Toyota Prius Owners Manual

Replacing light bulbs
DO−IT−YOURSELF MAINTENANCE / Electrical components / Replacing light bulbs

The following illustrations show how togain access to the bulbs. When replacinga bulb, make sure the hybrid system andlight switch are off. Use bulbs with thewattage ratings given in the table.

The stop lights and high mounted stoplightconsist of a number of LEDs. If any ofthe LEDs burn out, take your vehicle toyour Toyota dealer to have the light replaced.

If two or more LEDs in a stop light burnout, your vehicle may not conform to locallaws (SAE).

CAUTION

To prevent burning yourself, do notreplace the light bulbs while theyare hot.

Halogen bulbs have pressurized gasinside and require special handling.They can burst or shatter ifscratched or dropped. Hold a bulbonly by its plastic or metal case.Do not touch the glass part of abulb with bare hands.

Vehicles with discharge headlights

Do not touch the high−intensity dischargeheadlights high voltagesocket when the headlights areturned on. An extremely high voltageof 20,000V will be dischargedand could result in serious injuryor death by electric shock.

Do not attempt to take apart or repairthe headlight bulbs, connectors,power supply circuits, or relatedcomponents. Doing so couldresult in electric shock and seriousinjury or death. Call your Toyotadealer for headlight repair or servicing,including replacement of bulbsand bulb disposal.

NOTICE

Only use a bulb of the listed type.

The inside of the lens of exterior lightssuch as headlights may temporarily fog upwhen the lense becomes wet in the rainor in a car wash. This is not a problembecause the fogging is caused by thetemperature difference between the outsideand inside of the lense, just like thewindshield fogs up in the rain. However, ifthere is a large drop of water on theinside of the lense, or if there is waterpooled inside the light, contact yourToyota dealer.

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. A: D4R Discharge bulbsB: HB2 Halogen bulbsC: HB4 Halogen bulbsD: Wedge base bulbsE: Double end bulbsF: LEDs (Light−emitting Diodes)

A: D4R Discharge bulbs
B: HB2 Halogen bulbs
C: HB4 Halogen bulbs
D: Wedge base bulbs
E: Double end bulbs
F: LEDs (Light−emitting Diodes)

Headlights

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. 1. Open the hood. Remove the clipsand take out the cover.

1. Open the hood. Remove the clipsand take out the cover.

Remove and install the clips as shown inthe following illustrations.

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. Removing clip

Removing clip

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. Installing clip

Installing clip

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. 2. RIGHT−HAND HEADLIGHT ONLY: Removethe clip and take out the aircleaner inlet.

2. RIGHT−HAND HEADLIGHT ONLY: Removethe clip and take out the aircleaner inlet.

Remove and install the clip as shown inthe following illustrations.

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. Removing clip

Removing clip

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. Installing clip

Installing clip

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. 3. Unplug the connector. Turn the bulbcover counter−clockwise and removeit.

3. Unplug the connector. Turn the bulbcover counter−clockwise and removeit.

If the connector is tight, wiggle it.

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. 4. Release the bulb retaining springand remove the bulb along with thesocket. Install a new bulb into thesocket and return the bulb retainingspring to its original position.

4. Release the bulb retaining springand remove the bulb along with thesocket. Install a new bulb into thesocket and return the bulb retainingspring to its original position.

To install a bulb, align the tabs of thebulb with the cutout of the mounting hole.

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. 5. Install the bulb cover and turn itclockwise. Plug in the connector.

5. Install the bulb cover and turn itclockwise. Plug in the connector.

Front fog lights

If either the left or right front fog lightsburns out, contact your Toyota dealer.

NOTICE

Do not try to replace the front foglight bulbs by yourself. You may damagethe vehicle.

Parking lights

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs.

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. Front turn signal lights

Front turn signal lights

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs.

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. Rear turn signal, tail andback−up lights

Rear turn signal, tail andback−up lights

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs.

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs.

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. a: Rear turn signal lightb: Back−up lightc: Tail light

a: Rear turn signal light
b: Back−up light
c: Tail light

License plate lights

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. Remove the cover.

Remove the cover.

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs.

Toyota Prius: Replacing light bulbs. Specifications


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