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Old 01-01-2005, 02:32 PM   #1
 
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Default 92 Accord EX - How to change front headlights?

Does anyone out there know how to change out the front headlight BULB of a 92 Honda Accord EX? The owner's manual doesn't say, and after trying to fish around with my hands I'm afraid I will break plastic and be bummed.

Using a mirror, I can see behind the headlight assembly under the hood. There is a black circular ring around a white plastic piece. The ring has the words Open and Lock with opposite arrows next to either one. But the thing won't budge when I try to move it in either direction.

Anyone know what to do?

EDIT: I don't need to replace the whole headlight assembly. I only want to replace the bulb.....



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you gotta remove the front bumper and bumper support
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I just need to replace the bulb, not the assembly. I shouldn't have to remove the assembly to do that should I? On the rear of the assembly it appears as though I can unscrew a black plastic ring which will free the bulb to be removed from the rear. BUT, the ring will not rotate. Is there something else I need to do?
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you gotta remove the front bumper and bumper support
wat he said
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in order to replace a headlight bulb you have to remove the front bumper? surely not...???
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it says Headlights, not headlight bulb, stupid girl
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turn the black trim ring around the light bulb counter clockwise to unlock the bulb
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turn the black trim ring around the light bulb counter clockwise to unlock the bulb
You are correct. To get the trim ring to move you might need to use a flathead screw driver and a hammer to get the thing turning. Remember these things are probably on moved every few years, if that, so they are going to be a bit tight. On the bulb there are 3 flat tabs sticking out that will line up with the holes on the trim ring. Match them up and the bulb pops right out. Hope that helped.
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Default Re: 92 Accord EX - How to change front headlights? (Lostcb7)

Thanks, Lostcb7. I appreciate your kind and thoughtful reply. I was able to replace both bulbs using your tips. The plastic rim was on there very tight, and I used a flathead and hammer just like you suggested... without worrying that I was inadvertently going to break any plastic.

My husband and I just moved from Nashville to Atlanta, and I am not surprised that the nicest reply to my post came from there! It's a shame some people from Kent, Washington, are so desperate to feed their egos that they grovel with lame attempts to belittle others.

Thanks again for your helpful reply.
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Thanks, Lostcb7. I appreciate your kind and thoughtful reply. I was able to replace both bulbs using your tips. The plastic rim was on there very tight, and I used a flathead and hammer just like you suggested... without worrying that I was inadvertently going to break any plastic.

My husband and I just moved from Nashville to Atlanta, and I am not surprised that the nicest reply to my post came from there! It's a shame some people from Kent, Washington, are so desperate to feed their egos that they grovel with lame attempts to belittle others.

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Default Re: 92 Accord EX - How to change front headlights? (Lostcb7)

Good call for the flathead screwdriver. I couldn't get mine to move either until one was used. There were serveral of us trying to do it, they all thought I wasn't strong enough to turn it until they realized none of them could. At that point I remembered that the screwdriver trick and voila!
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Haha, good times. I remember having trouble trying to figure out how to get mine out too. I actually tried twisting the bulb before I figured out that it was the black ring AROUND the light that I had to turn. I actually broke the plastic plug where the wires plug in completely off! I got that all figured out, now I just need to find some good bulbs that are bright and have good distance (that don't burn out between 20 and 90 days Click the image to open in full size.)
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Default Re: 92 Accord EX - How to change front headlights?

Hoping to get better leverage, I wedged a screwdriver in one of the slots on the back of the ring and broke it as soon as I struck the screwdriver. Obviously I can change the bulb now, but the ring is very loose. Where can I get a new ring? Must I buy the entire headlamp assembly? Surely not!?!?
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Default Re: 92 Accord EX - How to change front headlights?

To change the bulbs, I sprayed the headlight retaining ring with WD40 first. Then after getting it apart, cleaned it off with soap and water.
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Hoping to get better leverage, I wedged a screwdriver in one of the slots on the back of the ring and broke it as soon as I struck the screwdriver. Obviously I can change the bulb now, but the ring is very loose. Where can I get a new ring? Must I buy the entire headlamp assembly? Surely not!?!?
I've seen the ring in the aftermarket (AZ, NAPA, CARQUEST, ECT). The dealer might also carry them.
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Default Re: 92 Accord EX - How to change front headlights?

I just went through this too. Wound up breaking the locking ring. Only $5 for a new one through the dealer but it's a special order part. Won't be in for a few days. So right now the bulb is being held in place by duct tape lol.
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Default Re: 92 Accord EX - How to change front headlights?

Everyone is not completely and totally careful will break the locking ring. I did this the very first time I tried replacing my bulb on the first Accord I had. Now I have to be really careful and spray the **** out of em when I try to replace mines.
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