How to Replace the Headlights on a Toyota Celica

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How to Replace the Headlights on a Toyota Celica
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The last generation of the Toyota Celica uses hyperwhite halogen headlights, while previous models use traditional halogen headlights; however, both headlight types work essentially the same. The headlights use a filament inside the headlight housing and a fluted headlight housing lens to disperse the headlight beam across the road surface. When this filament breaks, the headlight needs to be replaced. A replacement headlight can be purchased from most auto parts stores.

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Things you need

  • Replacement headlight

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  1. 1

    Open the bonnet and unplug the electrical power connector from the back of the headlight.

  2. 2

    Rotate the headlight collar counterclockwise and remove it from the headlight housing assembly.

  3. 3

    Align the tabs on the new headlight with the notches cut into the headlight housing.

  4. 4

    Press the headlight into the housing and rotate the headlight clockwise to secure it to the housing assembly.

  5. 5

    Plug the electrical connector back into the headlight.

Tips and warnings

  • Don't touch the glass portion of the headlight. The oils from your fingers can cause a failure of the headlight inside the housing when you turn on the headlight.

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