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post #1 of 14 Old 03-11-2011, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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EASY way to replace headlight lowbeam/foglight bulbs

I have read the manual regarding changing the fog light bulbs and headlight bulbs...anyone has a super easy to to do so?

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after reading ur title, i thought you had a solution....

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Easiest is through the wheel well, like what the manual suggested. I just turn the wheel inward on the side that I'm working on, pull out the fasteners that are holding the front part of the wheel well, and stick my hand in to remove the bulb.
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Pretty much like everone has said, going through the wheel well is the easiest. Then, to get the bulb on, put the bulb in the socket without the connector, after you have the bulb in place and turned it so it locks in position, then you plug in the connector to the bulb. This is how I've found it to be the easiest for me.

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I want to get a hid look bulb, not a hid kit....any ideas? These are for low beams?
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I want to get a hid look bulb, not a hid kit....any ideas? These are for low beams?
anyone who has used those "hid" bulbs will tell you, they're not even close to getting hids.

just spend a little more $30-40 will get you a cheap kit...

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I want to get a hid look bulb, not a hid kit....any ideas? These are for low beams?
I actually bought a cheap pair of bulbs on ebay for $10 and ended up getting a 6000k HID Look. They are not as bright, but they beat that yellow stock look that you get from the regular bulbs.I'm satisfied with them and the light output they give are pretty good.

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Do you have the sedan? Get the PHILIPS hir bulbs. You need the 9012 for the low beams. You will need to do some very minor modifications to the base of the bulbs, Google for directions. This will give you 1900 lumens per bulb. If you have the coupe, get the h9 bulbs. Again some minor modifications. The advantage here is that the accord low beam was designed for halogens and using them will keep the glare from your headlights in check.

I forgot to mention that this will give you a nicer, whiter light.

Stay away from the "blue" tinted lights, they actually output fewer lumens.

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it's going to be hard to get that "real" HID look using halogens. im currently using Phillips Xtreme vision halogens, they arn't really much whiter, but light the road 20-30% more than stock.

here's an easy guide to changing the low beams:



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honda is the best out there...don't get me wrong..but i found that honda is kinda dumb to have such too much work for just replace a bulb.
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I want to get a hid look bulb, not a hid kit....any ideas? These are for low beams?
Philips Ultra Crystal Visions...very very bright for a halogen bulb. Nice 4300k color temperature. Like a crystal white color with a hint of blue.

I will post pics of mine here in the next few days.

Here is where you can get them.

Low beam:


High beam/DRL:


Same seller from ebay. He will combine shipping for you. Great lights. They will last you as long as your stock bulbs would last you.

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Hmm, would like to see your pix when you get a chance. Thanks.

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Philips Ultra Crystal Visions...very very bright for a halogen bulb. Nice 4300k color temperature. Like a crystal white color with a hint of blue.

I will post pics of mine here in the next few days.

Here is where you can get them.

Low beam:


High beam/DRL:


Same seller from ebay. He will combine shipping for you. Great lights. They will last you as long as your stock bulbs would last you.
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Do you have the sedan? Get the PHILIPS hir bulbs. You need the 9012 for the low beams. You will need to do some very minor modifications to the base of the bulbs, Google for directions. This will give you 1900 lumens per bulb. If you have the coupe, get the h9 bulbs. Again some minor modifications. The advantage here is that the accord low beam was designed for halogens and using them will keep the glare from your headlights in check.

I forgot to mention that this will give you a nicer, whiter light.

Stay away from the "blue" tinted lights, they actually output fewer lumens.

I second the Philips HIR 9012 recommendation. I just threw a set of these in the wife's '11 sedan and they perform better than expected. They put out more light than the stock high-beams but the beam seems well focused (not much glare) because when I took it out at night no one flashed me.

I picked them up on Amazon for $26/ea. I spent 6x that to get this level of lighting on my Forester.

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