My headlight is out, how much does a new headlight cost? I just got a phone call asking this very question today. It used to be that on almost all vehicles we would just charge for the bulb,which was a couple of dollars and not have to charge any labor at all, because it would take us just a couple of minutes. Not so much anymore. I had one vehicle that was over an hour to just change 1 bulb!!! It appears that some engineers don’t think ahead about how hard it is to do the simplest job when they stack a bunch of stuff behind it. Also bulbs can be expensive. I had a customer pull into the shop a couple of years ago with her headlight out. I called the dealer, and they want $500.00 for 1 bulb. Thankfully I was able to get it aftermarket for $100.00. The customer was still shocked at the price, but happy I could save her $400.00. It’s just not like it used to be, so many variables, and different types of bulbs. The best thing to do if you have a headlight out is to swing into the shop and let us take a look, that way we will be able to give an accurate price.