Xenon/HID Ballast Replacement

Accord 03-06

  1. Ichiban
    Guide for Replacing the HID Ballast:
    • Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio and the navigation system, then write down the frequencies for the radio's preset buttons.
    • Turn the combination light switch OFF.
    • Disconnect the battery negative cable, then disconnect the positive cable.

    Remove the Front Bumper:
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    • Have an assistant help you when removing and installing the front bumper.
    • Take care not to scratch the front bumper and body.
    • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
    1. Remove the front bumper as shown.
    2. Install the bumper in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • If equipped, make sure the front fog light connector is plugged in properly, and the headlight washer tube is connected properly.
    • Make sure the front bumper engages the hooks of the side spacers and upper beams on both sides securely.
    • Replace any damaged clips.
    Remove the Headlight Housing:
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    • Remove the connectors (A) from the headlight assembly (B).
    • Remove the four mounting bolts and the harness clip, then remove the headlight.
    • Remove the bolt and the corner upper beam (C) from the headlight.

    Considerations for Removing the Bulb:

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    A transient high tension (25,000 V) occurs at the bulb sockets of the high intensity discharge (HID) lamps when the combination light switch is turned ON, it may cause serious electrical shock or electrocution if you do not observe the cautions below.

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    • Never turn on the combination light switch before fitting the HID bulbs to their bulb sockets and completing the reassembly of the headlight assembly.
    • Do not service the headlights assembly in wet conditions, such as rain or snow, near a sprinkler system, or when your hands are wet to prevent electrocution.
    • Do not touch the surface of the HID bulbs with your bare hands and do not stain it with any oils and fats.
    • Do not disassemble the inverter unit and the ignitor unit.
    • Do not turn on the HID bulb by using a power source other than the battery mounted on your vehicle.

    Remove the HID Bulb:
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    1. Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio and the navigation system, then write down the frequencies for the radio's preset buttons.
    2. Turn the combination light switch OFF.
    3. Disconnect the battery negative cable, then disconnect the positive cable.
    4. Remove the battery.
    5. Remove the Torx bolt using a tamper-proof Torx T20 bit.
    6. Turn the cover (A) 45 ° counterclockwise to remove it from the headlight assembly.
    7. Turn the socket (A) 45 ° counterclockwise to remove it from the bulb (B).
    8. Pull the retaining spring (C) away from the bulb then remove the bulb.

    Removing the HID Ballast:
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    1. Remove the three mounting screws and the HID unit.
    2. Install in the reverse order of removal.
    3. After reconnecting the battery, enter the anti-theft code for the radio and the navigation system, then enter the customer's radio station presets.
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    If anyone has their own pictures from following this guide, please post them in the attached discussion thread so we can amend this guide.
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