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How to change the whole headlight assembly on a 05 Honda CRV

I've recently hit a trunk's bumper with my CRV because of the icy roads, and cracked my driver front headlight lamp. I'd like to know how to change the whole hedlight assembly unit on a 2005 Honda CRV (not just the bulb). Do I have to remove the front bumper in order to access the bolts and screws?

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  • taniasky Dec 25, 2008

    Thanks for the quick reply! I haven't tried yet because it's still really cold out there and it's holiday season so I couldn't get a new headlight assembly yet. But thanks for the advise, good to know that i don't have to remove the front bumper. I'll post the result once I have a chance to try the solution out.

  • 05CRV Jan 05, 2009

    I tried removing the two vertical 10mm screws but the entire unit still appears to be connected somewhere?

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You have to remove the front bumper and grill etc

There are 5 bolts holding the headlight assembly in place. 2 at the top and 3 underneath.

Remove the plastic cross piece by prising out the clips and then the grille clips too then unbolt the bolts eithr side under the wheel arch. The bumper is still fastened using cips. Pull the bumper forward to unclip.

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When you raise the hood, look for a Phillips screw that holds the parking lamp in. if it is there remove screw and pull parking lamp toward front of vehicle. If headlamp and side lamp are 1 piece, there should be 2 number 10 mm headed bolts that are vertical, that hold the assembly in. The side lamp will have a stud that holds the light to the fender. You may have to pry it loose. Reverse procedure to install.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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