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How much does Headlight Bulb Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Bentley Brooklands $100 $20.13 $79.99 21% $127.63
2009 Nissan Frontier $94 $13.83 $79.99 22% $121.33
2009 Nissan Rogue $94 $13.79 $79.99 22% $121.29
2012 Acura MDX $94 $13.79 $79.99 22% $121.29
2013 Lincoln MKX $118 $38.42 $79.99 18% $145.92
2006 BMW M6 $108 $28.03 $79.99 20% $135.53

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Headlight Bulb Replacement Service

What are headlight bulbs and how do they work?

Headlight bulbs are encased in a carefully designed housing that illuminates the roadways and makes your car visible to other drivers and pedestrians. They rely on the vehicle’s electrical system for power. There are many types of headlight bulbs in use today including sealed beams, halogen plug-in bulbs, LED (light emitting diode), and HID (high intensity discharge) bulbs. Some car models are sold with headlight options and a mechanic may rely on your car’s VIN to determine the type of headlight system in your vehicle.

All headlamps rely on reflectors in the lamp housing to focus the headlight bulbs. This allows the most useful pattern of light to be cast onto the roadway. Halogen bulbs have a gas that allows for additional light. HID bulbs use two electrodes within the bulb that charge the gas to produce the light. LED bulbs operate at a lower temperature and the light shown on the road tends to be lower than HID bulbs. All headlights are designed to provide a well lit driving path when natural sunlight is not enough.

When to replace headlight bulbs?

  • Bulb is blown out. All of the various headlight bulb types are replaced if the bulb itself has failed. This is the most common scenario.
  • Bulb has dimmed. Some bulb types, particularly halogen bulbs, will produce significantly less light output as the bulb filament ages from use. LED and HID lighting do not dim with age and thus are generally only serviced if the light source has failed.
  • Headlight circuit fails. Note that in some cases, the bulbs are not the underlying issue that leads to the need for replacements. Instead wiring to the bulb, terminal connections, bulb sockets, and system components could be the underlying problem.

How do mechanics replace headlight bulbs?

  • Halogen bulbs and sealed beams, which are generally modular plug in components, are accessible once the hood is raised.
  • The replacement procedure for LED and HID bulbs will depend on whether the light source itself is faulty or if it’s a component in the circuit. Removal procedures for sophisticated HID and LED systems vary by car model and mechanics follow the repair procedures in the factory service manual for your model.
  • For all bulb types, wiring and bulb sockets must be carefully inspected when replacing bulbs to ensure that the electrical connections are complete and secure.
  • Finally, the installed newly bulbs are turned on to ensure normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a headlight problem?

Headlights must always be fully functional after dusk to drive safely. Should your car have a failed headlight and is driven only when there is adequate daylight, you can put off the repair until it is convenient. Working headlights are required by law in throughout the U.S. whenever the car is used on public roads from sunset to sunrise and in many other specified conditions as well, such as when it is raining or when visibility is reduced due to smoke, fog, or other factors.

When replacing headlights keep in mind:

  • If a bulb does not have a visible filament that can inspected and tested, a mechanic might first test to see if there is power to the bulb. This is most applicable if your car has LED or HID lighting, which can fail if electronics in the circuit is faulty.
  • Halogen lamps and sealed beams should be replaced in pairs so that illumination levels are equal on both sides of the car.
  • Plastic lenses on many headlights degrade over time. Should there not be any issues with the bulbs, these can be replaced to restore your vehicle’s lighting system to a like new condition.
  • The condition of bulb sockets, the ground connection, fuses, and all components of the headlight circuit are important to proper and reliable functioning of the headlights and a mechanic should consider those aspects.

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John

26 years of experience
562 reviews
John
26 years of experience
Jaguar XF - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Driver Side Low Beam, Passenger Side Low Beam, Driver Side High Beam, Passenger Side High Beam) - Houston, Texas
As always fast reliable service!! Changed the high and low bulbs on my Jaguar and informed me of an additional part needed.
Land Rover LR2 - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Passenger Side Low Beam, Passenger Side High Beam) - Seabrook, Texas
Fantastic. How can you beat not having to leave home for car repairs. John was professional and courteous. Definitely will use again

Fred

16 years of experience
381 reviews
Fred
16 years of experience
Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Driver Side High Beam) - Humble, Texas
Great guy, Fred is very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. I definitely will book with Fred again.

Wesley

8 years of experience
45 reviews
Wesley
8 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Driver Side Low Beam) - Chandler, Arizona
Very knowledgeable and honest mechanic. Speedy and professional. He gave me a quote with services that made sense to me and I know nothing about cars. Highly recommend.

Milton

36 years of experience
239 reviews
Milton
36 years of experience
Chevrolet Sonic - Headlight Bulb Replacement (Passenger Side Low Beam) - Las Vegas, Nevada
Milton was very thorough when he inspected my vehicle. He answered every question that I had. He also informed me of any problems my vehicle may have in the future which was very much appreciated. I will definitely be using Milton again for any future car needs. Thanks again.

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