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explicit instructions for replacing both headlight assemblies on 2000 acura tl

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explicit instructions for replacing both headlight assemblies on 2000 acura tl
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

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Greetings...... "Hi, I'm Don (akaCustomer and I look forward to helping you!"
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here is Factory procedures which is as explicit as available.

the front bumper fascia has to be removed, as both headlights mount the same.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

You neglected to include instructions for removing all the lamps from the headlight assy.

Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

sorry........you posted removal of the "Headlight Assemblies"

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here is removing the Bulbs;

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

How do I remove the other bulbs? And wouldn't YOU have to remove the bulbs to replace the headlight assy? In addition, any things to be aware of/cautions/tips?

Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

 

the other lights will be a twist in or plug in.........

The Headlights are likely the HID type. ....if using the same bulbs, be sure NOT to touch with fingers & use clean gloves & / or towel if the bulb has to be touched, as fingerprints leave a residue & can decrease the life of the bulb

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Not particularly insightful but thanks.

Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

 

once you get the fascia off & the Headlights loose, it is pretty straight forward

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thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

OK. Here's what I mean by "explicit". You didn't mention that:


 


Before changing,let car sit without lights on for a few hours...
1 - get #20 torx security security security screwdriver,I got mine at sears
2 - remove #20 torx screw holding cover
3- rotate cover slightly clockwise and pry cover loose
4 - you will see wire going into a plug that is screwed onto the light. Turn it 1/4 turn counterclockwise - note position of it before you remove it..
5 - remove spring clip holding in bulb. It locked in under the bulb,so push it in and moveto left to unlock
6 - bulb will fall out,note that top of bulb has a small slot on it - that is top of bulb.
7 - put in new bulb matching slot in bulb to top of housing, hold it in with one finger
8 - move metal clip in place and lock under bulb with finger from other hand
9 - replace cover,turn to align hole and lock with #20 torx screw


Just an example of what you, as an "experienced mechanic" might want to share with the next person expecting more from you.

Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.

thanks...........
If the vehicle was sitting in front of me that would probably be right

glad you got it done

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