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How to replace driver's side headlight in 2019 touring

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How do I change the driver's side headlight? Unlike the passenger side, the driver's side has a "high voltage" metal object between the plastic headlight bulb compartment cover and the actual bulb. I can't find anything online showing this object (see picture).
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I'm pretty sure the Touring trim for that year has LED headlights, and in most cases LED headlights are not user replaceable. Usually the entire light assembly has to be replaced. They also rarely fail. Depending on the mileage of your car, it might still be under warranty. Worth checking with a dealer to be certain.
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actually Gen1 Touring has Xeon lights.
That surprises me. My PHEV top trim had LED lights, so I assumed the HEV had them as well. I wasn't expecting HIDs as the top when the PHEV and EV have LEDs.
I wanted to have bulbs of matching intensity.
Probably the only way to do that is to replace both sides at once. And HID headlights are not cheap. I did a quick web search and found a page that listed two different headlight bulbs, both saying HID. However, one was labeled differently than the other, and I believe it was the true HID bulb. It showed an MSRP of $270 and a selling price of $200.
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