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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1998-1999 Toyota Avalon Headlight Replacement



Tools required:
  • Phillips screwdriver

  • 10mm socket/ratchet with extension


Step 1: Lift the vehicle's hood.

Step 2: Disconnect the wiring harness from the back of the headlight assembly.

Step 3: Locate and remove the Phillips screw that holds the parking/turn signal light in place.


This screw is located on top of the parking light.

Step 4: Pull the parking light assembly from the vehicle, and disconnect the wiring harness.

Step 5: Remove the Phillips 2 Phillips screws and disengage the center clip to remove the grille.

Step 6: Remove the four 10mm bolts that hold the headlight assembly in place.


One is located in the area exposed by the parking light's removal. One is located behind the grille, and the final two are located on top of the headlight assembly.

Step 7: You can now pull the headlight assembly from the vehicle.

Step 8: Disconnect the wiring harnesses attached to the back of the assembly.


NOTE: If you ordered your replacement headlight from Go-Parts, it likely includes new bulbs, as many of our models do! However, in case it doesn't, simply turning the sockets counter-clockwise will allow you to pull them from the old assembly to attach to the new one! Also, be sure that the alignment guides on the back of the headlight match the length and position of those on the previous assembly - this will ensure proper lighting!

Step 9: Connect the wiring harnesses to the back of the new headlight assembly.

Step 10: Mount the headlight assembly into place by tightening the four 10mm mounting bolts.

Step 11: Reattach the grille by re-engaging the center clip and tightening the 2 Phillips screws.

Step 12: Reconnect the wiring harness to the back of the parking light assembly and reattach it by tightening the Phillips mounting screw.




Please Note

While we are more than happy to create these installation guides for your benefit, we cannot maintain any liability regarding the part, or the driving experience, once the part has been replaced/installed. We always guarantee the quality of the parts we provide, but the installation liability rests solely on the installer.

And, though we are always here to answer your questions, please note that our technicians created these guides for your convenience, and cannot provide assistance beyond this guide.


If you're looking for a good deal on the parts mentioned in this instructional guide, be sure to check these out:

98-99 Toyota Avalon Headlight Assembly
Driver Side (1998 1997)


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98-99 Toyota Avalon Headlight Assembly
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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
99 1999, 98 1998 Toyota Avalon Headlight Replacement Instructions
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