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Honda Civic Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to replace the low beam, high beam, & parking / turn signal light bulbs in a Honda Civic headlight assembly.

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Honda Civic Headlight
Rear of Headlight Assembly
High Beam Bulb Socket

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 8th generation (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011) Honda Civic in replacing the light bulbs in the headlight assembly including the low beam, high beam and parking / turn signal.

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

The three light bulbs inside the headlight assembly and their part numbers from Sylvania and other manufacturers are the following: High Beam # 9005, Low Beam # 9006, and Parking / Turn Signal # 1157A.

Only a flathead screwdriver is needed to replace the majority of the headlight bulbs.

1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
Pull Out # 9005 High Beam
Pull Off Power Connector
The passenger side high beam headlight bulb can be easily accessed through the engine bay at the rear of the assembly. Its power connector is blue and located closest to the center line of the vehicle. To replace the driver side high beam bulb, you may need to remove the battery and coolant overflow tank.

Rotate the base of the high beam bulb 1/4 turn counter clockwise and then pull it straight out from the headlight assembly. Push down on the tab on the blue power connector and wiggle it off the base of the bulb. Replace it with a new # 9005 high beam bulb, push on the blue power connector, insert the bulb into the headlight assembly, and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it.

Plastic Wheel Well Cover
Pop Out Plastic Rivet
2nd Plastic Pop Rivet
To access the low beam or parking / turn signal light bulbs on either side of a the car, you'll need to move to the fender well area. For the passenger side bulbs, turn the steering wheel all the way to the left to create extra clearance area. For the driver side, turn the wheel all the way to the right. Locate the two black plastic pop rivets along the edge of the fender well cover and remove them with a flathead screwdriver.
Two Black Rivets Removed
Pull Back Fender Well Cover
Low Beam & Turn Signal
Once the two pop rivets are removed, peel back the black plastic wheel well cover and wedge it against the tire to hold it in place. Behind the wheel well cover you'll be able to see the low beam headlight bulb socket and the parking / turn signal light bulb socket.
Low Beam - 1/4 Turn CC
Pull Out Low Beam
Tab On Power Connector
To remove the low beam bulb, grasp the socket and rotate it 1/4 turn counter clockwise. Then pull it straight out from the headlight assembly. Push on the tab on the white power connector and wiggle it off from the brown base of the bulb.


# 9006 Low Beam Bulb
Sylvania 12V 51W
Insert New Low Beam Bulb
Replace the old # 9006 low beam bulb with a new one by pushing it on to the power connector. Then insert the bulb into the headlight assembly and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it.
1/4 Turn Clockwise
Low Beam Secured
Turn Signal / Parking Bulb
Just to the right of the low beam headlight bulb is the front turn signal or "parking" light bulb. Rotate its base 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out from the headlight assembly. To remove the turn signal bulb from the socket, pull it straight out. If it doesn't come out easily, try wiggling it while you pull. Push in a new # 1157A amber colored bulb into the socket. Insert the bulb and socket into the headlight assembly and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it.
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
1157A Amber Light Bulb
Turn Signal Bulb Socket
For more of my related automotive maintenance or repair instructions, click on the following links: Honda Civic Engine Oil Change Guide, Honda Civic Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Front Door Panel Removal Guide, Honda Civic Front Door Speaker Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Third Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide, Honda Civic Overhead Map Light Bulb Replacement Guide, and Honda Civic Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide.
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