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How much does a Headlamp Bulb replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Franchise Dealer Est.£31 - £34 Independent Garage Est.£14 - £15 ClickMechanic Est.£14 - £16 Saving54%
Car2002 Ford Mondeo Franchise Dealer Est.£31 - £34 Independent Garage Est.£19 - £21 ClickMechanic Est.£19 - £21 Saving38%
Car2004 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Franchise Dealer Est.£23 - £26 Independent Garage Est.£14 - £15 ClickMechanic Est.£14 - £16 Saving38%
Car2003 Volvo S60 Franchise Dealer Est.£16 - £18 Independent Garage Est.£9 - £10 ClickMechanic Est.£9 - £10 Saving43%
Car2013 Audi A3 Franchise Dealer Est.£30 - £33 Independent Garage Est.£14 - £15 ClickMechanic Est.£14 - £16 Saving52%

Want to learn more about Headlamp Bulb replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a headlamp bulb do?

Vehicles generally have two or four headlamp (or headlight) units at the front of the car. The light units are either illuminated by a single double element bulb or a bulb for dipped and a bulb for high beam. They are high intensity bulbs that provide light in front of the vehicle for the driver.

How does a headlamp bulb work and what are the components?

Headlights come on once the circuit is connected by the driver using the light control talk or switch. Whilst there are a few variations of bulbs, single filament though to HID (High Intensity gas-Discharge), they are all powered initially in the same way.

The driver then swaps between the high beam (the most powerful) and low beam setting so as not to dazzle oncoming road users.

How do you know there is something wrong with a headlamp bulb?

  • The most obvious indication is a lack of visibility in the dark.
  • You only see the reflection of one light where there would normally be two.
  • You are warned by other road users, friends or even the police!
  • You are advised when a service is carried out.
  • The vehicle fails its MOT on a faulty light.

When should you consider replacing a headlamp bulb?

Quite simply as soon as you are aware it isn’t working. It is a legal requirement and a very important safety feature!.

How common is a headlamp bulb replacement?

Some newer cars often make use of LED lighting which are practically maintenance-free. Bulbs on the other hand are prone to deterioration over time and can fail. That said, when the lights do not work properly it can be the case that there are other issues with the headlamp unit. The units usually have a separate fuse each which can fail too, it is therefore advisable to check the fuses first before replacing a bulb. Other bad electrical connections can be caused by damaged wires or lamp sockets.

What can I do to extend the lifetime of my headlamp bulbs?

Nothing at all if you need to use them!

What happens during a headlamp bulb replacement?

  • Mechanic will inspect the headlamp system, socket and corresponding wires.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the faulty light bulb.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will test the light(s) again to ensure the lights function properly.

How much does a headlamp bulb replacement cost?

The cost of replacing a headlamp bulb depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having the headlamp bulb replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

How much does a Headlamp Bulb replacement cost?

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These estimates may include Halogen headlamp high/low beam bulb, Halogen headlamp high beam bulb, Halogen headlamp low beam bulb, Xenon/HID headlamp high/low beam bulb, Xenon/HID headlamp high beam bulb, Xenon/HID headlamp low beam bulb, Halogen headlamp high/low beam bulb, Halogen headlamp high beam bulb, Halogen headlamp low beam bulb, Xenon/HID headlamp high/low beam bulb, Xenon/HID headlamp high beam bulb and/or Xenon/HID headlamp low beam bulb

42 manufacturers for Headlamp Bulb Replacement

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Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £29.99 - £53.19

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# of quotes: 175

£78

£45 - £94

£66 - £152

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Audi

Parts costs: £46.95 - £86.89

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# of quotes: 1308

£105

£70 - £121

£102 - £185

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BMW

Parts costs: £61.50 - £102.99

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# of quotes: 2052

£114

£80 - £135

£110 - £201

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £5.40 - £16.97

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# of quotes: 72

£37

£22 - £51

£40 - £91

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £82.65 - £101.73

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# of quotes: 193

£101

£95 - £113

£124 - £159

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Citroen

Parts costs: £13.96 - £31.21

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# of quotes: 424

£54

£28 - £75

£45 - £129

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Dacia

Parts costs: £13.22 - £41.59

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# of quotes: 10

£65

£46 - £84

£81 - £139

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £4.50 - £18.23

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# of quotes: 4

£49

£21 - £64

£38 - £116

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £11.10 - £13.32

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# of quotes: 1

£58

£60 - £60

£111 - £111

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Dodge

Parts costs: £5.12 - £21.96

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# of quotes: 30

£36

£17 - £65

£29 - £116

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Fiat

Parts costs: £16.81 - £32.45

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# of quotes: 179

£56

£30 - £74

£47 - £126

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Ford

Parts costs: £14.45 - £36.12

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# of quotes: 1746

£59

£31 - £79

£50 - £134

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Honda

Parts costs: £25.63 - £60.38

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# of quotes: 587

£73

£37 - £99

£54 - £157

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £16.07 - £31.29

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# of quotes: 110

£66

£40 - £74

£66 - £128

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Iveco

Parts costs: £9.00 - £43.32

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# of quotes: 16

£27

£14 - £55

£22 - £81

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £37.07 - £64.85

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# of quotes: 330

£86

£54 - £100

£78 - £157

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Jeep

Parts costs: £38.06 - £46.02

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# of quotes: 39

£66

£55 - £87

£80 - £143

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Kia

Parts costs: £10.39 - £32.80

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# of quotes: 143

£52

£23 - £75

£38 - £129

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £55.48 - £98.76

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# of quotes: 300

£101

£70 - £124

£95 - £183

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Lexus

Parts costs: £31.85 - £76.30

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# of quotes: 96

£95

£69 - £112

£112 - £173

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Mazda

Parts costs: £28.02 - £62.33

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# of quotes: 238

£74

£40 - £100

£57 - £158

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £37.11 - £70.71

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# of quotes: 536

£85

£49 - £106

£69 - £165

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MG

Parts costs: £10.14 - £16.95

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# of quotes: 34

£45

£23 - £63

£37 - £114

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MINI

Parts costs: £47.17 - £68.05

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# of quotes: 157

£90

£67 - £104

£96 - £163

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £12.04 - £104.34

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# of quotes: 70

£73

£29 - £135

£48 - £199

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Nissan

Parts costs: £20.32 - £42.52

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# of quotes: 312

£67

£46 - £82

£75 - £135

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £11.78 - £28.21

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# of quotes: 826

£49

£22 - £72

£35 - £125

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Porsche

Parts costs: £48.81 - £121.85

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# of quotes: 35

£118

£71 - £146

£104 - £211

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Proton

Parts costs: £4.50 - £5.40

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# of quotes: 1

£47

£54 - £54

£103 - £103

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Renault

Parts costs: £17.72 - £38.94

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# of quotes: 1170

£68

£34 - £84

£54 - £141

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Rover

Parts costs: £10.45 - £27.69

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# of quotes: 38

£51

£34 - £72

£60 - £125

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Saab

Parts costs: £22.28 - £42.36

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# of quotes: 90

£57

£30 - £73

£43 - £118

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SEAT

Parts costs: £14.66 - £33.86

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# of quotes: 144

£56

£31 - £77

£50 - £131

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Skoda

Parts costs: £23.53 - £40.36

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# of quotes: 141

£77

£45 - £82

£70 - £136

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Smart

Parts costs: £20.07 - £31.09

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# of quotes: 39

£58

£32 - £69

£49 - £117

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £9.39 - £20.31

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# of quotes: 12

£50

£33 - £66

£58 - £118

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Subaru

Parts costs: £14.66 - £19.61

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# of quotes: 19

£51

£25 - £63

£38 - £113

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £25.79 - £38.01

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# of quotes: 23

£64

£48 - £76

£76 - £126

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Toyota

Parts costs: £7.67 - £30.41

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# of quotes: 377

£60

£33 - £74

£59 - £127

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £20.33 - £43.14

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# of quotes: 1821

£65

£37 - £85

£58 - £140

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £31.39 - £71.45

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# of quotes: 1040

£85

£49 - £108

£73 - £168

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Volvo

Parts costs: £33.75 - £68.99

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# of quotes: 317

£88

£46 - £106

£66 - £165

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Recent Headlamp Bulb replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£56.62

Headlamp bulbs replacement - high beam (both)

Volkswagen CC
Worksop
£50.49

Headlamp bulb replacement - high beam (one)

Volkswagen Golf Plus
Falkirk
£49.99

Headlamp bulb replacement - one

Ford Transit Connect
Dudley
£71.43

Headlamp bulb replacement - one

Renault Grand Modus
Upminster