You can turn the lights off and back on and the lights will work again. The passenger side bolt is more difficult to get to as its blocked by some type of hard plastic stuff. Sometimes only the drivers side turns off and then later the passenger side, but sometimes both sides turn off at the same time while the vehicle is moving at various speeds. If your Prius is equipped with halogen bulbs, removing them will be a simple matter of undoing the metal retainer clips by pressing on them to free the bulb, or by simply twisting the bulb free from its socket, depending on the style of bulb. Since the zhb program only supports 2010-2011 Prius' I called Toyota to request this repair under that program. The fellow there took a look, fumbled around a bit as though he'd never seen a Prius before.
The Camry and Solara, for example, feature headlights that adjust both the low and high beams simultaneously, whereas a Tacoma features separate adjustments. Below it asks for a date on the incident. This weakness can also be viewed as an advantage, as it makes for an easy fix. The compact hatchback Toyota Matrix is a cost effective and fuel efficient automobile that has been produced by the Toyota company since 2003. A garage door or the side of a building in a parking lot work well for this. Make sure your tank is at least half-full. Step 4: Install the new headlight bulb.
But one or the other might go off again soon afterwards. No other problems with car. I've lost time from work to have the bulbs replaced every couple of months. This problem needs to be addressed before someone dies through no fault of their own. The contact found numerous complaints regarding the headlights and believes that this is a serious defect and safety issue. It's now been a year-and-a-half and the light bulbs are burning out an average of every two months at most.
When they are not functioning properly - usually due to a burned-out bulb - visibility is not only reduced for the driver in the vehicle, but also the visibility of the vehicle itself to other drivers on the road. Left front light quit for awhile yesterday, then relit and worked for awhile. Despite this variety, the process for adjusting the headlights is similar for nearly all Toyotas. The failure mileage was 52,000 and current mileage was 54,000. He didn't even ask for my expensive dog health certificate. The short version is that after consulting with their master mechanic they 'haven't heard of a problem like this' and would need to run some tests to find out what could cause it. Just the headlight assemblies alone will cost approx.
Roughly 4 months later, same thing happens when friend states right front light is out. I made a new appointment, and got in the afternoon before my trip. A very cursory and 15-minute google search shows that this is an issue with my model year and several others that has gone unaddressed. If I turn headlights off and back on tends to temporarily resolve issue. Use a tape measure to ensure your distance is accurate. It's been happening for at least a year.
I don't want to cave and pay after reading people's stories here on line but don't want a ticket or worse either!!! The contact stated that as he was driving 40 mph his headlights shut off and he could not see which resulted in him hitting a dog. The vertical adjustment screw will move the headlights up or down, depending on how the screw is turned. The border guards almost always check headlights, as the law in Canada is to keep them on at all times. If you change a bulb on the headlights of your Toyota Camry, you might have to adjust them. It was like a full time job.
Watch the beam of light on the wall while adjusting the screws. The headlamps also flicker and randomly turn off while the vehicle is parked with headlights on. Had to pull over and then they started working again. The halogen headlights in your Toyota Prius allow you to see when you are driving at night. This is a safety issue that should be covered under warranty by Toyota regardless of mileage. Replacing a single Prius headlight bulb, according to the service manual, takes less than 15 minutes. It happens on neighborhood streets and on the highway, while going straight.
Despite this variety, the process for adjusting the headlights is similar for nearly all Toyotas. The failure mileage was 71,000. Had to use brights to drive home in the dark. I don't want to push my luck again. His opinion was that the mechanics who put the bulb in handled it with their bare hands, and their skin oil caused a hot spot which caused the bulb to burn out. It had 74,000 miles on it. Adjust both screws until the beams are level.
Seems like a wiring issue and there should be a recall. This is a serious safety hazard and Toyota should fess up to the design flaw and recall all the affected cars and fix the problem. Turning off the lights and turning them back on resets the headlight back on, for a short time, and then goes off again. As far as the height of the beams, I just wanted to be sure I wasn't going to blind anyone--so I just used trial and error with my own two eyes and a couple of trips up and down the street. This has been an ongoing problem since it was new. I looked into replacing the bulb, but upon being told the cost would be up to several hundred dollars and not covered under warranty, I decided to find a bulb and replace on my own. The procedure was included in the owner's manual for the 2004 Prius; but for reasons known only to Toyota, it was not included in the 2005 manual.
The lights at this point will go out about every other minute or two. I arrived in Tok at 4:30 Friday afternoon. They told me there was nothing wrong with the headlamp. Overall, I have enjoyed the Prius I drive. A garage door or the side of a building in a parking lot work well for this. He said the parts store was closed until Monday. The contact found a warranty that expired in September of 2018 after the vehicle was bought used on September 28, 2018.