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What type/model bulb do i get to replace my headlight bulb in my 2001 Acura 3.2CL

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What low-beam and high-beam headlights do I need for a 2001 Acura 3.2 Tl?


Your best bet is just go to your nearest junk yard and get both headlight assemblies you can't just buy the warmer piece you have to purchase the whole thing

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I have a 2005 TL, the drivers side headlight works sometimes. Took it to Acura dealer they say it is the inverter, igniter, and possibly the bulb, with a total cost of 1,000 to repair. Can anyone give me...


TL take a D2S type HID bulb available online. If the ballast unit is bad you can find them on ebay a lot cheaper. It's located on the bottom of the headlight. I've even seen full headlight units with the bulb and ballast unit included for a couple hundred on ebay. That would be the easier way to go if you aren't handy with car work. To replace the bulb you need to pull the whole headlight out because Acura uses a security type bolt to secure the back cup onto the headlight. Once the headlight is off the car it's easy to remove the security bolt though with needle nose plyers

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I have an Acura 3.2 CL Type S (2001) ... The driver side headlight would work sometimes and sometimes it wouldn't. I took it to Acura and they replaced the bulb ... A month later the same light is doing it...


It is more than likely the headlight igniter based off of the price you were quoted.Ask your Acura dealer for a discount if you are a regular customer. Talk to the service manager.

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Acura - change headlight bulb 2001 3.2 TL


I will be working on my CL and keep you posted on what to do.. shouldn't need to remove the bumper.

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I have a 2001 Acura 3.2 TL headlight goes on and off


As with Laurenson 538, I have the same problem with my 2001 CL.

Should this problem with the 2001 Acuras be a recall issue? I, too, have replaced the headlight assembly ($1,000 plus). The old one (sealed[?]) had moisture in it... the reported cause of the light burning out. Within a short period, the $1000 replacement had moisture in it and has just burned out again.

Now, at a different Acura agency, I'm told that the bulb needs another $1,000 replacement. When I asked about the warranty, I was advised 90 days was the warranty. When I asked if I was expected to spend $1,000 every 90 days to be able to drive the car, the rep got defensive.
Writing Acura resulted in a big Zero. Before buying a new Acura, one might inquire about the headlights. Since one can't drive without headlights, maybe Acuras should be reserved for daylight driving only! Have a backup car for night driving!

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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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Trying to replace a front headlight bulb on 2001 acura 3.2 TL


Are you talking about the retaining spring that holds the bulb in?

If so just pull the metal spring toward you and away from bulb. It may need a little jiggly but it will come out.

Do not test the headlight until you have the unit reassembled.

Dont touch the bulb glass with your bare hand either. It can cause the bulb to blow when you turn the light on.

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