Honda Cars 2007-2008

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Back-up, Brake, Marker, Signal, & Tail Lights



Removal & Installation
Tail Lights

Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007

  1. Remove the rear bumper.
  2.  
  3. Open the trunk lid and remove the trunk side trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the taillight wiring harnesses.
  6.  
  7. Remove the mounting nuts and screws, and remove the taillight.

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    Fig. Disconnect the wiring harnesses (A) and mounting nuts to remove the taillight (B)-2007 Accord 2-Door models shown



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    Fig. Disconnect the wiring harnesses (A) and mounting nuts to remove the taillight (B)-2007 Accord 4-Door models shown

  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
  2.  

Specific to:

Honda Accord 2008

  1. Remove the rear bumper.
  2.  
  3. Remove the trunk side trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the connectors from the taillights.
  6.  
  7. Turn the bulb sockets 45° counterclockwise to remove the bulb sockets.
  8.  
  9. Remove the mounting nuts and bolts and the taillight.
  10.  
  11. Remove the screw and separate the taillight and bracket.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the taillight assembly-2008 2-Door Accord shown



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    Fig. Exploded view of the taillight assembly-2008 4-Door Accord shown

  12.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order removal.
  2.  

Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008

  1. Remove the rear bumper.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the connectors from the taillights.
  4.  
  5. Turn the bulb sockets 45° counterclockwise to remove the bulbs.
  6.  
  7. Remove the nuts and screws, the remove the taillight.

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    Fig. Disconnect the wiring harnesses (A) and mounting nuts to remove the taillight (B)-Civic 2-Door models shown



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    Fig. Disconnect the wiring harnesses (A) and mounting nuts to remove the taillight (B)-Civic 4-Door models shown

  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
  2.  

Specific to:

Honda S2000 2007-2008

  1. Open the trunk lid, and pull back the trunk trim panel.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the connectors from the taillight.
  4.  
  5. Remove the four mounting nuts and pull out the taillight.

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    Fig. Disconnect the electrical connectors (A) and mounting nuts (B) to remove the taillight-S2000 Models

  6.  

To install:

  1. Before installing the taillight, check the gasket. If it is distorted or stays compressed, replace it.
  2.  
  3. Install the taillight in the reverse order of removal.
  4.  
  5. After installing the taillight, run water over it to make sure it does not leak.
  6.  

Specific to:

Honda Fit 2007-2008

  1. Remove the rear bumper as follows:
    1. Remove the clips, screws, and bolts securing the rear bumper.
    2.  
    3. Pull on the rear bumper at the wheel arch areas to release it from the hooks on the side spacers.
    4.  
    5. With the help of an assistant, pull the wheel arch portion away from the side spacer while pulling the rear bumper to release the bumper from the hooks on the side bracket.
    6.  
    7. With the help of an assistant, pull the rear bumper to release the bumper from the hooks on the upper brackets.
    8.  

  2.  
  3. Open the tailgate and remove the maintenance lid.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the connectors (A) from the taillight (B).
  6.  
  7. Remove the mounting nuts and the screw, then remove the taillight.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following:
    1. When installing the taillight, check the gasket; if it is distorted or stays compressed, replace it.
    2.  
    3. After installing the taillight, run water over the taillight to make sure they do not leak.
    4.  
    5. Install the bumper in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

      Make sure the rear bumper engages the hooks (of both the side bracket and side spacers) on each side securely.
       
      Check for damaged or stress-whitened clips, and if necessary, replace them with new ones.
       
      Push the clips and hooks into place securely.

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      Fig. Showing the tail light assembly (B) and connectors (A)

       

    6.  

  2.  

Headlights



Removal & Installation

Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007

  1. Remove the front bumper.
  2.  
  3. Remove the connectors from the headlight assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the five mounting bolts, the harness clip, and the headlight.
  6.  
  7. Remove the bolt and the corner upper beam (C) from the headlight.

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    Fig. Remove the connectors (A) and mounting bolts to remove the headlight assembly (B)-2007 Accord Models

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the headlight in the reverse order of removal.
  2.  

Specific to:

Honda Accord 2008

  1. Remove the upper fender trim.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front bumper.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front bumper absorber.
  6.  
  7. Remove the three bolts, and pull the headlight out slightly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the harness clip from the headlight housing, and disconnect the connectors from the bulb sockets.
  10.  
  11. Remove the headlight with the corner upper beam.
  12.  
  13. Remove the two bolts and the corner upper beam from the headlight.

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    Fig. Headlight removal-2008 Accord Models

  14.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
  2.  
  3. After replacement, adjust the headlight.
  4.  

Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008

  1. Remove the front bumper.
  2.  
  3. Remove the connectors from the headlight assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the four bolts and the headlight.
  6.  
  7. Remove the bolt and the corner upper beam from the headlight.

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    Fig. Headlight removal-Civic Models

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
  2.  
  3. After replacement, adjust the headlight to local requirement.
  4.  

Specific to:

Honda S2000 2007-2008

  1. Remove the front bumper.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front part of the inner fender as needed.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the headlights.
  6.  
  7. Remove the mounting bolts and the corner upper beam.
  8.  
  9. Remove the mounting bolts and the headlight assembly.

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    Fig. Head light removal-S2000 Models

  10.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order of assembly.
  2.  
  3. After replacement, adjust the headlight to local requirement.
  4.  

Specific to:

Honda Fit 2007-2008

  1. Remove the front bumper.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cover (A).
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the connectors (B) from the headlight (C).
  6.  
  7. Remove the three mounting bolts (E) and the screw (F) from the headlight.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bolt (G) and the corner upper beam (D).

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    Fig. Exploded view of the headlight assembly and related components



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    Fig. Showing the vertical headlight adjusting screw

  10.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
  2.  
  3. After replacement, adjust the headlights to local requirements.
  4.  

 
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