How to Remove Headlamp & Change Headlight Bulb in 2018 Honda Civic LX

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The 2018 Honda Civic used a different headlight configuration than many vehicles. The headlight is secured by a metal clamp cable, rather than by a typical turn socket. No tools are required to replace your 2018 Civic headlights. Therefore, the procedure is quite simple and can do at home by most, whether mechanically inclined or not. Only use the factory-recommended replacement bulbs for your Honda Civic.

Each type of led bulbs will work well in most vehicles. It is critical to take the brightness, energy consumption, and replacement cost into consideration when you decide to upgrade your headlight.

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How I do:

  1. Carefully lift the power steering fluid reservoir from its bracket; set the tank on one side to access the headlight on the driver’s side (do not disconnect the tank hoses).
  2. If you are replacing the headlight on the passenger side, removing the deposit is not necessary.
  3. Squeeze the sides of the electrical connector (behind the headlight assembly) to release it; pull the connector immediately to unplug it. Pull the tab on the rubber headlight socket seal to remove the seal.
  4. Release the upper part of the clamping wire. Lower the wire to allow access to the headlight bulb. Focus out.
  5. Insert the 9007 light bulb led (it is not necessary to rotate the bulb – insert directly). Lift the clamp cable and hold the top of the mount to secure it.
  6. Replace the rubber seal by pushing it directly into the outlet. Reconnect the electrical connector.
  7. If you have moved the power steering fluid reservoir, put it back in place.

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Tips and warnings

  • Touching the bulb body may damage the replacement bulb. Wear gloves to prevent harmful skin oils from bulbs. The Civic headlight bulb does not have a module or plastic base that can use to hold it; gloves are not optional.
  • The led bulb is much brighter than the normal halogen bulbs found in the market. While installing them, they will perform brighter to the opposite driver without any damage.

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