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Honda Civic Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out overhead dome light bulb in a 9th generation 2012 to 2015 Honda Civic with pictures.

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2013 Civic Dome Light
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Insert Screwdriver In Notch
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Gently Pry Out Lens Cover

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the ninth generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and maybe also the 2016) Honda Civic in changing a burnt out dome light bulb in the headliner above the rear passenger seats.

Owners of other Honda or Acura vehicles such as the Accord, Crosstour, CR-V, CR-Z, Fit, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, ILX, TSX, TLX, TL, RLX, RDX and MDX may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement dome light bulb is part number 168 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158, W5W, 2825, 194 or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the translucent plastic lens cover.

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Lens Cover Removed
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Old Bulb Exposed
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Pull Out Old Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in to one of the two notches on the rear edge of the translucent plastic lens cover.

Gently pry out the lens cover.

You may need to re-insert the screwdriver in to the other notch and pry again to pop out the lens cover.

If the old bulb was recently illuminated, be careful since it might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Grasp the old bulb with your thumb and forefinger before pulling it straight out of the socket.

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Old # 168 Bulb Removed
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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New # 168 Bulb
Push a new # 168 bulb straight in to the socket.

If necessary, you may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the 158 (dimmer), W5W, 2825, 194 or a compatible LED unit.



 

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New Bulb Installed
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Slide Switch To "On"
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Insert Tabs On Front Edge
Test the new light bulb by sliding the switch to the "On" position.
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Gently Snap In Rear Edge
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Dome Light Bulb
Re-insert the tabs on the front edge of the lens cover in to the housing first.

Gently snap in the rear edge of the lens cover.

For more, check out my other 2012-2015 Honda Civic DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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