How to Change the Headlight Bulb on a Honda Accord Coupe 96 2.2L

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How to Change the Headlight Bulb on a Honda Accord Coupe 96 2.2L
Replacing a 1996 Honda Accord headlight bulb is straightforward. (copper 300z Nissan headlight image by Jorge Moro from

It is essential to have your car's headlights in working order. If the headlight bulb fails, it must be replaced immediately. Fortunately, replacing a bulb on a 1996 Honda Accord is not too difficult. The only tools needed are a pair of clean gloves and the replacement bulb. The entire procedure should take less than 15 minutes, even for a driver with no auto repair experience.

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Things you need

  • Clean gloves
  • Replacement headlight bulb

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  1. 1

    Turn off the Honda Accord's engine and open the bonnet. Put on the clean gloves.

  2. 2

    Locate the headlight assembly under the hood. It should be at the front of the vehicle.

  3. 3

    Remove the plastic retaining ring at the rear of the headlight assembly by rotating it to loosen it. Pull out the harness containing the bulb and wiring connecter. Remove the plastic retaining clip from the wiring connector by pulling on it. The bulb is now accessible.

  4. 4

    Pull out the old bulb and push in the new one. Reattach the plastic retaining clip by snapping it into place. Push the harness and connector back into the headlight assembly.

  5. 5

    Rotate the plastic retaining ring to lock the headlight assembly into place. Close the bonnet.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not drop or scratch halogen bulbs, as they contain pressurised gas inside and can explode under pressure.
  • Do not touch the glass surface of the bulb with your hands. Doing so may cause the halogen bulb to fail earlier than expected.

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