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How to Replace Headlight 03-07 Honda Accord

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How to Replace Headlight 03-07 Honda Accord

Created on: 2021-01-16

Watch this video to learn how to replace a cloudy or cracked headlight or change a burnt out bulb. The experts at 1A Auto teach you how to replace the headlights on your 03-07 Honda Accord.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Front Bumper Cover
    • Remove all the clips on the top and bottom
    • Use a screwdriver to pull up the push clips
    • Remove the two screws in the wheel wells
    • Remove the 4 10mm bolts
    • Finally, release the clips and remove the bumper cover, starting at the sides
  2. step 2 :Removing the Headlight
    • Remove the five 10mm bolts
    • Unplug/remove the bulbs
    • Use a screwdriver to unclip the wiring from the headlight
  3. DO NOT TOUCH the bulbs- the oil from your fingers will burn into the light and foul your bulb

    step 3 :Installing the Headlight
    • Put the bulbs back in and plug them in
    • Clip the wiring back to the headlight.
    • Tighten your five 10mm bolts back in to 5 or 10 ft lbs
  4. step 4 :Replacing the Bumper Cover
    • Replace clips, bolts and screws

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

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Hi I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing and maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20-plus years' experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this, to show you the correct way to install parts from 1aauto.ciom. The right parts installed correctly, that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the headlights on this '05 Honda Accord, same as any '03 to '07. If you are just looking to replace headlight bulbs, you can do that without removing the headlights. Passenger side you can reach in easy enough. Driver side, I think you do have to remove the battery.

Tools you'll need: flat-bladed screwdriver, Philips screwdriver, and a 10 millimeter wrench or socket and ratchet. To perform this repair, you do have to remove the front bumper cover, but don't let that scare you. It's only installed by some fasteners and a couple of bolts and screws.

Okay, to change the headlight assembly, you'll see we've got it up here on a lift. You don't have to put on a lift we just have it raised up to make it easier to show you. First, you're going to start by removing a number of clips. Okay. Here's one, two, three, four, five on the top. Then down on the bottom, they're right across the bottom here. Right here and then right across the bottom. Then there's a clip there, which is in front of a wheel. There should be one there in front wheel, but there's a missing one. These are easy to remove. You just use a screw driver. You can see there's actually a little slot. Press the screw driver in there, pry up, and the clip comes out, so remove all those.

Okay. You also need to remove three of those clips on top and then two Philip screwdrivers style clips, the usual Philip screwdrivers to unscrew the pin, and then the clip comes up out. Here we're going to fast forward a little bit because you don't need to see me pull out each individual one. We do fast forward a little bit throughout the video when I'm just doing repetitive things like taking out fasteners or whatever. Next, there's two Philip screws and this one right up in there, up in the wheel well. Then, one on the other side, I'll remove those. Now, there's four 10-millimeter bolts. Here, here, and then the same thing on the other side, there and there. I'll remove those.

There are clips, I just want to pull up lightly to release these clips and pull this part of the cover out. Okay, so once you have all these fasteners done and you know about those clips, pull the sides out. Just pull it from the clips. Now on the other side, pull this side out. Okay. Kind of use the shake method a little bit. Whoops- well that's all right. Well the clips are in backwards that are holding the grill. That's interesting, so that's why that pulled off. You can fix that easily enough. Okay. Bumper cover comes off.

Okay. To remove your headlight now, there's five 10-millimeter bolts one- you've got to take these two up here, two and three, this one here four, and this one up here, five. I'll remove those.

Once you've undone all these bolts the headlight will come out. Okay, and you can unplug all your lights or remove them. If you're just looking to replace the headlights on this side I believe you have to take the battery out. You can access the headlights well enough. Then on the other side, that way you can access the headlights enough to change them. When they unplug -kinda- okay, the headlights, twist to remove. Then also if you're replacing your headlight, this wiring harness is pinned on here, right here, you can use a screw driver to release the clip.

So the lower one is the original. Here's the replacement from 1A Auto. Even on a 2005, a relatively new car, you can see how much clearer and crisper the new headlight is, but ours has all the same clips and everything. It's going to bolt on and mount the exact same way. It seems to be a nicer and brighter light.
Reinstalling lights is going to go the same way- gonna plug in the turn signal. Okay. Plug in the light. Okay. Kind of stick that one underneath there, get the light in the fender. There are little tabs here and here that go into holes in the fender, so you want to make sure you get those into the right spot, mostly going in. I'll lift up the light, put it in, and start your bolts, open the bolts back in.

Okay. I've got all the bolts in and preliminary in. Here, I'm using the air ratchet like a regular wrench and just tightening up. You want to tighten them snug five- or ten-foot pounds maybe, but not too tight because- Okay. Now, here, we're going to go into reinstalling the bumper cover because with YouTube, 10 minutes, we do speed this up.

If you want to see this in real time, you can check out our other videos. It's on there in regular speed, but probably, if you took the bumper cover off, you can figure out well enough how to get it back on. I hope this helps you out. Thank you very much and think of 1AAuto for your parts and needs.
And lastly your two Philip screws.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

2003 - 2007  Honda  Accord
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