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Changing bulb in headlight

Can loosen 3-prong connector and round rubber seal, but cannot release bulb. seems to be held in by wire clip.

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  • hawkluvr57 Jan 17, 2009

    I could remove the connector, but the rubber surrounding the back of the bulb would not remove, and it's incredibly hard to get to the bulb unless you have the hands of a 6 year old!



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Push one side of it down ,the opposite end to the screw

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How to replace headlights on 1989 toyota camry

1989 Toyota Camry

A little personal tip - if you get fingermarks on a halogen headlamp, you can wipe them off with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) or, if you want to do what mechanics do, keep a number of 2X2 alcohol wipes in your automotive toolbox just to wipe off halogen headlight bulbs.


Sealed Beam Headlamps

See Figures 2 and 3

Before making a headlight replacement, make sure that the headlight switch is in the off position.

1. Loosen the screws, release the clips and remove the headlight door. To release the clips, insert a flat blade screwdriver into the jaws of the clip and pry on the jaws.

2. Remove the beam unit retaining ring screws and remove the beam unit.

Fig. 2: Headlamp door clip removal

3. Compress the lock releases and disconnect the wire connector from the headlight. If the connector is tight, wiggle it while holding in the lock releases and pulling out.

Fig. 3: Do not remove the adjusting screws when removing the head lamp sealed bulb

Never try to loosen the aim adjusting screws. If the screws are loosened, the headlights will have to be re-aimed by a qualified technician.

4. When installing, use only a sealed beam unit with the same part number and wattage.

Composite Headlamps

See Figures 4, 5 and 6

Fig. 4: Headlight bulbs are inside the sockets located in the engine compartment

Fig. 5: Detach the wiring from the back of the headlamp bulb

This procedure only applies to replaceable halogen headlight bulbs (such as Nos. 9004 and 9005); it does not pertain to sealed beam units.

1. Open the vehicle's hood and secure it in an upright position.

Fig. 6: Twist and pull the bulb out, but do not touch the bulb if it is still good

2. Unfasten the locking ring which secures the bulb and socket assembly, then withdraw the assembly rearward.

3. If necessary, gently pry the socket's retaining clip over the projection on the bulb (use care not to break the clip.) Pull the bulb from the socket.

To install:

4. Before installing a light bulb into the socket, ensure that all electrical contact surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.

5. Line up the replacement headlight bulb with the socket. Firmly push the bulb onto the socket until the spring clip latches over the bulb's projection.

Do not touch the glass bulb with your fingers. Oil from your fingers can severely shorten the life of the bulb. If necessary, wipe off any dirt or oil from the bulb with rubbing alcohol before completing installation.

6. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. (If this is a combination low and high beam bulb, be sure to check both intensities.) If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it too is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct if necessary.

7. Position the headlight bulb and secure it with the locking ring.

8. Close the vehicle's hood.

Fig. 1 - various automotive lamps


Fig.2 - Headlamp Door Clip Removal


Fig. 3: Do not remove the adjusting screws when removing the head lamp sealed bulb


Fig. 4: Headlight bulbs are inside the sockets located in the engine compartment


Fig. 5: Detach the wiring from the back of the headlamp bulb


Fig. 6: Twist and pull the bulb out, but do not touch the bulb if it is still good.


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Dirt inside my headlight

  • Open the hood of your Honda Civic, and identify the headlight assembly that has the dirt inside of it. Depending on the year of your Civic and side of the headlight, you may need to move the power steering reservoir to gain access to the light assembly.
  • 2 Squeeze the clips on both sides of the headlight assembly to release the headlight connectors. Use your fingers to loosen the headlight, and pull the small plastic tab to loosen the rubber gasket from the frame.
  • 3 Unplug the wiring harness from the back of the bulb. Twist the bulb, to remove it from the headlamp assembly.
  • 4 Locate, and remove, the screws that hold the headlight casing in place. Once the screws have been removed, gently guide the headlight casing from the location.
  • 5 Inspect the assembly under a bright light, identifying any cracks that may be in the casing. If there is a crack, use a silicone sealant to seal the crack.
  • 6 Dry the assembly, using a towel and or hairdryer.
  • 7 Replace the assembly back into your Honda Civic, and secure it by replacing the screws you removed.
  • 8 Replace the rear gasket where the bulb is inserted with a new gasket. Insert the bulb, and twist it into place.
  • 9 Reattach the bulb wiring harness.
  • 10 Turn the lights on, and re-aim the light assembly. good job your done

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    Pop the hood and look behind the headlight housing. There will be a pigtail wire connector plugged into the bulb. It will most likely have a retaining clip on the connector. Remove the clip and unplug the wire harness from the bulb. Once completed, there should be a round plastic retaining ring holding the bulb in. Some just twist and lock in place, and some have small torx bit screws holding the retaining ring in place. Either way, remove the round ring, then pull and wiggle the bulb out. (The bulb has a rubber "O" ring around it to seal out moisture, so you have to pull/wiggle the bulb to get it out) Some vehicles require unbolting the headlamp housing to get at the back of it. If yours is like that, there will be two LONG bolts right on the top, one on each side, most likely a 10mm head. Unscrew the two bolts and pull them out. Then just pull/wiggle the housing forward. I normally do this anyway since it's easier to get the round bulb retainer out when I can tip the housing to get at it unobstructed. When installing the new bulb, DO NOT touch the glass portion of the bulb or get anything on it. The oils in your skin will cause it to fail quickly. Hope this helps.

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    Open the bonnet, look down at the back of the headlight, you will see 3 wires going into a plug which is surrounded by a large rubber seal.
    Pull the plug out ( it plugs into the back of the headlight bulb ) . Once the plug is out, remove the rubber seal, it should have a tag to make this easier.
    Under the seal there is a bulb holder, the bulb is held in by a springy piece of wire, one end if the wire clip has a small loop, push the loop toward the headlight and then ( with pressure on the loop ) move the clip sideways, ( there is a hook that holds the clip).
    The clip will swing out ( one end will pivot ) and the bulb can be removed.
    Do not touch the glass part of the bulb as the oils on your fingers can cause the bulb to blow prematurely.
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    open bonnet, goto the broken headlight. take off the connector from the back of the headlight, it has three wires going into it and is a cube type shape - the size of a sugarcube, probably black - pull this off gently by holdding the black connector only, do not pull the wires, wiggle it a little if it feels stuck (you dont need much force). Now there's the rubber seal on the headlight pull off this rubber seal, be careful not to stretch it too much or it could tear, be gentle with this too. Now you see some clip-type things and the connector sticking out of the back of the headlight. the clips have two round bits on the end, this is so you can squeese them together between thumb and forefinger. -------- squeeze both sides of the clips together, then pull them gently away from the headlight, the clips should now be in the unlocked position and hanging down loosely. you can now pull out the broken bulb noting its orientation so you put the new one in the right way round.
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    1. Open the hood.

    2. Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by squeezing the connector on both sides to unlock the tab. Pull the connector straight off.

    3. Remove the rubber weather seal by pulling on the tab.

    4. Unclip the end of the hold-down wire from its slot. Pivot it out of the way and remove the bulb.

    5. Insert the new bulb into the hole, making sure the tabs are in their slots. Pivot the hold-down wire back in place and clip the end into the slot.

    6. Install the rubber seal over the back of the headlight assembly. Make sure it is right side up; it is marked "TOP".

    7. Push the electrical connector onto the new bulb. Turn on the headlights to test the new bulb.

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