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2007 hybrid Estima headlight removal procedure.

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Hi folks

The nearside headlight unit on my Estima has developed a fair amount of condensation recently so I am planning to remove it in order to try and find the source of the leak and essentially seal it if possible.

I can see the 2 bolts at the top but not sure what else is holding the unit in place.

Having looked at some photos of units for sale on Ebay it appears that there may only be one other bolt holding it which by the looks of it would be accessible from underneath the car from the inside of the wing.

Would appreciate any info.

Cheers

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Not something I've had any experience of Dean...but my guess would be that you are going to have to remove (or move aside) the inner wing liner to get full access to the rear of the lamp.

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Thanks for the suggestion Neil.

Yes by the looks of apart from the liner I may need to remove the grill as well as remove or at least lower the bumper unless the unit can be somehow lifted up and out.

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Seems a right faff, Dean.....my 2003 Esti may be slightly different to the new ones so hard to compare.

..and removing the bumper wouldn't surprise me at all...I'm old enough to remember a time when such things...and bulbs..were literally a 10 minute job..lol

Let us know how you get on.

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Have a look on YouTube for Previa or tarago headlight removal ?

Edit. This may help https://www.megazip.net/zapchasti-dlya-avtomobilej/toyota/estima-emina-lucida-42444/ahr20-54627/ahr20w-grxeb-909310/headlamp-17712902

looks to be 2 in the top and 1 on the side, with a bracket holding it at the front

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Brilliant thanks very much. I'll update once I've managed to do something about it.

This is the only video I've found on youtube and it confirms that bumper needs to be removed!

 

 

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