Toyota CH-R Owners Manual: Light bulbs

You may replace the following bulbs yourself. The difficulty level of replacement varies depending on the bulb. If necessary bulb replacement seems difficult to perform, contact your Toyota dealer.

For more information about replacing other light bulbs, contact your Toyota dealer.

Preparing for light bulb replacement

Check the wattage of the light bulb to be replaced.

Bulb locations

■ Front

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  1. Front turn signal lights
  2. Headlights
  3. Front side marker lights
  4. Side turn signal lights

■ Rear

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  1. Rear side marker lights
  2. Rear turn signal lights
  3. Back-up lights
  4. License plate lights

Replacing light bulbs

■ Headlights

1. Turn the bulb base counter-clockwise.

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2. Unplug the connector while pressing the lock release.

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3. Replace the light bulb, and install the bulb base.

Align the 3 tabs on the light bulb with the mounting and insert.

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4. Turn and secure the bulb base.

Shake the bulb base gently to check that it is not loose, turn the headlights on once and visually confirm that no light is leaking through the mounting.

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■ Front side marker lights

1. Turn the bulb base counter-clockwise.

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2. Remove the light bulb.

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3. When installing, reverse the steps listed.

■ Front turn signal lights

1. Turn the bulb base counter-clockwise.

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2. Remove the light bulb.

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3. When installing, reverse the steps listed.

■ Rear turn signal lights and rear side marker lights

1. Open the back door and remove the cover.

To prevent damaging the vehicle, wrap the flathead screwdriver with a tape.

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2. Remove the 2 screws and pull the light unit toward the rear of the vehicle to remove it.

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3. Turn the bulb base counter-clockwise.

  1. Rear turn signal lights
  2. Rear side marker lights

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4. Remove the light bulb.

  1. Rear turn signal lights
  2. Rear side marker lights

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5. When installing the light bulb, install by conducting 3 and 4 with the directions reversed.

6. Install the lamp assembly.

Align the guide (1 ) and pins (2 ) on the lamp assembly with the mounting when installing it.

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7. Install the 2 screws.

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8. Install the cover.

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■ Back-up lights

1. Open the back door and remove the cover.

To prevent damaging the vehicle, wrap the flathead screwdriver with a tape.

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2. Turn the bulb base counter-clockwise.

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3. Remove the light bulb.

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4. When installing, reverse the steps listed.

■ License plate lights

1. Open the back door and remove the cover.

To prevent damaging the vehicle, wrap the flathead screwdriver with a tape.

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2. Turn the bulb base counterclockwise.

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3. Remove the light bulb.

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4. When installing, reverse the steps listed.

■ Side turn signal lights

1. Insert a flathead screwdriver and release the claw for the outside rear view mirror cover.

To prevent damaging the vehicle, wrap the flathead screwdriver with a tape.

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2. Release the cover claws spanning over the entire perimeter.

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3. Release the claw of the bottom part of the cover and then remove the cover.

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4. Insert a flathead screwdriver and remove the lens to the outside.

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5. Remove the socket from the side turn signal light housing.

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6. Remove the bulb.

7. Replace the bulb and install the socket to the side turn signal light housing.

Align the grooves of the socket to the side turn signal light housing.

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8. Install the lens.

  1. Insert the claw of the lens.
  2. Attach the lens.

Arrange the wire harness on the back side of the lens.

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9. Insert the claw of the cover.

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10. Attach the claw on the bottom part of the cover.

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11. Attach the cover claws spanning over the entire perimeter.

Finally, confirm that the outside claw is securely fitted.

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■ Replacing the following bulbs If any of the lights listed below has burnt out, have it replaced by your Toyota dealer.

  • Parking lights/daytime running lights
  • Stop/tail lights
  • High mounted stoplight
  • Outer mirror illumination (if equipped)

■LED light bulbs The following lights consist of a number of LEDs. If any of the LEDs burns out, take your vehicle to your Toyota dealer to have the light replaced.

  • Parking lights/daytime running lights
  • Stop/tail lights
  • High mounted stoplight
  • Outer mirror illumination (if equipped)

■Condensation build-up on the inside of the lens Temporary condensation build-up on the inside of the headlight lens does not indicate a malfunction.

Contact your Toyota dealer for more information in the following situations:

  • Large drops of water have built up on the inside of the lens.
  • Water has built up inside the headlight.

■When replacing light bulbs

WARNING

■Replacing light bulbs

  • Turn off the lights. Do not attempt to replace the bulb immediately after turning off the lights.

    The bulbs become very hot and may cause burns.

  • Do not touch the glass portion of the light bulb with bare hands. When it is unavoidable to hold the glass portion, use and hold with a clean dry cloth to avoid getting moisture and oils on the bulb.

    Also, if the bulb is scratched or dropped, it may blow out or crack.

  • Fully install light bulbs and any parts used to secure them. Failure to do so may result in heat damage, fire, or water entering the headlight unit. This may damage the headlights or cause condensation to build up on the lens.
  • Do not attempt to repair or disassemble light bulbs, connectors, electric circuits or component parts.

    Doing so may result in death or serious injury due to electric shock.

■To prevent damage or fire

  • Make sure bulbs are fully seated and locked.
  • Check the wattage of the bulb before installing to prevent heat damage.
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