Acura Coupes and Sedans 1994-2000 Repair Information

Signal and Marker Lights

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Turn Signal and Brake Lights



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Depress and twist this type of bulb counterclockwise, then pull the bulb straight from its socket

  1. Depending on the vehicle and bulb application, either unscrew and remove the lens or disengage the bulb and socket assembly from the rear of the lens housing.
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  3. To remove a light bulb with retaining pins from its socket, grasp the bulb, then gently depress and twist it 1/8 turn counterclockwise, and pull it from the socket.
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To install:
  1. Before installing a light bulb into the socket, ensure that all electrical contact surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
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Before installing the light bulb, note the positions of the two retaining pins on the bulb. They will likely be at different heights on the bulb, to ensure that the bulb is installed correctly. If, when installing the bulb, it does not turn easily, do not force it. Remove the bulb and rotate it 180 degrees from its former position, then reinsert it into the bulb socket.

  1. Insert the light bulb into the socket and, while depressing the bulb, twist it 1/8 turn clockwise until the two pins on the light bulb are properly engaged in the socket.
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  3. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it too is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct if necessary.
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  5. If applicable, install the socket and bulb assembly into the rear of the lens housing; otherwise, install the lens over the bulb.
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Side Marker Light See Figure 2

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Fig. Fig. 2: Simply pull this side marker light bulb straight from its socket

  1. Disengage the bulb and socket assembly from the lens housing.
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  3. Gently grasp the light bulb and pull it straight out of the socket.
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To install:
  1. Before installing the light bulb into the socket, ensure that all electrical contact surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
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  3. Line up the base of the light bulb with the socket, then insert the light bulb into the socket until it is fully seated.
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  5. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it too is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct as necessary.
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  7. Install the socket and bulb assembly into the lens housing.
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Dome Light See Figure 3

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Fig. Fig. 3: Disengage the spring clip which retains one tapered end of this dome light bulb, then withdraw the bulb

  1. Using a small prytool, carefully remove the cover lens from the lamp assembly.
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  3. Remove the bulb from its retaining clip contacts. If the bulb has tapered ends, gently depress the spring clip/metal contact and disengage the light bulb, then pull it free of the two metal contacts.
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To install:
  1. Before installing the light bulb into the metal contacts, ensure that all electrical conducting surfaces are free of corrosion or dirt.
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  3. Position the bulb between the two metal contacts. If the contacts have small holes, be sure that the tapered ends of the bulb are situated in them.
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  5. To ensure that the replacement bulb functions properly, activate the applicable switch to illuminate the bulb which was just replaced. If the replacement light bulb does not illuminate, either it is faulty or there is a problem in the bulb circuit or switch. Correct as necessary.
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  7. Install the cover lens until its retaining tabs are properly engaged.
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High Mount Brake Light

Tailgate Spoiler

See Figure 4

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Fig. Fig. 4: Exploded view of the rear deck brake light-Light Emitting Diode (L.E.D.) style

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the four screws.
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  5. Pull the high mount brake light away from the spoiler.
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  7. Detach the wiring connectors, then remove the high mount brake light.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Deck mountED

See Figure 5

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Fig. Fig. 5: Removal of high mount stop lamp assembly-deck-mounted style

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the two clips and the cover.
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  5. Unfasten the hold down nuts.
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  7. Remove the high mount brake light.
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  9. Detach the wiring connector.
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  11. Clean the window glass before installing.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Cargo Area Light

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Pry the lens out of its housing.
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  5. Carefully pry the light bulb out of its housing.
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  7. Clean the window glass before installing.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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License Plate Lights

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the attaching screws.
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  5. Pull out the license plate bulbs.
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  7. Turn the bulb socket 45°to remove it from the housing.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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