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DIY/Writeup for 5th Gen Headlight Swap/Install

Have searched and didn't find much. I ordered new DEPO black housing headlights and want to swap out my OEM's (they are heavily oxidized). Only DIY video I found was on YouTube, and wasn't sure if I actually have to remove the bumper, but it sure seems like it.

Any help is greatly appreciated, even if it means confirming that the video is pretty spot on.

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Re: DIY/Writeup for 5th Gen Headlight Swap/Install

Removing Stock 4th Gen Front Bumper...



its pretty damn similar to 5G's, with regards to taking the bumper and bumper support off.
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Re: DIY/Writeup for 5th Gen Headlight Swap/Install

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

I used that - follow the bumper removal instructions. After that its a matter of 3 bolts on the headlights I believe. One at the top looking down. And one on either side of the headlight near the bottom. Thats why the bumper must be removed.
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Get yourself a Helms manual.
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Re: DIY/Writeup for 5th Gen Headlight Swap/Install

just need a 10 mm socket
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You don't need to remove the bumper.
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I used that to remove my bumper. Super easy. 3 10mm bolts on bottom about 4 clips to remove grill and 5 or 6 under. Then two screws inside the fender.
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Re: DIY/Writeup for 5th Gen Headlight Swap/Install

Also you don't need to jack up your car to remove your rims, just turn the wheel all the way to the right/left to get those fender screws.
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Re: DIY/Writeup for 5th Gen Headlight Swap/Install

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

I used that - follow the bumper removal instructions. After that its a matter of 3 bolts on the headlights I believe. One at the top looking down. And one on either side of the headlight near the bottom. Thats why the bumper must be removed.

Removing the door to change your headlights epic install
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Re: DIY/Writeup for 5th Gen Headlight Swap/Install

^Lol I think he removed the door to adjust it or something. If he did all of that to install headlights then god knows what he removes to do simple things lol.
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Re: DIY/Writeup for 5th Gen Headlight Swap/Install

Dang, I didn't even see the date on the first post lol.
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Woah….neither did I. I think it was linked in a thread. I started it….Sorry to bring an old thread back.
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