Headlight Bulb replacement (HID D2S Xenon)

Tiny
SCOLEMAN
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  • 2004 ACURA TL
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My drivers headlight bulb is out on my 2004 Acura TL and it was replaced with a D2S low beam bulb that is yellowish in color as opposed to blue. I am now told that I need a D2S low beam Xenon bulb. There are various variations of that bulb in terms of the blue color and the whether it is 6000, 8000, 10000 etc. Which bulb do I need? Also, when the yellowish bulb was replaced, I noticed that the highbeam does not work and I am told that there are two bulbs a high beam and a low beam. Is it unusual for both bulbs to go out at the same time and that an indication of a larger problem?

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 AT 3:25 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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The D2S is the correct low beam bulb for your vehicle. The variations will not have an affect on performance. It is more or less a customer preference (color). As far as the high beam, that bulb may be bad too. It is odd that they both went bad at the same time. I would first recommend that you check fuses under the hood to make sure none are bad. If they are good, the bulbs most likely just need replaced. I don't feel it is a larger problem. What I always recommend to my customers is that when one goes bad, the others are not far behind. If you replace one low beam bulb, replace the other low beam with the same type bulb. As long as it is a D2S, you will be fine.
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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
LIZ_SILVA79
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  • 2001 ACURA TL
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How do I replace the headlight low beam bulb in my car listed above with a 3.2L engine?
Thank you,
Liz
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Here is a video that shows how in the MDX which is similar:

https://youtu.be/T9zoLXkaRQg

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LIZ_SILVA79
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Thanks worked perfect. :) I love this site.
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WIKDWILLY
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  • 2002 ACURA TL
  • 3.2L
  • V6
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I need to see images of the procedure of putting the low beam headlight HD bulb, drivers side, back into where it goes, up close. As I am 64 years old and cannot see that clearly. I'm having a problem with how the formed wire gets connected from one end to the other. The left side headlight bulb, not the high beam. Any pictures, diagrams, step by step, DIY, I can't afford to take my car to the dealer or mechanic shop, as I'm living off my pension. I need some help, please, if you have any solutions to help me out, I would really appreciate it.
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

Here are the directions specific to HID bulb replacement on your vehicle. Please follow the directions. The system should never be turned on with the bulb disconnected from the vehicle. Please be careful. The attached pictures correlate with the directions.

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2002 Acura 3.2TL V6-3.2L SOHC
HID Bulb Replacement
Vehicle Lighting and Horns Headlamp Headlamp Bulb Service and Repair Removal and Replacement HID Bulb Replacement
HID BULB REPLACEMENT
HID Bulb Removal

WARNING: 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.

CAUTION:
- 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.

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. Combination light switch OFF.
3. Disconnect the battery negative cable, then disconnect the positive cable.
4. Disconnect the headlight assembly 2P connector.

Pic 1

5. Remove the Torx bolt (A) using a Torx T20 bit.
6. Turn the cover (B) 45 counterclockwise to remove it from the headlight assembly.

Pic 2

7. Turn the socket (A) 45 counterclockwise to remove it from the bulb (B).

Pic 3

8. Pull the retaining spring (A) away from the bulb (B), then remove the bulb (B).
9. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal.
10. 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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Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BXANDDADDY
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  • 2002 ACURA TL
  • 185,000 MILES
The low beam headlight went out. I replaced the ballast, igniter and light at the same time and it still didn't work. I plugged it into the passenger side and it worked fine. I have checked both relays and fuses. When turning on the lights the low beam will ficker on for a second then turn off. Im at a loss for what to do and needing some help.
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Fi you have driving lights then the module may be bad have it scanned. If you don't have drl's then it may be the multiplex unit under passenger side.
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
EAGLEDAD23
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  • 2000 ACURA TL
  • 3.2L
  • V6
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 178,000 MILES
I am trying to determine the correct bulb replacement for the passenger side low beam headlight bulb. Prices seam to vary from $10.00 to $130.00.
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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From the price range the lower number is a regular headlight bulb and the other is a capacitive discharge bulb for the 130. Can you post a picture of the bulb?
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BILL WOLFESR
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  • 2000 ACURA TL
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  • V6
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  • 180,000 MILES
D2r low beam replace-is it safe for a diy job?
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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See pictures for instructions. Do not touch new bulb with your hands it will immediately burn out. You can decide to do it or not.
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
POINTERBLUE
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  • 1999 ACURA TL
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 92,000 MILES
Hi-
I need to replace the HID lightbulb on the driver side but
never work on acura before. Can you give me a step by step direction? Thanks.

Al
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JEREMIAH
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From behind the headlight assembly, remove the torx bolt with a t20 bit. Turn the cover counter clockwise and pull out. Turn the bulb's socket counterclockwise and pull out. Press the fastener in and to the side to release the bulb. Put back in reverse.
Make sure not to touch the glass part of the bulb.
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TONYDISTASIO
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  • 1999 ACURA TL
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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My Tl has converted headlights going from the original HID headlights to the standard type. The passenger side headlight has a small crack in the glass and I would like to replace the entire glass enclosure. I removed the bulb connections and the 2 main bolts on top of the enclosure. I was unable to remove the light. Their must be anorther bolt near the bottom but I cannot see it. How do I remove the enclosure?
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 AT 2:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi TonyDiStasio,

You need to get the bumper cover out to get at the lower holding bolts, two more pieces below.
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