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Toyota Highlander Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb in the sun visor of a 3rd generation 2014 to 2018 Toyota Highlander,

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2017 Highlander Sun Visor
Flip Open Mirror Cover
Plastic Lens Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 plus possibly also the 2019 and 2020 model years) Toyota Highlander SUV in changing a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb located in the sun visor.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles such as the 4Runner, Avalon, 86, C-HR, Camry, Corolla, iM, Land Cruiser, Mirai, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Yaris, FR-S, xB,  xD, tC, xA, CT 200h, ES 250, ES 300, ES 330, ES 350, IS 250, IS 350, RX 300, GS 250, NX 300 and RX 350.

The compatible replacement sub miniature light bulb part number is 74 (also known as part # 2723).

If you want brighter vanity mirror lights, install some 74 LED or 2723 LED bulbs.

The tools needed to access and replace the light bulb include a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool and possibly also a pair of needle nose pliers.

Insert Flathead Screwdriver
Pry Out Lens Cover
Needle Nose Pliers
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you can choose to either cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth or instead use a plastic pry bar tool.

Insert the blade of your flathead screwdriver into the small notch on the outer edge of the lens cover (farthest from the mirror).

Gently pry out the lens cover and remove the two plastic tabs on the inner edge from the light housing.

Set the lens cover aside in a safe place.

I wasn't able to remove the old light bulb with my fingers. To make it easier to get a grip on the bulb, I covered the two tips of my needle nose pliers with a few layers of painter's tape.

Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Old Light Bulb Removed
Empty Bulb Socket
Very gently grasp the old light bulb with the needle nose pliers and pull it straight out of the socket.

The OEM light bulb was marked as part number TSD 14V26W 68. It is a sub miniature wedge base light bulb.


Push In New Light Bulb
New Light Bulb Installed
Line Up Tabs - Inner Edge
Push a new number 74 sub miniature wedge base light bulb straight into the socket.

It is also known as part number 2723.

If you would like to have brighter vanity mirror lights, install some 74 LED or 2723 LED bulbs.

Line up the two tabs on the inner edge of the lens cover with the light housing.

Gently Pop In Lens Cover
Lens Cover Secured
Vanity Bulb Replaced

Re-insert the two tabs on the inner edge in first.

Then gently snap the outer edge of the lens cover back into place to secure the retaining clips.

Double check that the lens cover is flush with the vanity mirror housing.

If the new light bulb didn't turn as soon as you pushed it into the socket, test it by opening and closing the mirror cover.

Or you may need to press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to re-activate the interior lights.

Be sure to record the bulb change in your vehicle's service records.

Please check out all of my 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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