Introduction

Use this guide to replace a head light in your '98-'02 Honda Accord.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Pull on the hood release lever just inside the passenger door to pop the hood. Locate the hood release latch under the hood. Use one hand to press up on the latch while you lift the hood. Insert the hood prop rod into the hole in the hood marked with an arrow.
    • Pull on the hood release lever just inside the passenger door to pop the hood.

    • Locate the hood release latch under the hood. Use one hand to press up on the latch while you lift the hood.

    • Insert the hood prop rod into the hole in the hood marked with an arrow.

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  3. Locate the head light bulbs and connectors directly behind the headlights and on either side of the engine bay. Detach the head light connectors by pushing on the lever on the top of the connector and pulling it straight down.
    • Locate the head light bulbs and connectors directly behind the headlights and on either side of the engine bay.

    • Detach the head light connectors by pushing on the lever on the top of the connector and pulling it straight down.

    • If needed, you can disconnect the air intake (next to the battery) to get some extra wiggle room in order to detach the head light connector on the passenger side. If you remove the air intake, be sure to plug both sides with a clean, lint-free cloth so that nothing gets inside while you work.

  4. Turn the head light bulb counterclockwise and pull it straight back to remove it. Turn the head light bulb counterclockwise and pull it straight back to remove it.
    • Turn the head light bulb counterclockwise and pull it straight back to remove it.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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10 Comments

I change both bulbs and still high beam don't work what else can be wrong

stankopetek - Reply

Thanks Barry! It is really saved lot of time. Taking air take plastic tube is the trick. I was able replace passenger side head light bulb. Thanks

gc - Reply

This site has helped me soooo very much!! I can't thank you enough!!!!

Tina - Reply

Nobody can replace the headlight for my 1999 Honda Accord (low beam). Everyone says the 9006 is supposed to fit the socket. The socket is fine; the connector for the new bulb is covered by a plastic sheath, which the old bulb doesn't have. Should I go to a dealer for this part?

Art Brymer - Reply

Did you end up with a solution I'm having a similar issue

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