The 2001-2005 Honda Civic used a different 9007 led headlight bulb configuration than many vehicles. The headlight is secured by a metal clamp cable, rather than by a typical turn socket. No tools are required to replace your 2002 Civic headlight. Therefore, the procedure is quite simple and can do at home by most, whether mechanically inclined or not. Only use the factory-recommended replacement bulbs for your Honda Civic.
It is not an easy work to replace a led bulb in the Honda Civic. The headlight bulb replacement might not as easy as you expect. You can ask for a professional who may be required to install the headlight bulb. However, It is better to select a headlight bulb that one can install easily, such as the plug and play bulbs.
Carefully lift the power steering fluid reservoir from its bracket; set the tank on one side to access the headlight on the driver’s side (do not disconnect the tank hoses).
If replacing the car 9007 light bulb led on the passenger side, removing the tank is not necessary.
Squeeze the sides of the electrical connector (behind the headlight assembly) to release it; pull the connector immediately to unplug it. Pull the tab on the rubber headlight socket seal to remove the seal.
Loosen the upper part of the clamping wire. Lower the wire to allow access to the low beam 9007 headlight bulb. Focus out.
Insert the replacement bulb (it is not necessary to turn the bulb – insert directly). Lift the clamp cable and hold the top of the mount to secure it.
Replace the rubber seal by pushing it directly into the outlet. Reconnect the electrical connector.
If you have moved the power steering fluid reservoir, put it back in place.
Tips and warnings
- Touching the glass may damage the replacement bulb. Wear gloves to prevent harmful skin oils from bulbs. The Civic 9007 headlight bulb kit does not have a module or plastic base that can use to hold it; gloves are not optional.
Hid consumes less electricity than a halogen bulb. Although HID bulbs have a huge selection in the automotive parts of aftermarket, some types of them might illegally on the road. Because some suppliers prefer to make them brighter. But in many states, it is banned to use such brighter headlights.
You need to take the precautions in purchasing the right size of led bulbs and replace them in the correct way. You can get a good price if you switch your bulbs to LEDs when you buy your car.