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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Replacing Light Bulbs

Replacing Light Bulbs  
Headlight Bulbs  
When replacing, use the following bulbs.  
1Headlight Bulbs  
High beam headlight: 60 W (HB3)  
NOTICE  
Halogen bulbs get very hot when lit.  
Oil, perspiration, or a scratch on the glass can cause  
the bulb to overheat and shatter.  
Low beam headlight: 55 W (H11 for halogen bulb type)  
High Beam Headlight  
1. Push the tab to remove the coupler.  
2. Rotate the old bulb to the left to remove.  
3. Insert a new bulb into the headlight  
assembly and turn it to the right.  
4. Insert the coupler into the connector of the  
bulb.  
The headlight aim is set by the factory, and does not  
need to be adjusted. However, if you regularly carry  
heavy items in the cargo area or tow a trailer, have  
the aiming readjusted at a dealer or by a qualified  
technician.  
Bulb  
When replacing a halogen 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.  
Tab  
Coupler  
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuFog Light Bulbs*  
Low Beam Headlights  
1. Push the tab to remove the coupler.  
2. Rotate the old bulb to the left to remove.  
3. Insert a new bulb into the headlight  
assembly and turn it to the right.  
4. Insert the coupler into the connector of the  
bulb.  
Bulb  
Coupler  
Tab  
Fog Light Bulbs*  
1Fog Light Bulbs*  
When replacing, use the following bulbs.  
NOTICE  
Halogen bulbs get very hot when lit. Oil, perspiration,  
or a scratch on the glass can cause the bulb to  
overheat and shatter.  
Fog Light: 35 W (H8 for halogen bulb type)  
1. Pull the hole of the cover with your finger,  
then remove it.  
Cover  
When replacing a halogen bulb, handle it by its  
plastic case, 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.  
Hole  
* Not available on all models  
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuFog Light Bulbs*  
2. Remove the screw using a Phillips-head  
screwdriver and carefully pull the fog light  
assembly out of the bumper.  
Screw  
3. Push the tab to remove the coupler.  
4. Rotate the old bulb to the left to remove.  
5. Insert new bulb.  
Bulb  
Tab  
Coupler  
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuFront Turn Signal/Side Marker Light/Parking Light Bulbs  
Models without smart entry system  
Front Turn Signal/Side Marker Light/Parking Light  
Bulbs  
When replacing, use the following bulbs.  
Front Turn Signal/Side Marker Light/Parking Light: 28/8 W (Amber)  
1. Turn the socket to the left and remove it,  
then remove the old bulb.  
2. Insert a new bulb.  
Bulb  
Socket  
455  
uuReplacing Light BulbsuFront Turn Signal/Side Marker Light Bulbs  
Models with smart entry system  
Front Turn Signal/Side Marker Light Bulbs  
When replacing, use the following bulbs.  
Front Turn Signal/Side Marker Light: 28/8 W (Amber)  
1. Turn the socket to the left and remove it,  
then remove the old bulb.  
2. Insert a new bulb.  
Bulb  
Socket  
Models with smart entry system  
Parking Light Bulbs  
Parking light bulbs are LED type. Have an authorized Honda dealer inspect and  
replace the light bulbs.  
456  
uuReplacing Light BulbsuSide Turn Signal/Emergency Indicator Light Bulbs*  
Side Turn Signal/Emergency Indicator Light Bulbs*  
Door mirrors have the side turn lights. Have an authorized Honda dealer inspect and  
replace the light assembly.  
Brake Light, Taillight, Back-Up Light, Rear Turn  
Signal Light and Lower Rear Side Marker Light Bulbs  
When replacing, use the following bulbs.  
1Brake Light, Taillight, Back-Up Light, Rear Turn Signal Light and  
Lower Rear Side Marker Light Bulbs  
Lower Rear Side Marker/Brake/Taillight: 21/5W  
Back-Up Light: 21W  
Rear Turn Signal Light: 21W (Amber)  
1. Use a Phillip-head screwdriver to remove  
the bolts.  
Bolts  
Cap  
2. Pull the light assembly out of the rear pillar.  
If it is difficult to remove the light assembly, remove  
the cap.  
* Not available on all models  
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuBrake Light, Taillight, Back-Up Light, Rear Turn Signal Light and Lower Rear Side Marker Light Bulbs  
3. Turn the socket to the left and remove it.  
Remove the old bulb.  
4. Insert a new bulb.  
Bulb  
Socket  
Guide  
5. Reinstall the light assembly by sliding it on  
to the guide on the body.  
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuUpper Rear Side Marker/Taillight Bulbs  
Upper Rear Side Marker/Taillight Bulbs  
When replacing, use the following bulbs.  
Upper Rear Side Marker/Taillight: 3CP  
1. Remove the lower taillight assembly.  
2 Brake Light, Taillight, Back-Up Light, Rear Turn Signal Light and Lower Rear  
Side Marker Light Bulbs P. 457  
2. Use a Phillip-head screwdriver to remove  
the bolt.  
3. Pull the light assembly out of the rear pillar.  
Bolt  
4. Turn the socket to the left and remove it.  
Remove the old bulb.  
5. Insert a new bulb.  
Socket  
Bulb  
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uuReplacing Light BulbsuRear License Plate Light Bulb  
Rear License Plate Light Bulb  
When replacing, use the following bulb.  
Rear License Plate Light: 3CP  
1. Push the left edge of the lens to the right  
and pull out the license light assembly.  
2. Push the tabs to remove the lens.  
3. Remove the old bulb.  
Tab  
4. Insert a new bulb.  
Bulb  
Tab  
Lens  
High-Mount Brake Light Bulb  
High-mount brake light bulbs are LED type. Have an authorized Honda dealer  
inspect and replace the light bulbs.  
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