bulb, as this can shorten its lifespan.
  • Pop the bulb back into place and replace the spring.
  • Put the rubber housing back in place.
  • Reconnect the wiring harness.
  • Turn on your car and the headlights to make sure that the bulb works.
While your car insurance won’t pay for you to replace a headlight, it will certainly help you in the event of an accident. But you don’t need to overpay for car insurance. Instead, download the Jerry app to shop for the best deal on the coverage you need.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Dec 29, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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