How to Change Lucida Side Light Bulbs

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Automobiles have light bulbs all over them, from the headlights to the taillights to various places throughout the interior of the car, like in the middle of the ceiling and above certain doors and windows. The Toyota Estima Lucida, which is a model of minivan sold primarily in Europe, has a number of side bulbs on its exterior that will occasionally burn out and will need to be replaced. This can be done on your own relatively easily, with the right tools and supplies.

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Things you need

  • Side light bulb
  • Screwdriver
  • Allen wrench

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  1. 1

    Unscrew the plastic cover over the side light that has burnt out on the outside of the Toyota Estima Lucida vehicle. Depending on the model of Toyota Estima Lucida, you will need either a Phillips-head screwdriver or an Allen wrench with the correct-sized head.

  2. 2

    Remove the plastic cover from the body of the car carefully, as the piece will be connected to wires that run to the electrical system of the car. These wires will all connect to the middle socket of the side light, called the bulb holder. Twist this piece counter-clockwise and remove the burnt-out bulb from the piece of plastic covering.

  3. 3

    Unscrew the burnt-out side light and replace it with a new bulb. Make sure no water or moisture gets into this socket while you are replacing the bulb. Carefully screw the bulb socket back into the side light and test it to make sure the light works and it isn't an electrical problem with the circuit.

  4. 4

    Place the plastic side light cover with the new bulb back into the opening in the side of the Toyota Estima Lucida. Make sure it has been fully clicked into place before reattaching it to the car with the proper screw.

Tips and warnings

  • Consider wearing gloves when replacing these lights. Halogen lights are the only lights where it is required that you wear gloves to replace so the oil from your fingers doesn't break the bulb; however, keeping your finger oil off of all bulbs is generally a good idea.

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