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Old 06-24-2009, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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07 Camry SE headlight removal!

Hey, I know there's probably been a post about how to remove your headlights but i cant seem to find it i know it requires me to remove the front bumper right? If anyone could help me id really appreciate it! Thanks, Red
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You remove the bumper and then the headlight. 3 bolts hold it in place. 2 on top and one hides on the side. you should see it after you remove the bumper.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey, I know there's probably been a post about how to remove your headlights but i cant seem to find it i know it requires me to remove the front bumper right? If anyone could help me id really appreciate it! Thanks, Red
Here's a DIY from a few years back... This just loosens the bumper enough to remove the lights. Remove a few more screws under the bumper lip and two more clips in the wheel wells and you can take the whole bumper off.

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Old 06-25-2009, 08:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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oh wow i forgot that u can do that. i was going to remove the whole bumper today to make sure my headlights are level etc.. for the retrofit.
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You don't really have to remove the bumper to level the headlights though, you just aim them on a wall and adjust them with a socket from the back, or maybe it was a philips screwhead, something like that.

But yeah, you can typically just drop half of the bumper to access the bottom bolt of the headlamp.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You use a socket wrench to adjust.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i ment seeing the rotation. already used this method last night and it worked perfectly. now i think i won't take my bumper of for the retro. i'll just do everything through the top.
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Here's a DIY from a few years back... This just loosens the bumper enough to remove the lights. Remove a few more screws under the bumper lip and two more clips in the wheel wells and you can take the whole bumper off.

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Thanks alot man! Those instructions were exactly on point, it was very simple to do and I changed my lights out yesterday in about 1 hour! Good lookin out LNGasMan! RED
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What did you swap out? Bulbs? Head light assembly?
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What did you swap out? Bulbs? Head light assembly?

I swapped out both headlight assemblies! One of the halos wasnt working properly on the right side so the company I bought them from sent me a new set because they had a warrantee on them and I just sent back the old set of lights! It's cool too cause I had the dual halo ccfl lights for over 1 year and they only charged me $40.00 for shipping & handling on the new ones! It was really easy to do, the hardest thing was rewiring my halos back but that was nothing either! Red
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if you know what you are doing then bumper can be down in about 15 minutes. thats how long it took me the last time.
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if you know what you are doing then bumper can be down in about 15 minutes. thats how long it took me the last time.

Yeah that's about how long it took me to remove the bumper too but, installing/rewiring the new lights and placing the bumper back together is what made it take approxiametly 1 hour! It's super easy though now that I know what to do! Red
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Yeah that's about how long it took me to remove the bumper too but, installing/rewiring the new lights and placing the bumper back together is what made it take approxiametly 1 hour! It's super easy though now that I know what to do! Red
meh i took apart my bumper a bit too many times already for the retros. i still have to take it off atleast 1 more time. oh well thats what i get for putting so many variables into the mix.
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Sorry to revive this old thread, and perhaps change the topic a little bit,
How does one install foglights? I'm not sure what to remove, the bumper or the front lip..
I have an SE..
Does removing the bumper mean that the foglights come off with it or
will the front lip work.

I just bought 5k luminic foglights like someone here suggested and I want to install them.
If there's a DIY for the front lip, I can't seem to find it.
But the front bumper might be unnecessary.

Thanks again TN
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i changed out my luminics bulbs without removing the bumper or the the foglights. look right underneath the foglight and u will see a socket. i think it was 10mm. unbolt that and pull the cover so that you can place your hands inside. feel around and you'll get to the foglight. if a little water comes down on your hand then don't panic as its normal. i don't think the SE lip should be in the way.
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