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Toyota Camry Courtesy Step Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the courtesy step light bulbs in the door panels of an XV40 2007-2011 Toyota Camry with pictures.

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Courtesy / Step Light
Pry Out Bulb Housing
This automotive maintenance "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the XV40 sixth generation (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011) Toyota Camry sedan in replacing a burnt out "courtesy" or "step" light bulb in the interior door panels.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles such as the Corolla, Matrix, Yaris, Avalon, Venza, RAV4, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, Tacoma, Sienna, Aurion, IS 250, IS 350, ES 350, GS 350, LS 460, tC, xB, xD, iQ and may also find guide to be helpful.

A replacement light bulb for the courtesy/step light of a 2007 to 2011 Toyota Camry is part # 168 from various manufacturers including Sylvania, GE, Wagner, Eiko, and PIAA.

You can also use a brighter 168 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the bulb housing.


Bulb Housing Removed
Housing Disconnected
Insert the blade of the flathead screwdriver in between the translucent courtesy/step light bulb housing and the door panel before gently prying it out.
Disconnect Power Plug
Back Cover Removed
Disconnect the power plug from the bulb housing by using the flathead screwdriver to pry it out.

To access the old # 168 light bulb, first pop off the back cover of the housing.

Pop Off Back Cover
Pry Out Old # 168 Bulb
Pull out the old light bulb using your thumb and forefinger or slide it out with the small flathead screwdriver.
Pry Out Old # 168 Bulb
Old # 168 Light Bulb
Slide in a new # 168 light bulb or LED replacement straight into the socket.


Slide In New Bulb
Snap On Back Cover
Snap on the clear plastic back cover of the housing.
Rear Cover Replaced
Attach Power Plug
Plug in the power connector and verify that the new bulb is working before inserting the courtesy/step light housing back into the door panel.
New Bulb Working
Insert Bulb Housing
Pop In Housing
Insert the side with the power connector in first before gently snapping the other side into the panel.

For more, check out my Toyota Camry Repair & Maintenance Guides page.

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