Replace The Front Turn Signal Bulbs on a Scion FR-S
At some point, you're going to have to replace all of the bulbs in your car. Fortunately, the turn signal bulbs are relatively easy to replace on the Scion FR-S.
Estimated time: 5 minutes
The front turn signals on the Scion FR-S have two filaments. One produces a dim light for when your parking lights are on, and the other produces a bright light for when your turn signal blinks. These filaments can burn out independent of each other, but you'll still need to replace the whole bulb if one of them goes out.
Checking the Parking Lights
Put the car in accessory mode by turning the key as much as you can without starting the car.
Turn the end of the left stalk one time to turn on the parking lights.
Get out of the car and check the lights. If one of them is not on, you need to replace that bulb.
Checking the Turn Signals
Turn on your left turn signal and check the front of the car. If the signal is not alternating between bright and dim, you need to replace that bulb.
Turn on your right turn signal and check the front of the car. If the signal is not alternating between bright and dim, you need to replace that bulb.
Turn your wheels toward the opposite side of the car from the turn signal you're replacing. For instance, turn them all the way to the right if you're replacing the driver's side bulb.
Remove these 4 plastic fasteners. You'll need to use a Phillips head screwdriver to pop the heads out a bit, then use your fingernails or a prying tool to pup the heads and the rest of the fastener out.
Use a slotted screwdriver or prying tool to remove the last pop fastener on the bottom of the bumper.
Pry the plastic away from the bumper to reveal the back side of the socket.
Twist the socket counter-clockwise and pull the socket out of the light fixture. I have already installed an LED bulb. Yours will look different.
Pull the bulb straight out of the socket and replace it with a new one.
Insert the socket back into the fixture and turn clockwise to lock it back into place.
Use the testing procedure in the Symptoms section above to test the bulb.
If the bulb is working properly, put everything back together.