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Headlight Change 1997-2001 Toyota Camry

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The video above shows you to replace the headlight in your 1997 Toyota Camry. Headlights grow dimmer by up to 20% over time and eventually burn out - for this reason, we recommend changing your headlights in pairs. Changing both headlight bulbs on your Camry at the same time will allow both bulbs to have the same intensity and prevent the new headlight bulb from appearing brighter than the bulb on the opposite side. 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). Some Toyotas have high intensity discharge headlights, sometimes referred to as xenon lights. These bulbs have a very high voltage that runs through them, even if the battery is disconnected. If your Camry has this type of bulb, we do not recommend that you attempt to change it yourself.

When you change the headlight on your Camry, it is important to not touch the glass part of the bulb with your fingers because the oil from your fingertips will cause that part of the bulb to burn hotter, which significantly shortens the life of the bulb.

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Step by Step Instructions for your Toyota Camry

  1. Always use gloves when dealing with lightbulbs.
  2. When changing one bulb, replace both.
  3. Lift the hood of the 1997 Toyota Camry and prop it up.
  4. Locate the headlight bulb that needs to be changed and then remove the rubber cover from the bulb assembly.
  5. Push the metal arm in and up, releasing the headlight bulb, which should be pulled straight out of the 1997 Toyota Camry.
  6. Insert the new headlight bulb, replace the metal arm, and reattach the plastic cover.
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