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How do i replace/remove the headlights from a 97 accord?

I am trying to replace one of my headlights but i don't want to damage any parts in the process. I asked a mechanic and he gave me an extremely high estimate to do it for me. Help anyone???

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  • mandorocks55 Mar 29, 2009

    I'm sorry, i didn't explain myself. I don't need to replace a bulb. I need to replace the entire head lamp. I believe i need to remove the bumper in order to do so but i don't know how.

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  1. Locate the headlight bulb that needs to be replaced. NOTE: It may be necessary to remove a component or the composite headlight assembly to gain access to the bulbs.
  2. Turn the headlights off.
  3. Detach the two prong connector from the base of the headlight bulb.
  4. Twist the bulb counterclockwise to unlock it from the headlight housing, then carefully withdraw the bulb from the housing. WARNING
    Do not touch the glass part of the bulb with your fingers. The pads of your fingers contain oils that will cause premature bulb failure. To install:
  5. Install a new bulb into the headlight housing, then turn it 1⁄4 turn to lock it into place.
  6. Attach the 2 prong connector to the bottom of the bulb.
  7. Turn the headlight switch on to make sure the bulb works, then turn the switch off.
  8. Install any components that were removed to get to the headlight bulb.

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    Greg Bernett Mar 29, 2009

    Yep....just researching it...you do need to remove the bumper...I can't find the info on all that it entails removing your bumper though.

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