How to Find Your Headlamp Bulb
In order to replace your bulb, you will first need to see which one needs to be replaced. The quickest way to do this is to have a friend or family member flip your lights on and off while you watch and take note. With the help of the user manual, check to see if it is the low beams, high beams, or a bulb that does both.
Then you’ll need to know the year, make, model, and engine type of your vehicle. Take these details to an auto parts website or local auto parts store. This information will guide you to the bulb type you need. This will be completed through a numeric or alphanumeric identifier. Your user manual should also include this information.
From there, you have to select from bulb brands and the levels of longevity and brightness that are offered. Brighter lights won’t last as long and those that last longer won’t be as bright. Buying a bulb in a middle group between both brightness and longevity is a great option for most people.
The Replacement Process
Your next step will be to replace the bulb. Because the process can vary based on the vehicle, we can’t describe everything that you will need to do here. Consult your owner manual for the process you will need to follow. We also suggest searching YouTube for instructional videos.
Here are a few important tips to follow during this process:
- Turn off your headlights and engine.
- Do not touch the glass of the bulb. This will cause it to wear out faster.
- Wear gloves to protect your hands while working in tight spaces.
- Once the light is installed, operate your high and low beams to ensure they work properly.
Bulb Replacement From Certified Automotive Technicians
Still don’t feel confident in your ability to find the right bulb or replace it? Bring your vehicle into our Midland shop and we will handle it for you. We have a full selection of headlamp bulbs and can perform this quick switch with major safety benefits.