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Honda Odyssey Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out low beam, high beam, front turn signal or side marker light bulb in a 2005 to 2010 Odyssey.

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2008 Odyssey Headlight
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Low Beam - Outer Edge
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Base of Old Low Beam

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010) Honda Odyssey minivan in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam, front turn signal or side marker light bulb in the headlight housings.

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

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # 9006, High Beam # 9005, Front Turn Signal # 7440A (or WY21W) and Front Side Maker # 168.

No tools are required to replace any of the bulbs on either the driver or passenger side. A pair of large pliers may be useful to remove a stubborn old low beam or high beam bulb.

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Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
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Move Out of the Way
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Press Release Tab
The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the minivan with the burnt out headlight bulb.

For better access to the low beam bulb on the passenger side, you'll need to lift the power steering fluid reservoir out of the way.

Pull the power steering fluid reservoir up to detach it from its mounting bracket.

Gently rest the PS fluid reservoir next to the windshield washer fluid filler tube.

The low beam bulb is located near the outer edge of the headlight assembly.

Reach in behind the headlight housing and push in the release tab on the electrical connector before sliding it straight off the base of the old low beam bulb.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Sylvania 9006 12V 51W
Rotate the base of the old low beam light bulb 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

The OEM low beam bulb was a Sylvania 9006 12V 51W.

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Empty Bulb Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Power Plug
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 a paper towel moistened with some rubbing alcohol.

Insert a new number 9006 light bulb into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Push the power plug straight on to the base of the new low beam bulb until it clicks securely into place.

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Side Marker - Outer Edge
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Small Bulb Socket
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
The front side marker light bulb is located at the far outer edge of the headlight housing.

Rotate the small bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out.

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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Push In New Light Bulb
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Empty Bulb Housing
Push a new number 168 miniature wedge base light bulb straight into the socket..

If you would like to have brighter front side marker lights, install a compatible 168 LED bulb.



 

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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Turn Signal - Bottom Edge
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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
Re-insert the side marker bulb socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

The front turn signal light bulb socket is located along the middle bottom edge of the housing.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Bulb Socket Removed
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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
Rotate the turn signal bulb socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

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Push In New Light Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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High Beam - Inner Edge
If you have trouble removing the old light bulb, try gently wiggling it back and forth while pulling it straight out.

Push a new number 7440A (also known as WY21W) amber colored light bulb straight into the socket.

Re-insert the bulb socket into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

The high beam headlight bulb is located near the inner corner of the housing.

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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Large Pliers - Stuck Bulb
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Old High Beam Removed
Rotate the base of the old high beam bulb 1/4 turn counterclockwise before pulling it straight out of the housing.

I had trouble rotating the old high beam bulb, so I used a pair of large pliers to loosen it.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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Sylvania 9005 12V 60W
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Push On Power Plug
Push in the release tab on the blue plastic electrical connector before separating it from the old high beam 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 it dirty, clean it with some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.

Push the power plug on to the base of a new number 9005 high beam bulb until you hear or feel it "click" securely into place.

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Empty Bulb Housing
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Replace PS Fluid Tank
Insert the new high beam bulb into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it in place.

Carefully move the power steering fluid reservoir back into place and push it down on to the mounting bracket.

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Power Steering Replaced
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Test New Headlight Bulbs
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Testing High Beam Bulb
To test the new light bulbs, turn on the headlights, activate the hazard signals and flash the high beam.

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

For more, check out all of my 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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