How to Change the Turn Signal Bulb on a 1998 Lexus ES 300

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How to Change the Turn Signal Bulb on a 1998 Lexus ES 300
Change your turn signal bulbs yourself and save. (headlight image by Tammy Mobley from Fotolia.com)

Knowing how to change the turn signal bulb on your 1998 Lexus ES 300 yourself can save you hundreds of dollars compared to what a dealer or garage would charge you for the job. Luckily, the task can be performed with no tools and about five minutes of your time. Lexus made it easy to swap bulbs in the indicators on either side of the car yourself.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Turn signal bulb

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Instructions

    Front Turn Signal Bulb

  1. 1

    Pop the bonnet and hold it open with the prop rod.

  2. 2

    Find the headlight assembly near the front of the car and you'll see a knob that is behind where each of the lights (headlights, high beams, turn signal) are located.

  3. 3

    Rotate the knob behind the turn signal counterclockwise and pull it out of the assembly. Be careful not to break the bulb on the way out.

  4. 4

    Unscrew the old bulb and replace it with the new one.

  5. 5

    Push it back through the assembly and turn clockwise until it locks in position.

  6. 6

    Close the bonnet.

    Rear Turn Signal

  1. 1

    Open the boot.

  2. 2

    Remove the plastic panel on the side of the light in question. The panels are secured by clips and can just be pulled off.

  3. 3

    Find the knob directly behind the turn signal bulb.

  4. 4

    Rotate the knob counterclockwise and remove the bulb from the assembly. Be careful not to break the bulb on the way out.

  5. 5

    Unscrew the old bulb and replace it with the new one.

  6. 6

    Push the bulb back into the assembly and turn it clockwise to lock it in place.

  7. 7

    Replace the plastic panel and close the boot.

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