Step 1: Remove the five 8mm bolts to free the front grille.
Step 2: Using the flathead screwdriver, depress the tab to remove the grille from the vehicle.
Step 3: Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw that is just behind the joint where the parking light meets the headlight. Disconnect the wiring harness and remove the parking light.
Step 4: Turn the "Phillips head clips" and remove the clips from the beneath where the parking light rests. There are 5 pins.
Step 5: Beneath the tire well, remove the bolts that hold the bumper cover in place, and remove it.
Step 6: Remove the Styrofoam bumper panel taped to the vehicle.
Step 7: Remove the 4 bolts that hold the metal bumper in place.
These are T40 screws, and when removed, the bumper can now be removed.
Step 8: Locate the 4 retaining bolts that hold the assembly in place. Two will be on top and two will be on the sides. Remove these bolts.
Step 9: Disconnect the electrical harness for the headlight assembly.
NOTE: If you ordered your headlight assembly from Go-Parts, you have a fully intact assembly, complete with new bulbs. However, if you are only interested in changing the bulbs, you can easily pull the bulbs from the back of the assembly. DO NOT touch them with your hands, though!
Step 10: Remove the grille retaining clip from the old headlight assembly using a flathead screwdriver.
Step 11: Detach the parking light from the old headlight assembly (unless you have a complete assembly).
Step 12: Attach the grille retaining clip and wiring harness to the new headlight assembly.
Step 13: Hand-tighten the retaining bolts that secure the new headlight assembly in place.
Step 14: Connect the wiring harness to the parking lights and snap them into place.
Step 15: Tighten the retaining bolts that secure the headlight's position.
Step 16: Replace the interior bumper, Styrofoam, and bumper cover.
Step 17: Replace the grille.
NOTE: You can adjust the headlight beams by using the adjustment screw that is on top of the assembly.
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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
97 1997, 96 1996, 95 1995, 94 1994 Honda Accord Headlight Replacement Instructions