Estimated Time: 3-4 hours
10mm socket & ratchet
flat-tip screwdrivers (2)
hairdryer (we not responsible if yuh sister
dont want to lend you her own)
1, REMOVE D BUMPER.
order to remove the bumper to reach the lights, you have to
remove the retaining bolts and screws at the bottom of the
bumper. First, remove the black screw that holds the airbox
to the bumper then remove the two bolts placed just off center
of the underside of the bumper. (that is pressure!)
you will need to remove the plastic retainers on the top part
of the bumper. Open your bonnet and you will see them on the
top part of the bumper. For 96 civics remove the screw, then
pull out the retainer. For 97 civics, use a flat tip to lift
the smaller tab, then pull out the whole retainer.
you will need to remove the screws that are on the ends of
the bumpers, they are inside the wheel well. Use a Phillips
screwdriver. There are screws on both sides.
Remove the bumper carefully by pulling it off on each side,
then holding it in the center.
You'll see 4 bolts that hold the headlight in. Two on top,
and one on each side. Remove them. You will also need to remove
the corner lamp light, as well as the headlight correctors.
Turn the corner lamp socket to the left to undo it, and pinch
the headlight connector to remove it.
Now that you have the headlights removed, place them in a
clean working area, so you doh dust all over the thing.
Use a hairdryer on the clips to soften them allowing them
to bend instead of breaking.
To begin the opening of the headlight, use the flat tip screwdriver
to pry open the first clip on the headlight, the one nearest
to the black rubber molding. (Now partner you have to be real
the screwdriver deep into the headlight, but keep the tip
aimed as near the gray plastic backing of the assembly, to
make sure that you don't break the chrome headlight housing
with the tip of the screwdriver. Use leverage to pry the gray
plastic piece away from the clear headlight piece. While using
leverage to pry the two pieces apart, use a small knife or
razor to cut through the factory glue. Continue prying and
cutting. Don't go too deep with the screwdriver. You can crack
the chrome housing. Pull the two pieces of the headlight apart,
carefully pal. The factory glue should come apart easier,
but if it is still difficult, pry and cut the glue on the
bottom of the headlight.
REMOVING THE ORANGE PIECES
Now that you've opened the headlight open, time to remove
the orange pieces. To do this you need to remove the chrome
housing from the clear headlight lens. There are two screws
which hold the lens and the chrome housing together. Remove
them. To remove the orange bulb cover, remove the screw that
holds it in place, then make sure you replace the screw in
the same hole, it will look better than if you leave the screw
out. Next, to remove the orange reflector, there is one screw
that holds it in, make sure you replace this screw in the
same place too, so you don't lose it you know how screws like
Put the housing, lens, and the entire headlight back together,
screwing in all necessary pieces. You need to squeeze the
headlight together, and make sure all of the clamps fit back
on as they did originally. Then re-seal the headlight with
some kind of silicone to make sure water doesn't get in.
Let it dry in the sun for a little bit before putting it back
also how to get red, not pink lights for clear tail lights
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