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How do I change the low beam his bulb on a 2010 acura rdx

Access to bulb? And does the bumper have to come off

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Most newer cars access the small bulb from the inside, under the hood.

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SOURCE: trying to replace a front headlight bulb on 2001 acura 3.2 TL

Look for the end of the wire retainer clip. Unhook it and lift it up. Remember not to touch the bulb. But if you do, just clean it with a bit of alcohol.

btw - Here's a bit of info from a previous post of mine...
The low beams consist of three parts. The bulb, inverter/ballast and the ignitor. The bulbs usually start to loose their color long before they burn out. The inverters/ballasts either go out after a while or take a while to start up.

Before you spend money on a new bulb, try swapping it with the one on the other side. You'll need a security torx screwdriver to get the covers off of the back of the lights. Don't touch the glass bulbs. If you do, just clean them with a bit of alcohol.

If the problem stays on that side, try swapping the ignitors. They're mounted inside the black covers.

If the problem is still on that side you've got a bad inverter. They're mounted on the bottom of the headlight assembly. You'll need to remove the front bumper and remove the headlight assembly to get to it. (I recommend you take pictures as you remove things so can put them back together correctly.)

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the acura rdx has a timing chain and doesnt need to be changed like the belts due you should have an extremely longlife from your timing chain

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how do you change the low beam light bulb on the 2008 gmc acadia

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SOURCE: Changing 1996 Lexus LS400 headlight bulb.

you have to remove the head lamp. there are 4 bolts that hold it in. you will have to remove ouyer marker lens first.1 screw on top and pull forward. clips hold lens pretty tight.

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SOURCE: How to change front headlamp bulb? Low beam

  1. Open the hood.
  2. Remove Grille.
  3. Remove the 2 retainers on back of headlamp assembly and remove the headlamp from the sheet metal panel.
  4. Remove the access cover from the rear of the headlamp.
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the socket.
  6. Rotate the bulb and socket counter clockwise in order to remove the bulb and socket from the housing.
  7. Disconnect the electrical connector from the socket.
  8. Remove the bulb and socket from the headlamp.
Installation Procedure Important: • Replace a high beam bulb with another high beam bulb. The high beam bulb has a black socket. • Replace a low beam bulb with another low beam bulb. The low beam bulb has a gray tip and a grey socket.

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Open the hood and look behind the headlight housing. Turn a 1/4 turn counter-clockwise and the bulb housing should come out. Remember not to touch the bulb with your fingers.
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Feb 03, 2017 | Acura RDX Cars & Trucks



Acura's with daytime running light faults are draining their owners wallets. This feature, introduced in 1999, utilizes a low beam bulb containing an igniter/inverter circuit. The technology, although state of the art, has a serious flaw; Cost. Not just the cost of the bulb, but the tremendously inflated labor fee tacked on by dealers and repair shops.

There is a label on the back cover of the headlight assembly that warns of the presence of 24,000 volts which can kill you. This label is an attention getter. A safety statement; However it's a little over the top. The real message is clear; Take it to the dealer.

Others who experience loss of low beam lights, having not read the fright phrase, are shocked anyway when told; "This will cost you $'s the inverters". It's time to shine the high beams on the low beam issue.

The low beam bulb, roughly the same size as a regular bulb, has an electrode at it's base. Inside is a filament, igniter, and inverter circuit. This little bulb is what some mechanics refer to as "The Inverter". Some want to change the entire headlight assembly for $250 a side. In one reported instance, the customer was told they needed an entire front bumper and both headlight assemblies. Remarks like these boarder on the criminal. If you know it's only a bulb, why would you call it an inverter?

The price range of the low beam bulb is as wide as a canyon. Highs of $250 have been quoted. The bulb is manufactured by; Sylvania, Raytheon, and Heliolite, just to name a few. The best price I found is $61, although several were on E Bay for $45.

How do you change the bulb? I'll use a 2002 Acura TL as an example. The drivers side is the more difficult of the two.

Remove the positive battery cable...Remove the baffle that is in front of the air filter housing (2 plastic clips)...Pull the over flow container up and out...You will see a gray 2- wire connector under the light cover...Push down on the tab until it clicks...Pull back to release it...Now you can remove the cover over the bulb. It requires the use of a #20 Torx with a security tip. This tool is worth the $20 cost and can be purchased at major tool stores. You can find it quickly at; Part #70142...When handling the new bulb it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to wear a pair of latex gloves...Skin oil transferred to the surface of the bulb will ruin it...Pull the old bulb and note the position of the electrode...Make sure the new one goes in straight; No twisting...Hold the bulb backing and install the locking clip.

If both bulbs work intermittently there is a wiring problem...Check for a solid ground (zero ohms on the X10 scale) on the black wire of the connector that was removed to replace the bulb; Measure with connector removed....Also, visually inspect the connector that plugs into the Daytime Running Lights Control Module located behind the left side of the dash; Pins have been known to back out of the connector housing.

The secret is out; It's only a bulb. Don't throw your hard earned cash into "The Money Pit".


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I have a warning that indicated left low beam malfunction. How do I resolve this issue.

  • It means the low beam is out on the left side of your vehicle. You will need to replace the bulb and things will be back to normal.
  • Changing the bulb on this vehicle is more troublesome than most vehicles.
  • I think on the 2006 750Li you have to actually loose the bumper a bit to get to the headlight to wiggle loose. Some of the newer BMW's are made so the bumper comes up on the bottom of the headlight assembly just enough to make the bumper have to be loosened to be able to get the headlight assembly out enough to change the bulb.

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Access to change the headlamp bulbs is through the wheel well. The recommended method is to remove the front tire and then the plastic inner fender liner. Once removed, you'll have easy (more or less) access to the rear of the headlamp housing.

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