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Re: Dashboard light replacement
1) The clock slides out by carefully prying with a fine screw driver. Take care not to scratch the dashboard fascia. It has a mini light bulb in the back. take it to the dealer / parts shop so they can see the proper color. Accord dashboards came with 3 different color plastic covers on the bulbs. Also, when you take out the clock, you will be able to see the 3rd screw that is holding the a/c controls fascia.
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Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Fig. 5: Remove the trim panel fasteners - except wagon
Fig. 6: Carefully remove the trim panel - except wagon
Fig. 7: Pull the lamp assembly straight back and out of the opening
Remove the trim panel fasteners, then carefully remove the trim panel.
Remove the 2 retaining screws from the side of the lamp assembly, then pull the lamp assembly straight back and out of the opening.
Tilt the assembly downward for access to the sockets, then twist and remove the socket(s) from the lamp assembly. Replace the bulb(s), as necessary.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Fig. 8: Tilt the assembly downward for access to the sockets
Fig. 9: Twist and remove the socket and bulb from the lamp assembly
Raise the liftgate, then remove the wedge blocks from each side of the liftgate assembly.
Remove the lower fasteners from the liftgate lower trim panel, by pushing in the center of each pin approximately 1?8 in. until it clicks, then remove the fastener.
Insert a screwdriver or small prybar into the hole in the lower trim panel (located near the wiper pivot on the pivot hump) so that the tool sits on top of the pivot. Lift up on the tool handle to disengage the trim panel upper clips, then remove the lower trim panel from the vehicle.
Unplug the high-mount brake light wiring harness.
Remove the brake light fasteners, then remove the lamp assembly from the liftgate.
To remove the bulb(s), push slightly on the top edge of the lens and rotate it away from the housing. Remove the bulb(s) from the housing.
In order to prevent the possibility of water leaks into the liftgate, inspect the lamp gasket for damage and replace, if necessary.
If removed, install the bulb(s) by inserting the bottom edge of the lens into the housing and snapping it into place.
Position the lamp into the liftgate and tighten the fasteners to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
Connect the wiring harness to the lamp assembly.
Align the upper clips on the lower trim panel to the liftgate slots, then install the panel by pushing at the clip locations.
Reset the trim panel push-in fasteners by spreading the center pin tabs and moving the pin so that it sits approximately 1?4 in. out of the fastener. Insert the fasteners into the bottom of the trim panel and push the center pin until flush.
Install the liftgate wedge blocks.
Connect the negative battery cable and check for proper lamp operation.
Fig. 12: Removing the liftgate lower trim panel assembly - wagon
Fig. 13: Exploded view of the high-mount brake light bulb and lens assembly - wagon
clock slides out by carefully prying with a fine screw driver. Take
care not to scratch the dashboard fascia. It has a mini light bulb in
the back, which can be taken out by rotating it with a small scredriver. it looks like a small plastic disc with ridges on it. Take it to the dealer / parts shop so they can see the proper
color. Accord dashboards came with 3 different color plastic covers on
the bulbs, in order to match the rest of the dashboard and radio. No need to disconnect the 2 electrical plugs that attach to the clock.
Heater light bulb, and all other bulbs for the air conditioning buttons, are on the same mini panel, and attached to the back of the radio front fascia. To dismount this fascia, you need 1) To pry out (no screws) the clock 2) Unscrew the one screw that holds the top of the fascia (screw is hidden behind clock) 3) Unscrew the two screws at the bottom of the fascia 4) Disconnect all connectors from the back of the fascia 5) Look for the burnt minibulb. You could replace the bulb without disconnecting, but the cables are short, and the possibilities of marring your dashboard are high.
remover the center trim plate surrounding the radio remove the clusters trim screws remove the clusters attaching mounting screws Pull out gently and remove the cable the to shift indicator Pull out the cluster and replace the bulbs needed by turning the light sockets counter clock wise to remove Reverse this procedure to reinstall
there are screws in the black plastic trim around the clocks, remove these and pull the trim forward. then remove the screws securing the actual clocks into the dash, then pull the clocks gently forward. on the rear are 2 plugs and the speedo connection, these will need disconnecting to completely remove the clocks. once removed on the rear of the clocks are the bulbs , easily removed by twisting the holders anti clockwise.
use a eyeglass flat screww driver to pry the clock assembly up and out , disconnect the clock assembly and remove the bulb by twisting the the blue or sometimes grey round plastic bulb bottom to remove it from the assembly. install new bulb , twist clockwise to lock in place , reinstall assembly
Just replaced bulb on my 2002 Accord EX. Simple to do.
1. Lift up the trim piece around clock; just slide a putty knife under and lift.
2. Take out assembly and look on underside for small gray bulb base ( about 3/16 dia.). It helps if you have the new one to compare.
3. Use small blade screwdriver in slot and rotate counterclockwise to remove. You may have to shake it to get out.
4. Examine the new bulb to find the slots that DO NOT have wires. Put bulb into socket and rotate clockwise with screwdriver in proper slot.
That's it; you now are there.