Headlight bulb in 2005 Accord

Do I really need to remove the battery in order to have access to the driver's side bulb...?

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We had a 2005 hybrid sedan Accord and I replaced all front bulbs with HIR bulbs without removing the battery. Some I followed the manual to do but others I just winged it successfully.
Do I really need to remove the battery in order to have access to the driver's side bulb...?
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If it's the standard headlight bulbs you don't even need to pop the hood to replace the bulbs, but they could still be a PITA. You'll need a flathead screw driver. If it's the driver side bulb you want to turn the steering wheel to the right. If it's the passenger bulb turn it to the left.
CAREFULLY pop about 3 clips off which are fastening the wheel well liner. You'll need to reach under and twist the bulb out and unclip it from the harness. The clips are easy to break if not careful. When you put the new bulb in, make sure not to tuch the bulb with your fingers. This will leave prints and grease, shortening the life of the new bulb. Once the new bulb is twisted in and the liner replaced, everything should work!
Check the manual for instructions and possible diagrams.
-Dave

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Remember to clean the new bulb with alchol to make sure there is no oil on it before installing it.

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They are like black, round, plastic bolts holding the liner in place. It's right on the edge of your fender. Those are the things holding the lining in place. Have you checked the manual? I believe it may have diagrams in there. When I couldn't figure out how to get to the bulb, that's the first place I checked.
Take another look where I described and it'll be there.
Good luck! -Dave

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