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I had the same question, when I needed to change my girlfriend's turn signal in her 98 civic ex. I pulled this from : "Let me tell you a story about turn signal replacement on a Civic (I

have a 98). It seems that in Honda's infinite wisdom, they made

changing the front turn signal bulbs as difficult as possible. Even

more so than trying to get at the oil filter.

Oh sure, it sounds easy at first but when you actually go to do it,

you find you're up a creek. Here is what you are SUPPOSED to do (from


If you're replacing your passenger side bulb, turn your front wheels

so they are pointing all the way to the left. If the driver side, do

the opposite.

Get a flat-edge screwdriver and look for the plug that attaches the

wheelwell cover to the car. Insert your screwdriver into the slot

between the small part of the plug and the base and pull straight out.

If you do things correctly, you should now have what looks like one of

those pop-up timers in a turkey which tells you when things are

(supposedly) done. If you do things wrong, the top of the plug comes

out and you're now screwed.

If you are so lucky to get the plug to pull out, you should now be

able to pull back the wheelwell cover far enough to get access to the

turn signal bulb. Like all the other bulbs, it has that locking

mechanism you need to undo first.

Remove your old bulb, insert your new one then reverse everything

above and you're good to go.

For the record, my plug top broke off and I had to spend ~$40 to have

a $3 bulb replaced. Took it to a local place which only deals in

Hondas and the guy told me afterwards that over time these plugs get

filled with dirt and are very difficult to remove.

Good luck.

KAS" Good luck :)

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