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Honda Accord Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
A pictures illustrated guide for how to replace the brake, reverse, & rear turn signal light bulbs in a 2008-2010 Honda Accord.

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Paul B. Michaels
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Auto Mechanic Since 1989

2009 Honda Accord Tail Light
Trunk Carpet Screw
Unscrew Plastic Screw
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2009 Honda Accord LX Premium sedan in replacing the bulbs in the tail light assembly.

Owners of other eighth generation Honda Accord coupe or sedan vehicles from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 should also find this guide to be useful.

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

The tail light of the 2008-2010 Honda Accord contains three bulbs with the following replacement part numbers from Sylvania and other manufacturers: Brake Light Bulb # 7443, Reverse / Back Up Light Bulb # 7440, and an amber colored Rear Turn Signal / Parking Light Bulb # 992 (or 7440A).

Remove 2nd Screw
Plastic Screw Rivet Removed
Pull Back Trunk Carpet
To access the three light bulbs in each tail light assembly, you'll need to remove two plastic screws and their fasteners from the trunk's carpeted lining.

Then pull back the trunk's carpet to reveal the rear of the tail light assembly and the three light bulb sockets.

Brake, Reverse, Turn Signal
Light Bulb Sockets
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
The brake light bulb socket is the largest one nearest to the roof of the car. The reverse / back up light bulb is below the brake bulb nearest to the center of the car.

The rear turn signal / parking light bulb is below the brake bulb and closest to the outside of the car.


Remove Brake Light Bulb
Sylvania Bulb # 7443
Reverse/Back Up Bulb
To remove any of the three light bulb sockets from the tail light assembly, turn them 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it straight out from the assembly.

To remove the light bulb from the socket, pull the bulb straight out.

Try wiggling the bulb if it won't come out.

The part #'s of the new bulbs are as follows: Brake # 7443, Reverse # 7440, and Signal/Parking # 992 (7440A).

Replace the burnt out bulb by pushing in a new one, re-inserting the socket into the tail light housing, and turning it 1/4 turn clockwise to secure it.

Be sure to test the new bulb by turning on the lights, the hazard signals, and having someone step on the brakes before shifting the transmission in to reverse.

# 7440 Reverse Light Bulb
1/4 Turn Counter Clockwise
992 (7440A) Turn Signal
For more of my automotive how-to guides and product review, click on the following links: Honda Accord Engine Oil Change Guide, Honda Accord Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide, Honda Accord Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide, Honda Accord Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Honda Accord Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide, Honda Accord Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide, Honda Accord Key Fob Remote Battery Cleaning/Replacement Guide, 2009 Honda Accord Review, WeatherTech FloorLiner Car Mats Review, Meguiar's Headlight Restoration Kit Review, Zaino Bros Show Car Polish Review, Corroded Car Battery Terminal Replacement Guide, Falken Ziex ZE-512 Tire Review, K&N Air Filter Cleaning Guide, and Fuzion ZRi Tire Review.

For more, check out my other 2008-2012 Honda Accord Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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