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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.

What does a headlamp bulb replacement involve?

  • 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.

Can I replace a headlight bulb myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a headlamp bulb replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the symptoms of a faulty 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.

How long will a headlamp bulb replacement take?

A headlamp bulb replacement usually takes under 1 hour, but can take more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should I replace 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.

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.

How much does it cost to replace a headlight bulb?

Prices for a headlamp bulb replacement generally range from £60 to £130. Ultimately, the cost of replacing a headlamp bulb depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Pricing for Xenon bulbs, for example, is usually higher than regular bulbs. Find out what you could save by having the headlamp bulb replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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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

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 175

£78

£45 - £94

£66 - £152

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Audi

Parts costs: £46.95 - £86.89

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1308

£105

£70 - £121

£102 - £185

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BMW

Parts costs: £61.50 - £102.99

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 2052

£114

£80 - £135

£110 - £201

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £5.40 - £16.97

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# 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

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# 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

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# 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

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# 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

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# 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

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 330

£86

£54 - £100

£78 - £157

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Jeep

Parts costs: £38.06 - £46.02

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# 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

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# 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

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 312

£67

£46 - £82

£75 - £135

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £11.78 - £28.21

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 826

£49

£22 - £72

£35 - £125

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Porsche

Parts costs: £48.81 - £121.85

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 35

£118

£71 - £146

£104 - £211

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Proton

Parts costs: £4.50 - £5.40

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1

£47

£54 - £54

£103 - £103

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Renault

Parts costs: £17.72 - £38.94

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1170

£68

£34 - £84

£54 - £141

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Rover

Parts costs: £10.45 - £27.69

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# 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

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 144

£56

£31 - £77

£50 - £131

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Skoda

Parts costs: £23.53 - £40.36

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 141

£77

£45 - £82

£70 - £136

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Smart

Parts costs: £20.07 - £31.09

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 39

£58

£32 - £69

£49 - £117

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £9.39 - £20.31

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# 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

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 23

£64

£48 - £76

£76 - £126

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Toyota

Parts costs: £7.67 - £30.41

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 377

£60

£33 - £74

£59 - £127

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £20.33 - £43.14

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1821

£65

£37 - £85

£58 - £140

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £31.39 - £71.45

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1040

£85

£49 - £108

£73 - £168

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Volvo

Parts costs: £33.75 - £68.99

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 317

£88

£46 - £106

£66 - £165

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a headlamp bulb replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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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