Honda Prelude Forum
 
Go Back   Honda Prelude Forum > Tech-Talk > 5th Gen Honda Prelude

Thread Title
Removal of Headlights

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 02:38 AM
invoke's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
invoke is on a distinguished road
Removal of Headlights

Hey guys was wondering if anyone could tell me how or has a step bye step on how to remove the headlights on my 5th Gen? I wanted to buy and instill Honda Prelude CCFL Halo Projector Headlights - JDM Black wanted to do it myself if it's easy should learn how to do it anyways. Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 04:04 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Los Angles
Posts: 298
iTrader: (0)
99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute99preludeowner has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Removal of Headlights

Quote:
Originally Posted by invoke View Post
Hey guys was wondering if anyone could tell me how or has a step bye step on how to remove the headlights on my 5th Gen? I wanted to buy and instill Honda Prelude CCFL Halo Projector Headlights - JDM Black wanted to do it myself if it's easy should learn how to do it anyways. Thanks in advance.
there's should be a write up here. you just have to remove the bumber then you'll see all the bolts holding the headlights
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 09:34 AM
invoke's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
invoke is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

So you do have to remove the bumper tho.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 10:17 AM
Lazer's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: FWB, Florida
Posts: 2,253
iTrader: (5)
Lazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Lazer
Re: Removal of Headlights

Yep you have to remove the bumper. Its pretty easy, mostly just clips.

Write Up: Remove Bumper, Fender, and Door! with Pics - Honda Prelude Forum - Prelude Online.com

After that each headlight has 3 or 4 bolts. Its self explanatory, just remove bolts and replace headlight.
__________________





Check out my ride @ :::Lazer 2000 Base:::
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 12:46 PM
1998blackprelude's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 161
iTrader: (1)
1998blackprelude will become famous soon enough
Re: Removal of Headlights

let me know how the install goes because im wanting to do the same thing
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 02:04 PM
invoke's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
invoke is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

Will do 1998.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 02:06 PM
invoke's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
invoke is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

Thank you for you're help Lazer. Do you have to disarm the airbag first? And is it a one man job? Or recamended two?
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 02:07 PM
invoke's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
invoke is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

Thank you for you're help Lazer. Do you have to disarm the airbag first? And is it a one man job? Or recamended two?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 02:21 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: austin texas
Posts: 666
iTrader: (1)
biglegs has a reputation beyond reputebiglegs has a reputation beyond reputebiglegs has a reputation beyond reputebiglegs has a reputation beyond reputebiglegs has a reputation beyond reputebiglegs has a reputation beyond reputebiglegs has a reputation beyond reputebiglegs has a reputation beyond reputebiglegs has a reputation beyond reputebiglegs has a reputation beyond reputebiglegs has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Removal of Headlights

no disarming the airbag needed, and one person can easily do it.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 02:29 PM
invoke's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
invoke is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

Okay thanks! My friend that I guess has no idea what he is talking about said you have to do it with two or you will break the clips on the one side. I can't seeing the bumper being that heavy.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 02:29 PM
gmoney5ss's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 73
iTrader: (0)
gmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Removal of Headlights

I just replaced my headlights with some aftermarket ones.. The bumper is pretty simple to take off, you just need a phillips head and a 10mm socket, thats all.. Theres three bolts, one on top, one to the side of the radiator (hardest part of the whole job is getting in that tight space) and one on the outside under the bumper.. Be careful when you take it off, its easy to break those clips on the side..

heres a pic of what i did last weekend lol

One in, one to go!


And tadaa!
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 02:31 PM
gmoney5ss's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 73
iTrader: (0)
gmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Removal of Headlights

Oh and forgot the nighttime shot :P

Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 04:13 PM
Lazer's Avatar
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: FWB, Florida
Posts: 2,253
iTrader: (5)
Lazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond reputeLazer has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Lazer
Re: Removal of Headlights

Quote:
Originally Posted by invoke View Post
Okay thanks! My friend that I guess has no idea what he is talking about said you have to do it with two or you will break the clips on the one side. I can't seeing the bumper being that heavy.
Nah one person can for sure do it. Pro tip: Have a towel (or some nice grass or some other non abrasive place) to set your bumper when you take it off. Dont wanna scratch up all of that paint. And btw, if you're bumper has never been taken off you will most likely break just about all of your clips. Honda has since moved to a newer and better designed clip. I would (and did when I changed my headlights) buy and replace all of your clips with some new ones. Not necessary but I would suggest it, and clips shouldnt cost you hardly anything down a the dealership anyways so why not right?
__________________





Check out my ride @ :::Lazer 2000 Base:::
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 04:38 PM
invoke's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
invoke is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

Thanks for all the addvice it's going to help a lot!! I'll post pictures asap.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 04:46 PM
gmoney5ss's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 73
iTrader: (0)
gmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Removal of Headlights

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazer View Post
Nah one person can for sure do it. Pro tip: Have a towel (or some nice grass or some other non abrasive place) to set your bumper when you take it off. Dont wanna scratch up all of that paint. And btw, if you're bumper has never been taken off you will most likely break just about all of your clips. Honda has since moved to a newer and better designed clip. I would (and did when I changed my headlights) buy and replace all of your clips with some new ones. Not necessary but I would suggest it, and clips shouldnt cost you hardly anything down a the dealership anyways so why not right?
LOL yeah i ended up breaking the two front clips taking it off the first time, the back two held in there after a second go at taking it off.. Its easily a one man job though, ive done it with two and on my own, doesnt make much of a difference other than quickness..

What kind of lights are you replacing the stock with? The blacked out stock jdm's or projectors? Also was wondering what bulbs you were going to use or just gonna keep it stock..
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 05:13 PM
invoke's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
invoke is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

So it's quite easy to break the clips? As for the lights not to sure I like the CCFL Halo Projector Headlights - JDM Black do you think some other type would look better? I have a silver 2000.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 06:12 PM
vtec9998's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The Dragon 129 South
Posts: 368
iTrader: (0)
vtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Removal of Headlights

JDM:-)
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 06:33 PM
invoke's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
invoke is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

best ones to get you think.
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 06:52 PM
vtec9998's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The Dragon 129 South
Posts: 368
iTrader: (0)
vtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Removal of Headlights

yeah i've got a silver 98 and a white 98 and i think the jdms would look best...ultimately up to you tho, its ur lude:-)
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 07:05 PM
invoke's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
invoke is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

The first time I saw them I was like I need them! lol
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 07:06 PM
vtec9998's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The Dragon 129 South
Posts: 368
iTrader: (0)
vtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond reputevtec9998 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Removal of Headlights

yeah they look nice, i'm planning on getting those for both of mine
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 07:19 PM
invoke's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
invoke is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

That's sweet you have 2 Preludes.
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 08:34 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Greer, SC
Posts: 284
iTrader: (0)
TheJGB3 has a reputation beyond reputeTheJGB3 has a reputation beyond reputeTheJGB3 has a reputation beyond reputeTheJGB3 has a reputation beyond reputeTheJGB3 has a reputation beyond reputeTheJGB3 has a reputation beyond reputeTheJGB3 has a reputation beyond reputeTheJGB3 has a reputation beyond reputeTheJGB3 has a reputation beyond reputeTheJGB3 has a reputation beyond reputeTheJGB3 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Removal of Headlights

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazer View Post
Nah one person can for sure do it. Pro tip: Have a towel (or some nice grass or some other non abrasive place) to set your bumper when you take it off. Dont wanna scratch up all of that paint. And btw, if you're bumper has never been taken off you will most likely break just about all of your clips. Honda has since moved to a newer and better designed clip. I would (and did when I changed my headlights) buy and replace all of your clips with some new ones. Not necessary but I would suggest it, and clips shouldnt cost you hardly anything down a the dealership anyways so why not right?
71598-S30-013 - Honda SPACER ASSY., RR. BUMPER SIDE $1.56 ($2.15 list) Qty 4 (2 on each side)
__________________

TheJGB3
2000 Type SH
*B91M Crystal Blue Metallic
AEM Short Ram & brake pads
JDM front and Megan Racing rear strut bars
JDM TypeS seats, steering wheel, ebrake handle, & shiftknob w/red stitching
OEM lip kit
TSX retrofit
OEM carbon fibre trim kit & JDM gauge bezel
Clear front DOT sidemarkers w/amber LED bulbs
JDM Foglights with USDM switch
polyurethane motormount inserts, & sway bar bushings

ASE Re-Certified Technician
Suspension and Steering (A4)
Brakes (A5)
Heating and Air Conditioning (A7)
Exhaust Systems (X1)
Automobile Parts Specialist (P2)
Automobile Service Consultant (C1)
Certified Undercar Specialist
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 08:47 PM
invoke's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
invoke is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

thank you!! I can really use that site.
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 10:24 PM
gmoney5ss's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 73
iTrader: (0)
gmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Removal of Headlights

I somewhat wish i went with stock JDMs if thats what your all talking about.. im not sure, the blacked out stock looking lights (way cooler though)?

But then again like the other man said, its your lude and its up to lol, I myself wanted 10k pretty blue headlights lol.. After installing them and dealing with the dumb company for a month i did research in between, got them right and saw for myself the research i had done for my specific headlight casing (as far as HID goes).. What i see and found out, and im not sure about the double angel eye set on ebay, but for mine, the beams, even though projector style and made for HID is kinda wild and uneven.. I can still see just fine, but when u pull up to a wall the beam isnt straight across at the top where it cuts off, its a strange, but it works..

So if you want HID you pretty much have to get either my set or that other set on ebay, not sure if theres other ones out there, or retrofit your own lense.. It will be illegal if u put HIDs in the stock like or blacked out stock casing cause it blinds people or whatever (im sure mine do too, but they're DOT approved, thats the secret lol)

Hope i could help with your choice, post pics!
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 10:40 PM
invoke's Avatar
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
invoke is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

This is the ones I want to get.
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 10:50 PM
gmoney5ss's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 73
iTrader: (0)
gmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Removal of Headlights

Quote:
Originally Posted by invoke View Post
This is the ones I want to get.
I thought about getting those, ended up going with the other.. Kinda wish i would have got those for the beam pattern i saw on youtube, heres a link to a 5th gen lude with those exact lights, pretty decent beam!

Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 11:11 PM
ride4life_mw's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 425
iTrader: (0)
ride4life_mw is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

Those look a tad ricey imo, I'd go for the Depo black housing heads and then get them retrofitted.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoostedDreams View Post
my plan tho is if i get pulled over, i quickly roll down the windows, and detach the window fuse. that way when they try to catch me riding dirty and press the window button, im like "shoot ms. officer that goes wee oo wee ooo wee, my windows don't work"
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordbutz View Post
i like to smack my car on the ass. ya know, make her feel special. she likes it rough
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 11:18 PM
gmoney5ss's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 73
iTrader: (0)
gmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond reputegmoney5ss has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Removal of Headlights

Quote:
Originally Posted by ride4life_mw View Post
Those look a tad ricey imo, I'd go for the Depo black housing heads and then get them retrofitted.
I loved the angel eyes when they first came out, dunno why i dont care for them anymore.. yeah the lights are pretty damn bright, u can opt out of that part by not plugging them in haha, but which casings are you talking about? depo black housing? im curious
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2011, 11:53 PM
ride4life_mw's Avatar
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 425
iTrader: (0)
ride4life_mw is on a distinguished road
Re: Removal of Headlights

DEPO 97-01 HONDA PRELUDE BB6 JDM BLACK HEAD LIGHTS LAMP - eBay (item 360340865603 end time Mar-03-11 0026 PST)

OEM just with the black housing.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoostedDreams View Post
my plan tho is if i get pulled over, i quickly roll down the windows, and detach the window fuse. that way when they try to catch me riding dirty and press the window button, im like "shoot ms. officer that goes wee oo wee ooo wee, my windows don't work"
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordbutz View Post
i like to smack my car on the ass. ya know, make her feel special. she likes it rough
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ABS removal johnthompson 4th Gen Honda Prelude 5 12-10-2010 07:00 PM
A/C removal Theneonix General Tech Talk 5 07-22-2010 11:45 PM
ecu removal juhlias101 4th Gen Honda Prelude 9 02-09-2010 12:05 AM
abs removal ludeciuos 4th Gen Honda Prelude 2 04-16-2009 01:33 PM
Oil pan removal... Ijaz General Tech Talk 14 02-18-2009 03:44 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:29 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


Copyright © 2006-2009 PreludeZone.com All Rights Reserved.