The lower nut has a torx star stud in the middle. I used syvania bulb 7443; I'm sure there are many brands. The headlight is not replaced. Support engine using a floor jack - be sure to put a block of wood between the jack and the oil pan to prevent damage - then remove the passenger side motor mount. See sources and related links below for replacement bulb information.
Wiggle and press in for a firm connection. Clean the… Just got done changing mine. Push in replacement bulb; it will snap when in. In some Toyotas, the highbeam is the same bulb as the headlight and it is possible for the highbeam to work, but the headlight be burnt out even if they are the same bulb and vise versa. But, underneath the car toward the front passengenger side of the engine.
Remember to hold the bulb by the socket and not to touch the bulb with your fingers or it will explode. Pull the plastic covers off the floor brackets to expose bolts 2 in front, 3 in rear and remove the bolts obviously. I just decided to deal with the cramped space to get to the bulb. Loosen, then remove the drivebelts. The installation process is simple.
Then, work large waterproofing rubber seal back onto the lamp housing. I ran into the same problem with our '04 Toyota Rav4. These bulbs have a very high voltage that runs through them, even if the battery is disconnected. The bulb is held in place by a… Pull off the cover of the compartment in the rear of the vehicle nearest the brake light on the side panel near window. .
Jack up the front passenger side of the car, then support it with jackstands. If you look under the front bumper on the passenger side you will see the filter in the corner just under the plastic covering. For a uniform look be sure to match the brightness of the bulb, standard or extra bright. You can go to your dealer which may be expensive or you can look into 'Trico Exact Fit Rear Integral Blades' that snap right onto the special arm and look just like the factory original. Secondly, once you drain all the transmission fluid, remove the bolts 17-18 bolts on the transmission pan. Look close, you can miss it if you are not thorough. On passenger side, unclip the wiring harness by sliding the white clip up then pulling away the harness.
Detach wire harness by pushing on clips and pull straight out. There's a wire clip holding the bulb in place. Remove… Just did it, the light on the right when facing it from rear will have a piece of metal on the bottom either left or right light that can be removed with the door open. Be sure you get the right replacement wiper blade. Pull the bulb straight out from the socket.
This will get the small piece of metal out of the way. Headlights grow dimmer by up to 20% over time and eventually burn out - for this reason, we recommend changing your headlights in pairs. Tuck it out of the way. Remove plastic shield from under vehicle on passenger side. Reverse order when done replacing light bulb H4. Feel free to use any replacement light bulb sizes that are listed on Modified Life but keep in mind that all information here is provided as is without any warranty of any kind.
On the 2007 Rav4, the drain plug is located under the plastic guard underneath the truck on the driver side. Slide under front passenger side. Take a look in the manual. Some Toyotas have high intensity discharge headlights, sometimes referred to as xenon lights. The technique is the same, however, you apply it to the Trip A odometer instead of the actual mileage odometer. A lot of things jammed up near the headlamp make this a minor pain for a do-it-yourselfer with large hands.