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: 2006 Avalon XL - Replace Halogen Low Beam Headlight - Bulb #9006



Mike Murrell
07-28-2010, 04:50 PM
2006 Avalon XL - Replace Halogen Headlight - Low Beam - Bulb #9006


2006 Avalon owner’s manual says "Do not try to replace Headlight..................bulbs by yourself. You may damage the vehicle. Take the vehicle to a Toyota Dealer".

The warning covers just about all of the bulbs and appears to be directed at vehicles equipped with "Discharge Bulbs".

Google "D2R Discharge Bulb" to see what that type looks like. Your 2006 Avalon may actually have the older/cheaper/user-replaceable halogen bulbs.

My 2006 is fortunately equipped with halogen bulbs.

I have access to the 2006 factory service doc. In it I see that the radiator grille sub-assembly and front bumper assembly are first removed and then the headlight assembly is removed from the front as one did in earlier times. Again - I believe this is directed at vehicles equipped with discharge bulbs.

I successfully changed out the driver’s side low beam headlight halogen bulb #9006 without incident. I would say this is the most difficult 2006 Avalon XL headlight bulb to get to. It sits in front of the fuse box(drivers side). The battery is next door and also in the way. Battery also blocks access to parking light and high beam bulb #9005 on drivers side.


Here's what I did to change the driver’s side halogen low beam bulb #9006. Do so at your own risk.


1. First ensure fuses are OK. There are four(4) 15A fuses in the fuse box under the hood - drivers side. All are clearly mapped out on underside of fuse box cover. I used the continuity tester circuit on a VOM to ensure they were OK.

2. Remove large plastic shroud that runs across from one side of the top front under the hood of vehicle to the other side. 5 plastic pins held mine in place. Once off -- you'll be able to see your vehicles radiator cap. Removing this helps provide some additional access and leverage to better work with.

3. Remove battery negative cable - 10mm socket

4. Remove battery hold down bracket – rod - one(1) 10mm bolt at front - one(1) 10mm nut on rod. Deep socket 10mm helps with the 10mm nut.

5. Remove battery positive cable - 10mm socket

6. Remove battery and plastic battery tray

7. You should see the halogen low beam bulb #9006 in front of the fuse box(drivers side). Mine has a brown electrical plug connected to it. It helps to first remove and place out of the way - the parking light which is just to the left - the assembly for mine is light gray in color. Doing so gets that wire out of the way. One less distraction when you reach in to remove the low beam halogen bulb #9006.

8. Remove electrical connection from halogen low beam bulb #9006. There's a locking tab on the bottom - press in and while doing that - push down on the electrical connector from the top. It comes off without a great deal of effort.

9. Remove halogen low beam bulb #9006 by turning counter-clockwise - looking at the bulb from the back. Mine did not want to twist loose right away. Go slowly - take your time. It should eventually come loose. #9006 bulb came out easily even with the fuse box nearby.

10. Install new halogen low beam bulb #9006. I opted for a $10 Wal-Mart Sylvania #9006.

11. Reconnect electrical connection to the new halogen low beam bulb #9006.

12. Clean battery tray and terminals on battery + connections on battery cables.

13. Install battery tray and battery

14. Connect positive battery cable to battery - 10mm

15. Connect hold-down and rod + one(1) 10mm bolt at front and one(1) 10mm nut that goes on rod at rear.

16. Connect negative battery terminal - BUT - before doing so - have your remote locking/unlocking device handy. As soon as you connect the negative battery cable to the batteries negative terminal - the horn will sound(alarm). Quickly depress the UNLOCK button on your vehicles remote. Finish tightening the negative cable. You should also see that the low beam is once again functional as it will come on when the alarm is sounded.

17. Reinstall large plastic shroud and all lock down tabs

18. Start car and set clock/radio settings/etc.

19. There is a procedure to resync the power windows. The following provided by inov8 from another forum.

Copied from TSB PD002-05

NOTE:
Anytime the battery terminal has been disconnected, please initialize the driver’s door
power window and front passenger’s door power window after reconnecting the
battery terminal.

With ignition switch in the “ON” position, do the following:

1. Push down and hold the driver’s door power window switch to completely open
the window.
2. Pull and hold up the driver’s door power window switch until the window closes.
Continue holding the switch for approximately one second until the switch changes
from blinking to a constant illumination.
3. Check for proper operation of the “one–touch open and close” function by fully
pushing the switch briefly to the “DOWN” and “UP” positions.

At this time the power window switch for the passenger’s door window should
be blinking.
4. Push down and hold the passenger’s door power window switch to completely open
the window.
5. Pull and hold up the passenger’s door power window switch until the window closes.
Continue holding the switch for approximately one second until the switch changes
from blinking to a constant illumination.
6. Check for proper operation of the “one–touch open and close” function by fully
pushing the switch briefly to the “DOWN” and “UP” positions.

Sunroof initialization is similar.

20. There is a procedure to resync power seats. Extracted from factory service doc:

Using seat switches - fully slide seat fwd. - fully recline seatback fwd. - fully raise seat cushion and head rest.

Using seat switches - fully slide the seat rearward - fully recline the seatback rearward - fully lower seat cushion and head rest.

benbeaux
08-04-2010, 06:00 AM
Thanks for the how-to. Did you replace the passenger side also? If one burned out, the other can't be far behind.

Mike Murrell
08-04-2010, 01:20 PM
I have not replaced the passenger side yet.

I took a quick peek and there does not seem to be as much in the way on that side as there is on the drivers side.

Any illumination bulb you wish to replace on the drivers side requires battery removal - 2006 XL.

Mike Murrell
03-21-2011, 03:34 PM
Replaced passenger side last week - took all of 2 mins and most of that was trying to get the bulb out of the packaging.

Low beam - passenger side '06 Avalon.