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Honda Civic Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a low beam, high beam or front turn signal light bulb in a 10th generation 2016 to 2019 Honda Civic.

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2016 Civic Headlights
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Low Beam - "Cloudy Eye"
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Old Low Beam Bulb
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the tenth generation 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Honda Civic in changing a burnt out low beam, high beam or front turn signal light bulb in the headlight housings.

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

The compatible replacement light bulb part numbers are as follows: Low Beam # H11, High Beam # 9005 and Front Turn Signal 7440A (also known as 7440NA or WY21W).

If you would like to have brighter headlights that will also last a lot longer before burning out, install some H11 LED, 9005 LED and 7440A LED bulbs.

No tools are needed to replace any of the bulbs in either the driver side or passenger side headlight housings.

The first two steps are to open the hood and then move to the side of the car with the burnt out bulb.

The low beam light resembles a "cloudy eye" and is situated near the outer middle area of the assembly.



 

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Disconnect Power Plug
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Remove Old Light Bulb
Reach in behind the headlight and locate the base of the old low beam and the black plastic electrical connector.

Push in the release tab (or "button") on the power plug before sliding it straight off the base of the old bulb.

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

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Empty Bulb Housing
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Install New Light Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) light bulb was a Sylvania H11.

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 and some rubbing alcohol.

Insert the new H11 low beam bulb into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

If you would like to have brighter low beams, install some compatible replacement H11 LED bulbs.

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Electrical Connector
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Push On Power Plug
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High Beam - Inner Area
Push the electrical connector straight on to the base of the new bulb.

You should hear or feel the power plug "click" securely into place.

The high beam light bulb is located closer to the inner edge of the housing.

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Blue Power Plug
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Push In Release Tab
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Locate the blue plastic electrical connector on the base of the old high beam bulb.

Push in the release tab before sliding the connector straight off the base of the old light bulb.

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

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Old High Beam Removed
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Sylvania High Beam Bulb
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Empty Bulb Housing
The OEM high beam bulb was a Sylvania 9005.

Try to avoid touching the glass part of the new halogen bulb with your fingers or anything greasy or oily in the engine bay.

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



 

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Install New Light Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
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Push On Power Plug
Install the new 9005 bulb into the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

If you would like to have brighter high beams, install some compatible replacement 9005 LED bulbs.

Install the new bulb into the opening in the back of the housing and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

Push the blue plastic power plug straight on to the base of the new bulb.

You should feel or hear the connector "click" securely into place.

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Turn Signal - Outer Corner
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1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
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Turn Signal Bulb Socket
The front turn signal bulb is located at the outer edge of the housing.

Rotate the grey plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

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Pull Out Old Light Bulb
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Push In New Light Bulb
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1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Carefully pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

If you have trouble pulling the old light bulb out of the socket, try gently wiggling it back and forth while pulling it straight out.

Try to avoid using excessive pressure on the old bulb to prevent from having it break and cut your fingers.

Push the new amber colored 7440A light bulb straight into the socket.

For brighter front turn signals, install some 7440A LED bulbs.

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

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Turn Signal Socket Secured
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Test New Low Beam
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Test High & Turn Signal
To test the new light bulbs, turn on the headlights, activate the hazard signals and flash the high beams.

If you installed an LED bulb and it isn't working, try removing it from the socket, rotating it 180 degrees and push it back into the socket. Some LED bulbs are polarized and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

If you need to aim your headlights, locate the adjustment screw accessible from near the top of the headlight housing close to the middle of the assembly. Use a Phillips head screwdriver to turn the adjustment screw. Park your car near a brick wall or a garage door with horizontal lines on it to help you adjust the headlight level.

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

Please check out all of my 2016-2019 Honda Civic DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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