The Toyota Sienna is one of the most popular minivans out there, and that’s for a reason. It is very spacious and practical, powerful and efficient, and comfortable on the open road. This makes it the perfect companion for a long road trip with the family, doesn’t it?

One of the most important factors that people forget about minivans are the front headlights. Why are they important? Well, you sure wouldn’t want to drive in the night with half-baked front headlight solution. When traveling on long distances, you’ll want headlights that will completely light up the road ahead, while also not blinding other drivers.

The Sienna is already equipped with powerful headlights, and that’s especially true for models equipped with HID or Xenon headlights. However, you can always do even better and make that journey even more pleasurable. Read on to find out how to do that!

Toyota Sienna Headlight Bulb Size Chart

Toyota Sienna Second generation (XL20; 2003–2009)

ApplicationBulb SizeBulb Size
Back Up LightStandard Model: 921Long Life Model: 912LED
Brake LightStandard Model: 7443Long Life Model: 7443LL
Fog LightStandard Model: 9006Long Life Model: 9006LL
Front Side Marker LightStandard Model: 168NA
Front Turn Signal LightStandard Model: 3457NAK
High Beam HeadlightStandard Model: 9005Long Life Model:  9005SWTX
License Plate LightStandard Model: 168Long Life Model:  168LL
Low Beam HeadlightStandard Model: 9006Long Life Model:  9006SWTX
Low Beam HeadlightStandard Model: D2R
Map LightStandard Model: 168Long Life Model:  168LL
Parking LightStandard Model: 168NA
Parking LightStandard Model: 3457NAK
Rear Side Marker LightStandard Model: 7443Long Life Model: 7443LL
Rear Turn Signal LightStandard Model: 7440Long Life Model:  7440LL
Step LightStandard Model: 168Long Life Model:  168LL
Tail LightStandard Model: 194Long Life Model: 194LL
Tail LightStandard Model: 7443Long Life Model: 7443LL
Trunk LightStandard Model: DE3022Long Life Model: DE3175LED

Toyota Sienna First generation (XL10; 1997–2002)

ApplicationBulb SizeBulb Size
Ash Tray LightStandard Model: 74Long Life Model:  74LED
Back Up LightStandard Model: 921Long Life Model: 912LED
Brake LightStandard Model: 7443
Dome LightStandard Model: DE3175
Fog LightStandard Model: 9006Long Life Model: 9006LL
Front Side Marker LightStandard Model: 3157ALong Life Model: 3157NAK
Front Turn Signal Light
Standard Model: 3157ALong Life Model: 3157NAK
HeadlightStandard Model: 9003Long Life Model:  9003SWTX
High Mount Brake LightStandard Model: 921Long Life Model: 912LED
License Plate LightStandard Model: 168
Map LightStandard Model: DE3175
Parking LightStandard Model: 3157ALong Life Model: 3157NAK
Rear Turn Signal LightStandard Model: 7440NA
Step LightStandard Model: 194Long Life Model: 194LL
Step LightStandard Model: DE3021Long Life Model: DE3175LED
Step LightStandard Model: DE3175
Tail LightStandard Model: 7443
Trunk LightStandard Model: DE3022Long Life Model: DE3175LED

How to find the right headlight bulbs for Toyota Sienna?

The latest gen Toyota Sienna uses H11 bulbs for the low beam and 9005 bulbs for the high beam, which is standard for a vehicle of its generation. However, we strongly recommend checking in the owner’s manual first and then buy the bulb. Variations between models are possible and you wouldn’t want to spend money on a bulb that you won’t use.

How to upgrade the headlights on the Toyota Sienna?

Well, it all depends on what kind of headlights your Sienna is equipped with. If it has normal halogen headlights, then you have a plethora of options available that will make them perform much better. If you have Xenon headlights, you can improve the low beam, and if you have bi-Xenon headlights, there is really not a lot to improve on – these are already great for long night driving sessions.

But let’s start with halogen headlights. For these, you can install more powerful halogen bulbs in order to have better lighting in night conditions, but the difference will not be very big. If you want a big jump from the OEM bulbs, you’ll need to install HID bulbs. These not only shine brighter, but they also last for longer periods of time. However, they are more expensive and must be installed together with a conversion kit. Despite that, they are still worth it in our book because they improve the safety of your Sienna. HID bulbs can also be used in Xenon headlights for a bi-Xenon conversion (the halogen high beam bulb is replaced with HID bulb).

In the past few years LED bulbs have emerged as an alternative to halogen and HID bulbs, and they have few advantages. Namely, they shine much brighter and require less energy to do that, but on the other hand, they don’t work great with the existing headlight design. In other words, the headlights will be brighter, but the light won’t reach as far.

The best and most expensive option is aftermarket headlights. There are a lot of different options available for the Sienna, most of them bi-Xenon with LED daytime lights, and even some full-LED headlights. These aftermarket headlights will illuminate the road much better than the OEM lights, and they look better from the outside as well.

Light bulbs replacement guide

As with almost every other Toyota, changing the bulbs on the Sienna is very easy – you don’t even need tools for the job! Before you start though, we recommend checking which bulb is burnt out – the low beam or the high beam. Then, just follow these simple steps:

  • Press the release tab on the electrical connector and remove it from the base of the bulb
  • Rotate the bulb counterclockwise around ¼ and then pull it out of the housing
  • Insert the new bulb in the housing and turn clockwise until it “clicks”
  • Reconnect the electrical connector to the base of the bulb