2012 Honda Civic Headlight Bulb Replacement: A Comprehensive Step-by-step Guide

This step-by-step guide will show you how to replace headlight bulbs on your car or truck using the information provided by Hanes, a renowned creator of repair manuals.

With more than 200 jobs possible on your vehicle, having the complete online manual from Hanes at your disposal ensures accurate and reliable information to fix your vehicle the right way.

Headlight Bulbs Replacement

1. Pull the hood release lever located on the driver’s side kick panel and lift the hood safety latch, then raise the hood and support it with the prop rod.

2. Driver Side Headlamp RR:

  • – Remove the push pins securing the water deflector, depress the tab, and remove the deflector. Then, remove the intake duct extension.
  • – Reach down into the cavity, disconnect the electrical connector, then twist the bulb counterclockwise and pull it from the headlamp housing.
  • – Guide the replacement bulb into the housing, turn it clockwise to secure it, and reconnect the electrical connector. Avoid touching the bulb glass section; handle the bulb by the base at all times.

3. Passenger Headlamp RR:

  • – Remove the push pin securing the washer fluid reservoir neck, and then remove the washer fluid reservoir neck.
  • – Reach in, depress the release tab, and disconnect the electrical connector. Rotate the headlamp bulb counterclockwise and pull it from the housing.
  • – Guide the new bulb into the housing, align the tabs, and turn the bulb clockwise to secure it. Reconnect the electrical connector.
  • – Install the washer bottle neck back into the washer bottle and align the push pin holes, then install the push pin to hold it in place.

Remember, always handle the bulb carefully and avoid touching the glass section. Following these steps will help you efficiently replace headlight bulbs on your vehicle.


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