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The video above shows you to replace the headlight in your 2006 Toyota Matrix. 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 Matrix 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 Matrix has this type of bulb, we do not recommend that you attempt to change it yourself.
When you change the headlight on your Matrix, 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.
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here2008 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L 4 Cyl.
Is the clock in your car ahead or behind? Learn how to set it here!2008 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L 4 Cyl.
Don't be caught in the fog with burnt out fog light bulbs2008 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L 4 Cyl.
Got a short fuse? Don't blow a fuse, change it!2008 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L 4 Cyl.
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2008 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L 4 Cyl.
The rear wiper that you forgot you had until it streaks horrifically on a rainy day? Change it now!2008 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L 4 Cyl.