Driving a Toyota Camry with faulty headlight bulbs or a busted headlight assembly can be dangerous, especially during the night or in low visibility conditions.
Can you drive the car with damaged headlights? A big NO! A broken headlight will not only make it difficult for you to see the road, but it will also make it hard for others to see you, increasing the chances of an accident. Besides, you might get arrested by the law enforcement authorities because driving a car with a broken headlight is illegal.
Toyota Camry Headlight Assembly replacement Guide has all the valuable information and tips that you need for your Toyota Camry headlight Assembly upgrade. This guide applies to the 2011-2017 Toyota Camry model, there might be a few differences in other models of this car, but most of the procedures will be the same.
Are You a Greenhorn? Here Are Some Tips:
If you are a novice, you might find the task quite challenging, but do not worry with just some basic knowledge; you can perform the headlight Assembly upgrade quite easily. Here are some useful tips
- Take pictures of each step when removing things. This will help you remember which part should go where (if you feel confused) while installing the headlight kit replacement.
- Do not make haste and perform the process slowly because it is essential to do everything right.
- Gathering all the required tools will make the process much easier for you.
Required Tools for Toyota Camry Headlight Assembly Upgrade:
Headlight replacement kit (Buy an OEM headlight kit replacement from a genuine source and do not go for something cheap as it is a matter of safety).
- 10mm Socket
- Flat blade and Phillips head screwdrivers.
- Circlip Pliers
- Socket extension
How to Replace the Headlight Kit in 2013 Toyota Camry Step by Step?
Start from the hood by opening and propping it up.
On top of the grill and inside the engine bay, there are multiple plastic clips; removing them will help you to remove the radiator support cover.
Under the radiator support cover, you will find 3 more clips; remove them as well.
Use jack stands to lift the front side of the vehicle.
Remove the 10 mm bolts keeping the Undercarriage splash shield in place.
Behind the shield, you will find the fog light harness; disconnect it.
Next, remove the fender liner by removing the screws holding it.
Repeat this process on both sides and then unseat the bumper by gently pulling it.
You will find 3 body clips gripping the headlight housing, 1 on the side and 2 on top; remove all of them.
Check for other bolts and screws, especially under the housing. Make sure to remove all of them before trying to dismount the headlight assembly.
At the back of the headlight assembly, you will find connecting cables to the low beam, high beam, blinker, and the side marker light; disconnect them to remove the headlight kit.
Install the new headlight kit replacement and reverse the removal process, put everything back in place, and you will be all set.