Tips For Replacing Headlight Bulbs
By Isaac DeCoursey @ EverythingCelica.com
The installation of performance headlight bulbs is easy. No special wiring or ballast is needed. Just replace the regular (OEM/standard/composite) light bulbs with your new (aftermarket/performance/halogen) set. It's that Easy!
The trickiest part of replacing halogen bulbs from composite headlights is to prevent the glass portion of the bulb from coming into contact with your skin or dirt build-up that occurs in your engine bay.
Headlight bulbs get very hot when they are on and any oil or dirt that gets into contact with the glass will cause the bulb to burn out prematurely -- ie; DO NOT touch the glass with your fingers or the bulb will develop a hot spot from the oil on your hand and fail prematurely. If you do touch the bulb surface, cleanse it with alcohol on a clean cloth before installing it.
It is often wise to remove and reinstall the bulb into the headlight assembly, before reconnecting the wiring harness.
This diagram lists the headlight bulb sizes and locations in the 7th gen Toyota Celica. Part numbers and Toyota Service Center prices are also listed if you should need to re-order those parts for any reason.
[*] The Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are your high-beam headlights running at about 1/2 power.
[*] Toyota refers to the front Parking lights as a "Clearance" lights.For a full listing of replacement bulbs for the 2000-up Toyota Celica, please visit:https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/448564/Light-Bulb-Part-Numbers.html
Install guide for Headlight LOW BEAMS (H7):https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/...w-Beam-Headlights-H7-How-to-replace.html
Install guide for Headlight HIGH BEAMS (9005):https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/...Beam-Headlights-9005-How-to-replace.html
Install guide for Headlight FOG LIGHTS (H3):https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/...-to-replace-without-removing-bumper.html
Install guide for PARKING LIGHTS (194/168 M4-WEDGE):https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/...hts-194-168-M4-WEDGE-How-to-replace.html
Install guide for TURN SIGNALS (1156 M4 bulb):https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/...ights-Turn-Signals-1156-M7-bulb-FAQ.html