How to Remove the Headlight Assembly on a Lexus ES330

The headlight assembly on a Lexus ES330 should be replaced if the outer lens seal fails and separates from the main housing. Moisture will enter the housing assembly and can cause a catastrophic failure of the headlight or an electrical short--or both. Replacement headlight-housing assemblies can be purchased from most auto parts stores or directly from Lexus. The Toyota/Lexus factory original replacement headlights may have a better fit and finish than some aftermarket headlight housing assemblies.

Step 1 - Unbolt the 10mm bolt that secures each headlight assembly in place with a socket wrench and pull the center grille off your Lexus ES330 with your hands.

Step 2 - Unscrew the screw that holds the corner light to the headlight housing using a screwdriver.

Step 3 - Remove the corner headlight housing assembly.

Step 4 - Unbolt the 10mm bolts that hold the headlight assembly to the frame using a socket wrench.

Step 5 - Pull the headlight housing forward and out of the chassis.

Step 6 - Unplug the electrical connector from the back of the headlight ballast and slide the housing the rest of the way off the chassis.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED: Socket wrench, Socket set, Screwdriver

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