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Old 08 Feb 2008, 04:31 pm
Bill Falconer
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whats the trick to getting the headlight bucket out of the Honda Civic 2001
coupe?
two screws on the top but the head light doesnt seem to want to come out.
are there any hidden screws located behind the bucket?

courtney


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Old 08 Feb 2008, 05:47 pm
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"Bill Falconer" <falconw@accesscable.net> wrote in
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> whats the trick to getting the headlight bucket out of the Honda Civic
> 2001 coupe?
> two screws on the top but the head light doesnt seem to want to come
> out. are there any hidden screws located behind the bucket?
>
>
>
>
>




You're trying to remove the entire headlamp assembly?

You need to remove the entire front bumper. Believe it or not.

See here:
<http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/manual_scans/civic/03-civic-frt-bumper-remove.pdf>
<http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/manual_scans/civic/03-civic-headlight-remove.pdf>

'01 and '03 should be the same.


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Old 08 Feb 2008, 06:14 pm
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Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
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> "Bill Falconer" <falconw@accesscable.net> wrote in
> news:6T3rj.18669$C61.16767@edtnps89:
>
>> whats the trick to getting the headlight bucket out of the Honda
>> Civic 2001 coupe?
>> two screws on the top but the head light doesnt seem to want to come
>> out. are there any hidden screws located behind the bucket?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>

>
>
>
> You're trying to remove the entire headlamp assembly?
>
> You need to remove the entire front bumper. Believe it or not.
>
> See here:
> <http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/...3-civic-frt-bu
> mper-remove.pdf>
> <http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/...3-civic-headli
> ght-remove.pdf>
>
> '01 and '03 should be the same.
>
>



Oh, if you're only changing the bulb, you do NOT remove the entire lamp
assembly!


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Old 08 Feb 2008, 06:20 pm
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Bill Falconer wrote:
> whats the trick to getting the headlight bucket out of the Honda Civic 2001
> coupe?
> two screws on the top but the head light doesnt seem to want to come out.
> are there any hidden screws located behind the bucket?
>
> courtney

-------------------------

If you take the whole bumper off, do it over lawn or have a helper so
you don't scratch it when it falls off. diagrams at www.slhondaparts.com


If you're just wanting to change _the lamp_, that part is described in
the owner's manual. Since lots of people will read this, we don't want
them to think it's like the VW way of changing (or not changing)
headlamps (wink).

'Curly'

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Old 08 Feb 2008, 07:36 pm
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Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
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> Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
> news:Xns9A3EB50C6D8D4tegger@207.14.116.130:
>
>> "Bill Falconer" <falconw@accesscable.net> wrote in
>> news:6T3rj.18669$C61.16767@edtnps89:
>>
>>> whats the trick to getting the headlight bucket out of the Honda
>>> Civic 2001 coupe?
>>> two screws on the top but the head light doesnt seem to want to come
>>> out. are there any hidden screws located behind the bucket?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>>
>> You're trying to remove the entire headlamp assembly?
>>
>> You need to remove the entire front bumper. Believe it or not.
>>
>> See here:
>> <http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/...3-civic-frt-bu
>> mper-remove.pdf>
>> <http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/...3-civic-headli
>> ght-remove.pdf>
>>
>> '01 and '03 should be the same.
>>
>>

>
>
> Oh, if you're only changing the bulb, you do NOT remove the entire lamp
> assembly!
>
>


what's a "headlight BUCKET"???
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Old 08 Feb 2008, 09:10 pm
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Jim Yanik <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in
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>
> what's a "headlight BUCKET"???



I assumed the OP was using the old term "bucket" -- a term used to describe
the structure an Olde Tyme sealed beam sat in -- as a description for the
entire headlamp assembly.

Sealed Beams, 1940: State-of-the-art in 1940.
Sealed Beams, 1984: State-of-the-art in 1940.
NHTSA, .......2008: State-of-the-art in 1940.

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Old 08 Feb 2008, 09:17 pm
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motsco_ <motsco_@interbaun.com> wrote in
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> Bill Falconer wrote:
>> whats the trick to getting the headlight bucket out of the Honda
>> Civic 2001 coupe?
>> two screws on the top but the head light doesnt seem to want to come
>> out. are there any hidden screws located behind the bucket?
>>
>> courtney

> -------------------------
>
> If you take the whole bumper off, do it over lawn or have a helper so
> you don't scratch it when it falls off.




It's not that hard, really. Just fiddly. You can sit on the driveway under
the bumper and use your knees/legs to hold the unit up as needed. The
entire bumper weighs maybe 30 pounds. A *much* greater danger is scratching
your paint as you manipulate the bumper.


>
>
> If you're just wanting to change _the lamp_,




Bulb. The "lamp" is the glass and plastic thing the bulb goes in.



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Old 10 Feb 2008, 03:27 pm
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On Fri, 8 Feb 2008 22:47:23 +0000 (UTC), Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m>
wrote:

>"Bill Falconer" <falconw@accesscable.net> wrote in
>news:6T3rj.18669$C61.16767@edtnps89:
>
>> whats the trick to getting the headlight bucket out of the Honda Civic
>> 2001 coupe?
>> two screws on the top but the head light doesnt seem to want to come
>> out. are there any hidden screws located behind the bucket?

>
>
>You're trying to remove the entire headlamp assembly?
>
>You need to remove the entire front bumper. Believe it or not.
>
>See here:
><http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/manual_scans/civic/03-civic-frt-bumper-remove.pdf>
><http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/manual_scans/civic/03-civic-headlight-remove.pdf>


Believe it or not, he's right. I've got an '87 CRX that's experienced
some sort of attachment failure in the bucket causing the headlight to
point in a screwy direction. Being in denial about taking the bumper
off, I did just about everything else trying to work around it.

Once it warms up enough to get outside again, I'll be doing it the
"right" way.
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Old 10 Feb 2008, 06:29 pm
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Evening Tegger

I just want to change the headlamp but before I go any further I should
mention that this is an American car. I am trying to change the drivers side
lamp but there is what looks like the brake fluid reservoir almost directly
in front of where the headlamp should come out. There is not enough room to
get your hand in there to twist the headlamp and pull it out like any normal
car. I'm sure that I could force my hand down in there but that would most
likely cause the plastic brake reservoir to break or crack. I thought I
would just undo the bucket and take it right out which would give clear
access to the bulb but based on what you have explained here that is not
possible. I can't believe that Honda actually paid some engineer to for such
a poor design when it comes to a simple headlight change out. Do the
Canadian Honda's have this same issue with the drivers side headlight or is
this unique to the American model. Is there an easy way around this

Courtney

"Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
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> Tegger <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in
> news:Xns9A3EB50C6D8D4tegger@207.14.116.130:
>
>> "Bill Falconer" <falconw@accesscable.net> wrote in
>> news:6T3rj.18669$C61.16767@edtnps89:
>>
>>> whats the trick to getting the headlight bucket out of the Honda
>>> Civic 2001 coupe?
>>> two screws on the top but the head light doesnt seem to want to come
>>> out. are there any hidden screws located behind the bucket?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>>
>> You're trying to remove the entire headlamp assembly?
>>
>> You need to remove the entire front bumper. Believe it or not.
>>
>> See here:
>> <http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/...3-civic-frt-bu
>> mper-remove.pdf>
>> <http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/misc/...3-civic-headli
>> ght-remove.pdf>
>>
>> '01 and '03 should be the same.
>>
>>

>
>
> Oh, if you're only changing the bulb, you do NOT remove the entire lamp
> assembly!
>
>
> --
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Old 10 Feb 2008, 09:14 pm
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"Bill Falconer" <falconw@accesscable.net> wrote in
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> Evening Tegger
>
> I just want to change the headlamp but before I go any further I
> should mention that this is an American car. I am trying to change the
> drivers side lamp but there is what looks like the brake fluid
> reservoir almost directly in front of where the headlamp should come
> out. There is not enough room to get your hand in there to twist the
> headlamp and pull it out like any normal car. I'm sure that I could
> force my hand down in there but that would most likely cause the
> plastic brake reservoir to break or crack. I thought I would just undo
> the bucket and take it right out which would give clear access to the
> bulb but based on what you have explained here that is not possible. I
> can't believe that Honda actually paid some engineer to for such a
> poor design when it comes to a simple headlight change out. Do the
> Canadian Honda's have this same issue with the drivers side headlight
> or is this unique to the American model. Is there an easy way around
> this



What you see is the Power Steering reservoir. Pull/wiggle that up and it
will lift off its bracket. Push it aside and the bulb is accessible.


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