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Honda Civic Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low beam, high beam or turn signal bulb in the headlights of a 2012-2015 Honda Civic.

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2013 Honda Civic LX
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Low Beam In Center
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Driver Side Engine Bay

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the ninth generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and perhaps also the 2016 model year) Honda Civic in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam or front turn signal light bulb in the headlight assemblies.

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.

The replacement bulbs with their part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # 9006, High Beam # 9005  and Front Turn Signal # 7443NA (or 7443A).

The 2015 Civic has an H11 low beam and 9005 high beam.

The only tool needed to replace any of the bulbs on the driver or passenger sides is a small flathead screwdriver.

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Pry Up Center of Fastener
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Remove Plastic Pop Rivet
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Two Fasteners Removed
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the vehicle with the burnt out headlight bulb.

If you need to change the Low Beam bulb on the Passenger side of the car, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

To access the Driver Side Low Beam headlight bulb, you'll need to remove the plastic cover on the upper air intake.

Pry up the center part of the two pop rivets first with the small flathead screwdriver and then remove the entire fastener.

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Push In Release Tab
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Lift Off Air Intake Cover
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Upper Part Air Intake
Then push in the release tab on the rear edge of the cover and lift it off the air intake tube.

Set the cover aside in a safe place.

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Fold In Air Intake
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Base of Low Beam Bulb
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White Plastic Power Plug
Gently fold in the upper air intake tube to make room behind the headlight assembly.

The low beam bulb is located at the center of the headlight housing.

Reach in behind the headlight and rotate the base of the old bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Press Release Tab
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Power Plug Removed
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Old Low Beam Bulb
Press the release tab on the white plastic power connector before sliding it off the base of the old bulb.
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Sylvania # 9006 HB4 12V51W
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Low Beam Bulb Socket
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Insert New 9006 Bulb
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with an alcohol moistened paper towel.

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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High Beam - Inner Corner
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Reach In To High Beam
Insert the new 9006 low beam bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the white plastic power connector on to the base of the new low beam bulb.

The High Beam bulb is located near the inner edge of the headlight housing.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Press Release Tab
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Disconnect Power Plug
Rotate the base of the old high beam bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Press the release tab on the blue plastic electrical connector before sliding the plug straight off the base of the old bulb.



 

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Insert New # 9005 HB3
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Replace Air Intake Tube
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Lower In Air Intake Cover
Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with an alcohol moistened paper towel.

Insert the new # 9005 high beam bulb in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the blue plastic power plug on to the base of the new high beam bulb until it clicks securely in to place.

Move the upper part of the air intake tube back in to position.

Lower the plastic cover over the air intake tube.

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Re-Insert Two Pop Rivets
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Turn Signal - Outer Corner
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Turn Steering Wheel
Re-insert the two pop rivets and push down the center pieces of each one to lock them in place.

The Front Turn Signal light bulb is located at the outer corner of the headlight assembly.

To access the turn signal bulb socket, first turn the steering wheel all the way in the opposite direction of the burnt out bulb.

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Wheel Well Plastic Liner
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Pry Out Center of Fasteners
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Remove Pop Rivet
With the front wheels turned, you will have plenty of room to access the black plastic wheel well liner or "splash guard".

Pry out the center part of the two pop rivets with a small flathead screwdriver before pulling out the entire fastener.

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Remove 2nd Pop Rivet
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Pull Back Plastic Splash Guard
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Set the two fasteners aside in a safe place.

Gently pull back the wheel well liner and locate the grey turn signal bulb socket.

Rotate the base of the socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before removing it from the housing.

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Pull Out Old Turn Bulb
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Empty Bulb Socket
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Push In New # 7443NA
Pull the old bulb straight out of the socket and push in a new amber colored # 7443NA or 7443A bulb.
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Replace Wheel Well Liner
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Re-Insert Pop Rivet
Re-insert the socket in to the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the wheel well liner back in to place and re-insert the two pop rivets.

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2nd Pop Rivet Fastener
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Push In Center Piece - Lock
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Testing High Beam Bulb
Push in the center parts of each fastener to lock them in place.

Test the new bulbs by turning on the headlight switch, flashing the high beams and activating the hazard signals.

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Test New Low Beam Bulb
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Passenger Side Headlight
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Pry Up Center of Fastener
To replace the Passenger Side Low Beam bulb, you'll first need to remove the windshield washer fluid tank filler neck.

Pry up the center part of the black plastic pop rivet with a small flathead screwdriver before removing the entire fastener.

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Pop Rivet Removed
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Pull Out Wiper Fluid Fill Tube
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Passenger Side Low Beam
Gently pull the wiper fluid fill tube out of the engine bay and set it aside in a safe place.

With the fill tube out of the way, you can easily access the passenger side low beam headlight bulb.

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

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