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Honda Accord Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Pictures illustrated instructions for how to replace the light bulbs in a 2008 to 2010 Honda Accord sedan headlight assembly.

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Note: This guide goes in the following order: 1. Passenger Low Beam Headlight Bulb, 2. Passenger Sidemarker, 3. Driver Low Beam Headlight (see # 2 for driver sidemarker), 4. Passenger Turn Signal / Parking Light, 5. Passenger High Beam Headlight Bulb, 6. Driver Turn Signal / Parking Light, 7. Driver High Beam Headlight Bulb. (To skip ahead to the instructions for the specific bulb that you need to replace, just look for the corresponding bolded number below.)
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2009 Honda Accord LX
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Wheel Turned To Left
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Small Flathead Screwdriver

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2009 Honda Accord LX Premium Sedan in replacing any of the light bulbs in the headlight assembly.

Owners of other eighth generation Honda Accord coupe or sedan vehicles from 2008, 2009, and 2010 should also find the guide to be useful.

Other Honda vehicles such as the Civic, Element, Insight, Pilot, Fit, CR-V, Ridgeline, and Odyssey may have similar headlight bulb replacement procedures.

The headlight assembly of a 2008-2010 Honda Accord contains four light bulbs with the following replacement part #'s from Sylvania and other manufacturers: Low Beam Headlight # 9006, High Beam Headlight # 9005, Front Turn Signal / Parking # 7528, and Front Sidemarker # 168.

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Remove 1st Plastic Rivet
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Prying Up Top of Pop Rivet
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Remove 2nd Pop Rivet
1. Passenger Low Beam Headlight Bulb - First start the engine and turn the steering wheel all the way to the left to create some working room in front of the passenger side tire. You'll need a small flat head screwdriver to remove three black plastic pop rivets from the fender well in front of the passenger side tire.
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Two Border Rivets Removed
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Remove 3rd Retaining Clip
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Pull Back Fenderwell Cover
Two of the black plastic pop rivets or "retaining clips" are on the border of the fender well cover near the metal body work. Removing the third one located a few inches closer to the center line of the car makes pulling back the fender well cover a lot easier.

Once you pull back the fender well cover, you will be able to see the low beam headlight bulb power connector and socket base. Then remove the power connector by pressing on the plastic tab at the bottom of the connector near the wires. Try wiggling if it won't come off easily. Then turn the socket 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out from the headlight assembly. Replace the old # 9006 low beam bulb with a new one, turn it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in the assembly, and pop the power connector back into place. Test the new bulb before replacing the fender well cover and pop rivets.

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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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# 9006 Low Beam Bulb
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2. Passenger Sidemarker
2. Passenger Side Sidemarker Light Bulb - The passenger side marker socket is located just above and to the right of the low beam headlight behind the fender well cover. Remove the socket by turning it 1/4 turn counter clockwise. I had to use a pair of needle nose pliers to help turn the socket. Pull the # 168 passenger side front side marker light bulb straight out from the socket and replace it with a new one. Test the bulb before replacing the fender well and pop rivets.
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Sidemarker Power Connector
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# 168 Front Sidemarker
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3. Driver Low Beam
3. Driver Side Low Beam Headlight Bulb - To access the driver side low beam headlight bulb, first start the engine and turn the steering wheel all the way to the right.
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Driver Side Headlight
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Driver Side Fender Well Cover
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Remove Black Pop Rivet
Then remove the two black plastic pop rivets along the edge of the fender well and the third one located a few inches closer to the center of the car with a small flat head screwdriver.
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2nd Pop Rivet
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3rd Inner Pop Rivet
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Pull Back Fender Well Cover

Once the three black plastic pop rivets are removed, pull back the fender well cover and locate the low beam headlight bulb socket. (The driver side sidemarker light bulb socket is just above and to the left of the low beam headlight bulb socket.)

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Driver Side Low Beam
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Low Beam Headlight Socket
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Headlight Bulb Connector
Before you can remove the driver side low beam headlight bulb, you must press down on the power connector's plastic tab at the bottom near the power wires and wiggle the connector off of the bulb's base. Then turn the bulb's base 1/4 turn counter-clockwise and pull it straight out from the socket. Be sure to not touch the glass bulb on the new bulb. If you do touch the bulb, clean it with a paper towel and some alcohol.
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# 9006 Low Beam Bulb
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Driver Low Beam Socket
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Passenger Side Headlight

Test out the new driver side low beam headlight bulb before putting back the fender well and re-inserting the three black plastic pop rivets.



 
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Passenger Signal & High Beam
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Engine Coolant Reserve Tank
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Pull Tank Off Stay
4. Passenger Side Front Turn Signal / Parking Light Bulb - To access the passenger side turn signal / parking light bulb, you'll need to lift the engine coolant reserve tank straight up off of its "stay" (holder) and place it out of the way.
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Coolant Tank Removed
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Signal & High Beam
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Turn Signal / Parking Bulb Base
Then locate the grey plastic base of the turn signal bulb socket and turn it 1/4 turn counter clockwise until it can be pulled straight out from the headlight assembly.
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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# 7528 Turn Signal Bulb
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Push Down & Twist 1/4 Turn

To remove the # 7528 turn signal / parking light bulb from the socket, push down on the bulb and twist it 1/4 turn counter clockwise until it can be easily lifted out of the socket. Replace it with a new # 7528 light bulb and test it by turning on the vehicle's hazard lights. If it doesn't flash as it should, try removing it and re-seating it back into the socket.


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High Beam Headlight Base
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Press Tab & Remove Connector
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High Beam Connector Removed

5. Passenger Side High Beam Headlight Bulb - The passenger side high beam headlight bulb is located next to the passenger side turn signal / parking light bulb further towards the outside of the vehicle. The engine coolant reserve tank will need to be lifted up from it's "stay" (no tools required) and moved to the side for easier access.

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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
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Pull High Beam Straight Out

Push on the the tab located near the bottom of the high beam headlight bulb power connector and wiggle off the connector from the bulb's base. Then turn the bulb's base 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull the high beam bulb straight out from the headlight assembly. Replace it with a new # 9005 high beam headlight bulb and test it by turning on the high beams.


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Driver Side Headlight
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Driver Side Signal & High Beam
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1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
6. Driver Side Front Turn Signal / Parking Light Bulb - The driver side turn signal / parking light bulb can be accessed without removing anything. It is located just in front of the driver side edge of the car's battery. Just look first with a flashlight to orientate yourself and then reach in to grasp the turn signal bulb's grey plastic base. Turn it 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out from the headlight assembly. To remove the old # 7528 turn signal bulb from the socket, press down on the bulb and turn it 1/4 turn counter clockwise until it can be easily lifted from the socket.
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# 7528 Turn Signal / Parking
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Push Down & 1/4 Turn CC
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Driver Side High Beam Headlight
7. Driver Side High Beam Headlight Bulb - The driver side high beam headlight bulb is probably the most difficult to remove since you can't see what you're doing. Removing the car's battery helps make the job a lot easier, but is not necessary.

Locate the light blue power connector on the high beam headlight bulb's base situated just to the right of the turn signal bulb. Then push on the power connector's retaining tab at the bottom of the connector near the wires and wiggle it until it comes free from the high beam bulb's base. Then turn the high beam bulb's base 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out from the headlight assembly. Replace it with a new # 9005 high beam bulb and be sure to not touch the glass part of the bulb with your bare fingers. Test the new bulb by turning on the vehicle's high beams.

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Press Tab & Remove Power
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High Beam Power Removed
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1/4 Turn CC & Remove
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