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Old 02 Feb 2004, 11:08 am
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Default RSX Head Lamp Replacement

How do I replace the left front headlamp bulb on a Acura RSX? Do I have to
remove the whole lamp unit from the front? I see two screws on the assembly are
there any hidden ones I have to remove? Thank You
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Old 02 Feb 2004, 12:33 pm
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continentalplus@aol.com (Continental Plus) wrote in
news:20040202110805.25881.00000768@mb-m23.aol.com:

> How do I replace the left front headlamp bulb on a Acura RSX? Do I
> have to remove the whole lamp unit from the front? I see two screws on
> the assembly are there any hidden ones I have to remove? Thank You
>


The bulb socket probably enters from the back of the headlight
assembly.Look under the hood of the car.Those screws may be the AIMING
screws,don't mess with them.
A 1/4 turn or so should unlatch the socket from the assy.The halogen bulb
plugs into the socket.

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Old 02 Feb 2004, 01:49 pm
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Default Re: RSX Head Lamp Replacement

Jim, Thank you for responding. I took off the socket but the bulb appears to be
behind the assembly I could not remove the bulb. Have you had previous
experience removing the bulb from this model year?
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Old 02 Feb 2004, 07:10 pm
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Default Re: RSX Head Lamp Replacement

It's not so easy to replace the bulb because of space restrictions. If it's
on the driver's side, first losen the battery but don't unplug it because
your radio will need reactivation.

First unplug the harness, then remove the rubber cover. Find a twisted
piece of wire (can't describe it better) that is locking the socket in
place. It's hinged on one side with kinda like letter "U" on the other.
That part locks onto a headlight assembly.

Be carefull not to touch the bulb with your fingers as the grease from
fingers shortens bulb's life.

Better yet, go to Acura dealer and ask for a ceramic insert. Apparently
that's what's causing the burn-outs prematurely. Good luck.

A.

continentalplus@aol.com (Continental Plus) wrote in
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> Jim, Thank you for responding. I took off the socket but the bulb
> appears to be behind the assembly I could not remove the bulb. Have you
> had previous experience removing the bulb from this model year?
>


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Old 02 Feb 2004, 09:18 pm
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Ariel <none@no.net> wrote in
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> It's not so easy to replace the bulb because of space restrictions. If
> it's on the driver's side, first losen the battery but don't unplug it
> because your radio will need reactivation.
>
> First unplug the harness, then remove the rubber cover. Find a twisted
> piece of wire (can't describe it better) that is locking the socket in
> place. It's hinged on one side with kinda like letter "U" on the
> other. That part locks onto a headlight assembly.
>
> Be carefull not to touch the bulb with your fingers as the grease from
> fingers shortens bulb's life.
>
> Better yet, go to Acura dealer and ask for a ceramic insert.
> Apparently that's what's causing the burn-outs prematurely. Good
> luck.
>
> A.
>
> continentalplus@aol.com (Continental Plus) wrote in
> news:20040202134922.17062.00001370@mb-m03.aol.com:
>
>> Jim, Thank you for responding. I took off the socket but the bulb
>> appears to be behind the assembly I could not remove the bulb. Have
>> you had previous experience removing the bulb from this model year?
>>

>


I dodn't have ANY experience with the RSX at all(just my 94 Integra
GSR),but most headlights today use the halogens that insert from the rear
of the reflector housing.
I DO know that the replacement bulbs must NOT be handled bare-handed,as the
grease from the hands causes a hot spot on the bulb,and an early
failure.Use a plastic baggie to handle it when replacing it,or clean cotton
gloves.

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Old 03 Feb 2004, 09:15 am
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On 02 Feb 2004 18:49:22 GMT, continentalplus@aol.com (Continental
Plus) wrote:

>Jim, Thank you for responding. I took off the socket but the bulb appears to be
>behind the assembly I could not remove the bulb. Have you had previous
>experience removing the bulb from this model year?


Umm, which model year? :-)
Enjoy,

TLW
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Old 03 Feb 2004, 11:04 am
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continentalplus@aol.com (Continental Plus) wrote in
news:20040202110805.25881.00000768@mb-m23.aol.com:

> How do I replace the left front headlamp bulb on a Acura RSX? Do I
> have to remove the whole lamp unit from the front? I see two screws on
> the assembly are there any hidden ones I have to remove? Thank You


Did your light just burn out? If so, I think this is covered under the
warranty...get the dealer to do it...
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Old 03 Feb 2004, 12:01 pm
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I would like to hear more of this ceramic insert you speak of. What does it
do and is it free?
Is there a tech bulletin on it?

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"Ariel" <none@no.net> wrote in message
news:Xns9483AEA49B583arielnonet@24.71.223.159...
| It's not so easy to replace the bulb because of space restrictions. If
it's
| on the driver's side, first losen the battery but don't unplug it because
| your radio will need reactivation.
|
| First unplug the harness, then remove the rubber cover. Find a twisted
| piece of wire (can't describe it better) that is locking the socket in
| place. It's hinged on one side with kinda like letter "U" on the other.
| That part locks onto a headlight assembly.
|
| Be carefull not to touch the bulb with your fingers as the grease from
| fingers shortens bulb's life.
|
| Better yet, go to Acura dealer and ask for a ceramic insert. Apparently
| that's what's causing the burn-outs prematurely. Good luck.
|
| A.
|
| continentalplus@aol.com (Continental Plus) wrote in
| news:20040202134922.17062.00001370@mb-m03.aol.com:
|
| > Jim, Thank you for responding. I took off the socket but the bulb
| > appears to be behind the assembly I could not remove the bulb. Have you
| > had previous experience removing the bulb from this model year?
| >
|


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Old 03 Feb 2004, 06:00 pm
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Default Re: RSX Head Lamp Replacement

Not the bulb itself but if you let dealer replace it, you'll get one year
warranty on it. Mine burnt out 3 times within half year period, that's when
they discovered the ceramic insert problem

A.

Nobody <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in news:Xns9484719ECC031XZLKJOIDUKLJ098098@
24.24.2.165:

> continentalplus@aol.com (Continental Plus) wrote in
> news:20040202110805.25881.00000768@mb-m23.aol.com:
>
>> How do I replace the left front headlamp bulb on a Acura RSX? Do I
>> have to remove the whole lamp unit from the front? I see two screws on
>> the assembly are there any hidden ones I have to remove? Thank You

>
> Did your light just burn out? If so, I think this is covered under the
> warranty...get the dealer to do it...
>


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Old 04 Feb 2004, 01:05 pm
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Default Re: RSX Head Lamp Replacement

What is this ceramic insert?

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"Ariel" <none@no.net> wrote in message
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| Not the bulb itself but if you let dealer replace it, you'll get one year
| warranty on it. Mine burnt out 3 times within half year period, that's
when
| they discovered the ceramic insert problem
|
| A.
|
| Nobody <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in
news:Xns9484719ECC031XZLKJOIDUKLJ098098@
| 24.24.2.165:
|
| > continentalplus@aol.com (Continental Plus) wrote in
| > news:20040202110805.25881.00000768@mb-m23.aol.com:
| >
| >> How do I replace the left front headlamp bulb on a Acura RSX? Do I
| >> have to remove the whole lamp unit from the front? I see two screws on
| >> the assembly are there any hidden ones I have to remove? Thank You
| >
| > Did your light just burn out? If so, I think this is covered under the
| > warranty...get the dealer to do it...
| >
|


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