2015 Prius Headlight Bulb burnout & replacement?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by moosejaw, Nov 23, 2021.

  1. moosejaw

    moosejaw New Member

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    Hi All,

    Relative newb here. For the 2nd time in the 5 years of ownership all the bulbs have burned out in my headlights(With the exception of one bulb still working on the passenger side.

    I called the service station today to see if this was normal, and the person tried telling me replacing all the headlight bulbs every two years is normal...this doesn't seem reasonable to me, but maybe it's true?

    Can someone please point me in the direction of the ideal replacement bulbs to purchase?

    O'reilly autoparts is the nearest auto chain, but would consider ordering online.

    I believe they are stock Halogen bulbs currently. I called Toyota and they simply said to use Toyota OEM bulbs.
     
  2. Rick2015Prius

    Rick2015Prius Junior Member

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    I've had to replace my r side bulb 3 or 4 times now. I believe there is a recall on the 10-14 for this issue, just not the 15, though imo it should be also. All things said, in 120k mi, other than oil changes, a couple sets of tires and few light bulbs isn't too bad. I just got the batteries and bulbs with the warranty and will see how it goes.
     
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    Tombukt2 Active Member

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    I aux beam led from Amazon in four cars cut off is good in 10 and above you have projector system I've so many cars I don't remember all the bulb numbers H8H11 etc most of my cars take H4 but the Gen 3 Prius takes kind of like my motorcycle an hi 0r h11 etc it doesn't matter aux beam corporation has em all I am only fanless no whirring etc . That's just me personally

    SM-A715F ?
     
  4. mr_guy_mann

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    Use a decent quality bulb from a reputable source. Make sure the electrical terminals in the connector fit securely. Be sure to not touch the glass of the halogen bulb to keep oil from your skin off the bulb.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    Mendel Leisk Sand Pounder

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    OP might be gone, but anyway

    "Service station" might infer generic replacement, somewhat different resistance or whatever. Maybe stick with OEM.
     
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