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Old 20 Jul 2006, 04:53 am
Steppenwolf
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Default 2004 Accord headlight bulb replacement

My wife just called to let me know that her right low beam headlight just
went out. I'm going to buy a bulb today, but would like to review the
replacement procedure before she comes in this afternoon. Can anyone direct
me to a website that shows this or describe it? Thanks in advance...


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Old 20 Jul 2006, 12:05 pm
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Default Re: 2004 Accord headlight bulb replacement

"Steppenwolf" <aspenbus"@"ballsouth.net> wrote in
news:5oIvg.17228$iP1.14727@bignews2.bellsouth.net:

> My wife just called to let me know that her right low beam headlight
> just went out. I'm going to buy a bulb today, but would like to review
> the replacement procedure before she comes in this afternoon. Can
> anyone direct me to a website that shows this or describe it? Thanks
> in advance...
>
>
>


How about your car's owner manual?

I believe most headlamp bulbs are twist-lock.
Unplug the connector,then twist.Reverse for installation.
Don't touch the glass envelope with your bare hands or fingers.

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Old 20 Jul 2006, 02:02 pm
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Default Re: 2004 Accord headlight bulb replacement

Manual with the car - car at wife's work - I guess I'll just wait until she
gets home...



"Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
news:Xns98068503639F5jyanikkuanet@129.250.170.86.. .
> "Steppenwolf" <aspenbus"@"ballsouth.net> wrote in
> news:5oIvg.17228$iP1.14727@bignews2.bellsouth.net:
>
>> My wife just called to let me know that her right low beam headlight
>> just went out. I'm going to buy a bulb today, but would like to review
>> the replacement procedure before she comes in this afternoon. Can
>> anyone direct me to a website that shows this or describe it? Thanks
>> in advance...
>>
>>
>>

>
> How about your car's owner manual?
>
> I believe most headlamp bulbs are twist-lock.
> Unplug the connector,then twist.Reverse for installation.
> Don't touch the glass envelope with your bare hands or fingers.
>
> --
> Jim Yanik
> jyanik
> at
> kua.net



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Old 20 Jul 2006, 03:34 pm
Dave L
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Default Re: 2004 Accord headlight bulb replacement

You'll have to turn the wheel to the left or right depending which headlight
is out. Also have to pull some screws/tabs from the wheel well, and try not
to break them when you pull them. Pull part of the cover out to get your
arm in there. You'll have to twist the old bulb out and swap for the new.
It's a real PITA.

-Dave


"Steppenwolf" <aspenbus"@"ballsouth.net> wrote in message
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> Manual with the car - car at wife's work - I guess I'll just wait until
> she gets home...
>
>
>
> "Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
> news:Xns98068503639F5jyanikkuanet@129.250.170.86.. .
>> "Steppenwolf" <aspenbus"@"ballsouth.net> wrote in
>> news:5oIvg.17228$iP1.14727@bignews2.bellsouth.net:
>>
>>> My wife just called to let me know that her right low beam headlight
>>> just went out. I'm going to buy a bulb today, but would like to review
>>> the replacement procedure before she comes in this afternoon. Can
>>> anyone direct me to a website that shows this or describe it? Thanks
>>> in advance...
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>> How about your car's owner manual?
>>
>> I believe most headlamp bulbs are twist-lock.
>> Unplug the connector,then twist.Reverse for installation.
>> Don't touch the glass envelope with your bare hands or fingers.
>>
>> --
>> Jim Yanik
>> jyanik
>> at
>> kua.net

>
>



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Old 21 Jul 2006, 05:27 am
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Default Re: 2004 Accord headlight bulb replacement

Thanks for the response, Dave. Your remarks were right on, including what a
HUGE PITA this project is. I waited until I had the manual in hand, and it
has helpful pictures near the back for the R&R of each type of bulb, just
not helpful enough when it comes to those &@#^ plastic clips holding the
fender liner in place. I broke one of the two that had to be removed, but it
is holding enough to keep the fender liner in place until I get a supply of
them later today. Interestingly enough, while I was laying on the ground
scrabbling around for one of those clips, I discovered a truly serious
problem. The connecting link that connects the right side of the front roll
bar to the lower suspension member had separated . I'm going to address that
today. Thank God I dropped that clip!


"Dave L" <davelieuREMOVEME@yahoo.com> wrote in message
newsJKdnYy94usgdSLZnZ2dnUVZ_oydnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
> You'll have to turn the wheel to the left or right depending which
> headlight is out. Also have to pull some screws/tabs from the wheel well,
> and try not to break them when you pull them. Pull part of the cover out
> to get your arm in there. You'll have to twist the old bulb out and swap
> for the new. It's a real PITA.
>
> -Dave
>
>
> "Steppenwolf" <aspenbus"@"ballsouth.net> wrote in message
> news:rqQvg.16121$Nt.420@bignews8.bellsouth.net...
>> Manual with the car - car at wife's work - I guess I'll just wait until
>> she gets home...
>>
>>
>>
>> "Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
>> news:Xns98068503639F5jyanikkuanet@129.250.170.86.. .
>>> "Steppenwolf" <aspenbus"@"ballsouth.net> wrote in
>>> news:5oIvg.17228$iP1.14727@bignews2.bellsouth.net:
>>>
>>>> My wife just called to let me know that her right low beam headlight
>>>> just went out. I'm going to buy a bulb today, but would like to review
>>>> the replacement procedure before she comes in this afternoon. Can
>>>> anyone direct me to a website that shows this or describe it? Thanks
>>>> in advance...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> How about your car's owner manual?
>>>
>>> I believe most headlamp bulbs are twist-lock.
>>> Unplug the connector,then twist.Reverse for installation.
>>> Don't touch the glass envelope with your bare hands or fingers.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Jim Yanik
>>> jyanik
>>> at
>>> kua.net

>>
>>

>
>



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Old 21 Jul 2006, 09:29 pm
Dave L
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Default Re: 2004 Accord headlight bulb replacement

You're welcome. I remember changing the bulb a while back and also broke
one of the clips. Considering how easy it is on other cars I have to
scratch my head on this one. Looking on the brighter side, you discovered
another problem before anythg serious happened.
Good luck with the suspension!

-Dave



"Steppenwolf" <aspenbus"@"bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:ZZ1wg.10888$IB.840@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
> Thanks for the response, Dave. Your remarks were right on, including what
> a HUGE PITA this project is. I waited until I had the manual in hand, and
> it has helpful pictures near the back for the R&R of each type of bulb,
> just not helpful enough when it comes to those &@#^ plastic clips holding
> the fender liner in place. I broke one of the two that had to be removed,
> but it is holding enough to keep the fender liner in place until I get a
> supply of them later today. Interestingly enough, while I was laying on
> the ground scrabbling around for one of those clips, I discovered a truly
> serious problem. The connecting link that connects the right side of the
> front roll bar to the lower suspension member had separated . I'm going to
> address that today. Thank God I dropped that clip!
>
>
> "Dave L" <davelieuREMOVEME@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> newsJKdnYy94usgdSLZnZ2dnUVZ_oydnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
>> You'll have to turn the wheel to the left or right depending which
>> headlight is out. Also have to pull some screws/tabs from the wheel
>> well, and try not to break them when you pull them. Pull part of the
>> cover out to get your arm in there. You'll have to twist the old bulb
>> out and swap for the new. It's a real PITA.
>>
>> -Dave
>>
>>
>> "Steppenwolf" <aspenbus"@"ballsouth.net> wrote in message
>> news:rqQvg.16121$Nt.420@bignews8.bellsouth.net...
>>> Manual with the car - car at wife's work - I guess I'll just wait until
>>> she gets home...
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
>>> news:Xns98068503639F5jyanikkuanet@129.250.170.86.. .
>>>> "Steppenwolf" <aspenbus"@"ballsouth.net> wrote in
>>>> news:5oIvg.17228$iP1.14727@bignews2.bellsouth.net:
>>>>
>>>>> My wife just called to let me know that her right low beam headlight
>>>>> just went out. I'm going to buy a bulb today, but would like to review
>>>>> the replacement procedure before she comes in this afternoon. Can
>>>>> anyone direct me to a website that shows this or describe it? Thanks
>>>>> in advance...
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> How about your car's owner manual?
>>>>
>>>> I believe most headlamp bulbs are twist-lock.
>>>> Unplug the connector,then twist.Reverse for installation.
>>>> Don't touch the glass envelope with your bare hands or fingers.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Jim Yanik
>>>> jyanik
>>>> at
>>>> kua.net
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



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Old 22 Jul 2006, 04:04 pm
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Default Re: 2004 Accord headlight bulb replacement

"Steppenwolf" <aspenbus"@"bellsouth.net> wrote in
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> Interestingly enough, while I was laying on the ground scrabbling
> around for one of those clips, I discovered a truly serious problem.
> The connecting link that connects the right side of the front roll bar
> to the lower suspension member had separated.




Bosh. It's not very serious at all. You didn't even know about it until you
saw it, did you? You didn't notice ANY difference in handling, did you?



> I'm going to address
> that today.




Easy replacement. You can buy each side individually at the dealer. Get
some silicone or other rubber-safe Permatex lubricant to grease up the
rubber bushings.

Tackle the job whever you feel like it. No hurry.


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Old 22 Jul 2006, 04:06 pm
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"Dave L" <davelieuREMOVEME@yahoo.com> wrote in
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> You're welcome. I remember changing the bulb a while back and also
> broke one of the clips.




What was the design of your clips? Was it the kind with a Phillips head
cross in it, or was it the kind with two small notches in the head 180
degrees from each other?

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Old 22 Jul 2006, 04:26 pm
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"TeGGeR�������������� �������" wrote:
> "Steppenwolf" <aspenbus"@"bellsouth.net> wrote in
> news:ZZ1wg.10888$IB.840@bignews1.bellsouth.net:
>
>
>> Interestingly enough, while I was laying on the ground scrabbling
>> around for one of those clips, I discovered a truly serious problem.
>> The connecting link that connects the right side of the front roll bar
>> to the lower suspension member had separated.

>
>
>
> Bosh. It's not very serious at all. You didn't even know about it until you
> saw it, did you? You didn't notice ANY difference in handling, did you?


if the link separates, it can be serious - if you're used to a certain
roll characteristic and suddenly it's not there, you can end up upside
down in a field at the side of the road. i /guarantee/ you notice the
difference - i've experimented with sway bars extensively.

>
>
>
>> I'm going to address
>> that today.

>
>
>
> Easy replacement. You can buy each side individually at the dealer. Get
> some silicone or other rubber-safe Permatex lubricant to grease up the
> rubber bushings.
>
> Tackle the job whever you feel like it. No hurry.
>
>

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Old 22 Jul 2006, 04:46 pm
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jim beam <nospam@example.net> wrote in
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> "TeGGeR�������������� ������
> " wrote:
>> "Steppenwolf" <aspenbus"@"bellsouth.net> wrote in
>> news:ZZ1wg.10888$IB.840@bignews1.bellsouth.net:
>>
>>
>>> Interestingly enough, while I was laying on the ground scrabbling
>>> around for one of those clips, I discovered a truly serious problem.
>>> The connecting link that connects the right side of the front roll
>>> bar to the lower suspension member had separated.

>>
>>
>>
>> Bosh. It's not very serious at all. You didn't even know about it
>> until you saw it, did you? You didn't notice ANY difference in
>> handling, did you?

>
> if the link separates, it can be serious - if you're used to a certain
> roll characteristic and suddenly it's not there, you can end up upside
> down in a field at the side of the road. i /guarantee/ you notice the
> difference - i've experimented with sway bars extensively.




For your average everyday driver who does not push the limit of his car in
the manner of a racer or experimenter, a broken stabilizer bar link is
quite invisible indeed. Such a driver will lose tire traction and plow into
the ditch well before he rolls the car due to an inactive anti-roll bar.

We are also dealing with a car driven by the OP's wife. Women as a rule do
*not* push their cars to the limit in *any* sense of the word, other than
how many kids they can cram into the vehicle on their way to
Chuck-E-Cheese.


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