How to choose the perfect headlight bulbs for Toyota Sienna?

2020 Toyota Sienna ChartBulb Number
Fog Light Bulb Front
Headlight Bulb High Beam
Headlight Bulb Low Beam(with halogen headlights)
Headlight Bulb Low Beam(with HID headlights)
Brake Light Bulb
License Plate Light Bulb
Daytime Running Light Bulb
Turn Signal Light Bulb Rear
Side Marker Light Bulb Front
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front(with halogen headlights)
Parking Light Bulb(with halogen headlights)
Parking Light Bulb(with HID headlights)
Tail Light Bulb Inner
Tail Light Bulb Outer
Turn Signal Light Bulb Front(with HID headlights)
Side Marker Light Bulb Front(with HID headlights)
Back Up Light Bulb
Vanity Mirror Light Bulb
Trunk or Cargo Area Light
Dome Light Bulb
Map Light Bulb
Interior Door Light Bulb
Door Mirror Illumination Light Bulb

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

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

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