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Toyota Yaris Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low & high beam, front turn signal or side marker light bulb in a 2012 to 2016 Toyota Yaris.

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2015 Yaris Headlight
Low / High Beam Light Bulb
Pull Off Electrical Connector
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Toyota Yaris in changing a burnt out combination low and high beam dual filament headlight bulb, front turn signal or front side marker light bulb.

Owners of other Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles such as the Corolla, Matrix, Prius, Camry, RAV4, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, Avalon, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, IS 250, ES 350, GS 350, tC, xB, xD, iQ and FR-S may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Low & High Beam # 9003, Front Turn Signal # 7444NA and Side Marker # 168.

No tools are required to access and replace any of the light bulbs in either the driver or passenger side headlight housings.


(Please check your old headlight bulb before purchasing a new one. Some Yaris models are equipped with the 9012 low and high beam light bulb instead of the # 9003.)
Remove Rubber Cover
Base of Old Headlight Bulb
Push In Metal Arm
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the car with the burnt out headlight bulb.

The low and high beam headlight bulb is located near the center of the assembly.

Reach in behind the housing and pull the yellow (or white) plastic electrical connector straight off the base of the old bulb.

Gently push in the open end of the metal retaining arm to release it from the hook.

Release Arm From Hook
Swing Open Retaining Arm
Pull Out Old Headlight Bulb
Swing the metal retaining arm open and towards the other side of the housing.

Carefully pull the old headlight bulb straight out of the housing.

Old Osram # 9003 Bulb
Empty Bulb Housing
Install New 9003 Bulb
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a paper towel moistened with rubbing alcohol.

Insert a new number 9003 low / high beam halogen bulb in to the housing.

Swing Closed Retaining Arm
Attach Arm To Hook
Line Up Rubber Dust Cap
Swing the metal retaining arm over the new bulb.

Push in the end of the metal retaining arm and re-attach it to the hook below the bulb.

Double check that the new headlight bulb is securely in place.

Replace Rubber Cover
Push On Power Plug
Turn Signal Bulb Socket
Line up the rubber cover and push it back in to place.

Push the electrical connector straight on to the base of the new headlight bulb.

The turn signal light bulb is located near the inner edge of the assembly.

Rotate the base of the grey plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise.


1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Remove Bulb Socket
Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Pull the bulb socket straight out of the housing.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Push In New # 7444NA
Turn Signal Bulb Housing
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Push a new amber colored number 7444NA light bulb straight in to the socket.

Re-insert the bulb socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Side Marker - Outer Edge
Side Marker Bulb Socket
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
The side marker light bulb is located near the outer edge of the headlight assembly.

Rotate the small black plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pull it out of the housing.

Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Push In New # 168 Bulb
Side Marker Bulb Housing
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new number 168 bulb.
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Test New Light Bulbs
Testing High Beam
Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Test the new light bulbs by turning on the headlights, activating the hazard signals and flashing the high beams.

For more, check out all of my 2012-2016 Toyota Yaris DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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