2002 Toyota Highlander Front Dome Light Access

Written 2021-01-09

Tags:Highlander Toyota DomeLight 

The front dome light on 2001-2004 Toyota Highlanders can be a little confusing, but simple once you get it open and can see the retainment tabs. Tools Needed:

Removal of the lens

I've found the best place to lever the lens off is actually under the light switch.


Why is the lens tricky to remove

We can see that two sides of the lens have plastic tabs holding it in.



Under the lens

The bulb goes vertically(oriented front-to-back to the vehicle), across the reflectors. The dual curved reflectors are pretty neat, but assume light is emitted from the center of the bulb in all directions, this means that a PCB LED bulb will give you a different shape to the light coming out, for better or worse.


Replacement bulb

Model of bulb: 578

Dimensions of one sample of bulb:

578 bulb length