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2004 Civic EX - Can't change the driver's side low beam headlight

How do I change the low beam headlight on 2004 Honda civic ex on the drivers side?
I moved the power steering reservoir, as indicated in the manual.
The manual also indicates that the washer fluid reservoir can be removed, however, it won't budge and it doesn't match what the manual shows. The manual states that the upper part of the reservoir can be removed, however, it is all one piece and seems to be fastened in a way that would require it to be removed from the bottom of the car.
I also tried simply removing the connector from the back of the bulb and it won't budge.
I also tried turning the bulb counter-clockwise with the connector still attached, but it also will not budge.
I took it to the dealership and they wanted to charge me $50 to replace a headlight bulb, so I politely declined.

I've been pulling my hair out on this one. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, please help!

Thanks in advance!

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  • sweber Dec 09, 2009

    I ended up taking it to a service center near my home and they changed it for free. I would assume that your solution would work, however, after talking to the mechanic, it appeared that my hands are just too big to get in there and get that ****** out.
    Thanks for your solution!

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I know it is frustrating. They do this to make it hard for the average do it yourselfer to do this. This generates a bit more business for there industry. In my experience with the Civic you will need to remove the power steering reservoir, witch you have done. Next you will need to remove the two or three nuts from the studs on the bottom of the washer fluid reservoir. If memory serves me well, it is three. I believe they will take a 10mm socket. Then you will need to un-plug the bulb plug and remove the twist lock ring. Do this by turning it counter clockwise and pulling straight out. Now you need to grab the bulb end and slightly wriggle it as you pull. It has an o-ring that makes it very hard to remove. It is a very tight fit. Now be sure not to touch the new bulb on the glass because the oil in your skin will cause the halogen bulb to over heat and burst. Re-install it in the reverse of above. Be patient because even with these things out it is still a very tight area to work in. Hope this helps you take care of your light and please re-post with up-dates. If I helped then please accept and rate. Thanks cj2176.

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