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Honda Civic DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance tutorials for the 9th generation 2012-2015 Honda Civic sedan.

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2012-2015 Honda Civic Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2012-2015 Honda Civic Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of a ninth generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & possibly also the 2016) Honda Civic may become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY instructions for changing the key fob battery (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Civic Map Light Bulbs

2. 2012-2015 Honda Civic Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your 9th generation Honda Civic, take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Civic Dome Light Bulb

3. 2012-2015 Honda Civic Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out incandescent dome light bulb above the back seat passengers in your ninth generation Honda Civic, check out my DIY instructions by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

You might also want to upgrade the dome light bulb to a brighter LED unit.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Civic Cabin Air Filter

4. 2012-2015 Honda Civic HVAC Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the A/C system in your 9th generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & maybe also the 2016) Honda Civic isn't blowing as hard any more or it has been smelling musty or moldy, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (including replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Civic License Plate Lights

5. 2012-2015 Honda Civic License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the trunk lid of your ninth generation Honda Civic, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Civic Trunk Light Bulb

6. 2012-2015 Honda Civic Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If the light bulb in the trunk that illuminates the cargo area of your Honda Civic has burnt out, or you'd like to upgrade to a brighter LED unit, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part number) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Civic Windshield Wipers

7. 2012-2015 Honda Civic Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out of the front windshield of your 9th generation Honda Civic during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including replacement blade sizes in inches and part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic Third Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Civic 3rd Brake Light

8. 2012-2015 Honda Civic Third Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out 3rd or "high mount" stop light on the rear of your ninth generation Honda Civic, take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.



 

2012-2015 Honda Civic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Civic Interior Door Panel

9. 2012-2015 Honda Civic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM speakers, add soundproofing material, fix a faulty electrical switch or replace a broken power window motor in your Honda Civic, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panel.

To view my DIY instructions for taking off the door panel, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Civic Tail Light Bulbs

10. 2012-2015 Honda Civic Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a ninth generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & possibly also the 2016 model year) Honda Civic contain the brake, rear turn signal, reverse and parking light bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Civic Headlight Bulbs

11. 2012-2015 Honda Civic Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a ninth generation Honda Civic contain the low beam, high beam and front turn signal light bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (including replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Civic Engine Air Filter

12. 2012-2015 Honda Civic R18Z1 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element in the R18Z1 1.8 liter inline four cylinder motor of a ninth generation Honda Civic should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced when dirty.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure, including replacement filter part numbers, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic 1.8L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Civic 1.8L Spark Plugs

13. 2012-2015 Honda Civic 1.8L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped spark plugs of a 9th generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and probably also the 2016) Honda Civic equipped with the R18Z1 1.8 liter inline four cylinder engine should last up to 100,000 miles.

But the spark plugs should be checked well before that mileage to verify that the engine is running properly and to make sure that the spark plugs do not become stuck or "frozen" in the cylinder head.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
Civic Electrical Fuses

14. 2012-2015 Honda Civic Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide

The first step to troubleshooting any electrical problem with your ninth generation Honda Civic is to check for a blown fuse or relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment fuse panels.

To view my DIY tutorial for changing a blown fuse, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic 12 Volt Car Battery Replacement Guide
Civic 12V Car Battery

15. 2012-2015 Honda Civic 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble starting the engine in your 9th generation Honda Civic, especially on a cold morning, and the 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Check out my DIY instructions for changing the 12V battery, including replacement part numbers, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic 1.8L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
Civic 1.8L Oil Change

16. 2012-2015 Honda Civic R18Z1 1.8L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your ninth generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & probably also the 2016 model year) Honda Civic running reliably for decades is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the R18Z1 1.8 liter inline four cylinder motor.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure, including replacement oil filter part numbers, by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2015 Honda Civic Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Civic Front Brake Pads

17. 2012-2015 Honda Civic Front Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squealing, screeching or squeaking sound coming from the front end of your 9th gen Honda Civic when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front disc brake pads.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   
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