Acura MDX

How To Change Headlight & Foglight Bulbs

by Morph

If you don't like that yellowish tint coming from your stock bulbs, then upgrading
to specialty bulbs or doing a full HID (High Intensity Discharge) conversion is
the solution. Switching to specialty bulbs is easier, faster, and cheaper, plus if
you use good bulbs, it will yield very good results. The HID conversion will yield
the best results, but they cost several hundred dollars and are a little more difficult
to install.

There are many brands of bulbs available. I chose Hoen Titaniums for my low
beams because they were the only company I could find at the time that made the
right size and had a good reputation. I originally chose Sylvania Silverstars for the fogs
because they were readily available at autoparts stores. But after installing them and
seeing them compared side-by-side with the Hoens, I ended up returning the Silverstars
and ordering the fog bulbs from Hoen.
I opted not to upgrade the hi-beams because I seldom use them, however it is just as
easy to do the hi's as it is to do the low's. If you intend to change your High beam bulbs
also, just follow the same instructions that are given here for the Low beam bulbs.

MDX BULB SIZES:

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
Low Beam
9006
9006
9006
H11
H11
H11
High Beam
9005
9005
9005
9005
9005
9005
Fog Lights
9006
9006
9006
9006
9006
9006



Difficulty: Changing your bulbs is not difficult, but having someone with small and
steady hands may make it easier. On a scale of one to five with five being difficult, I
would rate this a one.

Cost: $50 - $150 total depending on which bulbs you choose and how many you
are replacing. One decent pair of bulbs will cost approximately $20 - $50.

Project Time: 10 - 20 minutes
Items Required:
- New bulbs
- Owner's Manual
- Rubber Glove (optional)
-
Denatured Alcohol (optional)
-
Twisty Ties or String (optional)
- Flashlight (optional)

Before starting, reference your owner's manual (page 214-215 for 2004). There is a
very good diagram that explains how to replace a bulb. It really is that simple. In fact
once you've done the first bulb, you probably won't even need this guide anymore.

Disclaimer: This guide is to be used as a reference only. The author is
not responsible for any damages. Work was performed on a 2004
MDX and steps/bulbs may differ for other model years.

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