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How much does a indicator bulb replacement cost for Toyota cars?

A typical Toyota indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) in the UK costs around £9 - £23. Depending on your Toyota model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Toyota cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) costs. Toyota indicator bulb replacement - driver side (rear) costs on average £9 - £23, Toyota indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (front) costs on average £9 - £23 and Toyota indicator bulb replacement - driver side (front) costs on average £9 - £23.
Car modelFixter price range
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) for Toyota Yaris£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (rear) for Toyota Yaris£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (front) for Toyota Yaris£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (front) for Toyota Yaris£14 - £22
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) for Toyota Aygo£9 - £14
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (rear) for Toyota Aygo£9 - £14
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (front) for Toyota Aygo£9 - £14
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (front) for Toyota Aygo£9 - £14
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (rear) for Toyota Auris£15 - £23
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (rear) for Toyota Auris£15 - £23
Indicator bulb replacement - passenger side (front) for Toyota Auris£15 - £23
Indicator bulb replacement - driver side (front) for Toyota Auris£15 - £23

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Our expert insights into indicator bulb replacement

What does an indicator do?

Indicator bulbs are typically located in both headlight units, rear light units and at the side of wing mirrors on many modern vehicles. Your indicators are an important safety feature used to indicate your intentions when driving.

What are the signs of a failing indicator bulb?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your indicator bulb:

  • If your indicators no longer light up when switched on

  • If your indicators are dimmer than usual

  • Your indicators work sometimes but not always

What happens when we do an indicator bulb replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect all the indicators and test to see which bulbs need replacing

  • They will then disconnect the indicator bulb power wires

  • Unscrew the old indicator bulb(s) that need replacing

  • Fit the new indicator bulbs, ensuring they’re the correct size and type for your car make and model

  • They’ll reconnect the power wires and test that the new bulb is working

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Hey Fixter, how often do I need to replace my indicator bulbs?

The lifespan of indicator bulbs varies depending on how often they’re used and the type of bulb you have. Generally, indicator bulbs will last around 4,000 hours.

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Want to learn more about Toyota indicator bulb replacement?

What does an indicator bulb do?

Your indicators are used to make other road users aware of your intentions making them an important safety feature. Indicator bulbs are typically located in both headlight units next to your dipped beam and main beam, rear light units and they will be located at the side of wing mirrors on many modern vehicles. Broken indicators should be fixed as soon as possible. Without them other drivers will not know your intentions on the road which could cause dangerous accidents.

Toyota

The Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer, established in 1937, over 80 years ago.

Toyota was the first manufacturer to produce more than 10million vehicles a year, and it has continued to do so since 2012. There are currently 1.7million on the roads in the UK—a number that has shown consistent growth since their introduction to the UK market.

High-quality motoring—right across the board

Toyota’s current range features luxury saloons, hatchbacks and SUVs, all of which are receiving the steady design upgrade from what were once sensible and steady looking vehicles, into sleeker looking executive sports lines, capable of turning heads at every junction.

Toyota: Market leaders in all-electric and hybrid motoring

Worldwide, Toyota is the market leader in hybrid electric vehicle sales. It’s introduction of the Prius in 1997, the first commercially mass-produced vehicle of its kind, set them on their way as leaders in the field. The UK is no exception, as there are over 80k Prius models on our roads.

There’s more to Toyota than good economy and sensible motoring

As much as the modern market leans towards family SUV motoring and super efficient hybrid fuel economy, don’t be fooled into thinking Toyota is stuck into a single groove.

For those who want more excitement than economy from their driving experience, Toyota makes a selection of cars with much more clout than their sensible city options.

Grab a Toyota GR Supra and you’ll be propelled from 0–62mph in 4.3 seconds using every ounce of its 335bhp. If you want a car that was built for fun and have a spare £52k to lose, then why not put one on your shopping list? As with other Toyota models, it offers great value for the amount of car you’ll be getting.

How often should an indicator bulb be replaced?

Generally, indicator bulbs will last around 4,000 hours, however they may stop working before this due to damage, bad wiring or water in the casing. When your indicators are broken, other road users will not be aware of your intentions which could be confusing and potentially dangerous. In the worst case scenario, not having indicators could cause a serious accident, so it’s vital to regularly check and replace them.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Indicators and reflectors are checked during an MOT to ensure they work, and that they're secure and undamaged. Their brightness, position and the flash frequency of indicator lights (60 to 120 times per minute) will be checked by the inspector. If your indicators are found to be faulty or damaged this will result in an MOT failure.

What causes an indicator bulb to break?

Indicator bulbs can break for a variety of reasons. For example, because of a blown fuse, if water has seeped into the light or over time they can simply wear out. The most important thing is that you replace the bulbs as soon as possible as it can be very dangerous to drive without them.

What are the signs of a bad indicator bulb?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • If your indicators no longer light up when switched on

  • If your indicators are dimmer than usual

  • Your indicators work sometimes but not always

What happens during an indicator bulb replacement?

During the repair our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect all the indicators and test to see which bulbs need replacing

  • They will then disconnect the indicator bulb power wires

  • Unscrew the old indicator bulb(s) that need replacing

  • Fit the new indicator bulbs, ensuring they’re the correct size and type for your car make and model

  • They’ll reconnect the power wires and test that the new bulb is working

What is the average life of an indicator bulb?

The lifespan of indicator bulbs varies depending on how often they’re used and the type of bulb you have. Generally, indicator bulbs will last around 4,000 hours. The best way to avoid being without your turn signals is by taking the time to inspect them on a regular basis.

Can you drive with a broken indicator bulb?

No, it can be very dangerous to drive without functioning indicators. Other road users will not be aware of your intentions which could be confusing and potentially dangerous. In the worst case scenario, not having indicators could cause a serious accident, so it’s vital to regularly check and replace them.

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