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2001 Acura TL - Replacing driver side headlight. Does bumper really need to be removed ? OR, can the air intake sleeve come out to access the bulb cover from the rear

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You shouldn't have to remove the bumper. Feel behind the light on the engine side and you should find a collar assembly with wires running into it. If you twist that collar off and then pull back toward the rear of the vehicle, pull the collar back not the wires, the light bulb should come out of the light assembly. From there it is just a matter of unplugging the old bulb and putting the new one back in them putting everything back. The whole job should take about 15 minutes.

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