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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Lights

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Lights  
Headlight Aiming  
Replacing a Headlight Bulb  
Your vehicle has halogen headlight  
bulbs. When replacing a bulb, handle  
it by its base, and protect the glass  
from contact with your skin or hard  
objects. If you touch the glass, clean  
it with denatured alcohol and a clean  
cloth.  
The headlights were properly aimed  
when your vehicle was new. If you  
regularly carry heavy items in the  
cargo area or pull a trailer,  
readjustment may be required.  
Adjustments should be done by your  
dealer or another qualified  
technician.  
Halogen headlight bulbs get very hot  
when lit. Oil, perspiration, or a scratch  
on the glass can cause the bulb to  
overheat and shatter.  
1. Open the hood.  
To change the headlight bulb on  
the driver’s side, remove the  
under-hood fuse box from its stay  
by pulling it out.  
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5. Install the new bulb into the hole,  
making sure the tabs are in their  
slots. Pivot the hold-down wire  
back in place, and clip the end into  
the slot.  
6. Install the rubber seal over the  
back of the headlight assembly.  
Make sure one of the three arrows  
on the rubber seal is facing up; it is  
marked ‘‘.’’  
BULB  
CONNECTOR  
WEATHER SEAL  
7. Push the electrical connector onto  
the new bulb. Make sure it is  
connected securely. Turn on the  
headlights to test the new bulb.  
2. Remove the electrical connector  
from the bulb by pulling the  
connector straight back.  
3. Remove the rubber weather seal  
by pulling on the tab.  
8. (Driver’s side)  
Reinstall the under-hood fuse box.  
4. Unclip the end of the hold-down  
wire from its slot. Pivot it out of  
the way, and remove the bulb.  
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Replacing a Front Turn Signal  
Light Bulb  
4. Insert the socket back into the  
headlight assembly. Turn it  
clockwise to lock it in place.  
BULB  
5. Turn on the lights to make sure  
the new bulb is working.  
6. (Driver’s side)  
Reinstall the coolant reserve tank.  
HOLDER  
SOCKET  
1. Open the hood.  
2. Remove the socket from the  
headlight assembly by turning it  
one-quarter turn counterclockwise.  
To change the turn signal bulb on  
the driver’s side, remove the  
engine coolant reserve tank by  
pulling it out of its holder.  
3. Pull the bulb straight out of its  
socket. Push the new bulb straight  
into the socket until it bottoms.  
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Replacing a Parking Light/Front  
Side Marker Light Bulb  
4. Insert the socket back into the  
headlight assembly. Turn it  
clockwise to lock it in place.  
BULB  
FUSE BOX  
5. Turn on the lights to make sure  
the new bulb is working.  
6. (Driver’s side)  
Reinstall the fuse box in place  
securely.  
SOCKET  
On the passenger’s side  
1. Open the hood.  
2. Remove the socket from the  
headlight assembly by turning it  
one-quarter turn counterclockwise.  
To change the parking light/front  
side marker on the driver’s side,  
remove the fuse box from its stay  
by pulling out.  
3. Pull the bulb straight out of its  
socket. Push the new bulb straight  
into the socket until it bottoms.  
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Replacing Rear Bulbs  
BULBS  
COVER  
SCREWS  
BULBS  
1. Open the tailgate. Place a cloth on  
the edge of the cover to prevent  
scratches. Remove the covers by  
carefully prying on the edge with a  
small flat-tip screwdriver.  
2. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to  
remove the taillight assembly  
4. Determine which of the four bulbs  
is burned out: stop/taillight, back-  
up light, turn signal, or side  
marker.  
mounting screw under each cover.  
3. Pull the taillight assembly out of  
the rear pillar.  
5. Remove the socket by turning it  
one-quarter turn counterclockwise.  
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6. Pull the bulb straight out of its  
socket. Push the new bulb straight  
into the socket until it bottoms.  
Replacing a High-mount Brake  
Light Bulb  
7. Reinstall the socket into the light  
assembly by turning it clockwise  
until it locks.  
8. Turn on the lights to make sure  
the new bulb is working.  
9. Align the clips on the taillight  
assembly with the holes in the  
body, then push the taillight  
assembly into place. Tighten the  
two mounting screws securely and  
reinstall the covers.  
1. Open the tailgate.  
Unlatch the top of the cover by  
pulling back on it with your hands.  
2. Place a cloth on the side edge of  
the cover to prevent scratches.  
Remove the cover by carefully  
prying on the edge with a small  
flat-tip screwdriver and pulling the  
cover off.  
3. Remove the socket from the light  
assembly by turning it one-quarter  
turn counterclockwise.  
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