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Old 11-23-2009, 12:22 AM   #1
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2003 Toyota Headlight Replacement

Sorry for the noob question but one of the bulbs on the left side of my Corolla is out, I'm guessing it's a DRL/low-beam light. I don't exactly want to take it to the Toyota dealership and have them rape me for labor/parts costs and I've heard it's really easy to replace the bulb.

Does anyone know where would be the best/cheapest place to purchase the bulb and would installing the bulb yourself be easy on a Toyota Corolla?

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You can get the low beam lights at Canadian Tire for 10 bucks. They also have others for more money. The cheapest one is 10 bucks and than they go up in price up to 50 or more.
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shit... thats a huge problem... you really should take it back to the dealer and have a complete check on your car. especially when your halogen fluid level are low, it could cause huge damage to your car. replacing a bulb is very technical work, it should be done by a professional
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Yes, changing the headlight bulb is easy on the Corolla. I believe the "DRL"s are the high beams and not the low beams. Your car's manual should tell you how to change it. Low beam headlight bulb is 9006 and high beam headlight bulb is 9005. They are both twist type.
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shit... thats a huge problem... you really should take it back to the dealer and have a complete check on your car. especially when your halogen fluid level are low, it could cause huge damage to your car. replacing a bulb is very technical work, it should be done by a professional
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i used to have a 2003 corolla.

you need a 9006 bulb. the stock one is sylvania (i just checked mine on the matrix)

just bring it back to the dealer, they will only charge you $10. (they charged me $5 for my tails)

or you can buy a pair in canadian tire or walmart
http://www.walmart.ca/Canada-Automot...=1138&tabId=14

it's very easy to change the passenger side one. for the driver's side, the battery might get in the way if you have fat hands.
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Just bought a Sylvania 9006 Bulb @ Canadian Tire for $17 and I was wondering, how do you pull the thing off and install the new bulb? It's on the driver's side.
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head to Canadian (Crappy) Tire and grab those Sylvania bulbs..they're decent.

Try those nighthawks if you wanna spend more.
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Just bought a Sylvania 9006 Bulb @ Canadian Tire for $17 and I was wondering, how do you pull the thing off and install the new bulb? It's on the driver's side.
What thing are you talking about? The cap? If you have a cap for preventing moisture from getting into the headlight housing, that cap comes off after you turn it. should have arrows indicating which way to turn.
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I can install it for you.
I charge $20 to do both.
Cheaper than the $80/hr your dealership charges you to do this.
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Just bought a Sylvania 9006 Bulb @ Canadian Tire for $17 and I was wondering, how do you pull the thing off and install the new bulb? It's on the driver's side.
look at the housing of the headlight. it should tell you "open - lock".

all you need to do is to twist in the open direction,
1. pull the bulb out
2. unclip the bulb from the power supply
3. connect the new bulb to the power supply
4. put it back into the housing
5. twist to lock

i would suggest you to change both bulbs, since you might not have the same colour temperature now if the models are different.

don't pay anyone to do it. if i can put those PIAA ricer lights into the car when i was 16, you can do it.
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Got it

Thanks guys! It was pretty easy to do haha
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yeah you should always change both, to keep them even and such. then I usually keep the one that was still working in the glovebox as a spare, in case one dies at a bad time.
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yeah you should always change both, to keep them even and such. then I usually keep the one that was still working in the glovebox as a spare, in case one dies at a bad time.
Thats what I do too!
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shit... thats a huge problem... you really should take it back to the dealer and have a complete check on your car. especially when your halogen fluid level are low, it could cause huge damage to your car. replacing a bulb is very technical work, it should be done by a professional
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