Avalon 1995-1996

Exterior Lighting

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Headlights



Removal & Installation
Bulb

NOTE
This procedure only applies to replaceable halogen headlight bulbs (such as No-s. 9004 and 9005); it does not pertain to sealed beam units.



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Fig. Examples of various types of automotive light bulbs

  1. Open the vehicle-s hood and secure it in an upright position.

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    Fig. Headlight bulbs are inside the sockets located in the engine compartment



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    Fig. Detach the wiring from the back of the headlamp bulb



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    Fig. Twist and pull the bulb out, but do not touch the bulb if it is still good

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  3. Unfasten the locking ring which secures the bulb and socket assembly, then withdraw the assembly rearward.
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  5. If necessary, gently pry the socket-s retaining clip over the projection on the bulb (use care not to break the clip.) Pull the bulb from the socket.
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To install:

  1. Before installing a light bulb into the socket, ensure that all electrical contact surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
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  3. Line up the replacement headlight bulb with the socket. Firmly push the bulb onto the socket until the spring clip latches over the bulb-s projection.
    WARNING
    Do not touch the glass bulb with your fingers. Oil from your fingers can severely shorten the life of the bulb. If necessary, wipe off any dirt or oil from the bulb with rubbing alcohol before completing installation.

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  5. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. (If this is a combination low and high beam bulb, be sure to check both intensities.) If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it too is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct if necessary.
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  7. Position the headlight bulb and secure it with the locking ring.
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  9. Close the vehicle-s hood.
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Tail Lights



Removal & Installation
Bulb
  1. From the outside of the vehicle, remove the screws retaining the lamp housing to the body.
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  3. Remove the access cover in the luggage compartment.
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  5. Disconnect the wiring from the back of the lamp.
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  7. To replace the bulb, push in and rotate. Inspect the bulb and replace if necessary.

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    Fig. To replace a bulb on the rear brake lamps, unscrew the housing from the outside



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    Fig. Pull the lamp assembly out . . .



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    Fig. View of the bulb (1) and socket (2)



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    Fig. Slightly twist and pull the bulb out of the socket to replace

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To install:

  1. Position the lens to the body of the vehicle and secure with the screws.
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  3. Attach the wiring to the back of the lamp.
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  5. Install the access cover and secure.
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