Menu

1A Auto Video Library
Our how-to videos have helped repair over 100 million vehicles.

How to Replace Taillight Bulbs 07-11 Honda CR-V

Share on:

How to Replace Taillight Bulbs 07-11 Honda CR-V

Created on: 2018-08-02

How to replace a broken, damaged or burnt out taillight bulb to the 2009 Honda CRV.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tail Light Assembly
    • Open the hatch
    • Pry out the two caps
    • Remove the two 8mm bolts
    • Pull the assembly straight out
  2. step 2 :Changing the Bulbs
    • Turn counterclockwise to remove the desired bulb socket
    • Pull the bulb straight out to remove it from the socket
    • Push the new bulb straight in to reinstall
    • Turn the socket clockwise to lock it back in
  3. step 3 :Reinstalling the Tail Light
    • Line up the assembly
    • Push it in until it clicks into place
    • Snug up the two 8mm bolts
    • Reinstall the two plastic caps

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    1/4 Inch Ratchet

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    8mm Socket

Installation Video
Watch video

Hi, I'm Mike from 1AAuto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

Open the hatch. To replace this taillight, we're going to take a small, flat-bladed screwdriver and pop out the cap that's here. And then there's another one up top, so we'll just pry it out. Do the same for this one. Put those aside so I don't lose them.

Behind both of those caps, there's 8mm bolts. They have a cutout for a Phillips-head screwdriver, so you could use a Phillips-head screwdriver, but it's easier, I think, to use an 8mm socket, extension, and ratchet. We'll put that aside, do the same for this one.

There's three clips along the edge of this taillight, so I'm going to try to push it away from the body and out. I might have to pull it this way. Just pop them out, and then slide it out underneath the hatch support, and then we'll pull it out of here to change the bulbs.

You'll need to pop the taillight out like that from the body. You can start with this bottom one. This is the reverse light bulb. Turn it counterclockwise to unlock the socket, pull it out. This is a 7440 bulb. Just pull it straight out of the socket.

And then to install it, this bulb's working fine we'll reuse it, just push it right back in and turn it clockwise. Once you find the locks, it'll slide into place just like that. Turn it clockwise, it'll lock into place.

The turn signal bulb, turn it counterclockwise. This is a WY21W or a 7440 amber. It's the same type of bulb. Again, you just pull it out, and then put it right back in. You can touch these with your fingers. It's not going to bother them.

Then just find the slots, line up the connector, and turn it clockwise to lock it. For the brake light bulb, turn it counterclockwise. This is a 7443. It's a dual filament. This one actually looks like it's starting to get a little burnt. Hasn't quite burnt out yet, but I'll put a new one in.

We'll just pull it out, put the new one in place, which pushes right in. Find the slots in the opening. Push that right back in where that wire popped out.

And the top one, marker light, turn it counterclockwise. It's a 194 peanut bulb. To change it, just pull it out, and then put it right back in. Find the slots, get them lined up, turn it clockwise to lock it in place.

You push this harness back in here, and then reinstall the taillight. I'll give it a good push into the body. It seats in place. Reinstall the bolts. If you feel these get tight, just stop. Do the same for both. Reuse these gray caps, just push them in. The tab goes at the bottom. The opening is at the top. Taillight lens is replaced.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at 1AAuto.com for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • 1/4 Inch Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket


How to Permanently Attach Exhaust Flex Pipe No Clamps

How to Permanently Attach Exhaust Flex Pipe No Clamps

Watch this video to learn how to install a universal flex pipe, without using clamps. 1A Auto will show you how with a 2007 Audi A4.

Search Videos
Go To Top

Same Day Shipping

Need your part faster? Choose expedited shipping at checkout.

Guaranteed To Fit

Highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts enforced to the strictest product standards.

USA Customer Support

Exceeding customers' expectations, our team of passionate auto enthusiasts are here to help.

Instructional Video Library

Thousands of how-to auto repair videos to guide you step-by-step through your repair.

Loading...