How to Remove Toyota Highlander Headlight Lenses

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How to Remove Toyota Highlander Headlight Lenses
It is sometimes neccessary to remove a headlight lens from a Highlander. (headlight image by Carbonbrain from

A Toyota Highlander is a sports utility vehicle capable of off-road driving. Often, the headlights will burn out, requiring a replacement. In order to get to the bulb, you must first know how to get the Highlander's headlight lenses off.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Turn off the headlight control by turning it to the "OFF" position.

  2. 2

    Open the bonnet, and locate the headlight assembly.

  3. 3

    Unplug the connector leading to the assembly from the engine. Remove the rubber cover around the bulb socket.

  4. 4

    Release the old bulb by pushing on the spring. Pull it out of the socket.

  5. 5

    Pry the headlight off of the plastic tabs attaching it to the inside of the headlight assembly. Use care not to break the tabs.

  6. 6

    Pull the headlight lens out from the front, moving gently around the tabs holding it in place.

Tips and warnings

  • It is dangerous to work on a headlight lens when the lamp is on due to the heat it emits as well as the electrical charge.

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