I am changing the low-beam headlight on a 2004 Honda Accord. The shop manual says to go in through the wheelwell, but removing the inner fender cover doesn't seem to provide enough access. Anyone with experience? Thanks.

  • It may be a case that you need to be able to hold and remove / fit the bulb by holding just the end of one terminal with the tips of your first and second fingers (no thumb) and once in, use the third finger to advance the clip - at least that is about what i have to do for changing the headlight bulbs on mine.... Just be careful with the language when you drop it - you never know who is behind you :)
    – Solar Mike
    Mar 19, 2018 at 7:51

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Not sure which side you are replacing, but on 2003-2007 Honda Accord, both should be accessibly from the engine bay.

  • The driver side headlight easily accessible after removing the battery.
  • The passenger side is much easier to access.

This YouTube video shows it well. https://youtu.be/I-5f-XhNbFQ

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    Found this agreeing with you @CharlieRB: CarGuru Article Mar 19, 2018 at 13:29
  • Just if you want a link/resource to add. ;) Mar 19, 2018 at 13:30
  • I appreciate the responses. I had reviewed the youtube videos, which caused my question. I am changing both, and I am concerned about losing radio presets, etc. if the battery is removed. On the passenger side, the space seems pretty tight, so I was looking for someone's experience of going through the wheelwell. . .
    – BAPPER1
    Mar 23, 2018 at 20:07

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