How to Change a Celica Headlight

Written by leonardo r. grabkowski
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How to Change a Celica Headlight
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According to the Toyota Celica owner's manual, the headlights can be replaced, at home, with little effort. The procedure to replace the headlights is the same, although some extra work is required to access the headlights on the passenger's side. On the passenger's side, the windshield fluid tank blocks access to the bulbs, which means you must remove the tank, to replace the passenger's side headlights.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • H7 bulb

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  1. 1

    Turn off the Celica engine, and open the bonnet. If replacing the passenger's side headlight, locate the windshield fluid tank, behind the headlight.

  2. 2

    Detach the windshield fluid hose from the rear of the tank. Find the five pins on the tank, wich secure it to the engine compartment frame.

  3. 3

    Push in the centre part of each of the pins with your screwdriver. When you do this, you will notice the pins slightly pop upward. This allows you to remove them. Grasp each pin, and pull up, to remove it from the tank. The tank is now free.

  4. 4

    Lift the tank out of the mount. Set it to the side. You will now have access to the rear of the headlight assembly.

  5. 5

    Unplug the connector from the back of the headlight socket. If the connector feels tight, try wiggling it. According to the owner's manual, this may help you remove it.

  6. 6

    Pull off the rubber cover. The top part of the cover is labelled "Top." You will now be able to see the bulb and the retaining wire.

  7. 7

    Push the wire down, to unhook it from the clip, and then pull it backward. Grasp the back of the bulb, and pull it outward. Grasp the plug at the end of the bulb. Pull the plug off the bulb.

  8. 8

    Connect the new bulb to the plug, and insert it inside the mount. Do not touch the glass. Hold the bulb by the plastic connector. Push the wire back into place, and reconnect it to the clip.

  9. 9

    Snap the rubber cover back on. Verify that the "Top" label is on the upper edge. Plug the connector back into the rear.

  10. 10

    Set the windshield fluid tank back into the mount, if you were replacing the passenger's side headlight. Insert the five pins. Push the edges of the clips down, to re-engage them. Attach the hose to the clip on the rear part of the tank.

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