How to change the courtesy and vanity mirror bulbs Avensis T27


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How to access and change the vanity and courtesy light bulbs.

This is a simple job that does not seem to be covered in the owner's manual, and there is no obvious way of access in the bulb. I used my plastic trim removal tools, so reduce the risk of damage. I carefully probed around until I was sure where the release catch is located - Now you know. The clue is seeing which way the bulb is fitted.  

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Inserting tool to feel the catch.

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Lever to tool to release the catch, popping the light fitting out.

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Better view of the light fitting.

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Standard 501 5w bulb.

The courtesy lights access is similar.

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Near the centre away from the switch side use a suitable tool to lever at the hinge side of the lens.

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The lens comes away easily.

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Working the other hinge.

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Close-up of the hinge.

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The lens removed showing the hinges and the tag on the switch side.

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Another view of the lens.

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The switch side of the lens and fitting.

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Good access to the bulb after removing the lens.

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A photo from 1½ year ago when removing a dead insect, that was there when I bought the car.

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The T27 uses 501 bulbs for all the courtesy and vanity lights. May work with LED versions.

I had to remember to slide the mirror cover open, to switch the vanity light on.

 

 

 



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