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Acura MDX Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out fog light bulb in the front bumper cover of a 1st generation 2001 to 2006 Acura MDX.

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2006 MDX Fog Light
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Below Passenger Headlight
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Passenger Side Fog Light

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically created to assist owners of the first generation (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006) Acura MDX in changing a burnt out fog light bulb located in the housing attached to the front bumper cover just below the headlight assemblies.

Owners of other Acura or Honda vehicles such as the RDX, ILX, TLX, RLX, TL, CL, RSX, RL, TSX, ZDX, NSX, Integra, Pilot, Accord, Civic, Fit, Clarity, CR-V, CR-Z, HR-V, Odyssey, Element  and Ridgeline may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement halogen fog light bulb part number is 9006 (also known as HB4).

No tools are needed to access and replace the bulbs on either the driver or passenger side of the SUV.

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Driver Side Fog Light
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Below Driver Side Headlight
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Driver Side Fog Light
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the SUV with the burnt out fog light bulb.

Both the driver and passenger fog light bulbs can easily be accessed from the top of the engine bay and with out removing any other parts.

Look behind and below the headlight assembly.

Locate the grey plastic fog light bulb housing and the base of the old bulb.

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Push In Release Tab
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Disconnect Power Plug
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Connector Removed
Gently push in the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding the power plug straight off the base of the old light bulb.
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Old Light Bulb Removed
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Sylvania 9006 HB4



 

Rotate the base of the old light bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

The OEM bulb in this 2006 MDX Touring was part number Sylvania 9006 HB4 12V 51W.

If you'd like to have brighter fog lights, install some compatible 9006 LED bulbs.

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Empty Bulb Housing
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Install New Light Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy in the engine bay.

Grease or oil on the bulb may cause a hot spot, shorten its useful life and possibly cause the bulb to shatter.

If you do get the new bulb dirty, wipe it clean with a paper towel and some rubbing alcohol.

Insert a new number 9006 bulb into the housing.

Rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

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Push On Power Plug
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Press Fog Light On/Off Switch
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Testing New Fog Lights
Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new bulb until it clicks securely into place.

To test the new fog lights, first turn on the headlights and then press the "On/Off" switch for the fog lights located below the driver's A/C vent and next to the VSA OFF and CRUISE switches.

Be sure to record the bulb change in your SUV's service records.

For more, please check out all of my 2001-2006 Acura MDX DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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