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Old 04-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MDX 08 How to Replace Daytime Light ?

Hello everybody. I recently purchased a brighter daytime light for my 2008 MDX but I can't figure out how to replace it. I have my 08 Owner Manual but the instruction they give there its not correct or I may be doing something wrong.

MANUAL INSTRUCTIONS WITH PICTURES BELOW

First, remove the bolt and use the flattip screwdriver to remove the holding clips located under the front bumper. Push down the inner fender. Remove the electrical connector from the bulb by pushing on the tab and pulling the connector down. Remove the bulb from the fog light assembly by turning it one-quarter
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I can not remove the Inner Fender as it is one piece with the bumper so look like this info its not correct for the 08 Owner Manuel

I found this other instruction on another site about MDX 07.

Yes, you do have to remove the bumper assembly.
Front Bumper Removal/Installation

NOTE:
  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  • Have an assistant help you when removing and installing the front bumper.
  • Take care not to scratch the front bumper and body.
  1. Remove the front bulkhead cover.

  1. Remove the bolts (A, B), screws (C), and clips (D, E, F) securing the front bumper (G). NOTE: To remove the clips E, pry the inner clip up at the edge near the line (H) on its head.

  1. Pull on the front bumper (A) at the wheel arch areas to release it from the hooks (B) on the side spacers (C).

  1. With the help of an assistant, while pulling the wheel arch portion away from the side spacer (A), pull the front bumper to release the bumper from the hooks (B) on the corner upper beam (C).

  1. With headlight washer: While pushing the retainer (A), pull the headlight washer tube (B) to disconnect it from a nozzle (C) of the washer motor. Release the washer tube from the tube clip (D).

  1. With the help of an assistant, disconnect the front fog light connectors (A), then remove the front bumper (B).
  2. Install the bumper in thereverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • Make sure the front fog light connectors are plugged in properly, and the headlight washer tube is connected properly.
    • Make sure the front bumper engages the hooks (of both center upper beams and side spacers) on each side securely.
    • If the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.
    • Push the clips and hooks into place securely.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I was faced with the same dilemma the first time i went to install LED's for the DRL's and HID's for the fogs..Gotta take off the front bumper man..Didnt see any panel that would allow acess to the back of the lamp assembly
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was faced with the same dilemma the first time i went to install LED's for the DRL's and HID's for the fogs..Gotta take off the front bumper man..Didnt see any panel that would allow acess to the back of the lamp assembly
Thank you for your reply. So I'm correct the Owner Manual its not giving the correct direction on how to replace 08' daytime and fogs lights!!!!

Now can you explain to me how you did that. According to what I read before you need 2 person to do that, how may screw need to be remove? do you have a better guide than the one I posted before? because that one its missing the pictures showing or the point screw (A,B,C,E,H,F,G,etc) I will love to find a video with step by step Or a clean guide with pictures
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just turn the wheel in, remove the screws that are blocking the wheel liner, bend it back and use one hand to remove old bulb and replace.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks but how about screw on top and removing battery cover? I saw a video on YouTube but its on the TL


is this a two men Job?
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The way I do it you dont have to remove the bumper, the video on top and the way your advising is only if you want to remove the front bumper, which isn't necessary for what your doing.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The way I do it you dont have to remove the bumper, the video on top and the way your advising is only if you want to remove the front bumper, which isn't necessary for what your doing.
correct, no need to remove bumper cover on 2010. I did it a few times already, until I was able to find something I liked.
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@Fab and dagmdx Hmm I'm a little confuse. Do you have a pic or better explanation on how to do it. You saying removing the screw behind the wheel and bend it back then use my hand to remove the bulb. You mean bend the plastic behind the bumper?
@dagmdx how you do it on the 2010? is it more easy like the pictures I posted above?
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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bump!!

Anyone have any diagrams for removing this part without removing the bumper? I can pry out the clips but cannot take them out all the way.
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it back and use one hand to remove old bulb and replace.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Assuming the 08 is the same as 12, you def do NOT have to take the bumper off to replace the fog/DRL's. Like mentioned above, just take out the 3 bolts from the bottom and maybe another one from the wheelwell and just pull the wheelwell away and replace the bulbs. It is tight and might take a couple of tries to get it done but its definitely easier then taking the bumper off. If 08 is different than 12 then disregard everything I said
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Just turn the wheel in, remove the screws that are blocking the wheel liner, bend it back and use one hand to remove old bulb and replace.
+1. This is how I did mine.
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^^Yep, this is the way to go.. No bumper removal hassle
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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No bumper removal...pain to do the fogs...i could never get them to turn enough to pull out...the DRL, those were simple...reach behind the panel, twist and pull...
so i gave up on the fogs...just took it to dealer while it was getting the software update....
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I'm confused! On our 2012 MDX (US model) I think the DRL and the Fog-lights are the same thing. If I turn off the fogs, the lights remain on during the day, so I assume these are the the DRL's also?

Not everyone posts their vehicle year or country of ownership in the sidebar information, so that might be part of my confusion.

Of course I just had to edit this post because I saw that I didn't have our 2012 MDX listed in the sidebar. Never paid any attention to that fact before.
Looks like there is no way to edit the information and add the year of our vehicles to the listed information on the side. That's kind of strange.
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